|This was my first Hennessy Hammock.|
It’s big, huge announcement day! Finally! It feels like I have been waiting for this day forever but the reality is it has only been two weeks!
Gear choices are extremely important when you are planning on being out in the wild for months at a time. Hikers literally stay alive with the help of the gear they choose to carry. On top of that we try to keep our packs as light as possible and carry only the bare essentials of what we need to stay alive. I am sure there are many great gear companies out there who make good gear but there are only a few I would feel comfortable recommending based on my own personal experience as well as what I have seen on the trail. The items I choose to carry are all items that I am willing to risk my life with. Items that will keep me protected, warm, safe from the elements. Basically items that will keep me alive.
A few weeks ago I sent out a request to a few select companies whose gear I would love to represent. I didn’t get my hopes up because I know that even small cottage companies get thousands of sponsorship requests per year.
You can imagine how excited I was when my all time favourite company responded right away with a yes! I am a trail ambassador now! Hennessy Hammock is sponsoring me! I am so honoured to have been chosen to represent them. I first used one of their hammocks when I thruhiked the Appalachian Trail and loved everything about it. I loved how comfortable I was every night. I loved how I was up off the ground especially on all those rainy nights and only had to deal with a wet tarp in the morning. I loved how easy it was to find a spot to hang not having to search for flat ground. I loved how I could use the natural landscape and set up my hammock in the best spot to keep me out of the wind and rain while others had to set up out in he worst spot because they needed a flat space. I can go on and on. Trust me, I can.
The funny thing is that I already have a Hennessy Hammock that is in excellent condition. I don’t need a new hammock and I am not a wasteful person. I will be hiking with the Explorer Ultralite Asym Classic Hennessy Hammock that I already own (I will talk more about this specific hammock in the future). Instead of a new hammock that I don’t need Hennessy Hammock is sending me the upgraded tarp that I had wanted for this hike! Thanks you James Hennessy from Hennessy Hammock!
Please check out the Hennessy Hammock website and feel free to send me any questions you have about their products in the comments below.