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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Potomac Falls, VA
    Hammock
    HH Expedition & HH Explorer Dlx
    Tarp
    Noah 12, BCUSA 10
    Insulation
    JRB Nest, Old Rag
    Suspension
    Stock HH w/rings
    Posts
    848
    I have a HH Exp model with the classic (bottom entry) and love it.

    I started out with an ENO DBL and while the lay was good, due to some limited mobility issues I had challenges getting in/out of it. Someone on here suggested I try out an HH with classic entry and that solved all my issues.

    I am short so do not find the size of the Exp to be an issue. More room would be nice but is not required. I did have an issue with a my legs hurting up the back but after reading the forums I started laying at more of an angle and putting my pack/pillow under my legs and that issue was resolved.

    I have a JRB Nest as an UQ and love it. It is cut specifically to fit the HH classic with a split in the UQ to match the classic entry. Like others have said it would be nice to have zippers on each side so I could pull the quilt up around my shoulders better but instead I just don't stake out the sides during cold weather and then the UQ wraps around me better. Some day I might invest in having the zipper mod done but not today

    I continue to use the HH standard suspension. I motorcycle camp so weight is a non issue. What I have done recently is to tie a figure 8 on the bight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNjF2oGPt90 then use a carbiner to attach to Atlas tree straps. Makes set up quicker for me.

    I replaced the stock tarp with 10x10 BCUSA tarp or if weather is going to be really nasty I used a Kelty Noah 12x12. Both of these will allow me a sitting space under the tarp which is something the stock HH tarp does not.

    I would purchase the HH set up again but I would purchase the tarp upgrade from the start.

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kansas City, KS
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe+2QZQ Mod #4
    Tarp
    HH Hex w/ 2QZQ OFS
    Insulation
    20* bag, PL, HHSS
    Suspension
    Whoopies+Biner
    Posts
    1,168
    I have the HH Explorer Deluxe, bottom entry.

    When I bought it, the HH Hex tarp was a free upgrade if you wanted it, not sure if it still is. If so...I HIGHLY recommend it.

    The HH ED is a roomy hammock...I don't feel claustrophobic in it at all. I love the bottom entry for when the weather is kicking, or the mosquitos are bad and you need that quick entry without bringing the bugs in, or brushing along the underside of a steeply pitched tarp.

    I got the 2QZQ mod #4 so that I could reach in and out of the hammock, and use the hammock as a chair as well. Works very nicely for me, so enjoy having the best of both worlds, so to speak.

    If you're looking to spend about $200, go with the HH ED Zip...most folks seem to prefer side over bottom entry. Get the free hex tarp upgrade, and you'll have hammock, suspension, and tarp right off the bat. Then you just need to work out insulation and you're good to go.

    I'm TOTALLY satisfied with my HH setup.

  3. #13
    sargevining's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Rosenberg, TX
    Hammock
    DIY 12' Channel end
    Tarp
    HH Hex w/doors
    Insulation
    AHE Potomac/DIY
    Suspension
    RacerLoops w/Cinch
    Posts
    3,244
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    Arrowhead Equipment has a UQ, the Potomac, specifically designed for HH's that allows you to use the side tie outs on the hammock. It works well with both my Expedition and DJ. Its moderately priced as well.

  4. #14
    Senior Member Cazador's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    East Lansing, MI
    Hammock
    HH Expedition Zip
    Tarp
    Hex Tarp
    Insulation
    Thermarest
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    229
    Thank you all for the help. I'm gonna make the purchase some time today!

  5. #15
    Senior Member Banjoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Hammock
    HH Safari, Expedition
    Tarp
    Toxaway, Noah 12
    Insulation
    Jarbidge/Owyhee
    Suspension
    Kammok Pythonstrap
    Posts
    131
    Most of my comments are repeats of what has already been said earlier. Here's some additional points that haven't been mentioned that I noticed. I started with expedition classic, and added the 2QZQ mod #4. This mod was absolutely wonderful! If you don't have to arrange anything in the hammock then the classic entry is fine to just hop in, but if you want to set up a pad or your top quilt then the side access is very handy. Also if you don't have to worry about bugs then I much prefer the easy in/out and additional sitting positions of the side accessible hammocks. I know Hennessy has its video showing how to use the classic entry hammock as a chair, but it is not even close to being comfortable for me. Plus, you can't straddle the hammock either if you can't remove the net. The mod #4 gives you the versatility of a netless or integrated-net hammock. If I didn't have that, I'd probably have gotten rid of my classic entry hammock by now.

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