User Review: Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
A nice warmer weather sleeping shelter, with rain and bug protection under three pounds. Can be set up in unusual terrain and gets you off the ground, doubles as a chair.
- Light and easy setup!
- Can pitch over uneven ground and unusual (Cool!) places.
- Doubles as chair and hangout spot.
- Very stealthy, and your camp is not so obvious.
- Not for stomach sleepers!
- Can be cold if you don't insulated under.
- Can be a hassle in strong wind.
- No place for the dog!
- Takes a few times to get used to to sleep well.
I have a lot of tents, and usually obsess over cleaning up my site for a level, non rocky, lumpy or wet place to pitch. This system brings a whole another dimension to places to camp! Over a small creek on a rocky ridge, hidden away in the trees ect. etc. It is not my first choice if it is cold, or there is good level ground or no trees, but a completely viable and fun way to camp in the summer.
The setup takes a little bit to get used to, but after a couple of times it goes quick and the enclosed directions are good. (There is a lot of tips on the i net as well)
I had a hard time sleeping well for the first few times, then all ok. It is hard to sleep on you stomach. I found if i let air out of my pad and folded it up under my stomach I could get sorta comfortable for a while, but it's for back and side sleepers mainly.
It can be cold as you are hanging in the air. A pad helps but is hard to stay on, a down sleeping bag will just compress under you and provide little insulation. In warm weather, not a problem as it's comfortable without a pad (and saves weight).
I found it works best with a Big Agnes bag and pad, as every thing stays together in the hammock as you twist and turn.
The coolest thing I found is by far the neat places you can set it up, away from the heavily used sites and any company you may not want. Also mine has cover up sleeves (snake skins) that you can roll down easily to cover the fabric from rain and they are green so the hammock disapears into the canopy as two thin green lines. (great for stealth camping in those great areas the goverment is always closing off or keeping your secret sites secret and your gear undisturbed.)
The zippers, fabric, and quality of workmanship seem good so far. Overall A lot of fun!