Hennessey Hammock zip or velcro

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browntrout

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Dec 28, 2012
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I have decided to buy my first hammock and have narrowed it down to a Hennessey Hammock Expedition Asym, only problem is deciding to go for velcro or zip opening. I was wondering if any guys using this Hammock could give me pros and cons on both.
 

resnikov

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I got the velcro one but have since had the zip added by UKHammocks so I can get the best of both worlds. The zipper I've had put it in unzips the entire bug net if you want and it stores away in a small pouch.

I like the velcro entry but luckily where I mainly camp there are very few biting things so I'm happy to sleep without the bug net but if I ever head north and venture over the border I think I will be glad of the bottom entry.
 
I used to have a velcro version until I started using an underquilt. I found it really useful in Sweden to keep out the midges, but it was a pain in winter. I'm using a Warbonnet blackbird 1.1dbl now and can't fault it...

If you are dead set on the hennessy, get the bottom entry and add a zip conversion for the best of both worlds...
 

Shewie

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Dec 15, 2005
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How tall are you browntrout?

I ask because I had the Expedition for a while and found it a bit cramped for my slender 5' 10" frame.
 

adestu

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Jan 19, 2010
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I have the explorer deluxe and I'll be be getting the half zip mod done at UK hammocks before next meet.

sent from the back of beyond
 

MertzMan

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Apr 25, 2012
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Cambs and Lincs
I went for velcro and had no problems with it. I did end up flogging the thing in the end because it was a little on the small side for someone north of 6 foot. Nice build quality tho.
 

snozz

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Dec 9, 2009
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I would start with the velcro then decide later. I've just got one, and love the velcro bottom. Very clever and simple - it just works!
 

Dave-Jefferson

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Apr 23, 2012
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I got the velcro one but have since had the zip added by UKHammocks so I can get the best of both worlds. The zipper I've had put it in unzips the entire bug net if you want and it stores away in a small pouch.

I like the velcro entry but luckily where I mainly camp there are very few biting things so I'm happy to sleep without the bug net but if I ever head north and venture over the border I think I will be glad of the bottom entry.
Hi, I'm lucking at getting a zip added to mine, how much did it cost you to have it done?
Cheers Dave