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    dakotaross's Avatar
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    side entry vs. bottom

    Posting in this forum because I am in want for a BB, but my question is really a general one. I have a Hennessey and I'm tiring of the bottom entry/exit. I'm curious about side-entry hammocks and what the differences might be regarding the tarp. Have seen the videos of people entering/exiting these hammocks without the tarp on top, but wondering what the issues are in terms of headroom, etc. when the tarp is on, specifically in cold weather or rain when you might want the tarp close. Obviously with the HH this wasn't an issue and could pull the tarp down as much as I wanted.

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    dakotaross, I think you're gonna like the side entry. I also have a superfly tarp which gives plenty of room and protection.

    had you thought about putting the side zipper mod on your hen? and sewing up the bottom entry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    dakotaross, I think you're gonna like the side entry. I also have a superfly tarp which gives plenty of room and protection.

    had you thought about putting the side zipper mod on your hen? and sewing up the bottom entry?
    Yes, heard about that and its a thought, but for now its crowded out by the thought of a shiny, new hammock!

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    The novelty of the bottom entry got old quick for me with the Hennessys, but then I got the zipper mod done and,,, ended up with 2 more Hennessys, I really like them now..
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    Senior Member spidennis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaross View Post
    Yes, heard about that and its a thought, but for now its crowded out by the thought of a shiny, new hammock!
    so what are you waiting for?
    as you can see here, and throughout the the forum, this is the hammock to have! and if you need convincing just lay in one and the deal will be sealed!
    besides, who has only one hammock anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    besides, who has only one hammock anyway?
    I have zero.

    But my WBBB is on order!!!

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    Senior Member spidennis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyokley View Post
    I have zero.

    But my WBBB is on order!!!
    we all gotta start somewhere,
    but at least you're learning from our mistakes
    and getting a jump on things ...
    and not wasting money getting up to speed!
    congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    we all gotta start somewhere,
    but at least you're learning from our mistakes
    and getting a jump on things ...
    and not wasting money getting up to speed!
    congrats!
    Thanks! I couldn't have done it without you guys. Glad I found the forum! I think it has saved me from a few rookie mistakes I would have made. Although I'm sure I will still make a few wrong turns...that's just part of the fun.

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    If you get the #2 zipper mod for your Hennessy you leave your options open...entry from bottom or either side. Then hang your tarp as needed for the weather.

    http://www.2qzqhammockhanger.com/id2.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaross View Post
    ... wondering what the issues are in terms of headroom, etc. when the tarp is on, specifically in cold weather or rain when you might want the tarp close. ...
    I have a modified HH and headroom hasn't been an issue for me in the rain. Though I do plan to get a bigger tarp. The standard one simply is not big enough.

    I don't use it in cold weather ... so far.

    Rain Man

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