Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Review

In 1949 Tom Hennessy created the first ever Hennessy Hammock. After over 50 prototypes his hammock / tent hybrid was perfected. The Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym is a one of a kind airborne hammock that offers much more than the average backyard hammock ever can. It is ultra-versatile, lightweight and very well designed in every aspect.

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Review of Features:

  • Unique Bottom-Entry
  • Ultra Lightweight
  • High Durability
  • Bug-Proof Mesh
  • Weatherproof Fly
  • Unbelievable Comfort
  • Very Easy/Quick Setup
  • Velcro Entrance Slit
  • Rip-stop Coating
  • Oxford Weave Nylon
  • “Never Flip” Design
  • Integral Ridgeline Design

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Tent

Hennessy Hammock Asym

The Expedition version of the Hennessy Hammock was voted most popular and was given the title of most innovative hammock. This hammock was also given lots of praise by Soldier of Fortune, National Geographic, Dwell Magazine and is the winner of the Sea Kayaker Magazine Reader’s Choice Award

The lightweight design makes this an ideal backwoods trekking tent. If you are covering lots of ground the weight of your gear is always an issue. Lugging around a 50 pound A-frame tent doesn’t make for a good experience especially if you are walking miles each day.

The Hennessy “UltraLite Backpacker Hammock” features an super light design and weighs only 1.5 pounds! The Hennessy Expedition Asym only weighs a couple pounds more.

The Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym has gotten great reviews all across the board. Along with being incredibly comfortable without a mattress pad it keeps your body level at all times while laying down. Because you are hanging above ground in this hammock you feel like your floating on air, it is quite easy to fall asleep in.

Being above ground has many benefits, you avoid sleeping on hard roots, rocks and uneven landscape; you also avoid any insects and snakes that are active at night. Floating above ground on the Hennessy Expedition leaves little to no trace, it has virtually no impact on the environment you are visiting.

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Specifications
Manufacturer: Hennessy Hammock
Category: Hammock / Tent
Weight Capacity: 250 lbs (114 kg)
Packed Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Packed Dimensions: 4" x 7" x 9"
Canopy Fabric: 70D Oxford Nylon
Coating: 70D Polyurethane
Type: 3 Season
Price: Find Lowest Price

The “Never Flip” safety feature keeps you balanced and right side up even in heavy winds. This design allows you to use your Hennessy Expedition even in brutally rough, windy environments. However, if you expect strong, cold winds make sure to bring extra blankets, it can get cold quickly if you aren’t prepared!

The simplicity of the setup is quite nice, all you need is two trees and your a few moments away from having a nap in the clouds. The only difficulty people usually encounter is learning to tie a few specific knots that will mount your hammock properly. Other than that it would be nice if the optional “snakeskins” were included with the hammock and not sold as an attachment. These make the setup and take down much faster, the snakeskins allow you to dismount your Hennessy Hammock quickly and to store it in a pre-configured, set up state. On the upside snakeskins don’t cost very much money and only weigh 1 oz each! If you plan on buying the Hennessy Hammock I highly recommend you spend the extra $20 and pickup the optional snakeskins.

7.8 Total Score
Expedition Asym Review Score:

The creation of this lightweight hammock has changed the way backpackers and campers think about tents. If you're looking for a single person tent which is durable, quick to setup and very comfortable the Expedition Asym is a great option.

7.8Editor's score
Overall Quality
8
Design
7
Setup Time
8
Weight
8
Durability
8.5
Value
7.5
8.5User's score
Overall Quality
8
Design
8
Setup Time
8
Weight
7
Durability
10
Value
10
PROS
  • Sleep Above Ground
  • Very Comfortable
  • Excellent Rain Protection
  • Quick To Setup and Take Down
  • Very Low Environmental Impact
  • Fast and Easy To A Campsite
  • Very Lightweight
CONS
  • Not Ideal For Cold Weather
  • Weight Adds Up If Extra Blankets Needed
  • Sways Back and Forth on Enter & Exit
  • Trees Are A Must For This Setup
  • 250 Lbs Capacity
  • No Room For Pets
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Whether you’re looking for a comfortable camping hammock or a super-lightweight backpacking tent the Hennessy Expedition is a great choice for most applications. A modest price tag is the icing on the cake. The Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym costs less than half the price of the leading backpacking tent.

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1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Docker December 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    4.25
    Overall Quality
    80
    Design
    80
    Setup Time
    80
    Weight
    70
    Durability
    100
    Value
    100

    This hammock is fantastic, I really enjoy sleeping in it. It’s my favorite tent for summer time backpacking and camping.

    The main issue is that it’s not the best option for late fall or winter, even with the added attachments.

    + PROS: Very durable Easy to setup Great design
    - CONS: Wind can be a problem Colder than sleeping in a conventional style tent
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