Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Jackson, tn
Hammock for a tall guy
I have an ENO DN. I am 6'4" and 225. It fits me ok but I am wondering if there is anything else that would be a bit more comfortable. I really like the ENO but it doesn't have much wiggle room.
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Hammock: Grand Trunk Double
Tarp: Standard Blue
Insulation: pad and sleep. bag
Suspension: Tree Huggers
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere near Parkville, MO
Hammock: DIY Knotty/Speer special, RED
Tarp: Warbonnet Superfly
Insulation: 50 extree pounds
Suspension: Whoopy slings
I'm 6'2 and 275. I use a 90x132 tablecloth factory hammock.
Wider is better my friend. Plenty of room in there. I made a dbl for camping two weeks ago. I slipped my pad in between the two layers, there was little to no sag and I had a comfortable nights sleep even though the temps got down to where when we got up in the morning their was ice on the wings of our airplanes. I had the pad, the dbl hammock and an insulated blanket on. Underneath my superfly. Believe it cost me about 30 bucks.
Just buy a crinkeled taffeta table cloth in the 90x132 length, (2 for a dbl) Either whip or Knotty mod the ends and put a suspension on it. Takes about 5 minutes.
From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.
Join Date: Jan 2013
Hammock: HH Exp Deluxe 2QZQ mod #4, WB XLC
Tarp: HH Hex, WBSF
Insulation: JRB & HG quilts
Suspension: Whoopie + DC
6'-4" and 220lbs -ish..... and my HH Exp Deluxe fits great.
Take a look at Dream Hammock, Papasmurf makes 11' hammocks in your choice of widths... Super comfy...
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central VA
Hammock: WBBB 1.7DBL / ENO DBLNest
about the same specs as you and LOVE LOVE LOVE my Warbonnet Blackbird double layer..
(Use ENO double for porch naps...I get where you're coming from...)
You don't HAVE TO be crazy to be here - But I assure you it will help.....
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sundance Wy
Hammock: Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 and XLC
Tarp: wb superfly
Insulation: DD Hmck Underquilt
Suspension: wb webbing
im 6'4 250 and i really enjoy my Black Bird XCL
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Holland, MI
Hammock: WB XLC
Tarp: WB SuperFly
Insulation: WB Mamba, HG Incub
Suspension: WB Straps
HHED, Warbonnet Hammocks should fit you
I'm 6' 1.5" and 195#.
I've primarily used a HH Explorer Deluxe Asym Classic -- it should fit you fine - it claims to fit up to 7' and 300#. If you prefer a side zipper (probably works better with UQs), they have one of those too.
I haven't yet tried a WBBB, but it claims to handle up to 6'8" and the double-layer 1.1 can handle up to 275#. The WB BB XLC should handle taller people yet (I understand that it is HUGE).
My favorite hammock is a WBRR, which claims to handle up to 6'6". You'd be close to maxing it out -- heightwise -- but it should be fine for you.
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: upstate NY
Hammock: WBBB XLC dbl. 1.7, ENO Dblnst
Tarp: Superfly, MCat Dlx
Suspension: tree strap/whoopie
I'm 6'2", 230lbs. I used an ENO DN for a few years, then picked up a Blackbird XLC this spring. Much more roomy and comfortable. I think you'd enjoy an 11' hammock of some sort....
Take it easy,