Hi y'all I'm Mark (Law Dawg is my moniker on a few other sites as well...motorcycle related). I have been hunting, fishing, motorcycling, camping, and backpacking since time was kept by sun dial. Recent total knee replacements make ground camping very difficult and so the hammock search begins. 2011 an Alaska ride is in the works and things need to get sorted out with the camp kit. Been doing my homework already (see below).
I'm considering the HH Explorer Delux Asym Zip (Hex Fly & Snake Skins) with a 2QZQ Underquilt Protector (a steal BTW). That will allow me to experiment with A MacEntyre IX UQ (underquilt) and/or space blankets and/or various insulated pads. The zipper as opposed to the "Birth Canal"? Well 2QZQ has been doing zipper mods for sometime and the HH zipper is heavier than theirs (you folk sure get real excited about ounces and grams of weight saved). Durability seems not to be a huge issue and the zipper is just more versatile and easier for my bum knees to deal with.
Weight is not the deal that space is when motorcycle traveling and so dual use items and flexibility rule. Don't fret, I don't blaze trails on my bikes. I stick to pavement and dirt roads. This site is a wealth of information (too much at times) and an introduction thread that actually gets replies from members is fresh.