Originally Posted by nothermark
I plan on sending my Hennessy to 2QZQ for a zipper mod. I really just want to be able to get the inside to arrange things or access stuff outside the hammock when I am laying in it. Mod 1 or 3 would do that. My question is how hard is it to unzip a mod 1 when laying in the hammock? Is it reasonable to do things like reach up and unzip and flip the bug net toward my feet then put everything back together while still laying there?
The Mod 1 was our first mod to a Hennessy hammock. My idea was to do exactly what you are thinking. I simply unzipped the top halves and flipped the netting over itself. The advantage of this mod was that I could reach both sides of my underquilt for adjustment. When in the hammock, I could easily reach up to zip it up. I had a ULBA. I did tie strings to the zipper pulls, about 8-9" long, to make it easier to grab to unzip. I will say this about the Mod 1, it is possible to side enter the hammock but I wouldn't recommend it. I was very careful and never felt comfortable that I wasn't stressing the zipper....thus the Mod 2 was created. The advantage of the Mod 1, 2, and 4 is that you can access both sides of the hammock, the Mod 3 is only one side. Hope that helps some.