I just got a HH Explorer for Christmas, which is an amazing present and I'm thrilled. Except it's the bottom entry model. I've got 2 3/4 length UQs (one Zmad made, and 1 I won at the fall hang) and am concerned they won't work well with the bottom entry. So I have two questions before I open my hammock or figure out what to do with it.

1) What are the benefits of bottom entry vs. zippered/side entry?

2) Will bottom entry work with a 3/4 length UQ or will it be a total nightmare?

As a side question, depending on the answers to the above questions.... Anyone want to trade an explorer for an explorer zip?

Note: The hammock was bought from REI, which while normally great works poorly in this case since REI doesn't appear to carry the zip version.