Hennesy Explorer Ultralight Asym Zip Hammock 2
We’ve already profiled one of the amazing—and expensive—backcountry accomodations, and now hammocks are starting to carry the same ultra-chic cache. But Hennesy Hammock’s Explorer Ultralight Asym Zip ($270) is more than just a place to chill after a long day—it’s really a full-on backcountry lodging option. Weighing in at a feathery pack weight of two pounds and four ounces, the product marries a traditional hammock design that can hold up to 250 pounds with attached mosquito netting and a detachable rain fly. The nylon taffeta fabric construction can shelter people up to seven feet tall, providing a decent amount of extra space for those who aren’t NBA stars. The price includes webbing straps that don’t damage tree bark, along with two ten-foot-long ropes to secure the fly. Only drag? In inclement weather, tent vestibules are a godsend to keep your gear dry, something hammocks just don’t have.
—Nathan Borchelt
Hennesy Explorer Ultralight Asym Zip Hammock