Join the HH Gearmail email list and be eligible to win:
- your choice of any hammock
- any webbing straps
- any rainfly
- matching insulation system
The draw will be made on the first day of each month, and all list members are eligible to win each month (but you can only win once).Enter your email address:
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The fine print:
To be eligible for this draw, you must be at least 21 years of age, and answer a skill testing question. This draw is not valid in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law.
Jason Mogensen Radiant, VA
For their set up Jason chose a 4 Season Explorer, Water Collectors and Snake Skins.
Anders Solvemyr, Sweden
For their set up Anders chose a Survivorman, Silnylon Hex Rain fly and Snake Skins.
William Daringer Burnt Hills, NY
For their set up William chose a Jungle Explorer, 72” Webbing Straps, Hex Rain Fly, XL Bubble Pad, Water Collectors and Snake Skins.
Jason Schilling Orting, WA
For their set up Jason chose a 4 Season Explorer, 72” Webbing Straps, An Oversize Mesh Pocket, Water Collectors and Snake Skins.
A note from Jason:
My name is Jay Schilling and I live in Orting, WA. I love adventuring in the PNW with my family (wife Vicki and two daughters, Hannah and Gracie) and together we love being outside, whether it’s in our backyard or out on trail! One of our favorites is hiking around Mt. Rainier which is practically in our backyard. (44 miles away)
Kevin While Kelowna, BC
For their set up Kevin chose a Deep Jungle, Hex Rain Fly, 96” Webbing Straps, Bubble Pad, Water Collectors and Snake Skins.
A note from Kevin:
My name is Kevin and I live in Kelowna BC and I love to hike all over the valley and have been planning a few multiple day treks this year. I am looking forward to longer hiking excursions throughout the BC interior, the coastal area and Vancouver Island with my new Hennessy Hammock. Once again thank you for this amazing prize.
Adam Savage Lake Balboa, CA
For their set up Adam chose a 4 Season Expedition, 72” Webbing Straps, Water Collectors, and Snake Skins.
Franco Mariuz Sarnia, ON
For their set up Franco chose a 4 Season Expedition, Silnylon Hex Rain Fly, 72” Webbing Straps, Water Collectors, Mesh Pocket and Snake Skins.
A note from Franco:
Loved Hennessy Hammock before just for the perfect sleep while out in the woods, but now a free hammock! Thank you Hennessy Hammocks! A convert to hammock camping after trying a friend’s Expedition I am really looking forward to extending my hammock use further into the shoulder seasons with this new hammock
Anthony Wilson Stuart, KY
For their set up Anthony chose a 4 Season Survivorman, Hex Rain Fly, 72” Webbing Straps, Water Collectors and a set of Snake Skins.
A note from Anthony:
I love to hunt, fish , and pretty much anything outdoors. I have two more Hennessy hammocks as well, so winning one will allow me to bring some more people with me on camping trips. Will probably use mostly on some family farm ground close to home, but I also like to visit the nearby Shawnee National Forest, and Land Between the Lakes areas. With any luck I will get to take my new hammock on a Rocky Mountain hunting trip in the next couple of years. Thanks again for a great product.
Robin Andréasson Hjo, Sweden
For their set up Robin chose Survivorman, Water Collectors and Snake Skins.
A note from Robin:
I live in the southern part of Central Sweden right next to some great forests and the winters get really cold here, that's why I chose the Survivorman XL Zip hammock with insulation to use for my outdoor adventures. I also plan on using it on my trips to the northernmost parts of Sweden and surrounding countries where it gets even colder, so with some great winter gear I'm sure the survivorman will fit my adventures really well. Can't wait to start using my new survivorman hammock on all the upcoming adventures this year!
Robert Gelley Northumberland, UK
For their set up Robert chose a Survivorman, Water Collectors and Snake Skins.
A note from Robert:
Subject to Covid, I have a walking / wild camping trip to Southern Norway planned, If I need to stay at home then i will be out & about in the highlands of Scotland (if permitted). I’m Greatly impressed with my original purchase which always renders a great sleeping experience, which I have used on many trips in Europe and also sling it in the garden at home for summer day siestas. I really like the bug netting even if there are no insects around it diffuses the wind passing through the hammock which is really pleasant.
Denise Langlois, Gorham, NH
For their set up Denise chose an Expedition Zip, Silnylon Hex Rain Fly, 72” Webbing Straps, Water Collectors and Snake Skins.
My time is spent in the White Mountains National Forest in New Hampshire. I switched to the hammock back in 2013. The rainfly that I purchased was the Hennessy Hex 70D Polyester, which I still depend on today. I always get a great night sleep, which is key for the next day's hike. I avoid any "established" backcountry sites. I find my own spot for the night based on the principles of Leave No Trace. It is disheartening when I see areas that have been impacted by careless campers. With the hammock, I love the fact that when I pack up the next day, there is no TRACE that someone camped there. I am really looking forward to spending new adventures in my new Expedition Zip Hammock with the 30D Silnylon Rainfly. Looks like this is the year I start exploring the Wilderness areas that I have always wanted to explore thanks to Hennessy for this wonderful gift!!
Derek Land Wayland, NY
For their set up Derek chose a 4 Season Explorer, Hex Rain Fly, 72” Webbing Straps, a large mesh pocket, Water Collectors and Snake Skins.
A note from Derek:
A friend just invited me to the Adirondacks the end of May this year (safely) so this is perfect timing. Your gift will get used for car camping, 2 or 3 night hikes, and kayak camping. It’ll definitely be put to good use. I have no winter gear than clothes so the insulation will be a super nice treat; my friends do winter camping and I haven't been able to join them. Now I’ll be able to.
Thijs Notenboom The Netherlands
For their set up Thijs chose a 4 Season Explorer, Hex Rain Fly, 72” Webbing Straps and Snake Skins.
A note from Thijs:
First of all, thanks all at Hennessy for this rare privilege! I love camping, with little gear walking or cycling on my own, or with a lot more gear with the family. I am a better safe than sorry kind of person, so I carry a little too much most of the time. I hope this hammock provides the perfect balance of still having all I need, but at less weight than before! Having studied Biology and worked for most of my life in environmental protection and advocacy, I love undisturbed nature and the ‘leave no trace’ motto of Hennessy, and will always try to live by it when camping. It has been a while now, but as soon as Covid measures in Europe allow for (safe) travel again, I will be out and about.
Chelsea Blakeley Corbett, OR
For their set up Chelsea choose a 4 Season Expedition, Hex Rain Fly, 96” Webbing Straps, Water Collectors and a set of Snake Skins.
A note from Chelsea:
I’m generally backpacking in the Cascades, so having more temperature protection at night is a must! And the larger, more protective rain fly will be so appreciated with our seemingly endless rainfall. Yowza! I can’t wait to get my hands on this incredible hammock system!! Thank you thank you for such a rad opportunity!!
Hugh Bamford, Molley Island Western Australia
For their set up Hugh choose a Jungle Expedition and a set of Snake Skins.
A note from Hugh:
Jonathan Bachiri, South Korea
For their set up Jonathan choose an Explorer Deluxe Zip, XL Bubble Pad, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from Jonathan:
I currently live in South Korea, the landscape is mostly small mountains and forests, perfect for hammock camping. I usually go camping on weekends to get out of the city and relax.
I really thank Hennessy Hammock for this wonderful gift, which will allow me to enjoy nature without fear of insect bites, especially in the very wet summer in Korea.
Amanda Vanderwal Carbon, AB
For their set up Amanda chose a 4 Season Survivorman and Snake Skins.
David McIntosh White Rock, BC
For their set up David chose a 4 Season Survivorman with 72” Webbing Straps and Snake Skins.
Kelly Abram Port Coquitlam, BC
For their set up Kelly chose a Jungle Safari Zip with a burnt orange Hex Rain Fly, an XL Bubble Pad, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
Andrew Bell Cornelius, NC
For their set up Andrew choose a Jungle Expedition, Supershelter #1 Zip, Hex Rain Fly, Bubble Pad, Set of Water Collectors and a set of Snake Skins.
A note from Andrew:
I intend to use the hammock for camping mainly in the State Parks of North Carolina. I regularly go to South Mountains State Park tent camping and my son and I want to try hammock camping so having a top quality hammock with insulation will allow us to hang this fall! Having the bug net and fly will be awesome for the warmer spring and summer camps - plus it rains a lot here sometimes! I am SO excited to get this as I have a trip planned with some 4WD buddies to the Linville Gorge area of NC in November so this will be a perfect time to use the hammock.
He-Hang Hsieh, Taiwan
For their set up He-Hang chose a Jungle Safari Zip with a bark hex rain fly, an XL Bubble Pad, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from He-Hang:
A hammocker from Taiwan where plenty with forest in mountains. it is easy to access 3k feet height mountains from beach during one hour here. And the Hennessy Hammock is the most reliable equipment for me to own a comfort, safe and deep sleep in the wild.
It is appreciated the Hennessy Hammock affords me the dream hammock setup! Expect to lay on my new hammock surrounded by woods soon, and share the hammock experience with all hammock-lovers someday. Also welcome all of you to visit my hometown, Taiwan, in the future. Thanks!
Dave Mathews Everett WA
For their set up Dave choose a 4 Season Survivorman with 96” Webbing Straps, an Overcover and a set of Snake Skins.
A note from Dave:
First I want to thank you and the team at Hennessy hammocks for this privilege!
I’m a Biomed at university of Washington hospital and have been working through COVID-19 since it’s beginning, some of my team have even been infected. This has been a demanding time for our team. As for hammock camping I have been pushing the limits for cold weather camping. I will include some pictures from my trip to the sawtooth mountains (the hammock I brought was not up to the temperatures I countered I ended up digging into the snow and sleeping on my under quilt it was about 10 degrees F in the morning) I’m hoping that I can build a system that can test the boundaries of cold weather hammock camping. I have camped on Mt. Rainier, mt. Saint Helens, we have made the trip from here to Banff, Jasper up the ice park way, through northern B.C. The Yukon, Northern Territory and into Hanes Alaska, in the fall frosty every morning. I hope to make that trip again when COVID-19 ends.
William Smith Canandaigua, NY
For their set up, William choose a Deep Jungle Zip with 72” Straps, a silnylon bark hex rain fly, Supershelter #1 Zip, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from William:
My name is Bill Smith and I live in Canandaigua NY. I am recently retired and plan on section paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The trail is over 700 miles and extends from Old Forge NY to Fort Kent in Northern ME. I also section hike the Finger Lakes Trail and many trails in the Adirondacks.
Gary Sedcole New Zealand
For their set up Gary chose a Survivorman XL, burnt orange Hex rain fly, 96” Webbing Straps, and oversized mesh pocket, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from Gary:
I live in Hastings, which is located in the North Island of New Zealand. I brought an Expedition Classic for hunting trips about 17 years ago when I was sick waking up with a sore back from sleeping on the ground. What I quickly found out in this part of the world was that I needed some form of insulation. So I cut to shape a 2mm closed cell foam sheet to stop the cold keeping me awake in the early hours of the morning. Since then, about 6 years ago, I brought the Leaf Lounger for home use. Since getting married & having children, hunting away has been slim pickings. Now that the kids are old enough, I plan to get away a lot more often, starting with a 2 week trip to Steward Island to hunt White Tail deer at the end of February. It would be great to be able to take the new hammock away with me to put it to the test.
Bob Loeppky Saanichton, BC
For their set up Bob chose a Survivorman XL, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from Bob:
I live on Vancouver Island and we have lots of hiking trails to explore in this area. I have always been interested in a Hennsey Hammok and can hardly wait to try it out.
Jim Kelly Land O Lakes, FL
For their set up Jim chose a Jungle Safari with a burnt orange Hex rain fly, 96” Webbing Straps, an XL Bubble Pad, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from Jim:
Thank you for the awesome giveaway and set up! I currently kayak fish West central FL and hunt GA. I look forward to using it for those activities and for family camping in the same areas and when I retire in 2 years I'll be looking forward to using it in the mountains of Northeast GA/NC.
Kevin Kirwan Mariette, GA
For their set up Kevin chose a 4 Season Explorer XL with a Hex rain fly, 96” Webbing Straps Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from Kevin:
Thanks so much for the new setup !!!
I'm the Scoutmaster for BoyScout Troop 713. We do the majority of our camping in and around North Georgia, so the insulation pad will come in handy in the winter and the integrated bug netting will come in handy for pretty much any other time of the year. Can't wait to show off my new hammock when camping with the troop, as I should be the envy of all the other scoutmasters!!!
Scott Goodwin Hattiesburg, MS
For their set up Scott chose an Hyperlite Zip with a standard rain fly, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from Scott:
This year I'm doing a 30 day motorcycle trip from MS to CA and visiting a handful of National Parks while doing so. The hammock will be fantastic for this adventure.
Rachel MacLean Nova Scotia
For their set up Rachel chose an Ultralite Backpacker Zip with a standard rain fly, a Hex Rain Fly, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from Rachel:
I'm an avid rockclimber and hiker, and I can't wait to get out on some overnight climbing and backpacking trips with the Ultralite Backpacker! I'm originally from the east coast of Canada, and I'm now a year away from finishing medical school. I'm hoping to become a psychiatrist when I graduate from school. This hammock will be an essential part of escaping the hospital in a hurry for weekend trips. Thanks again for this awesome prize!!
Dando Speers West Chester PAFor their set up Karl chose a Deep Jungle XL with 72” Webbing Straps, a silnylon Hex Rain Fly, a bubble pad XL and Snake Skins and Water Collectors
Karl Coy St Charles, MO
For their set up Karl chose a 4 Season Expedition with 72” Webbing Straps, a silnylon Monsoon rain fly, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from Karl:
I’m excited to try this system out. I’m retired and enjoy backpacking, canoeing, and fishing trips. I live in the greater St. Louis area. Southern Missouri offers excellent hiking and canoeing options. I live a mile from the Katy Trail which is a 240 mile rails to trail that goes almost all the way across Missouri.
John Hallmark Humble TX
For their set up John choose an Explorer Ultralite Zip with a standard rain fly, Bubble Pad, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from John:
I live in Humble, TX. I’m an Assistant Scoutmaster from Troop 1377 in Kingwood, TX. I plan on using the Hennessy Hammock on our monthly campouts, summer camps and our high adventure outings. I’m excited to win your July Gearmail draw, and I look forward to showing off my new hammock.
Young-Eun Kim Camas, WA
For their set up, Kim choose a Ultralite Backpack Zip with 72” Straps, a bark Hex Rain Fly, Snake Skins and Water Collectors.
A note from Kim:
I can't wait to receive it to take it around Oregon and Washington. I plan to take it on my backpacking trips where I go hike-in trout fishing. It will save the perfect amount of space and keep me off the wet ground here in the Pacific Northwest.
Issac Irving, Australia
Issac is still deciding on his set up
Greg Knop, Ladson SC
For his set up, Greg chose a Deep Jungle XL with a silnylon Typhoon Rain fly, XL Bubble Pad, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from Greg:
I have used my Hennessy Hammock since 2006 and a new hammock was a welcomed gift. I primarily use my hammock for weekend kayak trips down the river and occasional trips into the mountains. I’ve tried other hammocks but none compare to the Hennessy for comfort and its ease of set up.
Bob Elam, Jacksonville, AL
For his set up, Bob chose a Deep Jungle XL with a silnylon bark Hex Rain fly, XL Bubble Pad, two sets of XXL Snake Skins, a set of Water Collectors, an XL Mesh Pocket and a Hennessy Hammock T-Shirt.
For his set up, Evren chose a Deep Jungle XL Zip, Hex Rainfly 30D Silnylon, 72” Webbing Straps, a Bubble Pad, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors
Nycki Wannamaker, Fernie, BC
For her set up, Nycki chose an Ultralite Backpacker Zip with a bark Hex Rain fly, Supershelter #1 Zip, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from Nycki:
I am a Trex leader in Fernie, BC. Trex is a branch of girl guides that focus on outdoor activities like hiking, biking and paddling. As a group we spend days at a time in the mountains exploring peaks and valleys. I have a hard time sleeping on the ground so have turned to hammocks. I’m excited to try out my new set up all over BC and Alberta.
Brian Appleton, Clayton, NC
For his set up, Brian chose a Explorer Ultralite Zip, Typhoon rainfly 30D Silnylon, SuperShelter #2 zip, OverCover #2 , XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors
A note from Brian:
I have had a Hennessy Hammock for four years and really enjoy backpacking and canoeing with it. I look forward to being able to take friends and family out with the new setup so they can enjoy the fun of hanging out in the outdoors as well.
Derek Smith, Montrose, CO
For his set up, Derek chose an Jungle Safari with a bar HexRain fly, 72” Webbing Straps, an XL Bubble Pad, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from Derek:
Awesome! I plan on adding this hammock to my pack for elk hunting here in Colorado. I am sure it will also find its way out on a few family camping trips as well!
Tracy Lamarch, Gladstone, MI
For her set up, Tracy chose an Deep Jungle X, a Silnylon Typhoon Rain fly, XL Bubble Pad, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from Tracy:
I’m so happy to be this month’s winner. This is amazing and I can’t wait to break it in on the back of my motorcycle. Thank you for the amazing gear, loved my hammock in the past and cant wait to start new adventures in this one.
Mike Sykuta, Columbia, MO
For his set up, Mike chose an Deep Jungle XL with 96” Webbing Straps, a Hex Rain fly, XL Bubble Pad, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from Mike:
I camp with our Boy Scout Troop and sleeping on the ground is not easy as it used to be for me. Hammocks have gotten very popular for our outings, and this setup will work great for me; whether on our regular weekends camp outs or for some of our backpacking expeditions. I've also been wanting to do some bike camping and touring along the great trail system we have across the State of Missouri, and this will be great for that as well. I'm looking forward to some awesome, bug free, nights swinging gently between the trees. Thank you so much for this awesome prize!
Jesse Phillips, Rochester, PA
For his set up, Jesse chose an Explorer Ultralite Classic with 72” Webbing Straps, a Silnylon Hex Rain fly, Supershelter #2 Classic, Overcover #2 Classic, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from Jesse:
I'll be using this hammock system to backpack all over, but most of my backing is in or around the Monongahela, and Allegheny National Forests, two watersheds that feed Pittsburgh's rivers. Hammocks are perfect for this region: we have plenty of trees, and very little flat, dry ground. This region also produces some very random weather, so I'm going to try out the Hex Rainfly on this hammock. The larger coverage of this rain fly will help cover my entire hiking party in a pinch, or allow me to have some room to work or cook in extended rain. I'm excited to try out the 4 season insulation system and Overcover to extend my hammock use far into the fall, as switching to a tent after October is always a little depressing for me, but the Appalachians in fall can get too cold, especially for an uninsulated hammock. Hennessy is on of my favorite outdoor companies, and my absolute favorite shelter system. I'm looking forward to beating my new hammock up for the next decade.
Ella Ryan, Brooklyn, NY
For her set up, Ella chose an Ultralite Backpacker Zip, a Silnylon Hex Rain fly, Supershelter #1 Zip, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from Ella:
I first tried a hammock instead of a tent while hiking part of the Long Trail, VT, with my husband for our 2nd wedding anniversary. I rented a Hennessey Ultralite Backpacker and have been a convert ever since! I am so happy to have won and be able to own my very own hammock now! I plan to put it to good use on the trails in Vermont and elsewhere!
Wil Shynkaruk, Moorehead, MN
For his set up, Wil chose a Deep Jungle with 72”Webbing Straps, a Titanium Hex Rain fly, XL Bubble Pad, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
Robin Moorhouse, Stittsville, ON
For his set up, Robin chose a Deep Jungle XL with a Silnylon Hex Rain fly, Supershelter #2 Zip, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from Robin:
Most of my canoe/kayak trip adventures take place in the back country of Algonquin Provincial Park. I will definitely be putting my new gear to the test out there this coming season. Thank you again for this opportunity. I'm looking forward to trying out my new gear.
John Wallace, Hanover, NH
For his set up, John chose a Hyperlite Zip, Supershelter #1 Zip, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
David Shook, Gastonia, NC
For his set up, David chose a Deep Jungle XL with a Hex Rain fly, XL Bubble Pad, XXL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from David:
Matthew Sharpe, UK
For his set up, Matthew chose a Hyperlite Asym Zip with a Hex Rain fly, XL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
Kyan de Dood from Andalusia, Spain
For his set up, Kyan chose a Jungle Safari Asym Zip with a silnylon Hex Rain fly ,an XL Double Bubble Pad, Hex Rain Fly, XL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
Markus Laurin from Gothenburg, Sweden
Marcus is currently traveling but will put together his dream Hennessy Hammock set up when he returns.
Susan Prentice from Wilmington, NC
For her prize, Susan chose a Jungle Expedition Zip hammock with 72” Webbing Straps, a Double Bubble Pad, Hex Rain Fly, XL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
A note from Susan:
THANK YOU, thank you, thank you!!! I am so excited to be one of your monthly gear giveaway winners! My old hammock was lost in a move years ago and I have been watching the Hennessy Hammock sales announcements for the past year or so trying to decide whether the time was right to purchase one. You beat me to it!! I have long been a fan of Hennessy Hammocks and can't wait to go camping again. So much easier than a tent! Pictures to follow.
Tracy Samples from Royce City, TX
For her prize, Tracy chose an Explorer Ultralite Zip hammock with an XL Double Bubble Pad, Hex Rain Fly, XL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
Rachel MacLean from Cambridge, MA
For her prize, Rachel chose a Jungle Safari hammock with 2 XL Double Bubble Pads, 2 XL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
Rachel has owned a Hennessy Hammock for years so was excited for the opportunity to get a new hammock that she can use with her partner. They look forward to many adventures together using their new Jungle Safari!
Nick Karikas from Wesley chapel, FL
For his prize, Nick chose a Deep Jungle hammock with and a Double Bubble Pad, XL Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors.
Nick had been on the Appalachian Trail for 3 months when he returned home to the email that he had won the Gearmail give away! He is excited to take his new hammock with him when he heads out on the AT again.
Tim Munns from Poulsbo, WA
For his prize, Tim chose an Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip with 72” webbing straps and a Hex Asymmetrical 30D Silnylon Rainly he also added Radiant Double Bubble Pad, XL Snakeskins, Water Collector and a Hennessy Hammock T-Shirt for his accessories
A note from Tim:
I am an avid fan and frequent user of my Expedition Asym hammock. Whether I’m using it in the backcountry during my rides or relaxing in the backyard, I love my hammock! Last summer, when I rode the Washington BDR with a couple of friends, I introduced them to my hammock tent and told them they were crazy to sleep on the ground. One particular night while setting up camp, a front passed through. The gusty winds proved challenging for my friends as they setup their “instant" tents. I breezed through setting up my hammock. Needless to say, my companions were duly impressed at how easy it was to setup and even more at how comfortable it was. I looked forward to camp each night and relaxing in my hammock after riding all day. Again, thank you for the opportunity to share with you my dream hammock setup. I’m grateful for my great luck at winning!
Simon Keilty from Charlotte, NC
For his prize, Simon chose an Explorer Ultralite Zip with a silnylon Typhoon Rain Fly and 76 inch webbing straps. He added a Bubble Pad XL, Water Collectors and a set of Snake Skins for his accessories.
Richard Alborough from Kent, England
For his prize, Richard chose a Survivor hammock with an additional explorer ultralite rain fly and 96” webbing straps. He also added a Supershelter, Snake Skins and Water Collectors to his set up.
A note from Richard:
I'll be doing the Camino Portuguese on my own, a relaxed bike tour with girlfriend in France or Germany following the Danube or Rhine. I'll also be walking the West Highland Way in Scotland with some friends and brother, bike packing the Cami de Cavalls in Menorca, and maybe more bike packing in Spain. also some smaller trips here in UK in England, Wales and further North as warm ups. And some kayak touring with girlfriend and some friends which is something new for us, a different and exciting way to appreciate the outdoors! So lots to look forward to, and the lighter gear will be amazing! :) Maybe I'll ride up that hill next time! I'll also be able to introduce girlfriend to the joys of hammock camping, not with my new one though ;) Thankyou so much to Hennessy and especially Keltie for helping with the gear choices and answering all my questions, I've felt like a kid in a sweet shop with the golden ticket and can't wait to use it all!
Rick Kapitan from Wesley Chapel NC
Rick chose a Deep Jungle XL with a Poly Typhoon Rain Fly and 76 inch webbing straps. He added a Bubble Pad XL, Water Collectors and a set of Snake Skins as accessories
Ace Trask from Baltimore, OH
Ace chose a Jungle Safari Zip with a Poly Hex Rain Fly and 72 inch webbing straps. He added a Bubble Pad XL, Water Collectors and two set of Snake Skins as accessories
David Kuhnly from Silver City, NM
David chose an Explorer Ultralite Classic with a Silnyon Hex Rain Fly and 72 inch webbing straps. He added two Water Collectors and two set of Snake Skins as accessories
Jimmy O’Cain from Foley, AL
Jimmy chose an Explorer Deluxe Classic with a Poly Hex Fly. He added a Supershelter #2 Classic for insulation and Water Collectors and a set of Snake Skins as accessories.
Steve Foltz from Gerrardstown, WV
For his set up, Steve chose a Deep Jungle XL and Silnylon Hex Fly with an XL Bubble Pad for chilly nights. He also added Water Collectors and a set of Snake Skins as accessories.
Tom Caddoo from Denver, NC
For his set up, Tom chose an Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip with a Silnylon Hex Fly for added protection from the wind and rain as he often camps in poor weather. He also added Water Collectors and a set of Snake Skins as accessories.
Elena Moll from Naples, FL
For her set up, Elena chose a Deep Jungle hammock with a Silnylon Hex Fly. She also added a Bubble Pad, Water Collectors and a set of Snake Skins as her accessories.
Paula Barger from Indianapolis, IN
For her set up, Paula chose an Expedition Asym Classic with a Supershelter #1 Classic and a set of Snake Skins.
Richard Burkett from Davenport, IA
For his set up, Richard chose to go with a Deep Jungle XL with a Silnylon Hex Fly and 96” Webbing Straps. He also added a Supershelter #2 Zip and a Radiant Bubble Pad XL for cold weather and a set of Snake Skins and Water Collectors as accessories.
Marguerite Bevis from Spring, TX
Marguerite chose a Jungle Expedition Zip and Radiant Bubble Pad for her set up. She also added a set of Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors as her accessories.
Diana Ross from Reisterstown, MD
Diana chose a Jungle Explorer Zip with a Typhoon Rain Fly and Bubble pad XL. She also added two sets of Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors as her accessories.
December 2015 Eric Militello from Lockport, NY
For his set up, Eric chose a Jungle Expedition Zip and added a Supershelter #1 Zip, Over Cover #1 and Radiant Double Bubble Pad for those cold winter nights camping. He also added extra-long Webbing Straps, Snake Skins and a set of Water Collectors for his accessories.
Daniel Dunlap, Washington
After winning the December Gearmail drawing, I was given the chance to build my dream HH. My selection was geared toward a universal application in extreme wet, extreme cold, desert and temperate climates. I chose the Explorer Ultralight Zip with the Typhoon rain fly and a Super Shelter. Together with my hydrophobic goose down sleeping bag, I should be able to scale the cold and weather proofing up or down at will. I can't wait to get my package and test it out above 6000 feet on Mount Rainier this winter, then in the Hot Rain Forrest this Summer... and maybe even in the Mojave Desert this spring!
Doris Gallas, British Columbia
Doris chose the Explorer Ultralite ZIP model with an upgraded 30D Silnylon Typhoon Fly, Bubble Pad XL and 72'' webbing straps for those big BC trees!
David Bock, New Jersey
David went for low pack weight and versatility with the Explorer Ultralight Classic hammock with the Supershelter #2 Classic and the usual Snake skins and H2O collectors.
Bart Bula, Ireland
Bart selected the Jungle Safari ZIP with the 30D Silnylon Hex Fly. He will be using the hammock mostly in the local Irish wilderness (mainly the Wicklow Mountains) and on occasional trips to more adventurous (and warmer) destinations. Bart already has a Deep Jungle XL which has served him well in Pantanal.
Rick Paulson, Minnesota
July's winner, Rick, selected the Jungle Safari ZIP with a 30D Silnylon Hex Fly and 72'' Webbing straps. I think we're seeing a pattern here! Rick plans to use this gear in California camping in Yosemite and the giant redwoods.
Tony Love, Tennessee
Tony's choice for his Gearmail prize was the Jungle Explorer ZIP with a 30D Silnylon Hex Fly, and 72'' webbing straps.
Larry Sweeney, Nova Scotia
Larry selected the Explorer Ultralite Classic hammock with 30D Hex Fly upgrade, 96'' webbing straps and a Supershelter #2 ZIP for insulation.
Brandon Butler, Missouri
For his Gearmail prize Brandon selected the Survivor hammock in Multicam. He also outfitted the hammock with a Hex Fly, Supershetler #2 Classic and of course Snake skins and H2O collectors.
Sven Hafemeister, British Columbia
Sven is a Smoke Jumper from Fort St. John and plans to use his hammock setup while fighting fires in BC and Washington State. For his prize he selected the Multicam Survivor, a Hex Fly, 96'' webbing straps and the Bubble Pad XL.
Jim Moore, New York
Jim Lives in the upstate NY area. He and his family will be using this setup with their other hammocks mainly in the Adirondack area. Jim also enjoys fishing trips up into Canada. His most memorable trip with a Hennessy Hammock was down into the mountains of Peru. He was with a small group that all had Hennessy Hammocks and they found them be so easy to set up and get a sound night of sleep not worrying about the rocky terrain and levelness below them. Jim chose the Deep Jungle XL with the 30D Silnylon Hex fly.
Susan Desin, Arizona
Susan chose a stealthy Multicam Survivor hammock with an XL bubble pad for insulation as well as Snake skins and H2O collectors.
Richard Johns, New Zealand
Richard is an avid hunter who has used hammocks all his life. He is excited to add a Hennessy Hammock to his kit. Richard hunts and camps all over Australia and New Zealand and is looking forward to using his Hennessy Hammock on an upcoming trip to Stewart Island. He selected the Survivor in Multicam as well as the Supershelter #2 Classic and Snake skins.
Katie O'Keefe, Missouri
Katie is from St. Louis, MO and will use this hammock set up for backpacking trips in the Ozarks and along the Meramac River. She has never used a hammock as a shelter before but is excited to try it. She chose the Explorer Deluxe ZIP with a Silnylon Hex Fly and an XL Bubble Pad to keep the chill off.
Kevin Barker, Ontario
Kevin does most of his camping in late spring and early fall in Algonquin Park in Ontario. He chose the Deep Jungle XL as his Gearmail prize. He is also very grateful for the Supshelter when using his hammock on those cold nights when he sometimes wakes up to snow on the ground! He also uses his hammocks as extra bedrooms at his parents cottage at 6 Mile Lake. Kevin is six and a half feet tall and finds the the larger model hammocks nice and roomy and very comfortable for him.
Linda Cross, Colorado
Linda goes camping a couple of weekends a month all around Colorado but mostly in Rocky Mountain National Park. She and her husband love to take their grandson camping and enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. Linda chose the new Jungle Safari ZIP with H2O Collectors and Snake skins.
Ricardo Brito, Ireland
Ricardo currently uses his Hennessy Hammock on many island camping and fishing trips in Lough Corrib near Galway where the weather can be very unpredictable (local people say you can get the four seasons in one day) . His choice of rainfly and supershelter will provide more protection from the elements then his current set up. Ricardo selected the Explorer Ultralite ZIP, Silynlon Typhoon fly, and the Supershelter #2 ZIP.
Kevin Couves, British Columbia
Kevin chose the new Jungle Safari ZIP model with the Bubble Pad XL, 96'' webbing straps and a Silnylon Hex Fly.
June 2014 - Jeff Kramer, New York