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    Hennessy ultralite

    I am 6' 2" and 265 lbs. Does anyone think I would be pushing the weight limit on a Hennessy Explorer Ultralite? I am loosing weight and plan to be below 250. I got a Explorer Deluxe before for the higher limit, but would like to save some weight on my new hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye View Post
    I am 6' 2" and 265 lbs. Does anyone think I would be pushing the weight limit on a Hennessy Ultralite? I am loosing weight and plan to be below 250. I got a Explorer Deluxe before for the higher limit, but would like to save some weight on my new hammock.
    I personally would'nt use it above the weight limit but here is a suggestion: Go ahead and buy the Explorer Ultralight and use it as motivation on your weight loss plan. Good luck with that weight loss.
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    Most manufacturers understate what their gear is capable of holding for safety/liability reasons. My BULA is rated to 200 lbs and I've had about 250 lbs in it when my son crawls in with me. Plus gear hanging from the supports.

    I don't think 15 lbs is gonna make a difference.
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    You will not be happy in it....at 6-2 you'll be too tall for the optimum posn....plus you will always worry about thefact that you are 30+ percent over the rated capacity.... you are not talking 10-20 pound issue...and that material is a lot lighter than BUL model.

    You should look for a Explorer UL at your size....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    You will not be happy in it....at 6-2 you'll be too tall for the optimum posn....plus you will always worry about thefact that you are 30+ percent over the rated capacity.... you are not talking 10-20 pound issue...and that material is a lot lighter than BUL model.

    You should look for a Explorer UL at your size....

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    He was referring to the Explorer UL.
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    Know of any good prices on a Hennessy Explorer Ultralite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye View Post
    Know of any good prices on a Hennessy Explorer Ultralite?
    Hennessy lists clearance items on his site. Slight seconds, returns and whatnot. A couple of the lists have been posted here (check the archives) but I'm not sure how current they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    He was referring to the Explorer UL.
    OPPPS...I misread...thought he was trying to get into a Hyperlite....Really do have to quit speed reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye View Post
    Know of any good prices on a Hennessy Explorer Ultralite?
    Here ya go:

    Here is the current Odds and Ends list. If you have any questions or would
    like to order something listed below, please let me know by email or by
    phone (1-888-539-2930 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm PST). To order, phone, email or fax
    (1-250-539-5390). We need your name, phone number, shipping address and a
    Visa or Mastercard number and expiration date. If you give us an email
    address, we will email your receipt and tracking info.


    Explorer Ultralight A-sym
    The Explorer models are a full foot longer than the Expedition Asym and
    Ultralight Backpacker Asym hammocks. The Deluxe can take up to 250lbs and
    weighs 2lb 7oz

    [$129] Several new Explorer Ultralight Asym with slight mesh discoloration
    [$129] 0285 - Coyote brown, demo, small patch on bottom
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    [$139] S35 – 2nd. Small repair to fabric flaw
    [$139] S34- Repair on seam

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