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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyon View Post
    Hi all, I recently got interested in hammock camping, and I've been looking at options at Hennessy and Warbonnet. The holiday deal at Hennessy is certainly tugging me in their direction. I have some initial questions about Hennessy hammocks.

    1. I am almost 6'1" and weigh 220. From what I've read here so far, the Expedition is going to be cramped, so I'm looking at the Explorer Deluxe and the Explorer Ultralight. Am I on the right track as far as size?

    2. Does the Explorer Ultralight sacrifice any durability in the name of weight? It's 13 ounces lighter (and only $20 more). How does the Ultralight save weight?

    3. If I go with the Explorer Deluxe, regular fly or double-sized hex fly? Advantages/disadvantages of the two flies?

    4. Bottom entrance or size zip? Advantages/disadvantages?

    5. The free Scout Classic is not asymmetrical, so is it considerably more difficult to lay horizontally? This hammock would be for my 5'4" wife or for my (much shorter) six-year-old son.

    Any info you can offer will be appreciated.
    I would recommend the Explorer. Just keep in mind the UL has a lower weight limit. As to the fly, add the small surcharge and get the HHex fly. The Hex provides much better coverage, and space under to store gear, have a rest, etc.

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    I think the survivor is the best when it comes to durability vs. weight

  3. #23
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    Dec 2010
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    Thanks to everyone for all the follow-up and input.

    I haven't been tracking this thread/forum much lately, but I'm sure I'll be checking in with some questions soon.

    Just an update: I ordered the HH Explorer Ultralight Asym Zip today, and I upgraded to the 30d Silnylon Hex Tarp. Looking forward to trying it out when the weather warms up.

    I almost went for the $99 4-Season System that's currently on sale, but I decided to wait and do some more research. I'm thinking about the pros/cons of this system versus something like an UQ system at JRB.

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