Originally Posted by Crog Welly
I have a question about the HHSS. Most of the component parts are not expensive except the under cover. What are you getting for all that money?
I just bought a HH DJ and I have DIY UQ's. I have used the 2QzQ cover on the WBBB and wonder how that compares to the HH under cover?
Also question for BillyBob, in your gallery you have the HHSS on the DJ. What is the orange layer in the picture or is that not part of the HHSS system?
Hello Crog. What you get for your money is a custom fit for the Hennessy hammock and pad. Although, probably a lot of the expense is in designing and sewing the bottom entry which is a perfect match up for the bottom entry hammock, while closing to make a good enough "seal", but nnot interfering with entry/exit.
Still, the UC fits near perfectly to the hammock and HH pad, doing a good job- much better than the pads suspension by itself, of holding the pad snug up against the sleeper head to toe. The UC provides just the right amount of elastic tension to help support the pad and any other insulation added under the pad and prevent gaps.
The 2q UQP would provide very similar protection from wind and rain, but I'm not sure if it would function as well as the HH UC at providing head to toe support for the HH pad. But I have never tried the combo, so hard to say.
But if your UQs work well, and if the 2Q UQP works well with them, I don't guess you need an HHSS. I suspect that combo would function much like the HHSS.
I imagine the orange layer you saw was my AMK space blanket.
I also use plain, cheap WM space blankets, and they function just as well. But the AMKs are quieter and more durable. A space blanket laid on top of the pad is a recommended addition to the system, but HH does not supply them, you must buy one for your self. ( 2 to 4 bucks, ~ 2 oz. )