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    dakotaross's Avatar
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    cutting the net

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    I cut the net off of my HH Explorer. I sure do like it a lot better now. I just ignore the bottom entry. But I could still use it if I ever need to because of a dew or frost covered tarp.
    I really like this idea. I mostly do spring/fall camping and I've never had an issue with bugs at the places I typically go.

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    Senior Member bdpalace's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaross View Post
    I really like this idea. I mostly do spring/fall camping and I've never had an issue with bugs at the places I typically go.
    I'd still recommend the 2QZQ mod so you still have the option of a bug net. You never know when you'll get the urge to camp somewhere new that may be a haven for the bloodsuckers. Just sayin'.
    Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand - Robert Hunter

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    dakotaross's Avatar
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    bottom issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    What is so annoying about the bottom entry/exit?
    Like another poster mentioned, when you have more stuff in the hammock as you might when its cold, it can be annoying getting in and out of the hammock while keeping everything you've got in there from falling out the bottom. And, while this may be a fixable issue, the velcro is not as sticking as well as it used to. If I take care to get it right, it goes together fine, but I'm having to take more and more care to get it that way - which means working out my abs while in the hammock to reach over and get the velcro together.

    I like the idea of being able to get my stuff together and then "sit and spin" getting into the hammock. Of course, I do realize that the less stuff I have in there, the less of an issue I'll have. I recently got an UQ and I'm sure I'll find as it warms up a little, that I need less inside the hammock.

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    New Member JumpingJack's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    What is so annoying about the bottom entry/exit?
    Well, things will drop through the door when you're exiting if you're not careful. Other than that I like it just fine.

    Here's an upside I haven't seen mentioned. Most hangers have noticed that changing clothes in a hammock is a hassle. It's a lot easier to change while sitting or standing in the bottom entry and it affords some privacy.

    For those who haven't noticed, Hennessy has introduced a side entry model with pad slot. For me, it's not worth the extra weight. Love my Hyperlight Backpacker.

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    Rain Man's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    What is so annoying about the bottom entry/exit?
    Nothing, because since I got the HH mod from 2Q, I have both! LOL

    But truly, it was a big hassle getting into a silk liner, into a sleeping bag, on top of a sleeping pad, without being an Olympic-level contortionist. MUCH easier to "sit and turn."

    Rain Man

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