I am looking for opinions on bottom entry vs top entry. After having experimented with a Hennessey Assym, traditional Scout, and a TreeHugger Hammock top entry I have made these observations.
Bottom entry is a real problem when it comes to trying to get your sleeping pad and bag set up, along with body positioning.
In addition, in the event that I couldnt find adequate tree coverage or otherwise needed to use the hammock bivy style, would be very difficult with bottom entry.
Top entry models are not flat lying (except for new jacksRbetter which is not yet available) which is a disadvantage. However, I have noted that I can make a regular top entry hammock somewhat "flat lying" by using a down air mattress which pulls the sides away from you.