HENNESSY HAMMOCK EXPEDITION ASYM
BY JOSHUA COATSWORTH
February 03, 2008
NAME: Joshua Coatsworth
LOCATION: Newmanstown, PA
HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 200 lb (90.70 kg)
I started backpacking 10 years ago and now run a hiking and camping group at the high school I teach at. We have won numerous awards including educator of the year. I usually hike in local areas of the AT during all four seasons.
Manufacturer: Hennessy Hammock
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Manufacturer's Website: http://www.hennessyhammock.com/
MSRP: US$ 139.99
Listed Weight: 2lbs. 12oz (1247 g)
Other details: Upgraded fly to Silnylon to save weight
The Hennessy Hammock was used on multiple day backpacking trips on local parts of the AT between Lebanon, PA and Hamburg, PA. The temperatures varied from 30 degrees fahrenheit to about 90 degrees fahrenheit. The stove has been used throughout all of the elements from very gusty winds to heavy downpours.
The Asym hammock is asymmetrical and the hammock and fly are both hunter green in color. The dimensions are 100" by 48", however, it seems much smaller when inside. This particular hammock will fit someone who is under 250 lbs. and 6'. The hammock is very durable and sports mesh on the upper half to keep out the bugs. There is also a sliding pocket, so that you can store itenms above you. The fly when purchased, was upgraded to silnylon. It is durable and ultra unpenetrable by rain and wind. The hammock is very inviting and uses a snappy velcro enclosure to secure you inside. Set-up is a breeze although it takes more than two minutes, at least for me. Packed down it is very small at 7"by 10" but starts to edge the weight of smaller tents.
THINGS I LIKE
* Never get wet
* Easy to set up
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
* Can get very cold, if not prepared
* Must set up hammock level, or you will slide downhill overnight.
* Weight is almost that of a small tent
Teacher and avid backpacker and camper
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