Hennessy Deep Jungle Asym Hammock Review

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  1. Dave says:

    Awesome – thanks for the review! I know on HF Hennessey is not as highly regarded vs. the cottage guys (generally, though not from all quarters), and it helps to have someone in the know review them.

    I personally would like to see how you tied up to that rock – it can’t be that the Hennessey strap was that long 🙂

  2. vance thomas says:

    Bought this Deep Jungle Aysm Zip recently on sale. First Hennessey, first aysm, love it! With the fly attached, it has to fastest setup/take down there is. It will take a much thicker pad, I used a full size self inflated because I put the bubble pad in my WBRR my son-in-law to use in same trip. The only problem I have had is the straps are smallish and I’m having a little trouble getting the climbing ring rig to hold well. It is still five stars for me and I would love to hear from someone who converted to whoopies that are happy with it or aren’t.

  3. Bill says:

    I read in a hammock forum that Hennessy went to a single descending ring system to tie the hammock. Away from the Hennessy knot. Did this hammock use that?? Your thoughts? And have you tried a carabiner to replace the ring??

    • Derek says:

      No. Hennessy has not changed their suspension system. I know hat they have considered things like whoopie slings but nothing that has changed their setup.

  4. Hendrik says:

    That opening photo Derek – Awesome!

  5. John says:

    I have a deep jungle xl and after taking to you I Ditched the single suspension ring for the Becket hitch like u suggested…. What a difference…. Thanks for all the work you put into this.

  6. John says:

    What I did do is add 6mm shock cord (about 24 inch) to each corner of the fly to help with tensioning in high wind to take pressure off the fly. Works really well.

  7. Christina says:

    Maybe a silly question but does the Radiant Bubble Pad really work down to 40 degrees or is it only a sales gimmick?. I need to save weight and still have some comfort and are not sure if I should go for the jungle (with bubble pad) or the ultralight with a therma Rest or similllar. The weight will almost be the same and if the bubble pad don’t work to 40 degrees the extra weight in to worth it…or ?

    • Derek says:

      Really good question. By itself maybe not. As a kit, it works pretty well, but as I observed in my review, much depends on the whole package of what you wear, how hot you sleep, and your sleeping bag. It is a little like a vapor barrier. Hennessy doesn’t really list a rating. Those are my own estimations after testing.

  8. Lou Goulet says:

    Thanks for review Derek. Just purchased Hennessy xl jungle zip in last ten days or so and have been using, experimenting with and without bubble pad etc…it works…will see when weather gets bit cooler . No “Stiff back” in mornings….that alone makes it worthwhile. Also purchased and received your hammock book yesterday and finished reading. Great info and few suggestions in there going to try to employ over next few days as am a newbie at hammock hanging. I was sleeping with zipper to my right, will have to try other way. Only thing is I noticed my feet seemed to get compressed at ankles on the diagonal laying straight out vs crossing feet etc and wondering if I am doing something incorrectly. Checked my ridge line in hammock and was level maybe to tight? albeit close to the 30 degree recommendation. Any suggestion(s)? I have a pad I can use between my feet then to alleviate that I suppose.

    • Derek says:

      It’s hard to go wrong with a Hennessy. Lay diagonal. I often cross my legs. Whatever feels good. Sometimes I out my legs in a figure 4 or frog legs. The ridgeline should be tight but not bowstring tight.

  9. Lou Goulet says:

    Thankyou Derek……did notice some relief doing those / that figure 4 configuration but just that I had experienced below knees what seemed bit like being trapped in a divot of hammock around the feet for the lack of a better description while diagonal. No biggie and was just wondering if you had experienced that. Thanks and will continue finding that sweet spot. Enjoying your hammock hang book and all the great info you have included in it as well as your videos. Good stuff and well done.

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