Hennessy Hammock Expedition Series
|Price:||$135.00 - $175.00|
- 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 70D catenary cut rainfly to reduce weight and wrinkles.
- Height Limit: 6' tall / 183 cm; Weight Limit: 250 lbs / 114 kg; Packed Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz / 1247g; Packed Size: 4" x 7" x 9"
- Bottom Fabric Dimensions: 130" x 59"; Rainfly Dimensions: A parallelogram short side 70", long side 110", short diagonal 128", long diagonal 140"
- "The Coolest Tent in The World" (dwell magazine) Patented innovative features and award winning design.
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From the manufacturer
This is our most popular model with patented features including mesh pocket on ridgeline and webbing straps to protect the bark of trees. Asymmetrical shape and a 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.
Choose from the Classic bottom entry sealed with velcro or the side entry Zip sealed with a strong YKK zipper.
Serious Camping and Survival Shelters
When serious adventurers are planning expeditions into unknown areas of the world they all know that they are getting the hammock with a proven reputation for quality and comfort.
A Complete Shelter System
Every Hennessy is a complete, engineered shelter system for one price.
Hennessy Hammock believes it is essential to include webbing straps with each hammock to prevent damage to the tender bark of trees.
All Hennessys include webbing straps, tightly woven fabrics and high quality support ropes, a matching detachable rainfly, a "no see um" mosquito mesh, a gear loft on the ridge line and a stuff sack with set up instructions on the back. Built tough for years of service, all of our support ropes and webbing straps are six times stronger than the weight rating of the hammock.
The Hennessy Hammock has almost zero impact and is an excellent example of a “Leave No Trace” shelter.
Experience a level of comfort on the trail almost as good as your bed at home and maybe even better. The patented asymmetrically shaped hammock supports your back and knees like a quality contoured mattress off the ground. Tall or large campers and campers with injuries, arthritis, bone spurs or back pain tell us about finding their first night of comfortable camping in many years with the larger Explorer Deluxe or Safari Deluxe models. You will wake up in the morning feeling great. Some owners of Hennessy Hammocks claim that they come home from their adventure feeling better than when they left. Some hikers report that they tossed out their beds when they got home from a hike and set up their hammock in the house.
Why a Hennessy?
The Hennessy Hammock is a legendary piece of camping and survival equipment and has been the choice of epic expeditions exploring the full length of the Nile, Amazon and Congo Rivers, up to the Arctic, down into the deepest caves on Earth, and other extreme environments around the world.
It's a shelter that takes the pain out of the outdoors and protects the environment.
Built tough for years of service, every hammock is uncompromising in materials and workmanship. There are countless tiny improvements that only 40 years of effort and five patents can achieve, all of which you can feel as soon as you stretch out in this hammock and close your eyes.
Unique Bottom Entry
Patented entrance on the bottom automatically snaps closed under the weight of your body and seals with velcro.
The "Classic" bottom entry works great when you are being followed by a cloud of mosquitoes. When you duck your head down to open the bottom entrance, the mosquitoes don't know what you're doing, so they get out of the way for a few seconds. Before they know what's happened, the door has snapped shut and you are on the inside and they are on the outside.
Side Zipper Entry
Zips closed with a full length, heavy duty #10 YKK zipper on one side between the mesh and the bottom fabric.
One advantage of the zip model is that it's a little easier to set up your bedding but the mosquitoes also find it easier follow you in and join you for a snack later, so double check for intruders before you zip up for the night.
Hennessy Hammock is a small family run company whose only mission is to continually improve the evolution of hammock design.
The inventor, Tom Hennessy, has been sleeping in hammocks for over 60 years and experimenting with designs for over 40 years. He made over 50 prototypes and beta-tested his designs for six years before getting five patents and going into production.
Triangular Mesh Gear Pocket, Glove Hooks, Carabiner Loops, and included Webbing Straps.
A nifty gear pocket slides on the ridgeline and stores out of sight behind your head. Two glove hooks are also threaded on the ridgeline and can be used for attaching LED lights and even attaching a drink can by the hole in the pull tab. All hammocks ridge lines are installed with a loop on each inside hammock end to which a small carabiner can be hooked to hold daypacks, water bottles, and other small items which are too heavy to hang over the ridge line.
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The first time I used this Hammock was on a single bag kayak adventure down the Peace River in Southwest Florida, the weather was already starting to warm up and we hit highs in upper 80s and lows in the lower 60s. I was amazed at how well the hammock kept me cool when relaxing in the hot afternoons, the breeze under your bottom side definitely has a cooling effect. Depending on your climate I may recommend using an under quilt in conjunction with a sleeping bag to keep your hind end from freezing. In Florida's tropical climate that was not an issue, my cheap sleeping bag sufficed during the cool nights.
My most recent trip was another solo bag trip to an island off of beautiful Boca Grande Florida. This time the Temps reached 95* for a high and didn't get below 80 for a low. I was amazed once again at how well the rain fly would help keep the sun off of me during my afternoon breaks and how cool it kept me at night.
Here in Florida we are no stranger to a plethora of insects, from mosquitoes to biting horse flies to the absolute worst "noseeums" they are microscopic biting midges roughly the size of a flea. Most bug nets are no match for them, but this one prevailed where many others have failed.
I found trees roughly 14' apart work work best, but I have hung this hammock with hammock straps to distances surpassing 20' but I have also hung it on trees as close to 10' apart.
Adding a sleep pad helps promote a flatter lay and adds another layer of warmth and protection from bugs.
If I had a few recommendations to give this is what they would be.
For anyone over 6'2 look in to getting the Hennessy Hammock Explorer as it is better suited for taller users.
If you live in a tropical climate like I do you may want to get the "jungle" version as it adds a second layer of protection on your bottom half from pesky mosquitoes, it also nests an optional pad for warmth and comfort.
You can also add a set of Repell Rings to make setup easier and faster although it is not recommended by Hennessy as it puts some "wear" on the lines that support your weight. I personally have not seen any wear.
I also recommend getting a slightly larger rainfly (hex asym) if you plan on using this in a wet climate, the standard asym rainfly will keep you dry in some rainfall but just barely, it is more suited for slight drizzles and the morning dew. If you want to stay dry in any type of rain you must stake it down close making it a little muggy when inside and leaving minimal room to get in and out of the hammock. The Hex asym rainfly on the other hand adds the much needed coverage to stay comfortably dry while allowing airflow and ease of access.
The three must haves items you should add to your cart before checkout are
1) hammock straps (I prefer Bear Butt straps as they are affordable, durable, stand behind their products and are of high quality. They also come with bonus steel caribeaners)
2) Aluminum Caribeaners (Again I prefer Bear Butt caribeaners as stated for the same reasons I chose Bear Butt straps. The aluminum caribeaners are larger making setup easier and also a third of the weight of the ones that come with the Bear Butt straps)
3) Hennessy Hammock Snake Skins! It is absolutely amazing at how fast setup and takedown is with such a simple yet effective product. My hammock doesn't even touch the ground when I go out camping! These are an absolute must have no questions asked item.
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