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    Senior Member Ashman's Avatar
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    Try before you Buy

    I have been lurking here for a few months having been directed here from Whiteblaze. I am real interested in trying the hammock route. Our local REI didn't have any Hennesey's in stock but they are available online. None available for rent. Is there a way to "try before you buy" with these things? Can you get one from REI, try it out and return it if you don't like it?

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    i would think you could return it if you get it from rei

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    I see you're in Greensboro. I'll let you borrow my Hennessy Explorer Deluxe if you want. Just let me know. I live over in Winston-Salem, but work in Greensboro.


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    Senior Member Ashman's Avatar
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    That would be very cool! Thanks! How does that model do in cold weather?

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    Welcome to HF, glad to have you with us. Nice of you to offer the HH for trial, NCP. Anyway, you won't find a better or more knowledgeable groups of guys anywhere.
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    The same as any hammock; cold without the right insulation. The biggest problem IMO with the Hennessys is trying to use a pad or sleeping bag in them. It can be done (I've done it), but it takes a bit of practice. UQs are the only way to go with a HH.

    Welcome to the forum!
    Last edited by Cannibal; 11-28-2007 at 14:51. Reason: Forgot to say "welcome"

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    What they said... hammocking in any model in cold weather takes some planning.

    Check out Just Jeff's page on staying warm in a hammock.


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    Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Anyway, you won't find a better or more knowledgeable groups of guys anywhere.
    I might add patient here, as well. This group is great and always willing to help out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steene View Post
    I might add patient here, as well. This group is great and always willing to help out.
    Indeed.
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    Thanks for your help thus far! I went on my first backpacking trip in over 15 years a few weeks back and realized my tent which was "state of the art" back then is a tad heavy and bulky by today's standards. I have done a little reaserach and the hammock system really seems to make sense in a backpacking situation

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