Thanks to 2QWife
I received my HH explorer back this past week while I was off chasing trout in Colorado. Just took it out of the package and had a chance to inspect the hammock. In a word, the craftsmanship is fantastic. I highly suspect that the quality is better than what HH could/would do if it came from the factory!
As Happy Camper stated above, the zippers are black and look OEM in appearance. All sewing is professionally uniform.
I'll try to get it strung up and hang tested in the next couple of days.
Thanks to 2Q and wife!