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    still looking

    hey all, i'm still looking for a 2 person hammock where you don't constantly roll into one another...one that can hold up to 400 lbs (just to be safe!)
    i know that you can get one that sleeps 2 but we hate rolling into each other...you feel like you are gonna get squished!

    know where i can get one?
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    dbhammock has a prototype... it's sweet... but it might cost ya...!
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    dblhmmck's double double bridge is a DIY, and the thread for it is here.

    Commercially, the Clark Vertex looks promising, but nobody has posted about buying one yet (it's pricing is hard to swallow).
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Commercially, the Clark Vertex looks promising, but nobody has posted about buying one yet (it's pricing is hard to swallow).
    Holy crap. You're more likely to be able to swallow a basketball whole than the price of that thing. Crap on that!
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    yeah, dblhammocks double bridge and the vortex are the only ones i know of where you wouldn't slide together. tomsawyer222 and his wife are thru-hiking with a double layer 1.7 blackbird, but they slide together i'm sure.

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    Some people use two hammocks with some way of keeping them separated a little and a large tarp that will keep the rain off. Three trees, one large diameter tree with hammocks tied off to opposite sides, strut(s), and even rope(s) pulling them apart are some of the ways to keep them separated. I think you need an 11 foot long and 10 foot wide, basically rectangular tarp or bigger. There are probably some limitations with the type of hammocks you can do that with, but there are plenty available.
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    Double Bridge

    Yes, I am making a double hammock like you describe. I spent all day yesterday on a zipperless bug net for it. Total weight is at least a pound lighter than the Vertex (including bug net and custom Spinntex fly). And it is a flat laying bridge design, rather than a gathered end hammock.

    I am making hammocks only for my mosaic customers. And yes, the price is over four times more than the Vertex.

    Youngblood's suggestion is the most practical solution that I see right now.

    Here is the mosaic that I will deliver today to a BPL guy. Cheers,

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    I wonder if you could make a wide DIY, and before tying the ends, pull the middle out. This would create a hump down the middle of the hammock. While you would still slide towards each other, you might be able to make a noticable enough separation that it wouldn't matter too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by froldt View Post
    I wonder if you could make a wide DIY, and before tying the ends, pull the middle out. This would create a hump down the middle of the hammock. While you would still slide towards each other, you might be able to make a noticable enough separation that it wouldn't matter too much.
    You probably could. But I think it would be inferior to dblhammock's design in a few ways. The fist being that you'd flip it your partner abandoned you without warning. You would have to sleep banana style ( I'm assuming you referring to a gathered-end DIY) since you won't be on the diagonal. And in the method you describe, there is really nothing keeping the two sleepers from pressing against each other. A bridge with a barrier down the middle make two separate beds; the spreader pulling them apart. The gathered-end with a barrier down the middle will be no different than hanging two separate hammocks side-by-side from the exact same supports. The spreader bar is the key and I believe I saw in dblhammock's double hammock the center strap I've been dreaming up, that would keep you from tipping when you partner decides they have to go right the second and they figure the ground will wake you up as good as they could have

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