Hennessy Hammock Monsoon Tarp Review

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  1. Jon Rando says:


    This is a topic I’ve been trying to find an answer for a while and have looked at the Monsoon and Typhoon. I have a HH Deep Jungle Asym Zip XL and want a more storm proof tarp for when the weather is really bad and have a little more head clearance. I’ve looked at the JRB universal, WB superfly, tadpole and OES 4 season tarps. Any recommendations? Your the most experienced one on these things and it might save me from buying multiple tarps 🙂 For the Jungle XL, I’m not sure if those would be a good fit or oversized length wise. Any experience with those or have an idea on what to recommend?

    Thanks as always. Nice to see your reviews here and on YouTube.


    • Derek says:

      Thanks Jon.

      For more head clearance and vestibule space with 4-door storm protection, the Warbonnet Superfly or the Underground Quilts Winter Dream are two great options. They already come with doors and the side panels are wide enough that you can get all kinds of great protection while still allowing for great head room.

  2. Jon Rando says:

    Hey Derek,

    The Winter Dream looks awesome. Any idea which length would be best for a Jungle XL?

    Thanks again!

  3. Ely Gale says:

    Would this be long enough for a Dutch 11ft hammock?

    • Derek says:

      Barely. Depends on your ridgeline length (how much sag you put in the hammock) and how much hang over distance you prefer. The Typhoon will give more end coverage.

  4. Mark says:

    My wife and I got Typhoon flies for our Hennessey Explorer Classics last Autumn because I was concerned about rain blowing in. Based on the description and photos on the website, I actually thought it was the hex fly with removable doors and would have been happy with that. Not close. What the Monsoon and Typhoon do have going in their favor is that their minimalist size and greater number of tieouts should hold up better in high winds. For gear stowage we went with a Scout Zip demo.

  5. Nikita says:

    How did the tarp hold up? I was thinking about getting this tarp but I’m not sold on it. I use a HH Expedition.

    • Derek says:

      The tarp holds up great. Just have to be careful not to over reach the doors so the seams don’t tear. It is a snug tarp. So if you’re looking for a roomy or cavernous winter palace, I can give other recommendations. This tarp had its place and an audience but it’s not for everyone.

  6. Austin says:

    Hey Derek, would this tarp work well with a Warbonnet Blackbird?

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