in a word ....yes! best of all words is to have them all and save the weight somewhere else IMHO I have a zipped bottom entry and like it but am going to add the zippers to the sides soon very soon.
Whether trail or paddle don't you know
My hammock is the way to go
There peace and solitude I find
To ease all troubles from my mind
Both body and soul revel in delight
As day surrenders to inky night
I'm one who bought a bottom entry...and loved it. I love the ability to get in and out of the hammock with the tarp pitched tight on it and not worry about brushing the tarp. I love being able to get in and out without bugs following me.
But just as the others said...trying to reach out to get something was impossible.
So, a couple of months ago I sent my HHED off to 2QZQ and had their mod 4 done, while leaving the bottom entry in place.
Since, I've hung twice, and I LOVE having the option of both.
Personally, I think BOTH is the best way to go. I have no complaints at all about the mod...and I didn't have to pay for both hammock and mod all at the same time....was able to get it done over a period of time.
My son saw me out at the KC area hang in Jan, and has since upgraded his HH Expedition as well.