When every ounce counts, the 3 lb. 4 oz. Explorer Deluxe Asym is a winner, replacing heftier tents and eliminating the need for
bulky sleeping pads. The tree-covered, sloping terrain of the trail is perfect for hammock use. Many hikers prefer “sleeping out”
in their Hennessy Hammock to a night in the trail-side shelters which are sometimes crowded and noisy. The tree hugger straps
protect trees from rope burns and, unlike a tent, the Hennessy Hammock does not leave a footprint on the ground and no leveling
or trenching is needed. At 10 feet long, the Explorer Deluxe A-sym was designed for anyone up to 300 lbs./ 136.1kg or up 7 feet
tall. It has the same great materials, proportions and protection as the smaller Expedition A-sym by Hennessy Hammock. All
Hennessy Hammocks include attached mosquito netting, detachable rain fly, support ropes, tree huggers to protect the of the bark of trees, and stuff sack with set up Instructions on back.
I’ve been using the Explorer for five years now. I’ve slept in it about 35-50 nights/year.
When I first saw it, I thought that it would be uncomfortable. I expected the “butt-down” sleeping posture. But getting in a
friend’s for about a minute convinced me otherwise. If you angle your body diagonally, you find that you are almost flat — no
“butt-down” posture. That one minute was enough to convince me that I had to get one of these things.
So I got the Explorer Deluxe A-Sym model. The “Deluxe” just means that it is longer, and somewhat more “heavy duty”, for somewhat
taller, heavier folks like me (6’2″ and 200#).
The standard rainfly didn’t look like it would keep me adequately dry in the rain (though I couldn’t find anybody who complained
about that). Since I never backpack — and didn’t mind some extra weight — I asked for the larger “Hex” fly, which they will
substitute for no additional charge if you ask. They also sent a pair of SnakeSkins. As far as accessories, I bought the
OverCover and the SuperShelter 4-Season Insulation System (consisting of an UnderCover and UnderPad).
This thing is not just a hammock — it has built-in mosquito netting and a rain-fly — so it is designed to completely replace a
tent and a sleeping pad.