Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: shreveport la
Hammock: DIY / WB traveler 1.1dl
Tarp: kelty,MacCat stand
Suspension: whoopie sling,webb
Mabe one rated at 275lbs would be nice
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Richmond, WI
Tarp: WL Big Daddy & OMW
Insulation: Burrow & Phoenix
Suspension: Whoopie Slings
Join Date: Jul 2012
Hammock: WBBB Dbl 1.7
Tarp: HH Hex Fly
Insulation: Thermarest & Bag
Suspension: Straps and Biners
I would love a RR for heavier guys. I am 5'9" and 240. Not the largest but not the smallest. I really don't think it being heavier would be an issue as us heavy guys are use to carrying weight around. Heck, I use to carry a 65 pound pack backpacking and now finally have weened it down to a 23 pound base pack weight.
So, heck a 5 - 6 pound hammock would be nothing. I just weighed my HH Exp Zip with the storage bag, 42 inch and 72 inch straps, original fly, 70D Hex Fly and snakeskins and that all together weighs 102.8 ounces on my digital scale or 6.5 pounds for those who dont want to do the conversion.
Frankly I dont care as I know that when I carry this setup I will be prepared for anything where I live. Rain or shine I will be hanging and comfortable so I dont know about anyone of you other heavy hangers but I would not mind the extra weight at all. Having the flattest lay of all would be worth the weight in my eyes. But thats just my two cents. What do you all think.
Last edited by stustumble; 09-05-2012 at 20:23..
Join Date: May 2010
Tarp: Superfly/JRB 11x10
Insulation: Polarpod / UGQ
It's been a while since I was involved in the research of bridge design. But as I remember there was a practical limit to width and depth of the bridge. IIRC that's why JRB did not come out with a substantially larger design. The physics of the bridge are very different than the gathered end. Maybe these obstacles have been overcome, but I clearly remember when they were being pushed unsuccessfully.
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Western Oregon
Hammock: HH Explorer, Exped, WBBB
Tarp: WB Edge,MacCat Mic
Insulation: Phoenix, Incubator
Me and my dog together would be about 260, I prefer the 1.7 or even heavier fabric as I keep my gear for a long time, and don't want my dogs toe nails popping through.