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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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Best Use Backpacking
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "A Stealth Camper's Dream" You can sling this hammock in about two minutes in places no one would ever think of putting a tent, steep rocky hillsides, marshy ground, no problem - all you need is trees (or something sturdy) to tie it to. It is very dry since you are off the ground. It's remarkable comfortable, if a bit cozy. I use several small stuffsacks to keep things organized inside. The optional Snakeskins system is great - get it, and you'll need a full lenght Thermarest pad. No poles makes for easy packing. The brown color blends in with most any surrounding. It's light enough to carry on day trips for an afternoon snooze. Unfortunately there's only room enough for one.
Date published: 2007-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hennessy Hammock I have used these hammocks for many years in the jungles of Panama and Honduras. Off the ground from toxic ants, snakes and other insects really helps. No flooding like tents. You need to practice and remember certain thing while setting up. Place the straps high enough on the trees or what ever you are attaching to, 6-7 feet for me. Need 15 feet apart or in between anchor points. You need to make sure the fly will not capture water and collapse sending you into the rain to fix the fly! I sleep on my sides and have no sore hips or shoulders. I am 6'4" tall and weigh 210 lbs. Robert the Explorer
Date published: 2011-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tropical Expeditions Best Tent Option On a circle island paddle in Hawaii this was the shelter used by several of my cohorts and I (ranging in body weight from 130lbs to 200lbs). It proved to be VERY simple and quick to set up even after a long day on the water.We stayed up off the rocks, out of the wet and away from the bugs. All things that make for the best possible night's sleep !The "snakeskins" add-on(available from the manufacturer) proved to be the best way to set them up for easy packing/unpacking even in the rain.Could be made better by allowing it to be used by two, but that is a minor flaw (they do have larger ones[...]).Leave the tent at home-this is lighter and more comfy !!!
Date published: 2007-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'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: 2012-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to a tent I never considered hammock camping because I did not think you could sleep in it. The Hennessy hammock's assymetrical design allows the user to lay diagonally and very nearly flat. After deciding to try it, I found that I sleep far better in the hammock than I ever have in a tent. It is light, easy to set up and is extremely comfortable. I have several good, thick inflatable ground pads (REI and Big Agnes) but the quality of sleep I get in the hammock is far better than any I get on the ground. This is a great piece of gear and has become my preferred method of camping whenever possible. It makes site selection much easier (where trees are present) and is truly 'leave no trace' camping. This product is very well designed and constructed.
Date published: 2007-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm not crippled Simply put, ground sleeping renders me crippled in the morning, period. The HH not only prevents the backache, it supports my body and I get great sleep. Quick setup and takedown. Great ventilation. Great in the rain. Know that part of the fun is learning how good sleep can get by making adjustments. I frequently get up during the night and untie one end and raise or lower it to fine tune my sleep.
Date published: 2009-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for low weight and low impact I once used this for 30 days straight, and found it extremely comfortable. I've used this in the tropics and in three-season weather. However, without an insulating pad, you will get chilly. Even in the tropics, where I slept with a silk sleep sack, I ended up having to use a pad, which isn't comfortable b/c the pad slips out from underneath you. I therefore purchased the winterized add-on, which works for warmth, but then adds bulk and the entire thing can no longer can be stored in its original bag or use the snake-skin add on. So, the hammock is not a perfect solution for everything, but I like it for solo trips. I also would absolutely use it in the tropical forest when there are nasty snakes, etc or muddy ground.
Date published: 2012-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I bought one I've been using a hammock for 2 years and am glad I took the plunge. I've used it in all four seasons sleeping to a low of 18*F. I prefer it over a tent for temps above 50*. Hammock forums is filled with tips to make your hammocking experience a good one. This product is for the back country hiker more so than for the weekend car camping recreational user. It packs very small and is much lighter than a mainstream tent. It keeps you cooler in the summer than a tent. It sets up on any grade of ground, flat or sloped. The insect netting does a good job keeping the bugs off. The fly is minimal. I upgraded the fly for more coverage. It is a solo shelter. Can set up without the fly if you want to see the stars. There are no pressure points, so you don't wake up with numb arms or sore hips. My hammock does not show any wear & tear even after two years of steady use.
Date published: 2008-06-01
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The specs say the weight limit is 200 lbs but the description states 250 lbs. Could you clarify the correct weight limit? Thanks

Asked by: FlyfishMT
The weight limit for this Hennessy hammock is 250 lbs., as stated under the title. Thank you for pointing out the discrepancy so we can correct our specs.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

how tall a person will it accommodate?

Asked by: Travis
​This tent is 10 feet long and can accommodate most people, even if you are over 6 feet tall.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23
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