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Re: [Hammock Camping] Very tall old guy

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  • neptunebeach
    Hi Keith, I have a Hennessy Explorer Ultralight A-sym, 2.3# listed weight. I m 6 4 200# and find the length to be very generous. I wouldn t expect an extra
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 27, 2006
      Hi Keith,
      I have a Hennessy Explorer Ultralight A-sym, 2.3# listed weight. I'm 6'4" 200# and find the length to be very generous. I wouldn't expect an extra 3" in height to be any problem. Hennessey gives this one a weight limit of 250#. the Explorer Deluxe Asym uses heavier body fabric and is rated at 300# with the same other dimensions. The Safari Deluxe Asym is a little longer and wider and is rated at 350#. see http://www.hennessyhammock.com/comparisonchart.htm I 've been very pleased with my HH. It does take a while to get the hang of arranging pad, bag and stuff in the hammock, but its worth the learning curve. If you have the option, I'd go for a left side zippered sleeping bag to go with the left to right asymmetry of the Hennessy hammock. I think that would be easier, at least it seems so when I'm struggling with my right zip bag. Many hangers like quilts instead of bags. I haven't tried that yet.
      Happy Hanging
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: tory1942
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 1:21 AM
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Very tall old guy

      I'm male, 6' 7" tall, about 285#, 63 years, retired. I'd thought to
      get a hammock rig for use with my newish Suzuki Burgman, in case I get
      stuck out some nights (don't see that well in the dark any more). I
      came across all these references, and this group, so decided to ask
      some opinions.

      All of this is new to me ... never before considered a hammock ...
      since I broke several, in friends back yards, with my size and weight.

      Now, I'm a guy with plenty of scars on his head, from banging into
      doorways and such, and I KNOW the compromises I gotta make with the
      world ... but it sure would be nice not to have to bother with a tent,
      groundcloth, sleeping bag, etc, and still sleep comfortable.

      Any recommends out there? Comments? Rants?

      Keith Young

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