Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
Price Paid: $135 (included snakeskins and nite-eyes)
Have had my Hennessy Expedition Asym for just over a month and used it about 20 times now. Got it off CL and read up on how to use it at the Hennessy Hammocks site and at HammockForums.com Great advice at those sites. I found using the Hennessy lash to be easy and fairly quick, but moved up to using carabiners and rings to adjust the hammock more quickly, and the few ounces added weight was worth it.
As far as the hammock itself, it's perfect for my needs. I'm 5'8 and 155, and found the light weight of the hammock and its comfort far outweigh carrying a tent below treeline. Couldn't believe how comfortable the hammock was...much better than any bed I've slept in. I recently took 8 other people kayak camping, showed the hammock to the others who brought high end tarps/tents and had them try the hammock for a bit. Several are now planning to get a hammock. Try a correct sized hammock and see for yourself.
As far as the quality, the Hennessy is top notch, entering or exiting thru the bottom is quick (and bugproof); the bug net works well (even here in Florida), and the standard tarp works well even in wind or rain when adjusted correctly. The snakeskins made set up-and breakdown very quick (and clean) and are definitely recommended. Couldn't be more pleased with the product.
- Keep the hammock strung as tight as possible.
- Keep the ridgeline level.
Both are easy to do, and make for a better night's sleep.