User Review: Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym
Ease of Setup: Easy-breezy
Price Paid: $140?
Love it. Can't sleep completely flat, but I can get pretty close. Super easy to set up, no rocks in your back, perfect for slopes or uneven terrain.
You WILL get cold underneath unless you adapt in some way. My solution--a trimmed-down $7 Walmart blue pad and some velcro. I can attach it to the bottom of my sleeping bag (semi-successful). Since I use a 3-part Army Modular Sleep System, I velcro the pad inside the camo bivy bag and put the sleeping bag (both if cold) inside the bivy bag. Takes a little shimmying around to make sure you're in the proper diagonal position in the hammock and that the pad is underneath you, but after that it's extremely comfortable.
I recommend the Snakeskins sliding covers. With these, it takes me about a minute to have the hammock ready to put in my backpack. Set-up isn't much longer.
I suppose the larger Safari model might be nice (could get a cute girl in there too), but the Explorer is fine for me (6 feet, 170 lbs).
I LOVE how low-key, lightweight, and fast this thing is. I have set it up in the middle of the night before with no problem.
One tip--find some way to mark the outside of the hammock so you know which end is the entry end. That way you can string it up the way you want.