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Hammock camping can be the most exhilarating and peaceful experience you can undertake while outdoors. But when you are not height deprived, finding hammocks for tall people can be quite the problem. Especially as most standard hammocks are suited to people under 6 ft tall.
So what’s a tall person meant to do?. Sleep diagonally, which does give a flatter lay, but can also cause pressure on the calf muscles for overnight sleeping.
The Eno Double nest was the first official hammock I got to sleep in. I can tell you it’s a great hammock. One of the more popular hammock brands in town. But it’s simply not for people over 6 foot. The hammock body length of the Eno is 112 inches long, which equates to 9.3ft.
Remembering the sag of a hammock, you need an extra 4 to 5 foot on top of your actual height to comfortable sleep in a hammock. Sure something like the Eno is amazing to get in and fall back and relax, but when it comes to sleeping, you really do need a 11 foot long hammock body.
Some folks on the shorter side of 6 foot may find a 10ft hammock sufficient, but for the taller people it’s more likely you’re going to need a 11 foot hammock. So with that said, lets take a look at some of the best 11 ft long camping hammocks suitable for tall people.
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- 1 The 11 Foot Big And Tall Camping Hammock
- 2 Skeeter Beeter Hammock For Tall Campers
- 3 130 Inch Long Hammock For The Budget Conscious
- 4 A Hammock For Tall People You Can Afford
The 11 Foot Big And Tall Camping Hammock
This is the Double XL hammock by Ridge. It’s on par if not higher quality than some of the big names in the industry, but surprisingly at a much more affordable price.
It’s a double, so it’s wide coming in at 8ft or 96 inches. It’s also a XL which is a extra long 11 foot monster. Or 132 inches in length. So as you can see, the difference between a standard type of hammock and this one is quite significant. This Ridge is a massive 20 inches longer. Even compared to the Eno Double Deluxe, which is slightly wider, the Ridge hammock is still longer by over a foot. So no need to lay diagonally (unless you want too) or feel cramped in this huge hammock.
The Ridge double XL hammock is also a great choice for the big and tall people. As we know it’s a huge hammock as we just went over the dimensions, but it also has a high weight capacity of 400 lbs. So if you’re a big man with a few extra pounds, or a tall slender person the Ridge is really a good option. Here’s why.
More About This Big Mans Hammock
- Nylon Parachute hammock which uses 70D diamond ripstop nylon for strength and durability. While also maintaining the breath ability and fast drying times of nylon.
- Aluminum 12k Wiregate Carabiners which are stronger and wont bend like steel versions do over time. Finally a hammock that includes decent yet lightweight carabiners.
- Extremely comfortable even for a large tall person.
- The triple stitch seams just show how much love was put into this hammock. Triple stitching is not a common feature for many hammocks. So you can expect this one to last you some time.
- Comes with carry bag and strap.
Overall, It’s Hard To Beat
When you want long and tough, I don’t think there’s anything better than the Ridge. Especially at the very affordable price. While low in price, the quality hasn’t dropped. Which is unfortunately what we see with most items marked as lower.
But this is not the case with the Ridge. The lightweight aluminum carabiners and diamond ripstop nylon finished with 3 rows of stitching proves that. While being large enough to lay diagonally for someone over 6 foot tall is truly mind blowing. Prepare to have one heck of a good nights sleep in this hammock.
Skeeter Beeter Hammock For Tall Campers
Slightly shorter than the Ridge is this magnificent hammock known as the Skeeter Beeter. Well respected in the industry, this hammock is not as wide as the Ridge coming in at 5′. But still a extra long plus size hammock with a body length of 10’6″ (127″).
Without the extra width, the Skeeter Beeter still maintains a high weight capacity of 400 lbs. Which is quite high for a single person hammock. So if you don’t like the idea of wrapping your self over in a cocoon, but yet need the higher weight capacity, this is the hammock for you.
Where this extra long hammock beats the Ridge hammock is with it’s insect protection system. Commonly known as a hammock tent. This hammock is enclosed with a no see um netting which clips to the guy line for a insect proof sleep. The netting connects to the hammock via two zippers which means you can have the zippers meet in the middle for easy access in and out of the hammock.
If you don’t need the mosquito netting and you prefer to sleep in the complete open air, you simply flip the hammock over and use it as a regular nylon parachute hammock.
Get To Know The Skeeter Beeter Hammock Better
- 70D Parachute Nylon
- Nautical grade carabiners and start up rope kit included
- No seem um netting for the best insect protection while hammock camping
- Weighs under 2 lbs and compacts down to the size of a sandwich Tupperware container. Far lighter than any camping tent I know of and much cooler to sleep in.
- Very simple to hang
Why The Skeeter Beeter
Yes it’s a odd name, but it makes complete sense. When translated it means ‘Mosquito Beater’. Nothing rings more true than Skeeter Beeter if you ask me. For that reason alone it becomes one of the true standout hammocks for a taller person.
While maintaining an almost 11 foot length and protecting you from the annoying biting insects, it’s very hard to pass up on this instant hammock kit.
130 Inch Long Hammock For The Budget Conscious
While the above two hammocks are still very affordable, some folks are on a strict tight budget. None come tighter than the Oileus extra large double hammock.
To be honest, I really have no idea how these guys can make money with their hammocks so darn cheap. But kudos to them for helping out us budget minded campers. But does budget mean nasty in this case?. Lets find out.
So while being very affordable and almost 11 foot long, this hammock is certainly suitable for taller people. The hammock itself has a 500 lbs capacity, while the straps have a 1000 pound capacity. The 10 foot straps are 1 inch wide, so thick enough to not tear and also be kind to the trees when hanging from them.
The straps are also triple stitched down the center and have 10 pre-loops on each end built into them. This means you can quickly and easily hang your hammock from the pre-loops without having to fiddle around with the straps.
A Little About Money Friendly Hammock
- Great value for the money. The tree straps alone are almost worth the retail price for this hammock.
- 210T parachute nylon – lightweight (about 2.2lbs) yet strong enough to handle 500 pounds.
- Extra utility loops on either side which can be used for drinking bottles, under-quilts, bug netting etc.
- Has a decent size storage pocket on one side to keep your valuables in.
- Triple stitching is used .
- Aluminum Wiregate carabiners.
- Available in bright vibrant fun colors.
A Hammock For Tall People You Can Afford
If you’re tired of being blown away by how expensive some hammocks can be, this is your go to product. After all, they all mostly use the same parachute nylon right?. So after much deliberation and contemplating (because this is a cheap hammock), it was time to let this hidden gem explore the world.
To my surprise it’s quite a sturdy and solid hammock. I can totally understand it’s 500 lb weight capacity which is backed up by the triple stitching and wide tree straps. Overall it’s a steal if you buy the Oileus hammock. It’s not often you come across a product this good, yet could be easily double or triple the price. Don’t let this gem escape.
So there we have 3 suitable hammock options for people over 6 foot tall. If none of these hammocks interest you, perhaps search for any hammock over 11 foot an see what pops out to you. There’s not a huge selection tho. Once you have chosen your hammock, the next step is to find a suitable sleeping bag for a tall person to fit nice and snug with your new hammock.
9 thoughts on “Hammocks For Tall People Up To 7 Foot”
I’ve never used a hammock, but I see people using them in the parks and campgrounds in my area. As a person who is exactly six feet tall, do you think I’d need the 11 foot hammock?
Also I am curious about the weight limits on hammocks. I saw on one that it is listed at 500 lbs. Is that typical? I guess since I’m 220 lbs I don’t have to worry, but I’m curious.
Hi Ty, at 6 foot you should be fine with a 10 foot long hammock. Most hammocks have a standard weight capacity of 200-250 pounds. Depending on if they are double or not. So you have nothing to worry about. Now get out there and discover how relaxing a hammock can be.
My wife and I were considering going to some place warm for vacation and we really wanted to try sleeping on hammocks. I am sort of scared myself of sleeping on one because apparantely every comedy show makes funy of it.
However, as long you choose the right size, everything should work out fine. Eno double nest sounds good for my wife since she is only 5′ 2″.
For me, the double xl hammock is for me. I am a whole foot taller than my wife most hammocks won’t work for me. I like how the double xl is so long. I will definitely enjoy a good night sleep on it. What do you think?
I think you will enjoy hammock camping like never before Win Bill. But do take your time and practice getting in and out of the hammock on your first night. Once you have found your style and method, I don’t think you will ever go back to regular tent camping.
I absolutely love this idea. My husband is just over 6′ and I’m close to it. I have several cousins and a brother well over 6′ too… and yes, it is HARD to find stuff for tall people, especially relaxation items like hammocks!
My favorite of the ones you featured is the Skeeter Beeter – mostly because I hate mosquitos and they tend to chase me indoors much sooner than I’d like. With one of these, I could stay hanging around outside much, much longer. Do you think the Skeeter Beeter could work on a free standing hammock stand?
The Skeeter Beeter is a great choice, I’m sure you will love it. You would need to find a hammock stand suitable to hold a almost 11 foot hammock. But yes it is possible. Hope this helps.
I like the review above, very simple yet language and easy to digest.
Often time I am very skeptical as I scared making the wrong purchase.
What I like about this hammocks if mosquito proof which this is my first time knowing this avoiding mosquito existed. Is this new by the way?
I will definitely make the purchase probably try and let you know the outcome soon.
Hi Maxx, the mosquito nets are not new exactly, but I guess in the grand scheme of things a hammock with a buld in bug net is relatively new.
I was very happy to see that someone had already compiled a small list of hammocks, as I have been hammock camping in an Eno Double when I first started camping, because it literally was the biggest one that I could find anywhere. It requires me to sleep diagonally and is doable, but kind of a giant pain to get comfortable in initially. I found that bringing a yoga mat to give the hammock some rigidity to help it stay in the diagonal position was CRITICAL for me to be able to stay in the correct position all night. Once I achieved that position, I realized that the hammock was plenty wide, but not long enough. Incidentally, I know two smaller humans who own one (5’6″, F, and 5’10”, M, who have zero problem with the Eno Double, and are quite content/comfortable sleeping in them. Also notable, you CAN sleep two in this hammock, but it is not a good idea for anything other than a nap (also be sure they’re not a kicker or you’re likely to lose your teeth lol).
Anyway long story short, I am going to round up one or more of your suggestions to see if they offer a more comfortable nights rest, though I predict that sleeping diagonally will end up being necessary even in the longer hammock due to the more flat profile of the cloth when loaded in a diagonal direction.