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    Question So no one likes the bottom entry models?

    I purchassed my first hammock and figured I would prefer the bottom entry but all I see here are side zip owners.
    I know that the side zip is better for use with insulation but I did not know that when I purchassed it, I feel like I made a mistake.
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    I didn't even know about the forum or the fact that there were other hammocks out there for backpacking, maybe I should have done more research first, I enhad no way of knowing there was so much to using a hammock for backpacking, I hope I like this thing and don't end up wishing I never bought it.
    I really thougt I would have loved the bottom entry and could not wait to use it and know I'm all worried I'm gonna hate it due to the fact that I don't like hiking in the hot weather and the bottom entry is so hard to use with insulation.

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    my son won't let me put a zip mod on his. me loves it the way it is. i like the TQ 3/4 zip mod as i can roll the net completely back. i do Not like any of the side zip hammocks. to each his own.
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    Bottom entry is really nice when the mosquitos are thick. Far fewer get in. You can get the hammock modded with a side zipper then you'll have both.
    Check this site out.
    http://www.2qzqhammockhanger.com/zipmods.html

    If you get a good quality UQ you really don't have to mess with it much after installing.

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    I love the bottom entry. I've got a bad back...and so just sitting in, rolling back, and letting my weight close up the entrance.

    Adjusting my insulation hasn't proven to be much of an issue for me, for some reason. Normally sleep with a sleeping bag and a poncho liner.

    I do plan on sending off to 2QZQ for a mod this winter...I like the idea of easily passing things in/out of the hammock.

    But there's nothing wrong with the bottom entry in my opinion. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    I love the bottom entry. I've got a bad back...and so just sitting in, rolling back, and letting my weight close up the entrance.

    But there's nothing wrong with the bottom entry in my opinion. I like it.
    Me too..... In fact the bottom entry is the only kind of hammock I can get out of with my mobility issues. The zip mods are an excellent addition but I haven't had them done... yet. Still thinking about it.
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    Well I do think I would prefer to have both options

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    Thumbs up

    I had both for a while and finally just had the lovely ZQ sew mine shut since I found myself never using it. I also got the MOD4 which you can see in this video. OF all the mods ... that one is really sweet. You can have it fully open, left or right side opening ... and if you keep the bottom entry open you have that too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    I had both for a while and finally just had the lovely ZQ sew mine shut since I found myself never using it. I also got the MOD4 which you can see in this video. OF all the mods ... that one is really sweet. You can have it fully open, left or right side opening ... and if you keep the bottom entry open you have that too!

    You can't go wrong with trusting 2QZQ to mod your HH hammock.
    i finally sewed mine shut too. Kaia kept falling out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrider View Post
    Well I do think I would prefer to have both options
    I too have a bottom entry and I love it. The mosquitoes get really thick around here and I purposely bought the bottom entry for just that. Hardly any enter with me. If I had a side zip I think I would be bombarded for a little while.
    But I agree with you, I would prefer to have both options as well. I plan on getting a 2QZQ mod after this season. I dont think you made a mistake, I think you made the right choice considering you would like both options. You can't get the velcro bottom entry put in, but you can have a zipper mod put in
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