Hennessy Expedition Asym Classic Hammock Setup and Review

Recently added a Hennessy Expedition Asym Classic to the quiver. The design and construction theories used are well worth exploring.

Asymmetrical Classic bottom entrance with Velcro closure. This is our most popular model with all our patented features including mesh pocket on ridgeline and webbing straps to protect the bark of trees. New 70D catenary cut rainfly to reduce weight and wrinkles. This is an all-purpose hammock – great for backpacking, family camping, expeditions, kayaking, motorcycling, and any other purpose which requires comfort and durability at an affordable price. – Bottom Fabric Dimensions: 118″ x 59″; Rainfly Dimensions: Parallelogram 63″ X 99″ / 160cm X 252cm Diagonal length above ridgeline 132″ / 335cm

Product Details

Size: Expedition-6′
Color: Forrest Green
Brand: Hennessy Hammock
Number of items: 1
Dimensions: 9.00″ h x 4.00″ w x 7.00″ l, 2.75 pounds


Asymmetrical Classic bottom entry with velcro closure
This is our most popular model with all our patented features including mesh pocket on ridgeline and webbing straps to protect the bark of trees. New 70D catenary cut rainfly to reduce weight and wrinkles.
Height Limit: 6′ tall / 183 cm; Weight Limit: 250 lbs / 114 kg; Packed Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz / 1247g; Packed Size: 4″ x 7″ x 9″
Hammock Fabric: 210D Oxford nylon; Rainfly Fabric: 70D Polyurethane Coated Polyester Ripstop
Suspending Ropes: 10′ long 1600 lb. test polyester rope; Webbing Straps: 1.5″ x 42″ long black polyester

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  1. The Parker Ridges says:

    How does the bottom entry work with a sleeping pad,sleeping bag and under quilt? After seeing one in person at the Voo I always wondered how it would work.-j

  2. Jayce and Jeremy's Adventures. says:

    I've had my Ultralight Backpacker with Monsoon rainfly for 1 week. I have spent 2 nights in it with the double bubble pad and a big old sleeping bag. First night it was 37 degrees, second night was 30 and woke up with 2 inches of snow on the ground. The second night I shoved a cheap closed cell pad under the bubble pad and slept amazingly warm considering my sleeping bag is from the jurassic period and takes up 20 liters of backpack. LOL.

  3. Adventure Time Outdoors says:

    I like it. really cool design. Nice to see a company doing something different. Its great to have options. Great demo Bruce!

  4. Ken Durham says:

    Good demo.. I understand the a sym design now. How does underguilt work on it?

  5. Pumpkin Village Maple says:

    Very nice and complete demo. Had never seen one of those in action. Thanks, Al

  6. Chuck Littleton says:

    I started out with the Hennessy Safari Deluxe Hammock and after several years graduated to the Clark Tropical and finally the Warbonnet Blackbird. The reason was that mosquitoes could and would bite me threw the bottom of my old Hennessy hammock. The Clark along with the Warbonnet are totally mosquito proof with the bottom material and the top bug netting. I have camped in our Florida swamps where the mosquitoes were so thick at night it looked like someone was shaking a pepper mill outside the hammock. I never had a single bite while in either hammock. I understand Tom Hennessy is now making some of his hammocks bottom material mosquito proof. I have not had the pleasure of using one of Tom's new ones.

  7. The Last Grownup in the Woods says:

    I've had my Hennessy Ultralight Backpacker Asym for 9 years now. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made.

  8. Wawhiker says:

    First time ever seeing one of these hung. Great presentation and explanation – I learned something new today about hammocks – thank you!

  9. Tim Watson says:

    Looks like it'd be a little too small for a guy my size? I need 11footers or I can't get as comfortable.

  10. the mi woodsman says:

    interesting hammock Bruce ! kinda cool , you are always thinking in a good way !
    atb john

  11. Central Oregon Survival Network says:

    Looks like you got this down to a science… I like the idea of no bugs, coming from the bottom side, good stuff brother…

  12. Richard Hill says:

    New subscriber here. You have a great channel. You're answering many questions I've had for years.

  13. FlashGeiger says:

    I started with a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe with the hex tarp. Added a set of quilts from JacksR Better. Quickly changed out the suspension to whoopie slings with some Dutch clips. Then I replaced the tarp with a cuben fiber one with doors (I added pole pockets from zpacks to put it in porch mode easily). The screen was bothering me when I didn't need it, and the bottom entry was a bit of a bother, so I had 2QZQ add zippers (which also makes it easier to cook from the hammock). So do I still have a Hennessy or have I changed it too much now? I still like the asym shape.

  14. North American Nomad says:

    Instead of having this one modified, why not just get the model with the zipper already on the bug screen? I spent a week in one of those this summer.

  15. Rush Creek Survival says:

    That looks like a great hammock … Im really getting excited to get to using a hammock .. !! Always a great walk through on everything you share .. really great .. always appreciate the editing you put in to your vids brother !! Great !! ATB .. Luke .. I

  16. Patrick's Bushcraft🌵 says:

    Hello. Do you think it would be difficult to get in and out of that entry slit if you hung the hammock low to the ground? gotta go, nature calls 🙂

  17. BluegrassBushcraft says:

    I was just gifted a Hennessy safari from a great friend. I guess I you could say its my first real hammock. Thought I would go ton your channel to get some hammock tips from someone who knows hammocks. Found just what I was looking for. Thanks for the great video.

  18. "Kiddy-whompous". HAHAHAHAHA, I LOVE THAT!!!!! CLASSIC!!!!! XD

    I was watching your other video where you demonstrated hammock sizes using the 14-inch piece of cloth and a condom. I really enjoyed that video and watched it three times. That is a BRILLIANT way of illustrating things. Then in this video you break out the little cloths again to demonstrate things, and it really helps immensely. It's really helped me to decide on the size of hammock I want to go for. I'm 5'10, medium build, and I have to be a weight weenie as I'm weak with illness but still want to do some hiking. The other week I went out hiking and camping for the first time with a 9 kg pack and it was too much. So while I want a light hammock, I still want it to be large enough that I'm comfortable. Which really means I will have to spend $100 on a hammock, I can't get away with a $30 job with my requirements.

    Having said that, there is this Sea to Summit UL hammock which is a larger size, but still acceptably light. It is 3m x 1.9m, and weighs 450 grams. Not bad enough? However I didn't know about this asymmetrical hammock design, so I should look into that situation first before deciding on anything. But for my size, that 3m x 1.9m hammock would really be comfie don't you think? Before that, I was looking at the Grand Trunk Nano-7 as it's only 209 grams, however I have decided that at 9ft x 4ft, it's just too small and uncomfortable. It may be alright for a weekend here or there, but I'm planning to spend lots of time in my new hammock, using it as often as I'd use a bed a lot of the time.

    Btw you know how sometimes someone reminds you of an actor? Well you remind me of an actor, I thought it immediately upon seeing you on your other video. You're not exactly like him, but you are a bit. Enough that I could say you come from the same star, so to speak.

    Ah just trying to remember what movie I know him from, I don't even know his name, I'm not big on actor's names. Bare with me for a sec while I think….. YES!!!!! He is that guy from "
    The Truman Show", he was Truman's best friend. Remember? He was "In on it", he was a paid under-cover actor, paid to pretend to be Truman's best friend. I'll look his name up, just bare with me another sec….

    Here we go, "Noah Emmerich". He played "Marlon" in The Truman Show. TALK ABOUT OFF-TOPIC!!!!! He's a pretty cool guy, as are you 😉

  19. Legend 115 says:

    Terrible setup. Watch a few more videos to learn how to properly hang a hammock.

  20. Heartland Outdoor Living says:

    We have been using these hammocks for several years now, We have slept in anything from heat to cooler weather down to 20 some odd degrees, Ours are a sim zip so the bug net zips out of the way. 
    That was an excellent visual on the diagonal on these hammocks, you did a great job of explaining it so others will understand the design better. 
    Thanks again for sharing you videos with us and I hope you have a blessed week my friend. 

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