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    Senior Member 2eez4life's Avatar
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    Too big for a scrawny kid

    Hey all, I just recently purchased a WBBB 1.7 double w/adjustable strap suspension. I am a measly 5'10" and 150lb on a fat day. I have spent 7 nights in this thing already and I am really comfortable!
    I was wondering if there is any harm in having this hammock that is suppose to accommodate folks up to 275-400 lb's? Should I sell it an get a 1.1 double or does it even matter if you are under the rated weight?
    Thoughts, opinions, thanks!
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    I think the only reason to downsize would be weight of the rig. At your size, you could probably still be comfortable in a single layer 1.1, or even a BIAS WWM or GT nano. But if weight isn't a concern, and you are comfortable, why mess with a good thing?

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    Senior Member MuseJr's Avatar
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    I don't think your weight will be a factor with either of the material options. The material is different in feel and weight though. If you want to look at the other material, let me know. I have a couple myself and I'm not too far from you. We can set them up and you can compare them side by side, then make a decision.
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    If you are backpacking and need to cut weight then get the 1.1 single.
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