User Review: Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
Price Paid: $120
Good, but not what I really wanted as compared to an ENO.
This hammock does what it says, but I think five stars is a slightly higher average than it deserves. I ditched the rope set up system and used a couple of NRS straps that I already owned, which added a little weight. I found that a strap system is easier to use because the system has to be centered on the trees, the rope system makes that hard to do in a timely fashion.
Hennesy vs. ENO
I found that on a good night I would rather not have the mosquito net or rainfly. The mosquito net and fly block any kind of cool breeze that you might get out in the open. What's good about it is the fact that the Hennessy is a complete shelter as soon as you set it up. I put the whole business, rainfly and all, into the snake skins and using straps I can set it up in under 30 seconds. But I just think its more of an army style jungle hammock, and I would only take it to places where I KNOW there is going to lots of mosquitoes and rain.
You can see from other reviewers some of the other stuff you need. I just thought to myself, if I'm going to be carrying a tarp, a sleeping mat, and using straps instead of the rope system, and you want to able to sleep under the stars on a good night, why not just buy an ENO? The ENO Double Nest is very little extra weight, and I can actually bring two bivouac systems (tarp and hammock) with me for almost the weight of a hennesy. The ENO is the more popular hammock for a reason.