-- Last Updated: Nov-01-12 8:41 AM EST --
In a larger version the extra room is handy for a few things, but don't think you are going to bring a pack inside. Remember that your body is at the lowest level resting relatively flat, and anything else in the sloping ends of the hammock will find its way to be on top of you. I do like to snuggle up with extra clothing and the like beside me especially when it is chilly outside, but anything large or hard is annoying and will be placed outside on the ground beneath me. I usually hang my pack a convenient and accessible few feet off the ground with a simple strap around a nearby tree or branch, just to keep the slugs and other chewing ground critters away.