Re: which hammock?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "slowhike" <slowhike@y...>
> thanks for the response...good info to start on. i`m thinkingof
> trying the single eagles nest (avalible at local outfitter) to seehow
> i like sleeping in it, but do any of you have experiance comparingit
> to others concerning comfort of the hammock its self. if the basicI suggest getting the Eagle's Nest Double for camping. It's easier
> hammock is comparable, i can take care of tarp,bug net,etc. later.
> also, i`m 5`10"...i guess the single will be big enough to give me
> full comfort? thanks...slowhike
to get a pad or sleeping bag into it. I have a single which I take
along when dayhiking. I removed the stock metal tie-offs and
replaced them with lightweight carabiners. They weigh the same but
are stronger and have a larger/better ends to tie webbing straps onto.
For testing puropses you don't have to sew anything--just drape your
bug netting over the hammock from a ridgeline like a few people here
have done. That way, if you don't like the hammock you can sell it
- I'm also a side/stomach sleeper, also had sore shoulders and hips
when sleeping on the ground, and find that I can sleep very well in a
hammock in a sort of side/back position.
I have a Risk test hammock, made with two layers of 1.1 oz ripstop.
I like the two layers since it simplifies the pad situation. I can't
imagine wrestling a pad in a Hennessy hammock. But, the HH is
definitely a very nice, well thought out package.
Bill in Houston
--- In email@example.com, "Rat" <hogn8r2004@y...> wrote:
> I am a side sleeper also. When I used to sleep on the ground my
> shoulders (along with other parts of my body) would ache in the
> morning. On the ground you can either sleep on your back, on your
> stomach or on your side, there's just not much in-between. But, in
> hammock there are lots of in-betweens (is that a word?). For
> example, I now sleep lying on my left side, with my right led kinda
> crosswed over my left leg and my torso is slightly rotated toward
> front. It's kinda like sleeping half and half on my side and
> stomach. Hard to explain, maybe I can take some pictures... I think
> it was Risk who best described it on another thread. I guess I am
> trying to say you are not limited to the position of your body, you
> can lie anywhere in the middle from *flat* to *on your side*, even