Hennessy Hammock Scout
Price Paid: $50
This hammock is great! I have several Boy Scouts who use this model and I started with it as well. I have upgraded to the Expedition Asym but still use my son's Scout when introducing someone to the joys of hammock camping.
I have weathered several storms in this hammock and never came out wet. Hennessy builds a great quality product at a much better price than other hammock manufacturers and are great to deal with.
The bottom entry takes a little getting used to, but, it now seems to be the best entry system I have used. Much less awkward than side entry. This hammock will give you a great night's sleep.
I have personally used Hennessy hammocks for three years with absolutely no problems. There are only a couple of items of note with this or any hammock. These are not negatives to me, just things that anyone considering a hammock should be aware of. First, you should be aware that hammocks lose quite a lot of heat from the bottom. This is easily resolved with one of several items available an Hennessy or other hammock sites.
The only other item of note is ensuring that the area you plan to camp will allow hammock use. Many State parks, Corps of Engineers areas, and private camp grounds no longer allow hammock use, so please check before you go.
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The Hennessy Hammock Scout Classic has a diamond shape and a large, protective rainfly, just like the original Hennessey Hammock. The Scout is a simply a bit shorter in length than the original. This general-purpose model is an excellent and economical choice for young adventurers, Scouts and short individuals. Hennessey Hammock Scout provides comfort for those up to 5 ft. 10 in. and 150 lbs., with more room for shoulders at one end. Patented, easy entry through the bottom; automatically snaps shut behind you as weight tensions the entrance and seals with VELCRO(R) brand closure. Patented integral ridgeline maintains the same comfortable shape to keep your back straight and level when resting on the diagonal. Patented "never-tip" center balance design eliminates instability by entering from the center instead of flipping over the side. No-see-um mesh provides excellent insect protection and ventilation and will deflect wind, providing a calm space inside. Coated ripstop polyester rainfly protects the Scout from the elements; slightly asymmetric in shape, it may be tilted to any angle, rolled up above, removed or used separately. Nifty gear pocket slides on the ridgeline and stores out of sight behind your head. Complementary polyester webbing straps protect the tender bark of trees and provide greater span for the ropes. Hammock folds into an open air lounger/chair or can be used on the ground as a tent when paired with your hiking poles, sold separately. Includes detachable rainfly, support ropes and stuff sack with printed setup instructions.