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    Claytor Hammocks

    Hey everyone,

    As I do my final bits of research as to what hammock I'm going to purchase I'd like to ask a few questions. My main requirements for my purchase is that I need a hammock with an integrated bug net. With this I've pretty much narrowed it down to three choices. (WBBB, Claytor Jungle, and the DD Frontline)

    I'm drawn to the Claytor mainly on the price point. 150 bucks for the hammock and the tarp?! Sounds good to me for sure. I'm curious as to what the owners of this hammock have to say about it. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Any advice is much appreciated.

    On a side note, I'm 5'9 and 180 pounds if this helps in any way.

    Cazador.

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    Same boat as you. The price point is hard to beat with the tarp.

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    i was a claytor jungle hanger almost 7 years till my claytor jungle was stolen last month.i have used dd hammock also.i bought a dd front line hammock just
    like my girl friends.i like the front line better than my claytor jungle.
    as for the claytor or dd tarps i would go with a toxaway tarpneo
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    I am the opposite of Neo, I had both and preferred the Claytor jungle over the DD.
    Happy Hangin!!!


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    I have six hammocks now, my original and my wife's current hammock is the Claytor Jungle. She likes her thermarest pad under her and this hammock is great for a pad. I still use the diamond tarp. I like being able to see out of the hammock into my surrounds.

    While there could be some improvement on the design, the value this hammock brings is a great way to get started. If you are like most of us here you will accumulate others over time. I have also liked the stealthness of the camo pattern with both the tarp and the hammock. All in all, I have been pleased with it. Pleased enough I bought a third one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjayflo View Post
    Same boat as you. The price point is hard to beat with the tarp.
    Excellent, very comfortable hammocks, though most of my experience is with the No Net model. But, be sure and check that shipping price!

    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i was a claytor jungle hanger almost 7 years till my claytor jungle was stolen last month.i have used dd hammock also.i bought a dd front line hammock just
    like my girl friends.i like the front line better than my claytor jungle.
    as for the claytor or dd tarps i would go with a toxaway tarpneo
    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    I am the opposite of Neo, I had both and preferred the Claytor jungle over the DD.
    So there you go! Follow the advice of those 2 posts, it should now be easy to make up your mind!

    ( that's how it is with every thing here: One persons best piece of gear is often not so for the next person. )
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    I am the opposite of Neo, I had both and preferred the Claytor jungle over the DD.
    i used the claytor jungle for over 6 solid years straight.i bought my 1st dd hammock years ago also.i did not like the early dd hammock.the claytor has made no improvements.

    the dd frontline
    1.a better double bottom for pad users
    2.4 tent peg loops if you go to the ground.
    4.internal pockets
    5.inside hanging loops at each ends
    6.folding nettiong spreader and sleeve
    7.wider than the claytor
    8.25 bucks cheaper
    9.maked it 2 my door step in 2 days instead of 2 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i used the claytor jungle for over 6 solid years straight.i bought my 1st dd hammock years ago also.i did not like the early dd hammock.the claytor has made no improvements.

    the dd frontline
    1.a better double bottom for pad users
    2.4 tent peg loops if you go to the ground.
    4.internal pockets
    5.inside hanging loops at each ends
    6.folding nettiong spreader and sleeve
    7.wider than the claytor
    8.25 bucks cheaper
    9.maked it 2 my door step in 2 days instead of 2 weeks

    neo
    Thanks for the comparison, Neo!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    I appreciate the comments and comparisons! Gonna help me figure out my hammock for sure.

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    Love the Claytor. Get a different tarp. A better tarp will cost more, but will be worth it. If you need a cheap tarp, just use a crappy 8x10 till you get a decent one like and OES or a JRB, etc...

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