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    WTB: Hammock

    Hello I'm after a hammock for a trip to the tropics.

    I'm looking for either a Hennessy Hammock Ultralite or Explorer A-Sym (+Snake Skins) or a Jungle Hammock

    And a big tarp.

    thanks, please email me, not PM
    Last edited by huy; 04-17-2007 at 04:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huy View Post
    Hello I'm after a hammock for a trip to the tropics.
    I'm looking for a Hennessy Hammock Ultralite or Explorer A-Sym (+ Hex fly & Snake Skins)

    thanks, please email me, not PM
    I suggest checking e-bay and e-mailing Hennessy and ask them if they have a demo list.
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    Try searching whiteblaze.net too. Someone might have listed one that hasn't sold yet.
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    the tropics is almost always hot, humid, and infested with bugs all year round .I would suggest buying or making a hammock with removable bugnet and bigger headspspace. the bugnet should have larger holes to let the air circulate. If you go for layered hammock be careful of sweaty backside. A bugnet that enclose the hammnock is nice like hammock engineer's hammock bivy. It will protect you from bugs all around and allows good circulation. Also invest on a large tarp to keep you dry from tropical storm or downpour. Im talking from experience b/c I live in the tropics.

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    Hello,

    What specific hammock do you recomend? I spent alot of time in the philippines sleeping in those net ones, so anythings an upgrade The Hennessy looked ideal, I certainly dont want anyhting heavier.

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    Check out Tom Claytor's hammocks:
    http://www.mosquitohammock.com/

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    Yeah, tom claytor's jungle hammock is fine.Also buy a tarp like Neo's. A 9x9 or 10X10. The problem with hennesy is that you cant remove the bugnet when the weather s stuffy and hot. It also feels claustrophobic as my experience with my HH clone suggest. A Speer or any kind of hammock with removable bugnet would be fine.
    Last edited by rptinker; 04-16-2007 at 19:00. Reason: more info

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    i noticed the two "neo tarps" that were in use last weekend at hot springs seemed to have real sag issues.
    far more than the silnylon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i noticed the two "neo tarps" that were in use last weekend at hot springs seemed to have real sag issues.
    far more than the silnylon.
    I think it's more issues with the way the tarp is pitched in a diamond shape. You basically only have only 2 points pulling tension on the tarp toward the ground, whereas a tarp like a MacCat(MC) has four points pulling tension on the tarp body. I have also noticed that the cat cuts on the neo tarp look very shallow to me as compared to a MC.

    The neo tarp does have several tie outs and were probably put there to address sag issues. The fabric is heavier than silnylon so ,yes, that could also be a factor also.
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    I agree on the shape. I've seen other square/diamond tarps with a lot of sag, as well as the 9x9 Neo tarp I've got. I can only imagine that the 12x12 would be even worse.
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