Hennessy Hammock Review // Asym Jungle Expedition ZIP

The Jungle Expedition Hammock has some pretty cool features that come standard on their Deep Jungle series, but at a more affordable price-point.  It’s in a long line of really innovative hammocks from Hennessy Hammock.

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This thing is designed for some of the buggiest environments on the planet, and coming up, we’ll show you some of the innovative features included in the Jungle Expedition that will make this hammock your Bug Free Backpacker of Choice.

Hennessy has been on the market for just over 20 years now, and was started by Tom Hennessy as a way to create an improved sleep system modeled after Military Surplus hammocks from the 1950s. They’re super lightweight, and really quick to set up and tear down.

We got a chance to review the hammock system, heat reflecting bubble pad, and the Hennessy snakeskin system.

Jungle Expedition Asymmetrical Zip Review

The Jungle Expedition Zip, like all Hennessy Hammock, has their patented asymmetrical shape for an easier diagonal lie and a structural ridge line to allow for consistency across every hang.

It’s 10’ long with a height limit of 6′ tall, and a weight limit of 250 lbs.

It’s got a pretty nice pack size at 5″ x 9″ x 10” and comes in at right around 3lbs. (3lbs 14oz. w/ rainfly and straps)
The rainfly is a 70d polyurethane coated polyester ripstop fabric that is a 63″ X 99″ parallelogram and 132” long at the ridgeline.

It’s got a 30d Polyester No-See-Um netting with a Heavy duty black double slider #10 YKK zipper, as well as a 100% mosquito-proof double bottom with two layers of tightly woven 40D nylon taffeta, which is also designed hold their optional DoubleBubble Pad for added bug protection and warmth.

The straps are a 1.5” x 42” black polyester webbing and weigh 3oz.

Specs

  • Height Limit: 6′ tall / 183 cm
  • Weight Limit: 250 lbs / 114 kg
  • Packed Weight: 3 lbs / 1344 g not including free 3 oz 84 g webbing straps
  • Packed Size: 5″ x 9″ x 10″ / 13 cm x 23 cm x 25 cm
  • Hammock Fabric: Double Layer of 40d nylon taffeta
  • Bottom Fabric Dimensions: 120″ x 59″ / 305 cm x 150 cm
  • Zipper:  Heavy duty black double slider #10 YKK zipper
  • Mesh: 30d Polyester No-See-Um netting
  • Suspending Ropes: 10′ / 305 cm, 1500 lb / 680 kg test polyester rope
  • Webbing Straps: 1.5″ x 42″ / 3.8 cm x 107 cm black polyester
  • Rainfly Weight: 11 oz  / 300 g
  • Rainfly Fabric: 70d polyurethane coated polyester ripstop
  • Rainfly Dimensions: Parallelogram 63″ X 99″ / 160 cm X 250 cm, Diagonal length above ridge line 132″ / 335 cm
  • Color: Forest Green with Black trim
  • Stuff Sack: Logo and set up instructions printed on ripstop polyester bag 1 oz / 28 g

Hennessy Heat Reflecting Double Bubble Pad

This com-“pad”-able (sorry… couldn’t resist) reflective sleeping pad fits perfectly between the layers on your hammock bottom, and bounces 97% of your body heat back at you, much in the same way as the reflective windshield visors used by many backpackers, but designed to fit perfectly in your hammock.

It has elastic toggles that attach to the inside of your hammock to keep it position at the correct diagonal no matter how much you toss and turn.

It is 67” long, and 29” at the shoulders with a tapered shape down to 15” at the foot.

It weights 10 oz and, while a little bulky, coils neatly around the inside of your pack. A small price to pay when it can make or break a good night’s sleep.

Hennessy Pad Specs

  • Seasons: 3-season
  • Color: Silver w/ black trim
  • Size: 67″ long 29″shoulders 15″ at the foot
  • Packed Weight: 10 oz / 280 gr
  • Packed Size: 4.5″ x 23″ / 11 cm x 58cm

Hennessy Snake Skins

  • Packed Weight: 2.3 oz / 60 g
  • Packed Size: 6″ x 6.5″ x 0.6″
  • Dimensions: 82″ – 84″ long, 210 cm
  • Fabric: 30 D silnyon
  • Package: Contains one pair of snakeskins
  • Color: Coyote brown

SnakeSkins are an instant stuff sack system that collapses your Hennessy Hammock in about 30 seconds. Your shelter never touches the ground, never gets dirty or muddy. It just disappears into two tapering tubes of silnylon which sit gathered on the ropes at each end of the hammock for amazingly quick set up and take down. For use with all Hennessy Hammock models.  The 70 D poly hex fly requires an additional pair of snakeskins because the hex fly is bulkier than the standard rainflies.

Additional Show Notes

We recently got the chance to test out the Jungle Expedition Asymmetrical Zip Hammock from Hennessy Hammock.  

This hammock is one in a long line of really innovative hammocks from Hennessy and has some pretty cool features that come standard on their Deep Jungle series, but at a more affordable price-point.  It’s also larger than the Hennessy Scout Zip.

This thing is designed for some of the buggiest environments on the planet, and coming up, we’ll show you some of the innovative features included in the Jungle Expedition that will make this hammock your Bug Free Backpacker of Choice.

Hennessy has been on the market for just over 20 years now, and was started by Tom Hennessy as a way to create an improved sleep system modeled after Military Surplus hammocks from the 1950s. They’re super lightweight, and really quick to set up and tear down.

The Jungle Expedition Zip, like all Hennessy Hammock, has their patented asymmetrical shape for an easier diagonal lie and a structural ridge line to allow for consistency across every hang.

It’s 10’ long with a height limit of 6′ tall, and a weight limit of 250 lbs.

It’s got a pretty nice pack size at 5″ x 9″ x 10” and comes in at right around 3lbs. (3lbs 14oz. w/ rainfly and straps)

The rainfly is a 70d polyurethane coated polyester ripstop fabric that is a 63″ X 99″ parallelogram and 132” long at the ridgeline.

It’s got a 30d Polyester No-See-Um netting with a Heavy duty black double slider #10 YKK zipper, as well as a 100% mosquito-proof double bottom with two layers of tightly woven 40D nylon taffeta, which is also designed hold their optional DoubleBubble Pad for added bug protection and warmth.

The straps are a 1.5” x 42” black polyester webbing and weigh 3oz.

Watch The Video

Check out the full video to see how the ridgeline gives lots of interior space, and the awesome features like the sliding pocket, and loops in corners.

Also, check out how this Hennessy Hammock ranks among the best camping hammocks.

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