Originally Posted by hutzelbein
Thanks for the replies. I didn't think to check the dimensions on the Hennessy website. Tried to measure the hammock, which is not easy: it seems that length and width roughly correspond to the Safari specs. Interesting. From the descriptions in the forum I got the impression that the hammock would be huge. But not even the belly girth compares to the WL Owls. Maybe it used to be one of the biggest hammocks on the market, and the recent trend for 11 foot hammocks changed it. Should have checked the specs before buying... I guess I'll have to go for a Dream Hammock to get the size I expected. Anyway, I got to check out another hammock
Mine feels noticeably bigger than my HH Explorer, Claytor No Net, WBBB etc.
1st, you should have a ~112" RL, which is not that much longer than the Explorers 108" ( 100" for Expedition/Backpacker?). But here is where the difference gets obviously different: There will be a much larger distance between the hammock body and the ridge line. I am over 6 feet, but if I sit in the Safari, the RL is well above my head, and if laying down I can barely reach it with my long arms. If I am sitting in my Explorer ( which is not a small hammock ) the RL hits the back of my neck. That is a big difference.
Wait: a pic is worth a thousand words right?
HH UL Explorer
Safari No Net:
What this means is that there is huge sag in this hammock, more than about any other. Even though the RL is only 4" longer than the Explorer- the hammock fabric/body is MUCH longer than the Explorer. If you measure the length of the hammock along the curve, rather than along the RL, you will see it is maybe 10 or 20" longer than an Explorer and even more so than an Expedition. Huge sag.
A few pics of yours would help settle the question.