Originally Posted by larryp09
Thanks everyone. I think I am going to like it. Planning on a number of solo hikes this year and thinking that this is the way to go.
I got the bottom entry. Im only 5'8" so it should provide plenty of room.
The bottom entry has some distinct advantages. Being 6'1" I have always used the longer Explorer UL ( as well as many other hammocks ) and it is still a favorite. In fact, I will sleep in it tonight. If you are using the small, uber-light, 2 stake only HH tarp, you will appreciate both the HH Super Shelter with lots of extra wind and rain protection. And the bottom entry allows you to avoid scraping the tarp when it is wet from dew or fog or condensation and you have it pulled down tight in storm pitch mode. And the bottom entry is the quickest way to escape mosquitoes, IMO.
But, it is wonderful to be able to reach out of the hammock to grap something on the ground or to adjust a jacket added to the HHSS for extra warmth. So if it hasn't shipped, you might consider having it shipped to 2QZQ for a zipper mod. Even the smallest one would be very convenient just to reach out. Or, you might just want to do it later.
Just expect a learning curve and don't get discouraged. It is a very good hammock.