Originally Posted by Wolverine
There was a suggestion in the Hennessy website that recommended another hammock other than the Jungle as a 4 season hammock. Just wondering if that was just marketing or not.
I wonder if you're thinking of the recommendation to use the HHSS (Hennessy Hammock Super Shelter) for 4 season use?
If so, the HHSS isn't a seperate hammock, but instead it is additional gear intended to provide additional weather protection/insulation to use during cold weather...in addition to your HH hammock
It's comprised of an undercover, which is basically a nylon shell that fits up underneath the hammock like a second layer...an underpad, which is thin open cell foam pad which fits inside the undercover...and an overcover, which is another nylon shell designed to fit on top of your ridgeline/bug netting, preventing heat loss due to wind drafts. Additionally, a 'space blanket' is recommended to sit on top of the underpad, but outside of the hammock itself to act as a reflective vapor barrier.
It's had varying amounts of success, mostly dependent upon the users themselves. I've used it down to 22F with some pretty high winds, and adding in an additional fleece blanket as under insulation on top of the underpad.
I'm just thinking that this is the only thing I've seen referred to as "four season" on the Hennessy website, and so it's probably what you were thinking of as a seperate hammock...which it isn't.