Hammock with bug net recommendations for 6’5”

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ScottE

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Hiya, new site looks good!

Looking for recommendations for a hammock with bug-net that will allow comfortable diagonal lay at my height, confused by some of the lengths given.
Looking at dd xl but hear it can be tight and looks like it needs a tight hang for the net to work? Is the 3m length accurate?
Also looking at the easy hammock but no widths given? Also gives a length 3.3m but caribiner to caribiner of 2.9m ??
I maybe missing something!
Thanks in advance.
 

Tony

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I'd have thought a Xl easy hammock would be ok for you, Matt (@BigMonster ) that makes them is a big lad (hight) and he fits fine. I love mine and there's plenty of space and I'm 6'.

He says on his site the XL is good for 6'6-7"
 
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bigboned

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I’m 6’3” and I use the regular DD frontline and I’m V wide! I did fancy giving the xl a go just to see how much extra room but I could deffo fit an extra 2 inches in and I always lay diagonally
 
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BigMonster

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DD is a decent brand to start hammocking but for best experience you should go with diagonal lay (which DD hammocks are not). And anyone over 6'2" requires 11' hammock. Otherwise it's face in the netting and ill fitted underquilt. Most cottage companies now offer XL (11') hammocks. There is one or two companies in UK which I'm sure will be mention. Or try overseas, DreamHammock is in my opinion the best.
 
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