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Who Uses Hennessy Hammocks?

Hennessy Hammocks are used in a number of interesting scenarios, from the deepest jungles on the planet to the backyard.  

Ultralight Backpacking

The goal of Hennessy Hammock is to produce the lightest, most comfortable camping hammocks on the market. Hennessy Hammocks are built with the highest quality materials including the lightest, strongest, most tightly-woven fabrics available. [READ MORE]

Adventure Racing

 After years of training, adventure racers travel to the most remote and treacherous environments in the world for a fast paced challenge that tests them to the limit.  Sleep comes in small doses.  Racers need a comfortable, ultralightweight, easy to deploy shelter that keeps them secure from deadly disease-bearing insects over muddy and rocky terrain.  Hennessy’s ultralight and hyperlight models have no metal parts, can be used as a tent as well as a hammock and, with snakeskins, can be pitched in a moment.


A Hennessy Hammock is a touring cyclist's dream accommodation: ultra lightweight, compact -- it will fit inside a pannier -- and quick to set up and take down at the end of a long day's ride. Cyclists will also appreciate the comfort of a Hennessy Hammock, as it is easy on the back and legs.


Whether you are planning a trip from Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego, going around the World, or kept in a pannier for "just-in-case" campouts, You can take off knowing that you always have a comfortable shelter with you when you decide to stop for the night.  It packs down to the size of a loaf of bread and the low key colors make it possible to camp unobtrusively. A hex fly is recommended to provide shelter for your bike as well as your hammock.


 Easy to pack, easy to store in a dry bag and fast to set up on rocky shores or muddy riverbanks, Hennessy Hammocks provide not only overnight shelter as a hammock or tent but also a quickly pitched hanging chair or lounger.

Big and Tall

 Deluxe and XL Hennessy Hammock models suit people up to 300-350 lbs and 7 ft tall.  The asym shape provides more shoulder room as well as a flatter bed for a good night’s rest.  There’s plenty of room for you, your gear, and even your dog!  The Safari Zip and Jungle Safari models are also popular with cozy couples.

Injury & Arthritis

 If you thought your camping days were over because of back pain or mobility issues, a Hennessy Hammock will get you back on the trail.  The classic bottom-entry is especially stable and easy to enter and exit.  Many people sleep in them at home because they are more comfortable than their expensive mattresses.


Scouts all over the world are using Hennessy Hammocks on outings and at jamborees and gatherings.  With a wide range of prices and styles, there is a hammock for any kid, ensuring a good night’s sleep in a personal shelter than offers security an comfort in any environment.


The military jungle hammock has been part of soldiering for decades.  Now the traditional heavy and backbreaking canvas model of old has been replaced by the compact and lightweight Hennessy which comes in a range of neutral colors, sizes and weights.  Soldiers need to sleep where and when they can and a Hennessy Hammock is fast to set up in a variety of environments providing instant comfort.

Fishing & Hunting

Fishers and hunters often have to wait patiently for long periods of time in remote, wooded locations so what better than a hammock that is light, easily packed, low-key in appearance, mosquito-resistant and very comfortable?  Perfect for base camp or for excursions further into the bush, these hammocks will get you up off the cold, hard ground forever.

Disaster Relief and SAR

 Smoke jumpers, SAR personnel and first responders have reported that they keep a Hennessy Hammock in their go bag for deployment to manmade and natural disaster zones because of the ease of setup, packability, privacy and comfort so essential during their stressful and exhausting missions.

Emergency Preparedness

 Family safety and readiness are major sources of anxiety in these times of extreme weather events.  A well-planned emergency kit is a new life essential.  Hennessy Hammocks are a compact and easy-to-carry shelter that can be carried by each family member.

Scientific Exploration

From Ed Stafford, the first man to walk the Amazon, to cave explorers who venture to the depths of the earth, explorers have carried the Hennessy Hammock to all corners of the world.  They need a serious piece of gear that is sturdy, lightweight and reliable as well as comfortable and secure.  Many of their suggestions have been incorporated into the evolution of the Hennessy Hammock design.

Medical Expeditions

Volunteers travel to extreme environments to bring their medical knowledge to remote areas where malarial mosquitoes, extreme weather, and challenging conditions have to be overcome so that they can achieve their goals of providing medical or dental care or improving water systems while on the move and meeting unexpected hardships.  The Hennessy Hammock is a vital part of their equipment.

Cold Weather Camping

Always test your gear close to home before you start out on your trip, especially if you're setting out for some cold weather camping. You need to know how every piece of gear will contribute to your comfort. [READ MORE]

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