If travelling light is a key element to your outdoor adventure, then consider the Deep Jungle Zip XL as a replacement for the humble tent. This hammock from Hennessy Hammock is for serious trekking - we are talking deep amazon jungle escapades, not a weekend in your local woodland, although it would work for that too.
The Deep Jungle has a three season, 100% mosquito-proof double bottom with two layers of tightly woven Spectra reinforced 30D high tenacity ripstop nylon. It has been designed for anyone up to 300 lbs/136kg and 7 ft/213cm (standard version is also available at 6ft/180cm and 250lbs/114kg). The Deep Jungle Zip XL is available in Coffee colour with a ripstop pattern and a Greyish, Brownish Green fly and black trim. It has a packed weight of just 3 lbs 2 oz/1500g and a compact pact size of 5" x 8" x 12"/13cm x 20cm x 30cm. All Hennessy Hammocks come with attached mosquito netting, detachable rain fly, support ropes, and stuff sack with set up instructions on the back. There are also 42" / 107 cm long ‘Tree Hugger’ webbing straps, provided as a complimentary extra, which protect the bark of trees (these are weighed separately from the hammock).
The two Spectra ropes with polyester cover are 10 ft / 305 cm long with a 1800 lb / 818 kg tolerance and the webbing straps are 2" / 5 cm wide x 42" / 107 cm and made from long polyester. The rainfly weighs 11.3 oz / 318 g and is constructed from 30D High Tenacity 66 Silnylon Ripstop fabric. It has a parallelogram design and can all be packed down into the stuff sack (20 g / 0.7oz). The side entry zipper closure features a strong #8 YKK zipper and two double sliders, making it easy to get in/out and allowing you to reach and easily grab gear outside of the tent. The Deep Jungle Zip can be used as a seat as well as a sleeping space - the asymmetrical design makes it comfortable to lay down completely flat and, on your side, it feels nice and roomy. It has been created to be used with the Radiant DoubleBubble Pad, which attaches two "o" rings between the dual fabric layers to hold the pad on the correct diagonal.
The Deep Jungle Zip XL is very easy to use and provides a comfortable place to rest, away from the bugs and the cold, wet floor. You can customise your kit for your specific needs, environment and time of year, plus there’s storage space for all your essentials. RRP $319.95
5 out of 5
Excellent and durable construction
Asymmetrical shape and structural ridge line ensure comfort and the perfect set up
Quick and easy to erect
Leave the area just as it was before you arrive
Compact and lightweight
Very comfortable, lay flat, on your side, seated and reline position
Keeps the bugs out
Quick drying and breathable
3 season 100% mosquito-proof
20d Polyester No-See-Um netting