Originally Posted by KenDavis500
I just ordered the HH Explorer Deluxe with Hex fly.
Now I have to wait.
Did you get the Sil Hex or the one that is a free swap out?
You can't go wrong with any of the three. If you had got the stock diamond, it would get the job done, as you can see from the responses here. It saves you some weight and bulk, and as several have said, it would keep you dry if pitched just right. AND IT ONLY NEEDS TWO STAKES! I have only used mine with the addition of the Super Shelter. That has gone through one of the most horrendous storms you could imagine, with tornadoes near by and very heavy wind, and not a drop got in. Except for about a tablespoon in the lowest point of the undercover, but nothing in the hammock was even damp, nor was the HH pad.
But with the larger tarps, you have a lot more luxury and living room, and friends can come to visit! And, if you don't have a Super Shelter or sock, it will be much easier to block wind. Fun either way!
Originally Posted by Theosus
Only have the standard fly. I've been looking at upgrading to the hex, but so far the standard one has kept me dry, even in an all night rain.
Theosus, have you been in any wind driven sideways rain? did you do OK?