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    I just purchased a Hennessy Hammock Hyperlite and have to say it looks fantastic (I haven't had time yet to set it up for a trial run). I was a surprised to see it has a larger (and 1.2 oz heavier) fly than my ultralite. My weight savings will be a little less than the 8 oz advertised over the Ultralite, but still 5.3 oz, or 6.5 if I take my older Ultralite fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Runner View Post
    I just purchased a Hennessy Hammock Hyperlite and have to say it looks fantastic (I haven't had time yet to set it up for a trial run). I was a surprised to see it has a larger (and 1.2 oz heavier) fly than my ultralite. My weight savings will be a little less than the 8 oz advertised over the Ultralite, but still 5.3 oz, or 6.5 if I take my older Ultralite fly.
    Small flys are a false economy in potentially bad and/or prolonged bad weather....IMHO.

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    I have to agree with Pan.

    A HH stock tarp doesn't give you the coverage you need in heavy/blowing rain. I stopped using my stock tarp not long after buying my HH.

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    I have the Hyperlight as well. The only time I can think of that the stock fly would be o.k would be in warm weather when you know there is close to zero chance of rain. Ouside of that senario, you really need a bigger-nicer tarp. Many enjoy the McCat tarp which is currently not being made. I have the JRB 8X8 and it works great. Check this out.....www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingDry.html
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    Sgt Rock went thru a hurricane with the stock HH tarp...so if you have the skills you don't need a bigger tarp. Sure is convenient, though...gives you room to cook and dress, not to mention a bigger margin of error in staying dry.
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    some of us idiots need that extra margin...
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
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    Hehe - I carry either the JRB or the MacCat...I'm with ya.
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    Poor neo has that 12x12 tarp......

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    I'll have to measure the fly provided with the Hyperlite - it is quite a bit larger than the one with my older Ultralite. It's also more squared on the diagonals.

    I've had the stock Ultralite fly out in heavy rain several times, and haven't had a problem at all - but I will admit I haven't experienced severe wind along with rain. That could be a different story I know.

    I do have one of the silnylon hex flys and if I expect a lot of rain I usually switch from the stock fly to the hex fly. For good weather I much prefer the more open views and breezes of the stock fly. It's good to have choices.

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