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loneranger
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05/27/2020 03:47PM
I am taking the wife to the BWCA and she wants to hammock instead of tent camp so I need to know what is the best two person hammock. Not to concerned about pricing, just want something simple to setup and reliable. Thanks
 
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05/27/2020 04:21PM
Welcome and thanks for asking. I am afraid you are going to be a lone ranger if you sleep in hammocks. The doubles I am aware of are fine for lounging at the local park, but not designed for overnight sleeping in the wilderness. There are doubles that offer more room and sleeping at an angle to reduce the banana effect, but that is not going to work for two people overnight.. Good luck and I hope someone can give you better news.
You can hang two hammocks with a common tree at one end and get pretty close. You might want to look at the special interest group BWCA Hanging for some ideas.
 
05/27/2020 06:27PM
Get two, they’re light and small
 
05/27/2020 07:48PM
Dutchware Double Dutch.

Link is for the bugnet but I think you'll find everything you need on his site.
 
jrlatt
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05/27/2020 08:30PM


shug emery videos and popcorn

dream hammock

UGQ or jacks R better Underquilts/top quilt

CCS tarp or screen tent 1.1 oz
 
Savage Voyageur
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05/28/2020 09:58AM
I would strongly suggest you get two hammocks. You will both roll to the bottom and will be constantly touching each other. Not good on a hot night. Double hammocks are nice to nap in, but no way sleep in overnight. The reason they call it a double nest or a double hammock is because it’s cut bigger. Yes it can handle two people, but it’s not recommend in any hammock community or forum.
 
05/28/2020 10:47AM
fadersup: "Dutchware Double Dutch.


Link is for the bugnet but I think you'll find everything you need on his site."


I don't use one yet but have been looking hard and Dutchware will be my choice.

butthead
 
OCDave
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05/28/2020 12:56PM
loneranger: "I am taking the wife to the BWCA and she wants to hammock instead of tent camp so I need to know what is the best two person hammock. Not to concerned about pricing, just want something simple to setup and reliable. Thanks"

Dutchware Gear, referenced earlier, recently acquired Clark hammocks. I have never used one but, they have a reputation of being extremely well made but, nearly too heavy to carry.

Clark 2-person hammocks at Dutchware Gear

Please report your impressions of the product if you go this route.

Good Luck

 
gymcoachdon
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05/28/2020 03:28PM
A friend of my sons bought one of the Clark double hammocks. Since I use a hammock, he came over the day before his trip to ask me how to set it up. I needed to read the directions, and it was confusing and fiddly. Any hammock is going to take some fiddling to get right, this one might be twice as hard, lol. I would suggest that you give yourself a good lead time after buying ANY hammock before you actually take it on a trip.
With all that said, the Clark appeared to be well made, but was heavy. I'm pretty sure it weighed more than twice my set up. I love hammock camping, waking up without a sore back, and not having to crawl into or out of the tent, so I am all for hammocks!
Edit to add:
Just looked up the weight on a Clark VX Ultra...5.8 pounds. That is without underquilt or tarp. here is a video review that basically says exactly my thoughts when i tried to help a friend with it. And this guy likes it.
review of Clark double hammock
 
trailchief
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05/28/2020 03:51PM
I'll just add that the Clarke double hammock needs three trees to set up. Hard to find that perfectly spaced trifecta. I hammock camp with my wife when we go. We use the spreader bar set up from Dutchware and can hang both of our hammocks off of the same two trees. Works out pretty good and way more versitle. Allows you to set up any two hammocks double. Dutch double whoopie hook
 
Oneofmanyblessings
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05/28/2020 06:46PM
check out haven tents, looks interesting, but still for one
 
mschi772
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05/28/2020 07:48PM
If you want to spend your money well on something that will be comfortable and have quality to last, you're buying two single hammocks. You can hang them together using Dutchware's Double Dutch.

There are so many options from great makers like Warbonnet, Dutchware, Simply Light Designs, Dream Hammock...
I personally use a Simply Light Designs Streamliner with 360 bugnet, Warbonnet Minifly, and Dutchware spider straps with beetle buckles. My insulation is currently a Simply Light Designs Trailwinder underquilt, and an old mummy bag unzipped all the way as a top quilt (plan to replace with a down topquilt someday).
 
scotttimm
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05/28/2020 08:53PM
SO, I don't want to break any banks out there, but this sucker popped up in my FB feed, and looks absolutely amazing. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing two hammocks in one shelter in one of their videos, not sure if it is the Nube or the other one, but this looks absolutely killer, and it sounds like a fantastic company:
Nube Shelter

Website: https://sierramadreresearch.com/
 
mschi772
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05/28/2020 08:59PM
scotttimm: "SO, I don't want to break any banks out there, but this sucker popped up in my FB feed, and looks absolutely amazing. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing two hammocks in one shelter in one of their videos, not sure if it is the Nube or the other one, but this looks absolutely killer, and it sounds like a fantastic company:
Nube Shelter


Website: https://sierramadreresearch.com/
"


That's a quick, "Meh," from me, personally. A Simply Light Designs gear sling under my current setup (described above) would make my current setup practically identical to that except for the highly unnecessary and odd bugnet tie-outs and attachment to the tarp.
 
scotttimm
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05/28/2020 09:03PM
mschi772: "scotttimm: "SO, I don't want to break any banks out there, but this sucker popped up in my FB feed, and looks absolutely amazing. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing two hammocks in one shelter in one of their videos, not sure if it is the Nube or the other one, but this looks absolutely killer, and it sounds like a fantastic company:
Nube Shelter



Website: https://sierramadreresearch.com/
"



That's a quick, "Meh," from me, personally. A Simply Light Designs gear sling under my current setup (described above) would make my current setup practically identical to that except for the highly unnecessary and odd bugnet tie-outs and attachment to the tarp."


OP was looking for a 2-hammock option - it's the only decent one I've seen. I kinda like the idea that I could have my youngest in there with me...she's a little nervous this summer, as it's her first time in a hammock solo. We've all got Hennessy Hammocks, love them. Ditching the tent for our family of five this summer.
 
mschi772
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05/28/2020 09:15PM
scotttimm: "mschi772: "scotttimm: "SO, I don't want to break any banks out there, but this sucker popped up in my FB feed, and looks absolutely amazing. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing two hammocks in one shelter in one of their videos, not sure if it is the Nube or the other one, but this looks absolutely killer, and it sounds like a fantastic company:
Nube Shelter



Website: https://sierramadreresearch.com/
"




That's a quick, "Meh," from me, personally. A Simply Light Designs gear sling under my current setup (described above) would make my current setup practically identical to that except for the highly unnecessary and odd bugnet tie-outs and attachment to the tarp."



OP was looking for a 2-hammock option - it's the only decent one I've seen. I kinda like the idea that I could have my youngest in there with me...she's a little nervous this summer, as it's her first time in a hammock solo. We've all got Hennessy Hammocks, love them. Ditching the tent for our family of five this summer."


Where's the two-person hammock at either of those links? I just see gussied-up gathered-end hammocks. Are you thinking the gear sling under the hammock is for a person? That would be a bad idea as it is likely not capable of supporting the weight of a person--nevermind that they look far too small for a person to lay in.
 
scotttimm
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05/28/2020 09:23PM
mschi772: "scotttimm: "mschi772: "scotttimm: "SO, I don't want to break any banks out there, but this sucker popped up in my FB feed, and looks absolutely amazing. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing two hammocks in one shelter in one of their videos, not sure if it is the Nube or the other one, but this looks absolutely killer, and it sounds like a fantastic company:
Nube Shelter




Website: https://sierramadreresearch.com/
"




That's a quick, "Meh," from me, personally. A Simply Light Designs gear sling under my current setup (described above) would make my current setup practically identical to that except for the highly unnecessary and odd bugnet tie-outs and attachment to the tarp."




OP was looking for a 2-hammock option - it's the only decent one I've seen. I kinda like the idea that I could have my youngest in there with me...she's a little nervous this summer, as it's her first time in a hammock solo. We've all got Hennessy Hammocks, love them. Ditching the tent for our family of five this summer."



Where's the two-person hammock at either of those links? I just see gussied-up gathered-end hammocks. Are you thinking the gear sling under the hammock is for a person? That would be a bad idea as it is likely not capable of supporting the weight of a person--nevermind that they look far too small for a person to lay in."

NO - not the gear sling, obviously. They had a series of videos that I watched when I first looked at it. I'm not going to spend time looking through all their videos again, but in one of the videos it talked about and showed two hammocks suspended inside of the single system. Struck me as an interesting option.
 
Brock63
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08/31/2020 10:17AM
as mentioned...overnight trips in a dual hammock with two people is not optimal....buy two hammocks so you each have one...and will be much more comfortable. I have Kammok Roo which can be used for two persons but allows me to sleep asymmetrical to flatten out my body and get more comfortable sleep even on my side. Good hammocks, best rain fly you can afford, suitable underblankets or closed cell foam pads and bug net solutions...and will be good to go. They pack small and with the python straps I have are very strong and adjustable....just learn hang angle, and how to set up your hammock for rainy weather with drip lines and getting good coverage on rain fly.
 
GickFirk22
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08/31/2020 12:46PM
butthead: "fadersup: "Dutchware Double Dutch.



Link is for the bugnet but I think you'll find everything you need on his site."



I don't use one yet but have been looking hard and Dutchware will be my choice.


butthead"


Butthead...I got my Dutchware Chameleon 2 weeks ago (double layer, 1.0 hex inside and 1.6 hex outside with a symmetrical bugnet and beetle buckle suspension) and I ABSOLUTELY love it. Crazy comfortable, lightning fast setup. You're in for a treat when you finally pull the trigger. Enjoy!
 
LilyPond
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09/03/2020 06:37PM
I know the OP isn't too concerned about the cost, but for those who are, here are my suggestions for low-cost, serviceable items with great reviews:

Kootek double hammock $20: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082X22DDZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1&psc=1

Straps 12' $18: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076MQJQSV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

Mattress: Exped Synmat 3-D 7 $180-$190. https://www.campsaver.com/exped-synmat-3-d-7-sleeping-pad.html

Tarp: Unigear 3000mm coating 300 x 400cm $43: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0725DFH8M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1&psc=1

Caveat: I'm not a hammock sleeper. I use my hammock for day lounging and sleep in a tent. Total cost of the above: About $275. You might need two sets of straps. Notice that if you save on the hammock and straps you can invest more in the mattress.

As a non-hammocker I have to say that a hammock + Exped mattress is incredibly comfortable. I tried a single hammock first and couldn't get it to work. The double hammock is much more comfortable for one person. As a beginner I had to learn to get the right angle on the straps and place the mattress diagonally.
 
pilot
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09/03/2020 09:11PM
Two Chameleons and a spreader bar would do the trick.
 
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