Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip
Source: bought it new
Over-all a pretty sweet rig.
- Comfortable (no sticks, rocks or snakes)
- Stealthy (low impact visuals)
- Tree straps are innsufficiant
Overall a pretty sweet rig.
I've used it as intended, also when the need arises it makes a pretty decent Bivy on the ground (esp. with hiking poles to keep the bug net high).
I like the Zip model better the the original as it's easier for chair-mode, and much easier entry exit on a cold night (yeah, you know what I mean).
As with all hammocks, it still needs a good under-quilt/over-quilt instead of a sleeping bag, but that's offset by not needing a pad.
I use the optional snake skins which is of major benefit to packing, setup and tear-down. With the snake skins setup takes about 3-minutes (w/o the underquilt) and teardown is about the same. That time includes the rain-fly setup too!
You don't store much gear inside as it would slide to the center, but shoes go into the end well and there's a bivy sack that hangs from the ridgeline taht is great for the nessaceries.
All in all it's a great rig for those that want the flexability of a hammock, but don't want to make or have made a custom setup.
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The Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip hammock has a comfortable, asymmetric shape and a large, protective rainfly. This version features a side-entry, double-slider zipper. This general-purpose hammock is an excellent and economical choice for those who like to travel light. Asymmetric hammock bed improves comfort; asymmetric rainfly improves coverage. Provides comfort for those up to 6 ft. and 250 lbs., with more room for shoulders at one end. Strong #10 zipper features double sliders for easy adjustments to the hammock and mesh; entry is from the side on this Hennessy model. Patented integral ridgeline maintains the same comfortable shape every time to keep your back straight and level when resting on the diagonal. No-see-um mesh provides excellent insect protection and ventilation, and will deflect wind to provide a calm space inside. Waterproof polyester ripstop rainfly may be tilted to any angle, rolled up above, removed or used separately; large rainfly offers ample protection. Nifty gear pocket slides on the ridgeline and stores out of sight behind your head. Suspension system includes 10 ft. long, 1500 lb. test low-stretch polyester core ropes with polyester cover. Complementary polyester webbing straps are attached to the end of the suspending ropes to protect the tender bark of trees and provide greater span for the ropes. Expedition Asym Zip hammock folds into an open-air lounger/chair or can be used on the ground as a tent when paired with your hiking poles.