Who Uses Hennessy Hammocks?
At first, we thought that the Hennessy Hammock was just an alternative to tents for campers and hikers. Then we started getting calls from scientific expeditions and disaster relief workers and smoke jumpers. A construction crew building condos in Kauai that couldn't afford the tourist rates for accommodation set up a hobo camp in the jungle close to their jobsite.
Adventurers have broken Guinness records taking Hennessy Hammocks on epic journeys down the longest rivers in the world. As you'll see below the list of "Who Uses" is almost endless and keeps growing.
Ultralight Backpacking - The goal of Hennessy Hammock is to produce the lightest, most comfortable camping hammocks on the market. When travelling ultralight and every ounce counts, Hennessy Hammocks are an excellent choice.
Adventure Racing - Let’s dream up the ideal shelter for adventure racing. Beyond offering protection from wind, rain, and bugs, it should be light and pack small. It should deploy and collapse quickly, let’s say under a minute. Let’s also make it pitch without using any poles or pegs.
Cycling - A Hennessy Hammock is a touring cyclist's dream accommodation, it will fit inside a pannier -- and quick to set up and take down at the end of a long day's ride.
Motorcycling - The great thing about motorcycles and Hennessy Hammocks is that they both encourage spontaneity and adventure. Whether you are planning a trip from Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego or just a day’s ride, you can take off knowing that you always have a comfortable shelter with you.
Kayaking - The Hennessy Hammock is a versatile piece of gear and its compact size makes it reasonable to carry on a paddling trip. If you get stuck you will have a comfortable bivouac or place to retreat from insects and nasty weather.
Big and Tall - Clothing comes in different sizes so why not hammocks? Hennessy Hammock has a complete line of hammocks up to 350 lbs. and 7 feet tall.
Injury & Arthritis - The Hennessy Hammock is so comfortable that many back-pain sufferers use them at home for resting without discomfort. Pressure is taken off the joints as you float off to sleep — many people tell us their hammock is even more comfortable than their expensive mattress at home.
Scouting - Scout troops all over America are discovering the Hennessy Hammock. One Scout Troop in Pennsylvania has competitions to see who can set up their hammock the fastest. Their troop holds the hammock set-up record at 38 seconds.
Soldiers - – “This is another of those rare, ‘well, it’s about time; why didn’t I think of that? masterpieces of functional design…’” Don McLean, Soldier of Fortune Magazine
Fishing & Hunting - Hunters see the value of a lightweight hammock, that, after setting up a base camp, can be used to go further into the bush to establish a secondary campsite each night so that they can be exactly where they want to be at first light.
Disaster Relief and SAR -- Our lightweight hammocks with mosquito net and rain fly have been used all over the world in places such as Haiti, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and Banda Aceh in Indonesia. We also receive letters from smoke jumpers and SAR personnel telling us how important their hammock is as part of their kit.
Emergency Preparedness - With all the tornadoes, earthquakes and floods that seem to be happening every time we watch the news, knowing that you have a dry, bug-proof, sheltered bed that can be tied up above the ground anywhere there are trees, vehicles or fence posts provides a level of safety and security not found in tents on the ground
Scientific Exploration - When you’re in remote areas or extreme environments, dependability in your equipment can make or break your expedition.
Medical Expeditions - “It was a gruelling four weeks – we were often on the move and spending long days running the clinics, teaching and trekking. The hammock systems were amazing – perfect for use in the jungle or in the village longhouses.”
A Special Message to Our CustomersWe know this is a tough time for everyone out there. So many plans have been disrupted, there is so much uncertainty and there is a lot of news to cope with every day. We just want you to know that we are here if you have any questions or concerns about your new order or a Hennessy Hammock you've had for a while. Our team has always all worked from home (Vancouver, New Zealand, Galiano Island, Kauai) so everything is normal in the office.
Our shippers in the US, Canada, UK, and EU have been in touch and all have plans for making sure orders go out on time. That said, there may be a few disruptions because of local situations. We hope you'll contact us if you need any information about your shipment.
Let's hope that things get back to normal soon, and in the meantime, that there'll be some chances to get outside in our hammocks for some quiet time. -- The Hennessy Team