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  • Patented asymmetric 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
  • Waterproof polyester ripstop 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 system includes 10 ft. long, 1800 lb. test low-stretch polyester core ropes with polyester cover
  • Complementary polyester straps are provided to protect the tender bark of trees and provide greater span for the ropes
  • Explorer Deluxe 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
  • 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

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Weight Capacity (lbs) 300 pounds
Minimum Trail Weight 3 lbs. 6 oz.
Packaged Weight 3 lbs. 6 oz.
Packed Size 8 x 12 inches
Floor Dimensions 107 x 55 inches
Canopy Fabric Oxford nylon/polyester no-see-um mesh
Rainfly Fabric Coated ripstop polyester
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected! This is the first time I have used my Hennessy and I love it! I only wish I had known about using a hammock as an alternative to a tent earlier! For families, just buy everyone their own hammock! This thing is sturdy and surprisingly comfortable. I set it up without the rain fly because I wanted to watch the stars. Because of the light mesh mosquito netting, I was bug free the whole night! The only draw backs are 1.) you need to find a spot where there are trees to hang the hammock...definitly not for a beach camping trip. LOL! 2.) The hammock in not insulated so you will want to still use a sleeping bag that is rated for the type of weather conditions you're sleeping in.
Date published: 2011-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bigger, and can sleep 2, but heavier This hammock, for being a little larger than the Hennessy hyper light, is slightly more comfortable than the hyper light, and can sleep larger, heavier people, and/or 2 people. It is, however, heavier than my favorite Hennessy hyperlight, which actually weighs about 2 pounds, not the stated 1 pound 9 ounce. The hyperlight is still the lightest, and the best considering most people would prefer a personal hammock instead of sharing one, even couples if you really want to sleep. For car camping, or any other situation where you can justify the weight, or if you are simply big/tall, then this one would be the choice over the hyper light. For backpacking, you need to keep it minimal, and if the hyperlight covers your needs, I'd go with that one over any other. You may want to consider using a larger rainfly. I like the larger ENO rain fly, and it is slightly lighter than the larger Hennessy rain fly that you can buy separately. The Eno tree straps are VERY handy, and worth the weight and size, as well as screw gate carabiners. Once you sleep in a Hennessy with a nice regular size pad and a sleeping bag, set up properly and level, you will always prefer it over a tent, and definitely will prefer the reduced hassle of set up and take down.
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product for the tall side sleeper I wanted to get into hammock camping after way too many uncomfortable nights on the rocky and root-covered ground. While researching hammocks online I was drawn to this product for the following reasons: - built-in bug netting - compact sleeping system (hammock, bug net, suspension system, and rain fly are all inclusive) - extra long, with a high weight limit I highly recommend this product to other tall backpackers. I am 6'-7" and 215lbs, and I have plenty of room in the hammock. I also recommend the Snake Skins accessory for fast, easy storage and setup of the hammock system. You can leave the rain fly attached to the hammock and simply un-sleeve the Snake Skins and stake down your lines. It is an incredibly fast and effective setup. No more worries about clearing rocks, branches, and debris in order to set up your tent. I will not be tent-camping anytime soon.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing I've purchased in a long time I decided to try hammock camping and I'm so glad I found the Hennessey. It's been the answer to making me comfortable on any trip. No more worrying about flat ground for a tent, it's just find a couple of trees and done! Easy, comfortable - it's the ticket. I did send it out to be modified with full zippers on both sides, now i can move the bug shield out of the way entirely when I want to do so. It went from perfect to MORE PERFECT! next purchase will be the larger rainfly and an underquilt.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sleeping option and easy to mod I got the smaller one (not deluxe) and love it. I got straps and four strong rings to hang it fast and easy. Then had grandma sew in a 100 inch zipper on one side and 50 inch zipper on the other so I can use my poles and small tarp to make a ground tent. You can not get into it with just the bottom entrance, but I kept the bottom enter for when hanging higher in trees. It gets cold on your bottom, so I got Big Agnes air mattress and a sleeping down sleeping bag - but very importantly I got the straps from the bag, around the mattress because the bottom is slick, air mattress is slick and down bag is slick, so all night long you wake up with a frozen butt and the insulation up on top of you. I am almost 6'3" and find the shorter one is just slightly short, I would get the deluxe if buying again. This hammock is extremely well made and everyone I have talked to loves them.
Date published: 2011-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for 1 person, good for 2 people The Hennessey Hammock Explorer Deluxe is great for one person, but can also work for two people. This is the solution for anyone who wants to share a hammock with their significant other, and wake up without aches or stiffness created by pressure points formed by sleeping on the ground (even with a good sleeping pad). It is also far lighter than the vast majority of two person tents on the market. There are, however, several caveats. The first is that the hammock is rated for 300 pounds, so your combined weight must be below that, which shouldn't be a problem for shorter couples with athletic builds. If you're not a couple, don't even consider using this hammock for two as it forces your body to hug the other person's whether you want to or not. The second is a caveat that applies to all hammocks, which is that you need a pair of trees a suitable distance apart. That may sound simple, but finding just the right pair is likely to take much more time than the few minutes needed to actually set up the hammock and rainfly. You may want to purchase additional webbing or rope to extend the maximum distance between trees you can use. The third issue to keep in mind is that hammocks are invariably colder than tents due to the air circulation underneath you. During naps on hot days this is a significant advantage, but on cold nights it is essential to have some type of insulated pad underneath you, along with a good sleeping bag. I tend to sleep colder than most guys, but with a pad and a 20 degree bag on a night that dropped into the low 40's, I was warm enough that I never zipped up the bag. The fourth item to keep in mind is that, unlike a tent where the rainfly reaches to the ground, the hammock fly is well off the ground and acts like a kite in wind. That's not to say you can't use it in windy conditions, but make sure you have it staked down very securely. In addition, my girlfriend noticed that after a number of strong gusts the pre-knotted rope that is attached to the primary rope and clips onto the rainfly had started slipping and making the fly loose. I solved this by taking leftover primary rope and slipping it through the O-ring at the end of the fly, then pulling it taught and tying it to the knot I had already created to hold the hammock to the tree. I also anchored the sides of the fly fairly close to the hammock so that the sloping fly almost hugged the hammock body and shielded us inside from much of the wind. The fifth item of concern is a result of two people using a product intended for one, which is that when you are both inside the hammock, it is very difficult and awkward for the first person to exit. Hennessey did a wonderful job designing this so that when you are inside, your weight forces the rip-and-stick opening shut so that you don't accidentally fall out. When you are exiting the hammock with no one else inside, it is relatively easy to pry it open and get out, but with the weight of another person forcing it closed, the opening is very difficult to spread wide and getting out is not an easy process. With these criticisms, it may sound as though I don't like the Explorer Deluxe very much, but that is far from the case. My girlfriend and I have enjoyed it more than we expected and are excited to use it again in the future. You just need to keep in mind that hammocks have different benefits and drawbacks than tents have. Using this for two people is certainly not for everyone, but if the two of you will fit and you have an adventurous spirit, this is an option that will surprise you and just might be the last two-person tent you buy.
Date published: 2011-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had higher hopes I was sold on the concept of standing up, into your shoes, as you exit the hammock. There was no awkward angles or possibility of tipping. The bottom entry is a great solution! Here's why I returned mine; The same pressure used to close the opening makes the velcro rub your legs when you sit into it or put your legs through to exit. The skin abrasions by my knees are still healing from a week ago. Once you've exited, the opening remains open. Without the body weight to close it, bugs are free to fly into the WIDE opening behind you. You have to close it by hand. On colder or windier evenings, you need a pad to insulate you from the chill. Try laying on a bed and putting a blanket under yourself. Then imagine doing that feet when the material under you isn't flat and moves depending on where you've applied pressure. Now imagine climbing into a sleeping bag and a pad under these conditions... I ripped my thin foam pad on the third night. If you only plan to use this during mid summer overnights or random daytime naps, it's great, go for it. If you plan to use it for backpacking or anything more serious, go with the zip. That's what I exchanged mine for.
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised I used the hammock while camping in the back-country of Belize. It worked like a charm.
Date published: 2013-01-10
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In my WW II Army surplus jungle hammock, the bottom was covered with a thin cotton floor beneath the actual hammock sleeping surface. This was much needed because mosquitoes can bite through the uncovered hammock pad. How does this product prevent this?

Asked by: one dog night
The Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym Classic Hammock will not protect from insects that can reach through the fabric.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected! This is the first time I have used my Hennessy and I love it! I only wish I had known about using a hammock as an alternative to a tent earlier! For families, just buy everyone their own hammock! This thing is sturdy and surprisingly comfortable. I set it up without the rain fly because I wanted to watch the stars. Because of the light mesh mosquito netting, I was bug free the whole night! The only draw backs are 1.) you need to find a spot where there are trees to hang the hammock...definitly not for a beach camping trip. LOL! 2.) The hammock in not insulated so you will want to still use a sleeping bag that is rated for the type of weather conditions you're sleeping in.
Date published: 2011-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bigger, and can sleep 2, but heavier This hammock, for being a little larger than the Hennessy hyper light, is slightly more comfortable than the hyper light, and can sleep larger, heavier people, and/or 2 people. It is, however, heavier than my favorite Hennessy hyperlight, which actually weighs about 2 pounds, not the stated 1 pound 9 ounce. The hyperlight is still the lightest, and the best considering most people would prefer a personal hammock instead of sharing one, even couples if you really want to sleep. For car camping, or any other situation where you can justify the weight, or if you are simply big/tall, then this one would be the choice over the hyper light. For backpacking, you need to keep it minimal, and if the hyperlight covers your needs, I'd go with that one over any other. You may want to consider using a larger rainfly. I like the larger ENO rain fly, and it is slightly lighter than the larger Hennessy rain fly that you can buy separately. The Eno tree straps are VERY handy, and worth the weight and size, as well as screw gate carabiners. Once you sleep in a Hennessy with a nice regular size pad and a sleeping bag, set up properly and level, you will always prefer it over a tent, and definitely will prefer the reduced hassle of set up and take down.
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product for the tall side sleeper I wanted to get into hammock camping after way too many uncomfortable nights on the rocky and root-covered ground. While researching hammocks online I was drawn to this product for the following reasons: - built-in bug netting - compact sleeping system (hammock, bug net, suspension system, and rain fly are all inclusive) - extra long, with a high weight limit I highly recommend this product to other tall backpackers. I am 6'-7" and 215lbs, and I have plenty of room in the hammock. I also recommend the Snake Skins accessory for fast, easy storage and setup of the hammock system. You can leave the rain fly attached to the hammock and simply un-sleeve the Snake Skins and stake down your lines. It is an incredibly fast and effective setup. No more worries about clearing rocks, branches, and debris in order to set up your tent. I will not be tent-camping anytime soon.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing I've purchased in a long time I decided to try hammock camping and I'm so glad I found the Hennessey. It's been the answer to making me comfortable on any trip. No more worrying about flat ground for a tent, it's just find a couple of trees and done! Easy, comfortable - it's the ticket. I did send it out to be modified with full zippers on both sides, now i can move the bug shield out of the way entirely when I want to do so. It went from perfect to MORE PERFECT! next purchase will be the larger rainfly and an underquilt.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sleeping option and easy to mod I got the smaller one (not deluxe) and love it. I got straps and four strong rings to hang it fast and easy. Then had grandma sew in a 100 inch zipper on one side and 50 inch zipper on the other so I can use my poles and small tarp to make a ground tent. You can not get into it with just the bottom entrance, but I kept the bottom enter for when hanging higher in trees. It gets cold on your bottom, so I got Big Agnes air mattress and a sleeping down sleeping bag - but very importantly I got the straps from the bag, around the mattress because the bottom is slick, air mattress is slick and down bag is slick, so all night long you wake up with a frozen butt and the insulation up on top of you. I am almost 6'3" and find the shorter one is just slightly short, I would get the deluxe if buying again. This hammock is extremely well made and everyone I have talked to loves them.
Date published: 2011-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for 1 person, good for 2 people The Hennessey Hammock Explorer Deluxe is great for one person, but can also work for two people. This is the solution for anyone who wants to share a hammock with their significant other, and wake up without aches or stiffness created by pressure points formed by sleeping on the ground (even with a good sleeping pad). It is also far lighter than the vast majority of two person tents on the market. There are, however, several caveats. The first is that the hammock is rated for 300 pounds, so your combined weight must be below that, which shouldn't be a problem for shorter couples with athletic builds. If you're not a couple, don't even consider using this hammock for two as it forces your body to hug the other person's whether you want to or not. The second is a caveat that applies to all hammocks, which is that you need a pair of trees a suitable distance apart. That may sound simple, but finding just the right pair is likely to take much more time than the few minutes needed to actually set up the hammock and rainfly. You may want to purchase additional webbing or rope to extend the maximum distance between trees you can use. The third issue to keep in mind is that hammocks are invariably colder than tents due to the air circulation underneath you. During naps on hot days this is a significant advantage, but on cold nights it is essential to have some type of insulated pad underneath you, along with a good sleeping bag. I tend to sleep colder than most guys, but with a pad and a 20 degree bag on a night that dropped into the low 40's, I was warm enough that I never zipped up the bag. The fourth item to keep in mind is that, unlike a tent where the rainfly reaches to the ground, the hammock fly is well off the ground and acts like a kite in wind. That's not to say you can't use it in windy conditions, but make sure you have it staked down very securely. In addition, my girlfriend noticed that after a number of strong gusts the pre-knotted rope that is attached to the primary rope and clips onto the rainfly had started slipping and making the fly loose. I solved this by taking leftover primary rope and slipping it through the O-ring at the end of the fly, then pulling it taught and tying it to the knot I had already created to hold the hammock to the tree. I also anchored the sides of the fly fairly close to the hammock so that the sloping fly almost hugged the hammock body and shielded us inside from much of the wind. The fifth item of concern is a result of two people using a product intended for one, which is that when you are both inside the hammock, it is very difficult and awkward for the first person to exit. Hennessey did a wonderful job designing this so that when you are inside, your weight forces the rip-and-stick opening shut so that you don't accidentally fall out. When you are exiting the hammock with no one else inside, it is relatively easy to pry it open and get out, but with the weight of another person forcing it closed, the opening is very difficult to spread wide and getting out is not an easy process. With these criticisms, it may sound as though I don't like the Explorer Deluxe very much, but that is far from the case. My girlfriend and I have enjoyed it more than we expected and are excited to use it again in the future. You just need to keep in mind that hammocks have different benefits and drawbacks than tents have. Using this for two people is certainly not for everyone, but if the two of you will fit and you have an adventurous spirit, this is an option that will surprise you and just might be the last two-person tent you buy.
Date published: 2011-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had higher hopes I was sold on the concept of standing up, into your shoes, as you exit the hammock. There was no awkward angles or possibility of tipping. The bottom entry is a great solution! Here's why I returned mine; The same pressure used to close the opening makes the velcro rub your legs when you sit into it or put your legs through to exit. The skin abrasions by my knees are still healing from a week ago. Once you've exited, the opening remains open. Without the body weight to close it, bugs are free to fly into the WIDE opening behind you. You have to close it by hand. On colder or windier evenings, you need a pad to insulate you from the chill. Try laying on a bed and putting a blanket under yourself. Then imagine doing that feet when the material under you isn't flat and moves depending on where you've applied pressure. Now imagine climbing into a sleeping bag and a pad under these conditions... I ripped my thin foam pad on the third night. If you only plan to use this during mid summer overnights or random daytime naps, it's great, go for it. If you plan to use it for backpacking or anything more serious, go with the zip. That's what I exchanged mine for.
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised I used the hammock while camping in the back-country of Belize. It worked like a charm.
Date published: 2013-01-10
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In my WW II Army surplus jungle hammock, the bottom was covered with a thin cotton floor beneath the actual hammock sleeping surface. This was much needed because mosquitoes can bite through the uncovered hammock pad. How does this product prevent this?

Asked by: one dog night
The Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym Classic Hammock will not protect from insects that can reach through the fabric.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13
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