Great report and great 1st hanging experience! Sounds like a good hike, one I need to do sometime.
You are using the same hammock set up I started with, the HH EXP UL, except I have always used my SS with that one, so far. The only thing is I don't have the luxury of the zipper mod yet, but I sure would like to get it. I do, however, still rate my HH (and SS) highly.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.