Hammock Dimensions: 112″L x 59″W
Rainfly Dimensions: 70” x 84” parallelogram; 80” x 130” diagonal
Rope Dimension: 120”
Height Limit: 5’8” tall
Weight: 2 lbs.
Weight Capacity: 150 lbs.
Materials: 140 High-Density Nylon hammock; 70D Polyurethane Coated Polyester Ripstop rainfly; Polyester ropes
Suspension ropes are not for bigger trees
The safest Hennessy hammock with Atlas straps to be used by kids
The Scout Series (Zip) uses the original non-asymmetrical shape but updated with few modifications. Its rainfly is now larger than before, but still features a slightly asymmetrical shape which offers greater coverage for your feet and head. Nylon hammocks tend to get cold in a cold environment, so it is recommended that you complement it with a sleeping bag inside.
Scout kids and young rangers are the most common users of this hammock, and we’ve seen them get excited a lot getting in and out of their hanging “house”.
Choosing a Hennessy hammock with classic or zip variation of this series might be confusing to buyers, and my advice is that you must always choose the zip one (unless you dislike the kid you’re going to give it to). The Scout Classic features a bottom entry, which is convenient if you exit but very difficult to enter to.
It also uses Velcro strips that can catch with your hair. The Scout Zip uses a side zipper entry, which for me, is a lot easier to enter to and exit from.
How to set up a Hennessy hammock like this one requires more than 5 minutes but once you get used to it, you can do it less than that. Do not let kids set this hammock up all by themselves as the safety and comfort of their hammocking relies on the assembly as well.
TIP: If you’re using a Hennessy hammock for camping in a windy area, use a few stakes to anchor the hammock and rainfly on the ground. Ordinary tent stakes will work by tying a rope a bit on the hammock and rainfly before staking it on the ground.
Features to Note
The Scout Series provides comfort and security to young or petite users. It has a low weight capacity which is originally intended for kids. It still has the same quality as the other Hennessy hammock series with same accessories at a lower price:
- High-density nylon waterproof hammock fabric
- 30D Polyester mesh netting as bug protection
- Two 10 ft. 1200 lb. tested suspending ropes
- Heavy-duty double slider zipper
- Low stretch, 42” tree huggers
- Large asymmetrical rainfly
- 100” ridgeline for balance
- Stuff stack included with printed instructions