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Here is a video from 2009 with Tom Hennessy giving a quick demonstration of our patented hammock design. Try watching it full screen (and even in HD) to see the details.
Hennessy Hammocks have a size and weight for every purpose, a complete line of specialty hammocks, including jungle hammocks, winter hammocks, and hammock accessories. All Hennessy Hammocks include attached mosquito netting, detachable rain fly, support ropes, stuff sack with set up Instructions on back and complimentary tree huggers to protect the bark of trees. To find the right hammock for you, compare models and insulation systems on our catalogue page. Also check out our info pages and videos showing simple set up tips on how to stay warm and comfortable in your hammock. Hennessy Hammocks are most comfortable when suspended off the ground as a bugproof enclosed bed or folded into a chair or lounger for relaxing around camp. When there are no trees or other supports, they are superior to a bivy sack when set up on the ground as a tent.
Designed and tested for six years before going into production, Tom Hennessy traveled for six years and made over 50 prototypes before being granted 5 patents for his revolutionary shelter. The Hennessy Hammock brings truly new features to jungle hammocks with a range of models for every purpose. The Hennessy Hammock is a totally new design for camping hammocks with patents in the U.S., Canada and Internationally. It has been tested in Canada, the U.S., Central and South America, Borneo, Australia, Africa, the Congo and even the Arctic and other extreme and hostile environments around the world.
Experience a level of comfort on the trail almost as good as your bed at home and maybe even better. The Hennessy Hammock is just as comfortable for expeditions into the Amazon jungle or on an African Safari as it is in the backyard or out at the cottage. Two of the ultraight camping hammocks are under 2 lbs.! Tall or large campers and campers with injuries, arthritis or bone spurs and back pain tell us about finding their first night of comfortable camping in many years in the larger Explorer Deluxe or Safari Deluxe models. The patented asymmetrically shaped hammock supports your back like a quality mattress off the ground. You will wake up in the morning feeling great. Some owners of Hennessy Hammocks claim that they come home from their adventure feeling better than when they left.
2013 Campbell from New Zealand says he’s ready to toss his bed out and set up his Hennessy Hammock.
If you have been shopping around looking at ultra-light camping gear as an alternative to a heavy tent, this might be the best piece of outdoor gear that you ever buy!
photo taken in Florida Everglades by John Depa
Hennessy Hammocks are ideal as an emergency shelter. Hennessy Hammocks are popular with Peace Corps volunteers, forest fire fighters, smoke jumpers, emergency field hospitals, international disaster relief workers, and as survival equipment for military and SAR personnel.
The Hennessy Hammock is almost zero impact and an excellent example of a “Leave No Trace” shelter. All of our Hennessy Hammock models are provided with complimentary "tree hugger" webbing straps to protect the tender bark of trees. The smaller the diameter of the tree, the more times the webbing straps go around the tree to spread the load. The environmentally friendly design requires no ground leveling, trenching or staking. When you walk away from your campsite, there will be no tent footprint and almost no evidence that you were ever there.
Gary Sisley, Scoutmaster, Troop 260 and Pack 60, Milwaukee.
For the difference in cost the "double-wide" PU coated polyester ”HEX” fly can be substituted for the regular fly on the Scout or Expedition. On other models there is no charge for the substitution and you may even save a few a dollars. Just choose the "customize" option for the hammock you want and add the rain fly you prefer to your cart. This offer available only at the time of purchase to customers purchasing directly from Hennessy Hammock.
Extra SnakeSkins for the oversize fly: If you are substituting the "HEX" fly for the stock fly, you may want one set of SnakeSkins for the Hex fly and one set for the hammock bottom. Many people just use the SnakeSkins to collapse the wet rainfly and keep it on the outside of their Pack.
Check out the results of winter testing of the UltraLite Explorer. Use the menu to read more information about the Hennessy Hammock, or to go to Catalogue page.