I've been hiking in for about 45 years, the vast majority of it in the Adirondacks in all seasons. I always figured that if someone would make a hammock that was comfortable, bug-proof, rain-tight, light, and sturdy, then life would be a lot better and all you'd ever need would be 2 trees. It appears that Mr. Hennessey, a Canadian, has revolutionized the backpacker hammock. I just bought one of his designs: 1.5 lb., comfortable, relatively flat sleeping, spacious, and ingenious. Eliminates tent and sleeping pad for a significant net reduction in pack weight. Due to the exchange rate on the Canadian dollar the prices of his various models run from $69 US to $189 US (the exchange rate is about 60 cents on the dollar) with free shipping and no tax. Check out www.hennesseyhammocks.com.
Also, saw a new product from the guy that started Dana Designs. Formed a new company called Mystery Range. The packs are worth looking at. Very interesting waist belt and harness. Looks better than my Gregorys. The most significant feature is you buy the pack itself separate from the harness so that you can switch volumes according to your hike. Anyone have one of these and have an opinion on it? Might be interesting.