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19841Re: [Hammock Camping] Tall guy looking to get into a hammock

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  • Tod Massa
    Jan 31 6:09 PM
      I'm 6'4ish, typically around 270lbs. My son is 6'8" and 180lbs or so. We both have ENO hammocks. Never a problem size-wise. I only use my ENO in the warm weather and I have a winter hammock I made myself.

      One of the keys to successful hammocking is sufficient experimentation on hanging to figure out what works best for you.

      Making your own hammock is relatively easy, especially Risk's zHammock model (use google). That's what I used with walmart $1 yard ripstop. Gives you the advantage of making it as long as you want.


      Tod

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      From: carrbear123 <carrbear01@...>
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 12:45:05 AM
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Tall guy looking to get into a hammock


      Hi folks,

      I've been checking out the forum to find previous posts on these
      questions, but haven't had luck. If it's been discussed before,
      please feel free to send me to the right place! Otherwise, I guess
      I'll just ask 'em all! :)

      I'm 6'3'', 225lbs; thinking about getting into a hammock for the
      first time. A buddy of mine is interested too (similar size), but is
      fearful of his lower back pain acting up in a hammock.

      So:

      1) Hammocks that advertise that 6'5'' and under will "fit"...will I,
      really, fit?

      2) How 'flat' can you really get in one (even at a diagonal)? Every
      pic I've seen of people lying 'flat' don't really look too flat - the
      middle of the body looks to sag down a good bit.

      2) Hennessy vs DD? Thoughts? Any other suggestions for an entry level
      hammock?

      3) Know of any stores that I could test a hammock in, without
      actually buying one first? (What if I really don't like it!?)

      4) Know of any outlets for used equipment, low prices? Or should I
      just stick with a new one from a dealer?

      Hope someone can give some good insight. Perhaps you'll gain another
      hammocking camper or two out of it! (Ha!) Thanks a bunch.

      -Brian



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