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    hennessy hammocks Supershelter Insulation Systems

    has anyone used one of these systems, and what where your thoughts about it?
    what does it come with, and what is the temperature ratings?

    can anyone provide pictures of what it looks like?
    again it is hennessy hammocks Supershelter Insulation Systems

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    I use the super shelter on my HH Expedition model. My setup consist of the under cover and underpad (I don't have the overcover). I have used it in sub 20 degrees F with a space blanket between the hammock and pad and a 20 degree sleeping bag. For me the system works well and there are many people here who use it. It is a little bit of a pain to get into the hammock if you have a traditional bottom entry HH but not too bad once you get use to it. The temp rating for the HHSS I think is more dependent on the user because some people tolerate cold better than others. You will find some folks say it only works down to 32 degrees for them and others say they can go much lower. It also depends on what else you are using (clothes, sleeping bag, etc...).

    Hope this helps some.

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    I've been down to 12* F in my setup with the additional torso and kidney pads (I don;t know if they are still available but it would be worth asking.) I had a cheapo 0* Coleman bag and a winter base layer. I like the system a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccathcart72 View Post
    I use the super shelter on my HH Expedition model. My setup consist of the under cover and underpad (I don't have the overcover). I have used it in sub 20 degrees F with a space blanket between the hammock and pad and a 20 degree sleeping bag. For me the system works well and there are many people here who use it. It is a little bit of a pain to get into the hammock if you have a traditional bottom entry HH but not too bad once you get use to it. The temp rating for the HHSS I think is more dependent on the user because some people tolerate cold better than others. You will find some folks say it only works down to 32 degrees for them and others say they can go much lower. It also depends on what else you are using (clothes, sleeping bag, etc...).

    Hope this helps some.
    ok prob a dumb question what is a space blanket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I've been down to 12* F in my setup with the additional torso and kidney pads (I don;t know if they are still available but it would be worth asking.) I had a cheapo 0* Coleman bag and a winter base layer. I like the system a lot.
    yeay they are for sale at
    http://hennessyhammock.com/catalog/insulation/

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsdemon View Post
    ok prob a dumb question what is a space blanket?
    Thin mylar blanket. Used mostly for survival or in our case, insulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsdemon View Post
    ok prob a dumb question what is a space blanket?

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    yeti vs this system?

    if you had the money to buy either this system or a Warbonnet Yeti which would you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsdemon View Post
    has anyone used one of these systems, and what where your thoughts about it?
    what does it come with, and what is the temperature ratings?

    can anyone provide pictures of what it looks like?
    again it is hennessy hammocks Supershelter Insulation Systems
    Oh boy, here we go again! Welcome, nsdemon! At least now there are plenty of users to comment pro and con. Plus, if you search you will find many threads and tons of posts on this subject.

    I am still trying to decide whether to use mine on an upcoming trip to to the Wind River Mountains, where I have used it once before (2006) with
    plenty of success. I kind of want to use it just because I started with it in these same mountains. As opposed to my other great choices: a JRB MW4 on my JRB bridge( really over kill for these temps, but works so superbly on and all I really have for that hammock ) vs PeaPod vs Warbonnet Climashield Torso UQ. Any of these systems work great and have their pros and cons.

    Bottom line summary on the HHSS: some people are fine with it, a few love it and a few hate it. Some folks have condensation problems, some do not. Some are not warm,others are plenty warm. There, that's a big help isn't it? I have always found mine to be quite usable( I actually have 3 of them!), I think for the price it is just fine, especially if you catch one of the big sales. Assuming you are one of the lucky ones it will work for, then it's big major plus over all other systems is the additional water/snow/fog and wind blocking of the included under cover, especially if you are using the stock diamond HH tarp. This wind proofing is a major plus, and is buit into the price and weight of the system. But it is any one's guess if this system will work for you, works fine for me. Plus, with the optional over cover, you pick up a lot of retained warmth and wind blocking- and maybe a small bit of added water protection- on the top side for 3 oz.



    If you get it when it is cool and you can test it, maybe HH will take it back if it does not work for you? Something to ask about I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsdemon View Post
    if you had the money to buy either this system or a Warbonnet Yeti which would you get?
    Not a Yeti but I did go with an UQ. I have a Phoenix from stormcrow.
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