Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
  1. #11
    Senior Member ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Willamette Valley, OR
    Hammock
    HH Deep Jungle XL
    Tarp
    Hex Fly / Stock HH
    Insulation
    3SBurrow/Incubator
    Suspension
    WS's/ET's
    Posts
    789
    I was able to get my DJ for $200 from them directly. It was during last years Christmas sale and they said that if I didn't want the free Scout hammock they would take that amount ($99 at the time I think) off, so I did. Ended up working out great.
    "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Eastern MA
    Posts
    121
    Yes, the Deep Jungle XL is the same size as the Explorers, whether "Deluxe" or "Ultralight." The differences are in the fabrics used. The Deluxe fabric is like a "duck" weave, so it is more breathable. That makes it more prone to bite-through. It is also a heavier and cheaper fabric, so that class of hammock is less expensive. The Ultralight series bottoms are made with a very tightly woven 70 denier fabric. It is more expensive, so is the hammock. It is a bit less breathable, but very resistant to bite-through by mosquitoes. The Hyperlight series are made with a Spectra grid reinforced 30 denier fabric. It is the most expensive of the fabrics the Tom uses for hammock bodies to my knowledge. The Deep Jungle series of hammock are side-entry double bottomed hammocks, using the same fabric as the Hyperlights. I believe that Tom also pairs up his lightest silnylon tarps with the Hyerlights and Deep Jungles. Of course, these are also more expensive to produce. As with most backpacking gear on the market, lighter equates to more expensive.

    A note about insect protection and control: I spray all my hammock bodies and netting with permethrin to help protect myself from insects, especially ticks and mosquitoes. I don't expect a mosquito to penetrate my hammock bottom, but I want the extra measure of protection. If I end up with my arm or head against the mosquito net, I don't know of any mesh that is 100% safe.

    Regards,
    Rosaleen

    Hennessy Hammock afficionado and supporter.

  3. #13
    BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,465
    Images
    353
    I forgot to say in the previous post: when I was trying out a borrowed DJXL, I thought it had more roominess as far as the net staying away from the net, compared to my Explorer UL. I also thought there was more distance between me and the ridge line, which probably accounted partly for the net being further from me. This may also indicate more built in "sag", as the hammocks are listed as the same length.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    South ga.
    Hammock
    Wbbb, BMBH, Clark nx250, wbrr
    Tarp
    J r b 11x10
    Insulation
    Hammockgear UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    BB webbing, python
    Posts
    42
    I have 3 HHS. I like the dj xl the best. I use an underquilt most of the time but I have used a pad some as well.

    The double layer is really nice for the pad.

    Good luck.

  5. #15
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    quebec,canada
    Posts
    4
    Thanks Rosalyn your post was informative.I apreciated it.
    I wish hh could change their holiday special. I wonder if I call I could make a deal and don't get the cub hammock. Crish sure made a good deal. I have a 6 year old son but I wouldn't feel confortable camping and go sleep separatedly from him. Specialy in a hammock, where you're not sure if is cold during the night. From my cheap parachute hammock experiences, I don't think hammock camping is for young kids. As much as I think hammock is the future, it is still look like a work in progress.

  6. #16
    Member danfromnb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    New Brunwsick, Canada
    Hammock
    HH BU
    Tarp
    HH Typhoon
    Insulation
    I just suck it up
    Suspension
    HH
    Posts
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by kingkaz View Post
    Does the bugs bite trought the fabric of yours hammock even thought its a single layer? Cause in the henessy site they say the explorer does the job too.
    I have never had a bug bite through my single layer hennessy (I'm in New Brunswick)

  7. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Hammock
    i like my HH
    Tarp
    no preference(yet)
    Insulation
    pad and bag
    Suspension
    what came/w the HH
    Posts
    199
    As far as the bugs go, my experience with my explorer deluxe this summer in Alaska was this... as long as I had a pad under me I had no problems with the bugs. There were a ton of mosquitos the first two nights. If I ear plugs I would have used them. My wife who waswas directly below me in her in said there was a solid layer ( mildly exagerated, but only mildly) of mosquitos on the undwrside of my hammock. As long as you have a pad under you, you' ll be fine. I imagine it wouldn't even require a very thick one, I just happen to use a self- infalting pad.

    Sunny
    "Mother Gue", I says "the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world," and by God, I was right. Keep your nose in the wind and your eye along the skyline.

  8. #18
    Cali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Modoc, SC
    Hammock
    HHDJ/Speer/T-Bird/WBBB/Lite Owl
    Tarp
    SF/CF/Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Incub/Buro/Snugfit
    Suspension
    Cinch Straps
    Posts
    3,324
    This past weekend I spent the night in my new DJ with Top Cover, Under Cover, TQ and UQ in the low 30's and I was toasty warm and so very comfortable. The fabric is soft and so nice to sleep on. I like the double bottom for added warmth and the next time I will put my reflective pad in because it is getting colder.

    I also have a Clark NX-250 and that is good for keeping me warm and toasty in the cold.
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

    You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. -Albert Einstein

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •