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    Hammock choices with topcovers

    Hello hammock demigods,

    First post here. I've been reading up on this site because I'm new and want to move into hammocks. I've read parts of the ultimate hang and watched many of the very helpful videos. I'm a very geography confused Texan living in Canada. I want a top cover for my hammock because of the cold weather. So far I have looked at Clark and WBBB. (Both I like.)

    Are those my only choices or are there others I am unfamiliar with? Any advise would be helpful.

    Thanks.

    John


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    Senior Member Ratdog's Avatar
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    New Member JEB's Avatar
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    Yep! Check out Dream Hammocks -- lot's of options and a good guy to work with!

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    I'm a big fan of the Hennessy Hammock over cover after using it with the Super Shelter bottom insulation system down to a warm and cozy -6C/21F this past weekend. Very light weight and modular with the rest of the HHSS through a range of temps and weather conditions.

    Also much more reasonably priced for Canadian residents as Hennessy offers free shipping and you can also get most models at MEC. Unlike Warbonnet and Dream Hammock which have absurd shipping costs for something that's only a few pounds.

    While I'd love to one day get a Blackbird, I really can't justify an extra $50 USD for shipping on top of the premium price for the hammock itself. Now if you still have family in Texas who you might be visiting sometime soon, well, that certainly opens up your options.

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    Senior Member dirtwheels's Avatar
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    http://www.sheltoweehammockcompany.c...mocks/boone-40

    The most comfortable hammock I own, and one of the most comfortable I've tried. I did own a Hennessy Hammock Explorer UL, the over cover and the super shelter were the best part of the system, the weak point was the hammock that was far too prone to calf ridge.

    Dream Hammock is a great option as well, but I've only tested those, I haven't owned one.
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    Hennessy is a solid choice - and a good family company to deal with. Nice thing is they sell the entire ready to go package - parts fit together like a glove and lots of videos to support.
    Hammock includes suspension and tarp
    Super Shelter includes all bottom insulation
    Over Cover for $20 (at 3 oz and packs to the size of a baseball) for those cold windy nights

    They have a sale going on now:
    http://hennessyhammock.com/collections/springwarmupsale

    If you decide you need something heavier/warmer than the HH nylon over cover that they provide - just use it as a pattern and make one out of a fleece blanket.

    There are lots of posts on the Super Shelter/Over Cover in the Hennessy Hammock forum located under the 'FORUM' button.
    Here's a recent one:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...-Super-Shelter
    Last edited by oldpappy; 04-26-2016 at 13:09.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratdog View Post


    In my opinion Dream hammock has the best options / most choice's for a hammock with top cover.
    The fabric / color options are allmost endless and the customer service is second to none!

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    You've got until April 30th to order the Cadillac of hammocks with top covers: The Hammeck Envy-S.

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    Someone directed me to look into a sock option. Which was sound advice. I don't have any experience with it yet, but look at them, they look cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEB View Post
    Yep! Check out Dream Hammocks -- lot's of options and a good guy to work with!
    LOVE my dream hammock!

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