comparing the clark to a hennessy
i have a hennessy hammock and was considering moving over to a clark for the extra space. can someone who has experience with both give me a run down on the differences? is the lack of insulation through the bottom still a problem (i get cold on my back even at 45-50 degrees in the hennessy). is condensation an issue? has anyone every tried to use one as a ground bivvy? i know they aren't as comfortable like that but its nice to have the option in case there are no trees. i am looking at the flex 180 and read the threads on here about it, is anyone able to compare the flat lying ability of that versus the hennessy? finally, i hang with my dog. in the hennessy its possible but tricky. would it be fairly easy in something like the flex 180? thanks for the info peeps.
Hennessey vs Clark NX 250
I have a Hennessey Asym ( the bottom loader). I upgraded to the NX-250. I slept ok in the Hennessey, but I sleep great in the Clark. I haven't slept in either below 38 degrees, but I can say that the clark is a little warmer. I have a qualifier or two though.
In the Hennessey, I used a Big Agnes sleeping pad with a BA sleeping bag. The main reason that I switched was because the sleeping pad with the bottom loader was kind of a pain. I wonder if I had a side zipper model if I would have switched so soon. I wasn't unhappy with the Hennessey.
To me, there is a bigger learning curve with the Clark. It is, however,very comfortable and roomy. On a recent trip to the Smokies, I left the sleeping pad at home and took one of those reflective things that you use in the windshield of your car. At 38 degrees, I was a little cold. I had clothing and thing stuffed in the pockets underneath but everything that wasn't on top of the reflective thing got cold. I think the best thing for that night would have been to use the sleeping pad in the back pocket of the sleeping bag.
Bottom line... They are both nice hammocks, but the NX 250 is roomier, easier to sleep in and offers more of everything. The Hennessey is $300.00 cheaper!
Hope this helps!