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Peter Surna
(PedroArvy) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne
Most comfortable hammock - weight irrelevant on 12/06/2012 19:49:24 MST Print View

I am after a hammock for car camping and home use so weight is totally irrelevant. What is relevant is ease of use and mosquito and rain protection. I know a lot of the hammocks here are ultralight things and I was wondering if there is a whole new category of hammock manufacturers when weight is not an issue?

Leigh Baker
(leighb) - F

Locale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
hammocks on 12/07/2012 04:07:11 MST Print View

Peter,
You might want to check out Hammock Forums.com While there are a number of backpackers on that forum, there are also a lot of car campers and others that aren't as obsessed with weight factors, and you can learn more than you ever thought you wanted to about hammocks :-)

Peter Surna
(PedroArvy) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne
Ye hammock on 12/07/2012 04:14:48 MST Print View

Thanks for that

Brian Reyman
(breyman) - M

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Super Comfy Hammock on 12/17/2012 18:56:49 MST Print View

Duplicate.

Edited by breyman on 12/17/2012 18:59:26 MST.

Brian Reyman
(breyman) - M

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Comfy Hammock on 12/17/2012 18:57:47 MST Print View

+1 on visiting HammockfForums.net. They have a ton of great info.

Generally, though, if you're looking for ultimate comfort, I'd recommend either the Dream Hammocks Dangerbird (the 11-foot-version):
http://www.dream-hammock.com/DangerBird.html

or the Warbonnet RidgeRunner:
http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/ridgerunner.php

Both are INCREDIBLY comfortable and have built-in bug protection. The styles are a bit different - the Dream Hammock is a gathered end (more traditional) and the RidgeRunner is a bridge hammock. Generally speaking, most find the RidgeRunner to be a bit more comfortable, but may not choose it due to the weight penalty of the poles. Again, if using it at home/car camping, though, it's not an issue. You really can't go wrong with either choice.


As far as tarps, if weight isn't a concern, it's tough to beat a Warbonnet Superfly. Tons of coverage, closable doors and a decent price:
http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/tarps.php

Brian Reyman
(breyman) - M

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Ye hammock on 12/17/2012 18:58:17 MST Print View

Duplicate

Edited by breyman on 12/17/2012 18:58:53 MST.