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Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip Hammock


    Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip Hammock

    The Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym Zip solo shelter provides lightweight, inexpensive comfort for ounce-conscious hikers. And, it sets up in about 2 minutes! See details

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    The Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym Zip solo shelter provides lightweight, inexpensive comfort for ounce-conscious hikers. And, it sets up in about 2 minutes!

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    The Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym Zip solo shelter provides lightweight, inexpensive comfort for ounce-conscious hikers. And, it sets up in about 2 minutes!

    • Fits anyone up to 6 ft. tall and weighing 200 lbs. or less
    • Patented asymmetric shape of hammock bed improves comfort; asymmetric shape of rainfly improves coverage
    • Strong #8 zipper features double sliders for easy adjustments to the hammock and mesh; entry is from the side on this Hennessy model
    • Integral ridgeline design holds a comfortable shape each time the hammock is set up; keeps your back straight and level when resting diagonally
    • No-see-um mesh canopy keeps the bugs away while allowing air circulation
    • Gear pocket suspended from ridgeline holds small personal items
    • Waterproof, asymmetric silynylon ripstop rainfly adjusts to any angle for weather protection, can be rolled up or completely removed for other use
    • 1200 lb. support ropes are lightweight polyester-covered Spectra® cord
    • Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip hammock also functions as a chair/lounger or, with a pair of hiking poles, it functions as a tent
    • Low-impact Hennessy Hammock design requires no ground leveling, trenching or staking; webbing straps protect tree bark
    • Includes ripstop polyester stuff sack and setup instructions printed on the back
    • Complementary polyester webbing straps are provided to protect the tender bark of trees and provide greater span for the ropes


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    Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip Hammock Specs
    Best use
    200 pounds
    1 lb. 15 oz.
    0.9 kilograms
    1 lb. 15 oz.
    6 x 9 inches
    100 x 47 inches
    254 x 121 centimeters
    Nylon taffeta/polyester no-see-um mesh
    Coated silnylon
    Non-freestanding shelter
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    Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip Hammockis rated4.5out of5by6.
    Rated5out of5byfromUnbeatable Comfort and Durability and lightweight!I have owned this hammock for two years now, and I also own the Explorer Asym. I used this hammock on an 11 degree night in the North Cascades of Washington State on the Suiattle River with no warmth issues or cold spots at all. I had the rainfly up, an inflatable sleeping pad inside the hammock underneath me and my USMC issue 3 Season sleeping bag as a quilt over me, also wore a black wool hat. I was snug as a bug all night. It really surprised me! As long as you plan to stay below the tree line, I would recommend everyone try a Hennessy hammock at least once. Besides sleeping curved hammock style you can lay at an angle inside and sleep completely flat. The Zip version of these are my favorite since I hate trying to locate the velcro exit in the middle of the night on the Explorer that I own.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat HammockGreat hammock. Plenty of room and the ridgeline is great for storing small items where you can reach them. Included rain fly covers, but minimally. Have to really think about how and where you set it up. The included webbing straps will barely fit around a 12" tree. I added the ENO Atlas straps and two Camp Nano 23 carabiners. Much easier to setup and level with this setup.
    Date published: 2013-11-02
    Rated5out of5byfromWill never use a tent again!!This is a great product. As the title says I'll never use a tent again. Even had trouble sleeping in my bed at the house after a week in my hammock. As long as I have two trees I'm good to go. This hammock is very comfortable and lightweight. I like the fact that the bug net is integral with the hammock. Unlike other hammock designs you don't have to buy things separately it has everything you need. It is very easy to setup. I do however recommend setting it up prior to going out in the field with it. The rainfly is a little small for my taste but it kept me dry in some heavy downpours. I remedied that by buying a larger rainfly. Also I'd recommend buying some longer straps. The ones included are fine for average size trees but you'll need bigger ones if you run across larger trees.
    Date published: 2013-06-11
    Rated4out of5byfromhennessy hammockI purchased the ultralite backpacker, only wish the rainfly was slightly larger so you didnt have to keep it so snug to the hammock in order to stay dry in a down pour; otherwise, it's very comfortable, lightweight, easy to setup and take down -- especially on uneven ground. If you are much taller than 5'10" i would suggest the larger version. With the provided straps, there is practically no impact to the environment around you either.
    Date published: 2013-04-18
    Rated5out of5byfromUltra-light and Ultra-ComfortableIt took a couple of weeks to get in a backpacking Trip, although the lows dropped to 28 the night we camped, I couldn't wait any longer. This was not my first Hennessy Hammock, I moved up from the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter to the Hennessy Expedition Asym Zip to the Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip. It is light and compact and when paired with Snake Skins is quick to hang and pack up. If you are trying to go light, this is the one of your best choices for weight savings on the big three. I am able to sleep on my side comfortably and like that I can hang off the ground between two trees, which are plentiful in North Georgia.
    Date published: 2013-04-01
    Rated4out of5byfromManaging cold temperatures problematicI am a first time hammock user and admit that I didnt think I would be able to sleep in this tent. But...the first time I slept in it I was surprised at how comfortable I slept. I find this hammock to be confortable, spacious and easy to enter/exit. It took awhile to get used to hearing the bugs all around my head while I layed in the tent. I had to keep telling myself "they cant get me now". The most difficult aspect of setting up this tent is finding trees that are the right distance. The hammock cord is long enough for most instances but the webbing provided are often not long enough to handle the diameter of common trees in the Sierras. I bring extra webbing to make sure I can handle wider trees. End of problem. Once the right trees are located set up is easy. Just be sure to make the hammock tight. The down-side to this tent is the exposure to cold temperatures. In fact not even cold, cool. This has been such a frustration to me that I have considered returning the tent. A down bag seems problematic in this tent as the down insulation under you is compressed making insulation minimal and exposing your body to every slight breeze even in temps in the low 60s. I have been using this tent for the summer in the Sierras and am still struggling with managing the warmth issue. I would not call this a light weight tent because of the extras needed to manage the warmth issue. When I use this tent I bring my ground cloth and pad as backup (incase I get too cold and decide to sleep on the ground). I also use them as the underlayer insulation to add warmth while hanging in the air. I tie the ground cloth to the bottom of the tent (a klugey solution but it does help) then stuff my pad and extras in the space between the bottom of the hammock and the ground cloth tied to hug the bottom of the hammock. This works but makes the hammock tent unreliable because I still have not figured out how to ensure warmth in the Sierra's summer conditions. Seems the best alternative is the Hennesy insulation kit which cost about $130 and adds 16oz, not to mention the additonal volume. As for recommending this tent. I really like it but want to have a solution to the warmth issue without adding another pound, taking more space in my pack and paying over $100 for the solution. Net of it is this tent is still in my, I might return list.
    Date published: 2012-09-17

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