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    Joseph Morrison
    Spectator

    @sjdm4211

    Locale: Smokies

    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!

    Joseph

    #1988929
    John Almond
    Member

    @flrider

    Locale: The Southeast

    …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!

    #1988932
    Jeffs Eleven
    BPL Member

    @woodenwizard

    Locale: NePo

    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!

    #1988935
    Dale Wambaugh
    BPL Member

    @dwambaugh

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

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

    {Dale dons his body armor}

    #1989451
    Ryan Begerman
    BPL Member

    @ramen

    Locale: Midwest

    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 10×10 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!

    #1990254
    Joseph Morrison
    Spectator

    @sjdm4211

    Locale: Smokies

    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.

    Joseph

    #1991608
    Matthew Perry
    BPL Member

    @bigfoot2

    Locale: Hammock-NOT Tarptent!

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

    http://www.ticketothemoon.com/en/hammock_mammock.html

    tttm
    tttm

    #1991765
    seth mcalister
    BPL Member

    @sethmcalister

    Locale: New Hampshire

    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.

    #1998600
    Michael Haubert
    BPL Member

    @socalmike

    Locale: So Cal

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

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6780

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

    Michael

    #1998623
    David Thomas
    BPL Member

    @davidinkenai

    Locale: North Woods. Far North.

    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.

    #1999080
    Matthew Perry
    BPL Member

    @bigfoot2

    Locale: Hammock-NOT Tarptent!

    David,
    (sigh)….Berkeley….figures……….bet that pretty much made your hot tub unusable, after that, huh?
    Hope they didn't bring any Chernobly

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duGIAUdXxuE

    M

    #1999137
    Jeffs Eleven
    BPL Member

    @woodenwizard

    Locale: NePo

    How many STDs did that get you? ;)

    Hot tubs are the grossest thing ever.

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