Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Agfadoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Up North
    Hammock
    Dangerbird, HHED
    Tarp
    WB Superfly Camo
    Insulation
    HG UQ, SS
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    642
    Images
    96

    Which side do you have your zipper on?

    I am about to send my HHED hammock in for the #2 Zipper mod and I think I want the left side full zipper as you lay in the hammock.. but then I'd have to use my left hand to do whatever I wanted to, if I did the right side, there is that large wall that you have to reach over to get anything..

    Argh.. Tough decision.. can you help a guy decide, which side is the most effective side? I would think the right side if you are right handed...

  2. #2
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    I vote left for the reason you mentioned about the nylon wall. You'd have to sit up and reach over; that sounds suspiciously like work to me.
    Trust nobody!

  3. #3
    HappyCamper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    WV
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB, 1.1 single
    Tarp
    JRB11x10 Z-P cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti JRB WestMtg
    Suspension
    webbing, Dutchclip
    Posts
    3,523
    Images
    47
    I'm right handed but have my zipper on the left side because that's the side I sleep on.
    Makes it easier to get out of the hammock.
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

  4. #4
    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oak Ridge & Linville Gorge, North Carolina
    Hammock
    HHE, 2QZQ Mod4, Jerry 5 DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben/SFly Camo
    Insulation
    HammockGear Prod.
    Suspension
    Use them all!
    Posts
    9,808
    Images
    3
    Hmm ... I must be weirder than most people think I am! I'm right handed but put my zipper on the right side ... seems the most practical for me. Guess this is one ya just have to wing on one's own!

  5. #5
    New Member Bunn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Woodbridge, Va.
    Hammock
    HH Explorer
    Tarp
    HH Stock
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    Ring Buckle/Strap
    Posts
    37
    Right side helps with getting in comfortably the first time with HH lay, for me anyway. Especially with sleeping bags or pads.

  6. #6
    2Questions's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Lititz, PA
    Hammock
    HH Explorer w/ Zipper Mod #4
    Tarp
    ZQ Special w/mods
    Insulation
    Down
    Suspension
    Slings/straps
    Posts
    2,390
    Images
    146
    Here's a few thoughts to help with your decision:
    1. Where will the bugnetting be rolled and tied up when not in use...will it be in your way? A Mod 2 Right puts the bugnetting when stowed on the left side, away from your feet.
    2. Do you use a sleeping bag as top insulation? If so, where is the bag zipper? Left or right? Matching the bag zipper side makes getting in much easier.
    3. Do you prefer entry from the right or left?

    If you like statistics, my spreadsheet indicates for Mod 2's - 58 lefts and 68 rights...pretty close I'd say.
    2QZQ Hammock Specialties
    Specializing in:
    Hennessy Hammock zipper modifications
    Sewn on Tarp doors, Pole Pockets, and Grizz Beaks
    Ridgeline and gear organizers, peak storage bags, UQ protectors,
    and More!

    "The difference between genius and stupidity is.... genius has its limits" - Albert Einstein

  7. #7
    HappyCamper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    WV
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB, 1.1 single
    Tarp
    JRB11x10 Z-P cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti JRB WestMtg
    Suspension
    webbing, Dutchclip
    Posts
    3,523
    Images
    47
    That's more than 2 questions. But I like the way you think. Go with the expert!
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

  8. #8
    Agfadoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Up North
    Hammock
    Dangerbird, HHED
    Tarp
    WB Superfly Camo
    Insulation
    HG UQ, SS
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    642
    Images
    96
    I NEVER even thought to match my bag.. that would really be a pain to get in and out opposite your bag...but having the netting on your feet wouldn't be that great either...

    left...no right.. no left.. just kidding. It will have to be left as that's the side my bag opens on and I am NOT buying another thing for this...really.. .. .. . ok a large tarp would be cool...

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •