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Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
Double hammocks? on 05/22/2013 22:08:48 MDT Print View

I am thinking about buying a double hammock for the wife and I so I only have to carry the one double hammock and one tarp. It sounds a lot better than 2 hammocks and two tarps but I have never slept in a double hammock and I have a couple questions and concerns.

First off to my wife's dismay I am not much of a cuddler and I am afraid I will feel constricted in a double hammock crammed up against my wife. Is this the case or are they large enough for a little personal space. If not just tell me and I will quickly forget about this idea.

There is a about 300 lbs. soaking wet between the both of us so I don't need some overbuilt heavy hammock. I would like to keep the total weight of hammock, tree straps & etc. under 24oz. I don't need a bug net btw.

I am on a tight Budget.

Which one should I buy? Obviously comfort is the most important aspect followed by weight and then price. Thanks guys!


John Almond
(FLRider) - F

Locale: The Southeast
I'd recommend against it... on 05/22/2013 22:27:01 MDT Print View

...unless you're a serious snuggler (which, according to your post, you're not). Weight (both yours and hers) is going to seek the lowest point in the hammock, which means that you're going to be pressed against each other all night long. Sleep may be possible, but I'm pretty sure that it won't be particularly comfortable.

Clark makes a couple of models that are true-two person hammocks (not just a single-person hammock marked as "double" to indicate that it's bigger than their stock model); their Vertex and Flex 180 models. Unfortunately, neither of those is even close to your target weight of 24 oz (the Flex 180 comes in at 70 oz, the Vertex at 90 oz).

There have been several different attempts over on Hammock Forums to use hiking poles as spreader bars for two hammocks hung from two trees (and there's the always-popular three-tree hang). Starting there may yield some help; I think two smaller hammocks could come in under your weight limit, even with suspension.

Hope it helps!

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: I'd recommend against it... on 05/22/2013 22:38:44 MDT Print View

Yeah its a double because they rate it on weight capacity, not size.

While two people may fit in it and be under the weight rating, its not MEANT for two, but two is possible.

Never heard of the Clarks but at 70oz?!?!? Holey Moley!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Double hammocks? on 05/22/2013 23:04:40 MDT Print View

Okay for a summer afternoon nap, but a joke for camping. Make her sleep on the ground ;)

{Dale dons his body armor}

Ryan Begerman
(ramen) - F - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Double hammocks? on 05/24/2013 13:10:08 MDT Print View

I would suggest buying two BIAS Weight Weenie Micros. With straps and whoopies you will be under 24 ounces. Get a bigger tarp, like a 10x10 or larger.

Then use your hiking poles as spreader bars so you can use the same trees. Or, have the straps come off opposite sides of the trees and lie head to foot. Or, find three trees.

You can also bring some extra cord and tie it to a different tree to pull one of the suspensions away from the other. Don't forget about it and trip in the night though!

Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
Re: Re: Double hammocks? on 05/27/2013 19:24:56 MDT Print View

My wife didn't think that was funny but I thought it was hilarious.

I figured it wouldn't be to comfortable. I guess I will just stick with two hammocks and if I can get away with it on tarp. Thanks anyway guys.


Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Double hammocks? on 05/30/2013 21:42:38 MDT Print View

Why stop at just two people??
The Ticket To The Moon Mammock Hammock will fit an orgy's worth.


Edited by bigfoot2 on 05/30/2013 21:46:46 MDT.

seth mcalister
(sethmcalister) - F

Locale: New Hampshire
Over/Under on 05/31/2013 10:58:46 MDT Print View

If you're comfortable with it, you can try hanging one low and the other one above you. That should ensure that you get the tarp coverage...I know it's pretty common with kids as I've done it before, just not with the wife.

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
Double Hammock on 06/20/2013 22:32:41 MDT Print View

If you are good at MYOG projects, take a look at this Double Bridge Hammock:

Looks like the bridge style would allow you to be together but somewhat separated in your own "pocket" of the hammock.


David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Come on, people, get friendly. on 06/21/2013 00:37:34 MDT Print View

Matthew: Those people aren't being very sociable. I've had 17 members of the UC Berkeley Hiking Club in my 7-foot-diameter hot tub.

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Double hammocks? on 06/23/2013 10:22:42 MDT Print View

(sigh) that pretty much made your hot tub unusable, after that, huh?
Hope they didn't bring any Chernobly


Edited by bigfoot2 on 06/23/2013 10:24:24 MDT.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Come on, people, get friendly. on 06/23/2013 15:08:12 MDT Print View

How many STDs did that get you? ;)

Hot tubs are the grossest thing ever.