Hennessy bottom slit is not always to people's liking; I was mostly okay with it, but anything I had floating around in the hammock with me tended to follow me out the slit. Some folks who sleep in shorts didn't like the velcro and while this is just a matter of taking care, if you're like the walking dead at midnight like me it would result in scraped calves. I always wore long johns and didn't have an issue.
the Warbonnet is roomier, to my claustrophobe's eyes, and has the storage space of the shelf, as well as a conveniently placed full length zipper. Hanging the hammock involves no wrapping rope or serious knot tying. Mine is 1.1 double layer and weighs 24 oz. You'd end up with a Hennessy UL Explorer if you are very tall (over 6 ft) that weighs 41 oz, I suspect the Warbonnet even if made longer for you would still be less than 30 oz.
And that is the extent of my accumulated experience that i have to offer. I have seen ENO hammocks and Byers hammocks - very simple and less expensive. Haven't slept in one - of course, now I have a Blackbird there is simply no going back. It's the one thing I got this year that actually lives up to all the hype.
Lori thats great info. Thanks for help. Maybe the Warbonnet is the way to go?
I'm a newbie to hammocks too and was lucky enough to have someone from the forums here let me try out their hammocks.
I agree with everything Lori says. I personally really did not like trying to get into a hennessey. Maybe that's the problem with trying the blackbird first, everything else is a let down.
The only negative I've heard about the blackbird is the price but it is just a little bit higher but you definitely get a nicer hammock that's made in the USA.
I ended up getting the Blackbird. Whenever I have lots of choices it's always hard for me but the Blackbird was easy when I looked at everything else.
Hurry up and get in line, spring is on its way!
Thanks Chris! Looks like thats the way I'm headed.