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    Senior Member DRobertson's Avatar
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    need a recommendation for new hangar

    my father hasnt been camping in while, and he has had several back surgeries. his most recent one numbed the pain, and he is considering a hammock. hes 200 lbs, 5 foot 8 inches, and we dont want to spend much. would a hennessy be a good choice?

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    Just Hanging Out Mumbles's Avatar
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    I'm 5'10" 215# and got a Hennessey with larger hex tarp and super shelter. Convenient, comfortable, complete. Could fit his needs and your budget. I've upgraded to a cottage vendor hammock, insulation and tarp. If you are interested in one that is lightly used, let me know.
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    A Hennessey would be a good choice as long as you get a side zip model. I think the bottom entry would be too much work for a guy with several back surgeries, good luck.
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

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    I'd go with an open hammock like the ENO double.
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    Senior Member DRobertson's Avatar
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    he seems pretty set on the HH with the fancy stuff like the attached bug-net, fixed ridgline, and snakeskins. thanks for the recommendations.

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    Hope he's not claustrophobic - I never really felt comfortable with zippered bugnets. My first hammock was an HH Exped Asym Zip and it really turned me against that style of hammock.

    I now use simple gathered-end hammocks like the BIAS Weight Weenie, Hiker Lite, or a tablecloth hammock. In bugnet season, I use a BIAS NanoBuginator.

    I don't like struggling to find a zipper when I'm in a panic, with a calf cramp (something I got often in the HH), or having to take a wicked leak, or there's a critter in the camp. I like quick escape - and zipper doesn't factor into that equation.

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