This summer, I bought a HH Hyperlight without the fly and tree huggers.
I used the 8' x 10' fly from my Speer 8.0A and was most satisfied with the
results. The weight is acceptable and the excellent workmanship lets me rig it
tight-as-a-drum without feeling like a tie-out will fail.
I really like the full A-frame protection in rain and cold wind. It's also
nice to have a larger dry area underneath, compared to a HH asym fly. Not
that I "need" the extra area, as I hang everything (except Crocs and a sit/stand pad)
from an auxiliary clothes/ridge line between the fly and hammock.
For what it's worth, I've had no problems with the stock set up on a HH
Explorer UL Asym in heavy blowing rain. I simply hung the fly attached
directly to the trees (lower than the tree huggers) and staked the corners
down, tight to the hammock. To tell you the truth, I wasn't too optimistic.
It was a Scout car camping trip and I had spare "everything", just in case
I got soaked.
> I am thinking of going then to a simple 10' x 10' silnylon tarp. The
> fly/tarp supplied standard with the HH BPA is 11' 7" along the
> diagonal which is more than enough for the length of the hammock, 9'