Hello, I've been reading a lurking for a while. I can't find mention of this topic so sorry if it is redundant.
I have a Hennessey expedition zip model and bought the nylon outer cover. For some reason I thought it would attach more to the netting, so that I could have the netting open to get in, then zip the netting and outer cover down as one unit.
Instead, the cover attaches to glove hooks on the ridge line, and is designed so that the guy lines on either side of the hammock go through the cover to hold it down. Therefore it is impossible to have one side of the outer cover fully open to get in, meaning you have one half of the side to get in (the bottom half), then you maneuver yourself in place and zip the netting.
It's rather awkward and I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong, or if it pays to bother with the cover. Maybe having the standard tarp over it will be sufficent or better wind protection etc.