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, "shy_in_sunnyvale" <mql@m...>
> First, it's been really hard to find photos of users lying on their
> sides in the hammocks.
> The notable exception is the Speer hammocks page (thanks!). Although
> it looks
> comfortable, it also looks claustrophobic! I don't expect the
> spaciousness of a tent, but
> could someone comment on that aspect? Are some hammocks roomier than
> others? From
> the outside, it looks like a Hennessy hammock may not gather up
> around the occupant so
The HH asym models have extra fabric at the feet and head to allow
you to more easily sleep off-axis, which means flatter.
The Hennessey also has elastic tie-outs on the side that attach to
the same stakes that you put out for the canopy. They pull the
hammock apart and give it a more open feeling. But you're still
sleeping in a sewn-in enclosure, which might bother sensitive
I notice the closed-in feeling most when using the fly. Just replace
it with a larger one that hangs up higher, like Ed Speer recommends.
You could also make your own hammock with a free-hanging bug net--no
velcro, you just sweep the thing aside when you get out.