So I finally finished up and got to test hang my hammock yesterday! This thing is awesome! I followed the directions almost exactly and it came out great.
Things I did differently: I added a few feet of 'window' under the zipper with some left over noseeum. This greatly improves visibility out of the hammock. I also just flat felled the bugnet to the hammock, no grosgrain here for me.
I'm 5-10 on a good day and the 8' hammock has some room to spare. I will be sleeping in it this weekend on a 2 nighter. Bought my fiancé a Hennessy backpacker so I plan on one night in each for comparison. If she likes either I plan on returning the HH and making her a DIY one. I think I will make her a single layer version, anyone have experience or advice on this? Thanks to everyone for all the help! Here's a pic of the test hang:
And here's a link to a few more pics:
Last edited by MokoLoko; 05-21-2013 at 08:51. Reason: Dead link, thanks Macca!
Any chance of a closeup of the extra noseeum?
I can get you a close up tonight. Traced where it is on my phone
Jazilla got it right, sorry I didn't get pics last night. I should be able to tonight. Basically I replaced half of the 8" ripstop piece between the zipper and the hammock body. I flat felled all seams where bugnet is sewn to nylon. Expect pics in a few hours.
Just replaced the nylon highlighted in red with noseeum:
Last edited by MokoLoko; 05-22-2013 at 15:56. Reason: Darn autocorrect