Hennessy Hammock are one of the most highly regarded hammock brands in the world, and they come with a price tag to match. Or so I thought?
As a climber/mountaineer, kayaker and mountain biker working as an outdoor instructor and part time retail assistant money is not in abundance. 5k on a bike? Acceptable. A few hundred quid on climbing gear here and there? Absolutely! £450 on a set of Lettmann Ergonom Pro paddles? Best £450 I’ve ever spent!! £200? For a Hammock? Your kidding right?
When Pete, co-owner of ProAdventure, took a Hennessy Hammock out of stock and told me to give it a try, I thought great, luxury for free. Little did I know that two weeks later I would be totally sold and in love with Hennessy Hammocks!!
If you have some basic competence with woodworking tools and a vice or clamping workbench you can re-handle a Gransfors axe. It takes care and patience and, as always, working with tools can be dangerous. Consider the risks, not least dropping a razor sharp axe head on your foot. If you aren’t competent try asking a friend or a woodworker who is.
My woodwork is fairly rough and ready as you’ll see below, especially the last image which is a ‘how not to do it.’
IP waterproof ratings are a great guide for buying outdoor gadgets, gear or protection but what do they really mean. We’ve all be there, searching the packaging and seeing the IPX rating, when all we want to know is ‘is it waterproof?’.
Let’s break it down. The ‘IP’ stands for Ingress Protection or International Protection, which is simply whether the item you’re referring to has been tested for Ingress (Access/Entrance). The numbers after it, then refer to which degree of testing the item stood up to, and therefore how protected it really is.
We have written a short guide on how to looking after your Walking Boots and Shoes, to save you money make them last longer. Even your ultra modern, Gore-tex lined boots and especially fabric boots and shoes need looking after so that they can look after you.