Hennessey HammocksRode into Budapest a few days ago and met up with Bicycle Luke. After a week and a half apart where I just plodding and pondering over his Hennessey Hammock, I figured that I’d have him unfurl it and show me what it is made of.What follows are photos and descriptions of the Hennessey [...]
Rode into Budapest a few days ago and met up with Bicycle Luke. After a week and a half apart where I just plodding and pondering over his Hennessey Hammock, I figured that I’d have him unfurl it and show me what it is made of.
Once you have it tied up and unwound you can open it up and get in. The weight of your body automatically closes the opening, so you are defended against insects from the mesh that extends over the top of the hammock.
Photo of Luke unwinding his Hennessey hammock. You simply wrap it up like a sail when you want to pack it out and then unravel it when you want to sleep. The whole process only takes a matter of minutes.
Luke demonstrating how to attach the rain slip over the hammock. The “roof” of the hammock is but a piece of fabric but it connects to the main body with clips. It seemed as if it would really withstand the force of a rain storm, and Luke says that it does just this. He recently spent two days tucked up inside this hammock in rain showers north ofBudapest.
In all, after inspecting the Hennessey Hammock, I think that they are a useful piece of travel gear. But there are other options. Andy the Hobotraveler.com just recently left a comment on one of my previous entries – Hammock Tent as Travel Shelter – about how he has a similar set up but just uses a Thai hammock with a mosquito net slip, and a rain poncho over it.
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