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    closing off the hh

    if i were to drop the rainfly over the bug nets on the hh, will that hold any measurable amount of heat in the hammock? by actually tying them down that way...

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    Sure, I use a top cover and I think it can help up to about 10 degrees. Acually just the bugnet hold some heat if it isn't windy.
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    I use a top cover as well. But it is different from the tarp. An overcover is usually breathable as opposed to the tarp which is treated. If the tarp is raised some above the netting then condensation will not drip through the netting. If the tarp is against the netting I would be concerned about condensation from the tarp.
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    i dont think so unless you got the hex fly and make/put some doors on it to hold the heat

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    It won't be as warm as an overcover but I do think it will help by limiting air movement. Heck, even just the bug net provides a noticeable improvement in warmth. Of course the nice thing about a Hennessy is the bottom entry lets you get in and out even with the tarp pulled down tight.
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    Of course the nice thing about a Hennessy is the bottom entry lets you get in and out even with the tarp pulled down tight--knotty

    Doh! Even though I have a HH Backpacker UL, I never realized your point. Yeah, tarp down tight and still get in. Quite an advantage, actually, to that otherwise pesky bottom entry. Thanks. I'll try it tarp tight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    Of course the nice thing about a Hennessy is the bottom entry lets you get in and out even with the tarp pulled down tight--knotty

    Doh! Even though I have a HH Backpacker UL, I never realized your point. Yeah, tarp down tight and still get in. Quite an advantage, actually, to that otherwise pesky bottom entry. Thanks. I'll try it tarp tight!
    Right on, the bottom entry does have it's advantage. I have often had condensation on the underside of my tarps. it is much easier for me to get into my HH without touching the tarp and getting my head or back wet.

    As I have sad before, when using the SS with the stock (or any other) tarp, with a moderately steep storm pitch which would make side entry real tricky, once I am in and laying down, the tarp sides are in slight contact with the sil-nylon UC. That makes for some really good wind/rain coverage, with easy entry.

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