WhiteBlaze Pages
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
$10 for printed copy(paperback). $6 for interactive PDF. $2 for printable PDF.
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Registered User pdmayfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-26-2015
    Location
    Columbia, MD
    Age
    39
    Posts
    10

    Default Hammock camping for a 6'4'' male?

    I tried a Hennessy Expedition Asym for a 3 night trip. First time in a hammock. Loved it! Before I buy one, any advice of the size? They have hammocks for 6ft and for 7ft people. Is there really a difference that justifies the extra $100+ for the extra foot of room?

  2. #2
    Registered User jeepinjeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-18-2016
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Age
    39
    Posts
    2

    Default

    How long are they? 11' and 12' or thereabouts? I would venture a guess that anything over 10' would be passable. I'm 6' and a 9' hammock works, a 9'4" one was better. I'm looking to jump up to something in the 11' range. The longer it is the more diagonally you can lay and thus the flatter it gets. Check out www.hammockforums.net for a wealth of info.

  3. #3
    Hiker bigcranky's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-22-2002
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Age
    59
    Posts
    7,926
    Images
    296

    Default

    I tried the standard Ultralite Asym and my legs would jam up into the top unless it was hung juuuuust right, so I gave it to my daughter and got the Explorer Ultralight Asym instead. Makes a big difference and I'm only 6-2. I've been using it more than ten years now, held up just fine. I did replace the original rainfly with one from Maccat for better coverage.
    Ken B
    'Big Cranky'
    Our Long Trail journal

  4. #4

  5. #5

    Default

    Go talk to the folks on the Texas Hammock Hangers Forum.....they will help you. Contact the venders directly that are listed on the "HammockForums"
    The people that run the HammockForums place are a bit rude.
    There are wonders out there, now to find them.

  6. #6
    Registered User kayak karl's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-21-2007
    Location
    Swedesboro, NJ
    Age
    65
    Posts
    5,341
    Images
    25

    Default

    I'm 6'3 and have the long HH. My kids have the 6ft and I can't sleep in it. Yes it is worth the $100

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

  7. #7
    Registered User pdmayfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-26-2015
    Location
    Columbia, MD
    Age
    39
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Thanks for the replies. Great stuff to chew on. Stay warm, stay safe (especially if you are getting hit by the blizzard this weekend). Last night I watched a video of a guy hammock camping in -40 degree.

  8. #8
    Registered User OldGringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-02-2014
    Location
    El Paso, Tx
    Age
    51
    Posts
    50

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hikehunter View Post
    Go talk to the folks on the Texas Hammock Hangers Forum.....they will help you. Contact the venders directly that are listed on the "HammockForums"
    The people that run the HammockForums place are a bit rude.
    So I wouldn't go so far as to say "rude". Texas hammock forums was spun up by a group of folks who took issue with a policy that hammock forums had. Both are good sources for info, hammock forums has been around much longer and has a lot more information contained in it archives. Both forums have members who can come off as "know it all's", but that's life.....


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Section Hiker
    Join Date
    01-26-2013
    Location
    California
    Age
    48
    Posts
    1,033

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pdmayfield View Post
    Thanks for the replies. Great stuff to chew on. Stay warm, stay safe (especially if you are getting hit by the blizzard this weekend). Last night I watched a video of a guy hammock camping in -40 degree.
    Had to be Shug. Love his stuff.


    "Your comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
    "


  10. #10

    Default

    If you like the HH, go for it. I'm 5'7" and going to get a WB XLC.

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •