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    Claytor Exped is 4 ft wide.... you can lay slightly asym.... I sleep well in one... about 6 foot and 200 lbs is the comfort max IMHO

    They are not as roomy as the HH, but it is a fine starter or occasionioal use item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Claytor Exped is 4 ft wide.... you can lay slightly asym.... I sleep well in one... about 6 foot and 200 lbs is the comfort max IMHO

    They are not as roomy as the HH, but it is a fine starter or occasionioal use item.

    Pan
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    Just curious as to why you refer to it a "starter hammock or occasional use item". I specifically chose the Jungle hammock over all others and couldn't be happier.

    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    Pan
    Just curious as to why you refer to it a "starter hammock or occasional use item". I specifically chose the Jungle hammock over all others and couldn't be happier.

    Miguel
    Miguel,

    My post was reference to the Mosquito, same size as the expedition, not the much larger (and twice the cost) Jungle Hammock that you refer too.

    I referred to it as a starter or occasional use item because it is just barely wide and long enough for comfort for a 5-11/ 6-0 person, the mosquito is very reasonably priced for full bug protection. We have found they sell to scouts and folk looking to try hammocking without major investment. Don't get me wrong, it is a great value and a good hammock, especially for smaller folk.

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    For the price I wonder if I would be better off going with a HH Scout. It comes with a tarp and is lighter weight. Though the Claytor Exped would be nice for hanging without the screen. Would be nice for the backyard, or on a picnic too. It might also bee good for my son to use.
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    Without having used (or even seen) one, Iím interested in why Hennessyís have such a large proportion of the market. The ridgeline deal may be it, but it seems to me like the bottom entry/exit method would be OK for people on the move, but less so for people just hanging around (pardon the pun!).

    Are all of their models bottom entry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6 feet over View Post
    Without having used (or even seen) one, Iím interested in why Hennessyís have such a large proportion of the market. The ridgeline deal may be it, but it seems to me like the bottom entry/exit method would be OK for people on the move, but less so for people just hanging around (pardon the pun!).

    Are all of their models bottom entry?

    6 ft
    I own 2 Hennessy hammocks. A big reason Hennessy hammocks are so popular is because Tom Hennessy was a pioneer in bringing camping hammocks to the marketplace. They are even sold in some REI stores as well as many independent dealers. I'm in the process of making a hammock. It will be about 10 feet from whipping to whipping. I keep hearing about how comfy a longer hammock is. My Hennessy's are comfy and work great but I can see where a longer hammock would give you more of a "sweet" spot to lay in.
    Assuming the Scout model is bottom entry, all models have the bottom entry.
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    The Scout is bottom entry. However, it is diamond shaped and not asym.

    I just ordered a new HH Expedition. I could not resist, I found it for under $100 including shipping. I already own a HH Ultralight Backpacker and love it. They are very comfy, light weight and the bottom entry is great. The bottom entry system helps prevent the bugs from getting in under the netting, as typically happens with a top entry hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I own 2 Hennessy hammocks. A big reason Hennessy hammocks are so popular is because Tom Hennessy was a pioneer in bringing camping hammocks to the marketplace. They are even sold in some REI stores as well as many independent dealers. I'm in the process of making a hammock. It will be about 10 feet from whipping to whipping. I keep hearing about how comfy a longer hammock is. My Hennessy's are comfy and work great but I can see where a longer hammock would give you more of a "sweet" spot to lay in.
    Assuming the Scout model is bottom entry, all models have the bottom entry.
    Is that 10' along the ridge line or the fabric length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Is that 10' along the ridge line or the fabric length?
    Fabric length
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I own 2 Hennessy hammocks. A big reason Hennessy hammocks are so popular is because Tom Hennessy was a pioneer in bringing camping hammocks to the marketplace. They are even sold in some REI stores as well as many independent dealers. I'm in the process of making a hammock. It will be about 10 feet from whipping to whipping. I keep hearing about how comfy a longer hammock is. My Hennessy's are comfy and work great but I can see where a longer hammock would give you more of a "sweet" spot to lay in.
    Assuming the Scout model is bottom entry, all models have the bottom entry.
    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Is that 10' along the ridge line or the fabric length?
    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Fabric length

    The Hennessy site has a table that gives fabric dimension, and resulting hammock dimensions for their various models

    http://hennessyhammock.com/comparisonchart.html

    Looks like 10' fabric length is used for the Expedition, Ultrabackpacker Asym., Hyperlite, Scout, and Desert Rat (all resulting in a 8' 4" hammock length). The only smaller hammock is the Adventure Racer. So if the ones you've been comfy in are among these models, and you want to make a "longer" hammock than one of these, perhaps you need to start with more than 10' fabric. I imagine that the method you use for wrapping could affect the length, the HH method takes up 10" on each end evidently.

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    Last edited by GrizzlyAdams; 06-10-2007 at 17:12. Reason: more context provided

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