Touring - what kind of hammock?
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05-27-09, 11:18 AM
I've been getting interested in hammocks rather than tents, but it's tough to decide which hammock is for me. I've really only researched the hennessy hammocks extensively, and they pretty good, but I'd like to keep my options open. Also I read a lot about people liking their Hennessy hammocks, but they never say which hammock they have. I've been eyeing the scout since I'm on a limited budget, but I would not be opposed to moving up to the expedition asym if that's recommended. Any help?
You'll find a lot more information here
and for what it's worth, I've owned Hennessys in the past but really like the Warbonnet BB
05-28-09, 12:50 PM
I have a Hennessy Safari with which I am most pleased. I used to have an Expedition, but the extra room in the Safari trumped the lighter weight since I don't have to carry it on my back.
If you want to keep on open mind about hammocks I suggest you compare in these areas:
WEIGHT/SIZE RATIO Hennessy uses thin lightweight materials, so even the bigger ones only weigh just over a kilo.
FASTENING SYSTEMS The Hennessy uses tree huggers that don't damage tree bark. The hammock is fastened to the tree huggers with a few knots
ENTRANCE/EXIT Hennessy has a Velcro opening on the bottom for easy in and out.
COMFORT Since you sleep below the centre cord on a Hennessy, it is stable and you sleep close to flat for greater comfort
Honestly, I've never camped in any other hammock. I guess you might call me hooked. That said there are a couple of downsides to hammocks in general. Some campgrounds ban them because some damage tree bark. Also some campgrounds don't have trees (you can use the Hennessy as a 'bivi' if you are stuck).
05-28-09, 01:01 PM
Oh come on, someone had to.
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