Last few weeks on upland gamebird hunting trips in the sagebrush steppe/high desert of central Washington state, I've had to resort to camping on the ground in a tent. It was terrible but there was nothing to hang a hammock to in this country.
Last weekend, we pulled into camp late and had to set the tent up in the dark. I set up the tent on a clump of weeds with sharp spikes. The weed's sharp spikes punctured many small holes in the tent floor. This is not a problem in a hammock, of course. Sand infiltrated the tent soon after. Oh! how I missed the hammocks I used all summer.
So... partially motivated by with the help of comments made on this forum, I bought a Byer Vario hammock stand online for $99 with free shipping, a relatively good deal.
I put the ENO Doublenest in the Byer Vario twice but have yet to camp with it in the sticks or high desert. I have not put the Hennessy Backpacker A-sym in the Vario yet. The Vario's arms flex in when you climb into your hammock. The flex is a little scary at first but it seems solid.
It's heavy. But it packs up well. More weight than bulk due to the necessary amount of steel to support 350 lbss. It's surprisingly quick and easy to set up. I'm kind of a mechanical moron and got it up in less than 10 minutes with no directions, just observation and common sense.
I was worried the Vario would not accept a rain fly. But, it took an 8' x 10' tarp OK.
When I got in the hammock after rigging the rain fly, the arms flexed in a little bit (I weigh about 165 lbs. BTW) which caused the fly to sag. But this also happens when I hang to understory Western hemlocks and red alders in the Pacific Northwest.
I've messed around with the height and length of the hammock stand a little bit. Its height and length is adjusted with several screws. Right now, I have it set so the lowest part of the ENO Doublenest is only a few inches above the stand's bottom. The ENO-D is long. The HH BPer A-sym will require some adjustments and will probably hang higher since it's not as long. Basically, the ENO-D is fine in the Vario with a some adjustment and experimentation.
The Byer Madera may be a next purchase for high desert car camping. I can pitch the hammock to the car rack (which is solid) and the other end to something else like the Madera. The Madera is lighter and more storable too.