This is a package deal geared for those new to hanging and not sure if it is for them.
Don't give up and get overwhelmed with all the information and choices out there. The best teacher is always experience with an actual hammock.
Before investing hundreds of dollars on a system, get the "hang" of it with a starter hammock. This will help you get your feet "wet" without breaking the bank and help you fine tune some of the basics and your preferences.
Then keep it as a "loaner" so you can convert all your friends, while you move in the direction that is right for you.
- Tree Runner Hammock (basic gathered end) with adjustable ridgeline, suspension (choose either cinch buckles or whoopie/straps/toggles), tie outs at head left and right and a stuff sack
- Choose between 3 lengths
10' (generally 5'10" and under)
11' (your most popular length fitting 85% of hangers)
12' (for the "Taller" hanger)
- Available in 3 fabrics:
Digital Marpat Nylon Ripstop (1.1 oz) - Good to 200 lbs, @ 66" width
Black Nylon Ripstop (1.3 oz) - Good to around 250 lbs, @ 61" width
Foliage Grey Nylon Ripstop (1.9 oz) - Good to 350 lbs, @ 66" width
This will get you hanging and if you have not yet found hammockforums.net, I would strongly suggest joining (it is free to do so). That is the best online resource for all things hammocks.