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  • 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 sil-nylon ripstop rainfly adjusts to any angle for weather protection, and can be rolled up or completely removed for other use
  • 1200 lb. support ropes are lightweight polyester-covered Spectra® cord
  • Ultralite Explorer Asym Zip hammock also functions as a chair/lounger or, with a pair of hiking poles (sold separately), it functions as a tent
  • Low-impact Hennessy Hammock design requires no ground leveling, trenching or staking; webbing straps protect tree bark
  • Includes ripstop stuff sack and setup instructions printed on the back
  • Complementary polyester webbing straps are provided to protect the tender bark of trees and provide increased span for the ropes

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Weight Capacity (lbs) 250 pounds
Minimum Trail Weight 2 lbs. 4 oz.
Packaged Weight 2 lbs. 4 oz. inches
Packed Size 10 x 8 x 4 inches
Floor Dimensions 108 x 56 inches
Canopy Fabric Polyester no-see-um mesh
Rainfly Fabric 30-denier coated ripstop nylon
Ultralight Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hanging a 10 An amaIng product. Thank you Tom for a fabulously designed all weather hammock. Being a hammock novice I found it easy to set up and breakdown. Pack size and weight make it a sweet sleep system. The lumpy, wet ground is longer an issue with trees or boulders nearby. If no trees, no problem. Hammock to tent is easy, with practice. The HH website is a great resource for getting to know this system. Had it set up for 2 months in my yard, sleeping through some winter storms and experimented in the cold. Never wet and did figure out a warm low weight system. Love it and looking forward to many long over nighters this season.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Hammock I have slept in a few different hammocks and this is the most comfortable one I have been in. The inside is roomy and when sleeping on an angle very comfortable. The only thing I did not like are the provided straps. I upgraded to the Eagles Nest Outfitters Atlas Hammock Suspension System which made set-up a breeze. This thing is very light and takes up about as much space as a coffee can. Highly recomended.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will never go to ground again I've been backpacking for 4 years now. Camping for 10+ Up until 2 years ago I used a 10lb Mountain hardwear 3-man tent because it is what I had. I did some research on hammocks and I will say confidently, it's the most comfortable night's sleep I've had on the trail or when car camping. Set up and tear down is easy. Takes a bit to figure out the tension on the lines and making sure your head ends up a touch higher than your feet. The provided tree straps are short, they won't wrap around a lot of trees in my area, but that doesn't mean you can't use the hammock. I think I will trade up to longer straps at some point, but it's not a priority. I've used this on 60+ degree nights and was more than cozy just using a sleeping bag inside. My last trip it was 40 degrees overnight and the sleeping bag was a bit cool so an under-quilt is a must if you like cold weather camping. My son tried it out on a family camping trip and I think one is in his future too, this thing is just too comfortable, no sore back in the morning. The attached bugnet is sturdy and the zippers can take a beating without coming lose. The tarp is a touch small if the weather were to turn for the worst, but it handled a solid night of rain, keeping me dry. Hammock camping is my preferred method of camping now and Hennessy has a solid product with their hammock models. I'd recommend it to anyone. The only downsides are a bit of tinkering during setup to get the sag right, and the fact that if you get caught in bad weather, you can't hang out with the group...unless someone has a tent, or you create a hammock city for cover. Also - I've seen reviews on other sites with people annoyed because they could not hang the hammock...If you don't have trees to hang it on, it's not the best option so probably not the best for above the treeline or serious desert.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for specific environments I used this product elusively as my tent while bike touring the pacific coast. The materials are very robust and I never worried about them me. The rain fly, when put on correctly, is very protective. You can adjust to be optimal for many situations, and pull it in tight for rain. In torrential downpour i was very cozy and away from the saturated ground. However, be warned that the taut rain-fly acts like a drum and while dry may suffer from lack of sleep. The provided straps are not always adequate for distance or tree girth. Upgrading to a third party set of straps/ webbing is a good idea - this also greatly speeds up the setup. There is going to be a learning curve, both for set-up and for comfort. By the end of my tour I didnt want to sleep in anything else. However, at the start, no fault of the hammock, i had trouble getting used to laying on my back for the duration of the night. I like to sleep on my side, which is completely possible, but not ideal. I Definitely recommend a pad for insulation. I bought a large blue foam sheet and cut it to be more streamlined to the hammock's shape. In my experience, without some kind of insulation your backside will bleed warmth to the surrounding air. If you're going to be in an area with many trees, its hard to suggest anything else. That being said, sometimes its difficult to find trees close enough together, not too far apart, and without any obstructions. Sometimes a tent would be a lot easier and quicker to find a suitable setup.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not Weigh 2 lbs 4 ozs Within the SPECs section and even included in the packaging, this item is listed as weighing 2lbs 4 Ozs. This is not correct it is 2lbs 7.5 Ozs
Date published: 2016-10-17
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Because the bug netting is attached and not removable. Is it harder to attach an under quilt?

Asked by: MykeMaloney
An under-quilt should work just fine with the Explorer Ultralight Asym Zip Hammock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-23

Would a fixed length trecking pole work for the tent set up option. ie. can I use a 110 cm z fold pole? Or do I need an adjustable pole?

Asked by: foster63
It is possible to set it up as a tent with fixed trekking poles, but it is easier to do with adjustable poles, so you can adjust the height if necessary.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04

This is described as also functioning as a tent when used with trekking poles. Is there a footprint that is recommended to prevent excess wear-and-tear on hammock tents specifically, or will any footprint work?

Asked by: ShannonTaylor
There is no footprint available that was designed specifically for this hammock. You are welcome to purchase a separate footprint, but it will not fit the tent perfectly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-07

Can you sit up and meditate in this? Thank you 

Asked by: pawesum
It is possible to sit up and meditate in the Explorer Ultralight Asym Zip Hammock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-10

Is there a pocket in this for keeping your sleeping pad in place?

Asked by: Schkaatie
​This hammock does not have a pocket or sleeve for keeping your sleeping pad in place.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-24

What size are are the webbings with this model? 42", 72", or 96"? Thanks!

Asked by: Jackfrenzy
The webbing straps are 42" long.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-30

I am 5'11 170lbs, should I get the explorer ultralight or the smaller ultralight version?

Asked by: Cdawg
The hammock you choose depends on what you value more: comfort in camp or a lighter load on the trail. Both are great options.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-05

Why is the price difference so great between this one and the one on the Hennessey website? What is included in this pacakge that is $100 more? I am trying to get the most bang for my buck. Thanks.

Asked by: sassykaren63
The hammock itself is $190, but REI is packaging it with the rain fly, which is an additional $79.95. There's a $10.00 price difference.
Answered by: mars6
Date published: 2017-06-23
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hanging a 10 An amaIng product. Thank you Tom for a fabulously designed all weather hammock. Being a hammock novice I found it easy to set up and breakdown. Pack size and weight make it a sweet sleep system. The lumpy, wet ground is longer an issue with trees or boulders nearby. If no trees, no problem. Hammock to tent is easy, with practice. The HH website is a great resource for getting to know this system. Had it set up for 2 months in my yard, sleeping through some winter storms and experimented in the cold. Never wet and did figure out a warm low weight system. Love it and looking forward to many long over nighters this season.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Hammock I have slept in a few different hammocks and this is the most comfortable one I have been in. The inside is roomy and when sleeping on an angle very comfortable. The only thing I did not like are the provided straps. I upgraded to the Eagles Nest Outfitters Atlas Hammock Suspension System which made set-up a breeze. This thing is very light and takes up about as much space as a coffee can. Highly recomended.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will never go to ground again I've been backpacking for 4 years now. Camping for 10+ Up until 2 years ago I used a 10lb Mountain hardwear 3-man tent because it is what I had. I did some research on hammocks and I will say confidently, it's the most comfortable night's sleep I've had on the trail or when car camping. Set up and tear down is easy. Takes a bit to figure out the tension on the lines and making sure your head ends up a touch higher than your feet. The provided tree straps are short, they won't wrap around a lot of trees in my area, but that doesn't mean you can't use the hammock. I think I will trade up to longer straps at some point, but it's not a priority. I've used this on 60+ degree nights and was more than cozy just using a sleeping bag inside. My last trip it was 40 degrees overnight and the sleeping bag was a bit cool so an under-quilt is a must if you like cold weather camping. My son tried it out on a family camping trip and I think one is in his future too, this thing is just too comfortable, no sore back in the morning. The attached bugnet is sturdy and the zippers can take a beating without coming lose. The tarp is a touch small if the weather were to turn for the worst, but it handled a solid night of rain, keeping me dry. Hammock camping is my preferred method of camping now and Hennessy has a solid product with their hammock models. I'd recommend it to anyone. The only downsides are a bit of tinkering during setup to get the sag right, and the fact that if you get caught in bad weather, you can't hang out with the group...unless someone has a tent, or you create a hammock city for cover. Also - I've seen reviews on other sites with people annoyed because they could not hang the hammock...If you don't have trees to hang it on, it's not the best option so probably not the best for above the treeline or serious desert.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for specific environments I used this product elusively as my tent while bike touring the pacific coast. The materials are very robust and I never worried about them me. The rain fly, when put on correctly, is very protective. You can adjust to be optimal for many situations, and pull it in tight for rain. In torrential downpour i was very cozy and away from the saturated ground. However, be warned that the taut rain-fly acts like a drum and while dry may suffer from lack of sleep. The provided straps are not always adequate for distance or tree girth. Upgrading to a third party set of straps/ webbing is a good idea - this also greatly speeds up the setup. There is going to be a learning curve, both for set-up and for comfort. By the end of my tour I didnt want to sleep in anything else. However, at the start, no fault of the hammock, i had trouble getting used to laying on my back for the duration of the night. I like to sleep on my side, which is completely possible, but not ideal. I Definitely recommend a pad for insulation. I bought a large blue foam sheet and cut it to be more streamlined to the hammock's shape. In my experience, without some kind of insulation your backside will bleed warmth to the surrounding air. If you're going to be in an area with many trees, its hard to suggest anything else. That being said, sometimes its difficult to find trees close enough together, not too far apart, and without any obstructions. Sometimes a tent would be a lot easier and quicker to find a suitable setup.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not Weigh 2 lbs 4 ozs Within the SPECs section and even included in the packaging, this item is listed as weighing 2lbs 4 Ozs. This is not correct it is 2lbs 7.5 Ozs
Date published: 2016-10-17
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Questions & Answers

Because the bug netting is attached and not removable. Is it harder to attach an under quilt?

Asked by: MykeMaloney
An under-quilt should work just fine with the Explorer Ultralight Asym Zip Hammock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-23

Would a fixed length trecking pole work for the tent set up option. ie. can I use a 110 cm z fold pole? Or do I need an adjustable pole?

Asked by: foster63
It is possible to set it up as a tent with fixed trekking poles, but it is easier to do with adjustable poles, so you can adjust the height if necessary.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04

This is described as also functioning as a tent when used with trekking poles. Is there a footprint that is recommended to prevent excess wear-and-tear on hammock tents specifically, or will any footprint work?

Asked by: ShannonTaylor
There is no footprint available that was designed specifically for this hammock. You are welcome to purchase a separate footprint, but it will not fit the tent perfectly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-07

Can you sit up and meditate in this? Thank you 

Asked by: pawesum
It is possible to sit up and meditate in the Explorer Ultralight Asym Zip Hammock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-10

Is there a pocket in this for keeping your sleeping pad in place?

Asked by: Schkaatie
​This hammock does not have a pocket or sleeve for keeping your sleeping pad in place.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-24

What size are are the webbings with this model? 42", 72", or 96"? Thanks!

Asked by: Jackfrenzy
The webbing straps are 42" long.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-30

I am 5'11 170lbs, should I get the explorer ultralight or the smaller ultralight version?

Asked by: Cdawg
The hammock you choose depends on what you value more: comfort in camp or a lighter load on the trail. Both are great options.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-05

Why is the price difference so great between this one and the one on the Hennessey website? What is included in this pacakge that is $100 more? I am trying to get the most bang for my buck. Thanks.

Asked by: sassykaren63
The hammock itself is $190, but REI is packaging it with the rain fly, which is an additional $79.95. There's a $10.00 price difference.
Answered by: mars6
Date published: 2017-06-23
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