Despite the substantial number of hammock devotees, I've never been convinced I will be comfortable hammock camping. But, it sure seems to offer a number of practical advantages compared to grounded tents.
I fooled around with a Hammock Bliss screened hammock last summer. Even in summer, I thought it got a little cold beneath. I put my thermarest in it, which helped, but it still seemed cool where the sides of the hammock touched my shoulders or whatever other body part was against the side. That was enough to convince me I need to get a hammock tent that is set up to accept an underside quilt. And during the nights spent in the Bliss, hanging between a couple lally columns in the basement, I can't say I really slept well. I returned the Hammock Bliss with the thought that, when it came, I'd use my REI dividend to get a Hennesy.
Why Hennesy? Well, because REI carries Hennesy. REI's satisfaction guarantee cuts the risk of my hammock camping trial.
The Warbonnets look to be the cream of the crop, and thanks for recommending them. I'll consider upgrading if I become a hammock devotee, but for now, I'll start with a Hennesy--side zip.
The Bliss had side zip, and it seemed fine to get in and out of, Bottom entry does not seem to offer any distinct advantage, so why mess with it? The hammock forum was an excellent recommendation, and I read up on bottom quilts and side entry v. bottom over there. Thanks for recommending that.
Pretty funny wise crack by bowrudder there. Not too helpful, but funny and it made me embarassed not to see that set-up.
Thanks all. I appreciate the advice.
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