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    Whatever the length of the hammocks from Tree to Tree Trailgear, 10 or 11 ft) they have been praised for comfort.

    So, the surprise to me, (and likely to you), is to see that they are just 4 ft wide wide.

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    10ft or 11ft hammock for me ?

    Try using an ENO first then 10 or 11 foot will feel good. J/k. That's what I did. My first was an ENO doublenest. Then I made a tablecloth hammock and it is way more comfortable. I think it ended up around 10.5 feet. Probably didn't help ya, but just letting ya know the eno was not very comfortable to me.

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    All the thoughts and comments are helpful, actually.
    This side of the Pacific theres not so many hammockers. A regional hang would be a lonely affair for most of us Aussies.
    So, the forum is my group hang.
    At the moment my Green Hornet is basically the same as the DD Frontline. Lots of good features and I can get a flat enough lay to get on my side. But it feels a bit tight on space, which doesnt allow to really drift off....hence lighter sleep.
    So, I'm considering something like the Darien/ Dangerbird/ Roaming Gnome type.

    So far it appears from comments that if someone is comfortable in a smaller hammock, they are content. But folk who move up to an 11ft on average find extra comfort.
    Apart from builds like Clark who's geometry works very well at a shorter length.

    Would this be a fair assumption ?

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    Which Green Hornet is it you have? I was looking at them before I decided I needed to learn a new skill/hobby (sewing) and made some hammocks myself.

    Even with the extra width though (either 1.45m or 1.8m) it is only 9.2' long which is pretty short for a tallish guy.

    Another thing which may be affecting your lay is the hang angle, the tw and dd hammocks have no structural ridgeline so it will be hard to judge the angle and get a consistent hang each time, you could consider adding one before you jump into buying another and/or getting some cheap ripstop and whipping one up yourself?

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    10 is okay, I prefer 11

    I'm 5'11", and find that I am more comfortable in a longer hammock. I can easily sleep in a smaller on, but find the extra length seems to give ma a better diagonal flat lay. For backpacking, my UL hammock is only 10 and still works well, but is not quite as comfy as my larger ones.

    Michael

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    I have been using the Green Hornet fairly horizontal, so I gave it a go closer to 83%.
    The full adjustment would have it at 2.3 mtr, but I've taken it in to 2.4mtr at the moment and nearly all the squeeze is gone. So I will play around with that for a while.
    I still want to have a go at an 11 footer though. I have been loitering around DIYsupply since yesterday, but I've got nearly $100 worth in the cart !. I tell myself its to make the shipping cost worthwhile.
    Maybe I should go to a local haberdashery and just grab 4yards of whatever to try out first.
    Thanks again for all the input so far.

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    Re: 10ft or 11ft hammock for me ?

    EBay has been good to me for cheap ripstop, don't know what the fabric shops down under are like but here in the uk I have never seen ripstop or another suitable fabric for a hammock in one.

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    Longer hammocks are more comfortable; however, I found that standard quilts and tarps make things a little more problematic. The added weight and space taken up by hammock and tarp for the length are a down side also. I've switched to a double layer 10' from my 11'+ hammock and have been comfortable.
    I like big hammocks - I cannot like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picaro View Post
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    Maybe I should go to a local haberdashery and just grab 4yards of whatever to try out first....
    +1 to this. Smart thinking. Your weight shouldn't an issue with whatever you find specially if you are trying to figure out what fits and not planning on sleeping in it for any extended period of time.
    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
    - Albert Einstein

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    Here's a thread on there being, for some, no advantage in length. In fact, less length, per title "Where did my calf-ridge go?" is the solution, not the problem

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...452#post854452

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