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      Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym Classic Hammock

      At 10 ft. long, the Explorer Ultralite Asym Classic from Hennessy Hammock was designed for anyone under 250 lbs. or more than 6 ft. tall—you get more comfort without the weight.
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      Item # 721900

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      • Patented asymmetrical shape is designed with a diagonal axis making the hammock feel longer with a wider sweet spot of comfort
      • Patented, easy entry through the bottom--automatically snaps shut behind you as weight tensions the entrance; seals with VELCRO® 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 to provide a calm space inside
      • Silicone-impregnated nylon rainfly may be tilted to any angle, rolled up above, removed or used separately; large rainfly provides good coverage
      • Nifty gear pocket slides on the ridgeline and stores out of sight behind your head
      • Suspension sytem includes 10 ft. long, 1500 lb. test polyester-covered Spectra ropes
      • Complementary polyester webbing straps are provided to protect the tender bark of trees and provide greater span for the ropes
      • Ultralight Asym Classic hammock folds into an open-air lounger/chair or can be used on the ground as a tent when paired with your hiking poles

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      Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym Classic Hammock

      Specification Description
      Best use Backpacking, Camping
      Seasons 3-season
      Sleeping capacity 1-person
      Weight capacity (lbs) 250
      Minimum trail weight 2 lbs. 7 oz.
      Packaged weight 2 lbs. 7 oz.
      Packed size 5 x 12 inches
      Floor dimensions 108 x 48 inches
      Canopy fabric Polyester no-see-um mesh
      Rainfly fabric Coated ripstop polyester
      Ultralight Yes
      Trademarked terms Spectra

      Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym Classic Hammock

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      Rated 3out of5
      by fromnot perfect, but not much better It's wondefully lightweight and packs small. Additionally, you probably won't pack a sleeping pad so you save weight there too. Setup is fast and easy. I've been through some heavy rain and stayed perfectly dry. However, there are some big cons. If you sleep on your side and not your back it's very hard to get comfortable. The ground is much warmer. The wind strips away any body heat and even on warm nights I get cold. Ultimately, I think the pros outweigh the cons, but it's closer than other people make it out to be. I like a twenty pound pack, but a good nights sleep is crucial for recovery. Setup tips: trees need to be farther apart than you will initially think, put your feet slightly higher than your head so your weight doesn't open the door, use a colder weather sleeping bag, and take benadryl. If all else fails bring a pad and set it up low to the ground and use as a bivy.
      Date published: 2008-04-03
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromi like it, but not so great in the cold Incredible innovation. Amazing product. Super light. Very compact. Three minute setup with a little practice, however, I found the instructions slightly confusing during a mock setup I did when I first got it. Specifically the figure-8 lashing and the alignment of the asymmetrical rainfly. Logic prevailed and I got it all setup correctly. (I think.) The webbing slid part-way down one tree when I first got into it so I strongly suggest double wrapping the trees. On my first trip the webbing wasn't long enough to double wrap one tree I had chosen so I omitted the webbing, double wrapped the rope and tied it tightly which worked well. Ties for tent and rainfly should be in about the same place. Be sure to buy stakes (4) as the manufacturer does not supply any. I froze on my first trip, 32°F at night with wind and light rain but I expect it to work perfectly for me in warmer more mild weather. Rain got in because I didn't have my rainfly tensioned correctly at first. (My mistake.) The tent was more drafty after I aligned the rainfly to better block the rain. Weight from my body compacted 0°F sleeping bag against tent bottom which allowed cold wind to suck away body heat. (A friend was borrowing my sleeping pad.) Hung shoes inside from carabiner. Hung backpack from rope around tree. The tree protected the backpack from the rain and nothing was on the ground. Sleep was comfortable at an angle across center as suggested in something I read.
      Date published: 2007-10-31
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromWarm Weather Heaven I got one of these this past summer while doing some research around the Caribbean (Abacos, Bahamas). Our group was paddling to remote mangrove islands and we were generally spending 15 nights or more in the field. There was a noticeable difference by the end of each excursion between the people who had hammocks and those who didn't...stringing one of these babies up between mangroves is unbeatable in the island backcountry. However, I made the mistake of bringing it along for a week of hiking in the Blue Ridge a few weeks ago. As some other reviewers have noted, this and other hammocks are not cold-weather (or even moderate, as in, below 10degC) gear. I thought I was just a little more hardcore than others and I even packed along my -15 (0 F) and a ground pad...I still wound up getting on the ground. I would highly recommend this as warm-weather gear, at least if you are short like me (5'7"). I have never slept better on the trail.
      Date published: 2008-11-20
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromAmazing I generally don't sleep well the first night or so on camping trips. So I tried out a hammock once and became completely hooked. I upgraded to this model a year ago after using a Byer for a few years. I live in Texas and camp year round. The fact that you can actually get cool at night is a huge perk! Remember hammocks were originally used by the Carib indians. So if camping in the tropics is your game, then you'll love this. One word of advice, treat it with permithrtn (sp?) every once in a while to discourage Mosquitos from congrating under the hammock. Most of the time I use a light blanket or sarape to keep the chill of, ponce the temperature dips below about 70 degrees F, you'll want to add a thin pad and use a real sleeping bag. I generally pitch it closer to the ground if it looks like rain or gets cooler and keep my backpack underneath. It also makes a good foot pad when you get out. Getting in and out of a mummy bag while inside requires some advanced yoga. In the end, I sleep very soundly in my hammock...better than in my bed at home. The gentle sway rocks me right to sleep. For backpacking, having my feet slightly elevated helps my legs and feet recover from a long hike better than when I'm prone. The single disadvantage I have is when nature calls in the middle on the night and I have to repeat certain yoga exercises to get in and out of my sleeping bag before exiting.
      Date published: 2010-10-03
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromI'll never go back to a tent Couldn't wait to try out my new hammock. Went camping with my kids. They got the tent, and I got the hammock. Still getting used to it, but I had better sleeping nights than I ever did in a tent. I'm a big guy, so it took some getting used to. Found I had to wrestle to get the right position, but once I did, goodnight. The third night out, we had a great thunder and lightning storm. I stayed bone dry while swinging gently in the wind. I tried using a 20 inch inflatable pad, but there was just not enough room in there for it, my bag, and me. Plan on getting a lot of use out of it. I would recommend this product to anyone.
      Date published: 2012-04-08
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromNever sleep on the ground again All I can say is that once you try a hammock, you will never again sleep on the ground in a tent. Hennessy Hammocks are very well designed. I own two of them, one from several years ago, and one I just purchased in August of '07. Amazingly, when you lay down in the hammock - a bit "kitty corner", your body is almost perfectly flat and sleeping is great. No more rocky ground, bugs, water, sore back. I would highly recommend one of these hammocks.
      Date published: 2007-09-03
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromI would buy this product again and again I used the Hennessy Hammock for the first time on a 30 mile section of the AT recently. I was a little scepticle but had been encouraged by a friend to try a hammock tent. I can not say enough good things about the ease of set up and the quality of the product. We camped on a 45 degree slope one night. An excellent one-man shelter that proved its worth.
      Date published: 2007-09-11
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromthe only way backpack I don't miss the ground at all. I sleep better in the woods now then I do at home. It is lite weight a real easy to set up, all you need is two trees and your good to go. My friend and I each have one so it is easy to set up camp because we don't really need a camp ground, we can sleep anywhere.
      Date published: 2007-09-11

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