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#199072 - 09/11/17 08:36 AM Searching for a hammock...
dylansdad77 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 158
Loc: New Jersey
I love the idea of sleeping in a hammock, but I am faced with several distinct challenges in finding the model that's just right for me. Most any hammock I find will cut down on weight versus my solo tent, so not as concerned (yet about trail weight). My specific challenges are:

- I am a larger person so I need a weight capacity of 300lbs or higher
- I am a stomach sleeper so plain-jane hammocks won't work for me

I've seen hammocks that can accommodate us "built for comfort" folks, and I've seen hammocks that accommodate us stomach sleepers - I have YET to find a hammock that can accommodate the few PITA's (like myself) that fall into both categories. Anyone come across anything that might work?
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#199078 - 09/11/17 03:43 PM Re: Searching for a hammock... [Re: dylansdad77]
DustinV Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 31
Loc: Lakewood, CO
If you aren't already doing so, post this question also on hammockforums-dot-net

There are some REALLY knowledgeable people there who can help you get started on your hammock journey.

You might get useful responses on both this and the other site.

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#199141 - 09/20/17 10:21 AM Re: Searching for a hammock... [Re: DustinV]
orclwzrd Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 82
Loc: Illinois(I just live here)
Try a vendor like Dutchwaregear. if you email them your issue, you will likely get a response from Dutch himself and likely find a answer to your problem. I've found many of the cottage vendors are very knowledgeable and very helpful! great products and service don't hurt either!

john

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#199142 - 09/20/17 11:25 AM Re: Searching for a hammock... [Re: orclwzrd]
snapper Offline
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Registered: 03/07/13
Posts: 37
Loc: NY
Have you looked into a "bridge" hammock? They have spreader bars on both ends which might allow you to sleep comfortably on your stomach. I've never been in one personally so can't help you there but it might be worth looking into.

That's all for now. Take care and until next time....be well.

snapper

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#199144 - 09/20/17 12:53 PM Re: Searching for a hammock... [Re: orclwzrd]
4evrplan Offline
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Registered: 01/16/13
Posts: 640
Loc: Nacogdoches, TX, USA
Originally Posted By orclwzrd
Try a vendor like Dutchwaregear. if you email them your issue, you will likely get a response from Dutch himself and likely find a answer to your problem. I've found many of the cottage vendors are very knowledgeable and very helpful! great products and service don't hurt either!

john


I can also vouch for Dutch.

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