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    10 or 11ft long? & Width?

    I'm 6ft 2" 250lbs..... What's the ideal size? Going for Double Layer...so what's the best nylon weight for my weight/backpacking? Thinking Dangerbird....Thanks!
    Last edited by Noober; 03-19-2013 at 20:22.

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    11' and at least 60"wide. Use the chart on Papa's website for the fabric weight to use. Randy is very realistic about the capacity of his fabrics. You can trust the info. I personally prefer a single layer. But that's just me.

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    Like Jammin said. At 6'2", you'd likely be much happier with the 11ft hammock.

    Going with a double layer of one of the 1.0oz fabrics would give you a 67-68" fabric width to start with. Your final hammock width would be in the 66-66.5"ish neighborhood. You could certainly go a little narrower if you wanted to save a little weight, but its kinda personal preference on the width.

    You can select several different senarios on the left side of this page.
    http://www.dream-hammock.com/Hammocks.html
    If you play around with the width and length, you'll get a rough idea how changing the size affects the overall weight of the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    Like Jammin said. At 6'2", you'd likely be much happier with the 11ft hammock.

    Going with a double layer of one of the 1.0oz fabrics would give you a 67-68" fabric width to start with. Your final hammock width would be in the 66-66.5"ish neighborhood. You could certainly go a little narrower if you wanted to save a little weight, but its kinda personal preference on the width.

    You can select several different senarios on the left side of this page.
    http://www.dream-hammock.com/Hammocks.html
    If you play around with the width and length, you'll get a rough idea how changing the size affects the overall weight of the hammock.
    On the calculator, do you have to choose a width to get the correct weight or does it default with no weight chosen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noober View Post
    On the calculator, do you have to choose a width to get the correct weight or does it default with no weight chosen?
    It calculates the weight partly based on the width chosen so you need to fill out pretty much the whole thing. The calculator also adds a little width to account for the fabric width lost in the zippers.
    Also keep in mind that these weights are real tough to get exact and this should only be used as a "best guess" or "expected" weight.

    Note - quotation marks used above for grannypat's amusment.

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    Im 6'1 and I used the plans on DIYgearsupply.com. I love my hammock!
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