Obviously new...but I was sifting through this forum here to get some learning. Well say, when I found out about hammocks, I was overjoyed.
Then I did some searching, first only finding HH hammocks. Not terribly impressed by the pictures...but still looking good. Then I found JH and their site blew me away, but sadly...after exchange rate & customs & delivery, a North American model would cost me around $460 (for a $300 US model).
Now I came in here and found out there is like 6 other brands including the fabled Warbonnets. *sigh* Now I'm really confused.
I'll give some specs and what I want to do with this hammock...and hopefully I can get some help here...
6'4 & about 190 lbs. My wife will be in on this although much more modest then me at a meager 6' & 140 lbs.
So, we were thinking of using these as a lounger, chair, long hike, short hike, week long expeditions, overnighters or anything inbetween. I'll be setting up some logs set in the ground in the backyard so I can set them up for lounging, reading and sitting around, so that's a pretty important as well. Probably double as sitting around the fire or reading a book on a sunday afternoon.
Living in Canada, that counts for something as well...Be doing hiking in BC, Ontario and Manitoba so it'll cover a range of temperatures and seasons, and I'd rather just make the best choice I can from the get go instead of buying a hammock and then cursing 4 months later wishing I had bought something better.