I recommend TRYING them out.
Posted by: brawleytj on Nov-01-12 4:38 PM (EST)
Go to Hammockforums.net and you'll find someone in your area who will let you try one. Hennessey has a big sale in early October for closeouts, but there is a For Sale forum on hammockforums and you may find a slightly used Explorer for $120 or so. I recommend getting a set of snakeskins, and then check out alternate ways of suspending the hammock. There are a lot of You Tube videos showing fast ways to set up the hammock using carabiners/rings, or "whoopieslings", etc. Hammockers are pretty creative in ways to save weight, and setting up without wasting any time.