This is just a quick review for an Expedition Asym Classic Hennesy Hammock. I have had this hammock for about four years now. First off, if you want one, this is the time of year to order one. They are generally on sale and giving extras away as well. When I ordered mine I got a free set of snake skins, which come in very handy and free shipping. I also ordered the larger rain fly. I use the smaller rain fly with an ENO Nest Hammock for my son. I wanted the larger rain fly so that gear I left on the ground under the hammock wouldn’t get wet. Mostly just my shoes, I usually clip my bag onto the ridge line.
I love this hammock. It is much easier to get into than standard hammocks and the Velcro entrance closes right up once you are inside. It is so much more comfortable than laying on the ground and it is fairly quick to setup. It will take you a few times setting it up before you’ll have the process down. The other nice advantage to a hammock over a tent is that if it is pouring out, chances are you’ll stay drier in the hammock than you will in a tent.
Another good quality about this hammock is that the mosquito netting is sewn on, so there are no holes for the blood suckers to get through. There is also a nice pouch hanging from the ridge on the inside of the hammock which is great for flashlights, glasses and other small things you may need quickly or want within reach.
My hammock has held up well and I haven’t really had any problems with it at all. The only downside to this setup is that it is still heavier than the setup I use for my son which I also use when I want to backpack as light as possible. The Hennesy hammock is still lighter than most tents and a whole lot more comfortable and easier to pack. It also has the mosquito netting for bug protection. Here are the specs for the hammock I bought as well as the information from Hennesy hammocks website:
Classic bottom entry with velcro closure.
This is our most popular model with all our patented features including mesh pocket on ridgeline and webbing straps to protect the bark of trees. New asymmetrical shape and 30% larger rainfly than the Scout model. New 70D catenary cut rainfly to reduce weight and wrinkles. This is an all-purpose hammock – great for backpacking, family camping, expeditions, kayaking, motorcycling, and any other purpose which requires comfort and durability at an affordable price.
Height limit: 6′ tall / 180 cm
Weight limit: 250 lbs / 115 kg
Packed Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz / 1160 g
Packed Size: 4″ x 7″ x 9″
Hammock fabric: 210D Oxford nylon
Hammock dimensions: 100″ x 52″‘ (diagonal)
Mesh: 30D polyester No-See-Um netting
Suspending ropes: 10′ long 1600 lb. test polyester rope
Webbing straps: 1.5″ x 42″ long black polyester
Rainfly weight: 10 oz / 280 g
Rainfly fabric: 70D polyurethane coated polyester ripstop
Rainfly dimensions: Parallelogram 63″ X 99″ / 160cm X 252cm Diagonal length above ridgeline 132″ / 335cm
Color: Hunter green hammock with hunter green fly and black trim
Stuff Sack: Logo and set up instructions printed on ripstop polyester bag (18 g., 5/8 oz.)
What’s Included: All Hennessy Hammocks come complete with attached mosquito netting, detachable rain fly, support ropes, and stuff sack with set up instructions on back. Hennessy Hammock also provides complimentary standard 42″ long “Tree Hugger” webbing straps to protect the bark of trees. Because these accessory webbing straps are complimentary, they are weighed separately from the hammock.
If you would like to just buy a complete hammock setup, then I highly recommend Hennesy Hammocks. You can’t go wrong. They do have lighter weight packages but I didn’t want to spend the extra money. Have you ever used a Hennesy Hammock or any hammock for backpacking or camping? If you have used Hennesy Hammocks, have you had any problems with your setup? I hope this review was helpful. If you have never tried using a hammock for camping or backpacking I recommend you try it. You may never use a tent again.