Hennessy Deep Jungle Hammock
($300, hennessyhammock.com)
3 lbs., 1P/3S, Fly Coverage 53 sq ft

Hammocks have a niche on the kayak camping scene.  The Hennessy Deep Jungle sports a mondo fly, providing a large dry space to dress and stash gear under (allowing the rain isn't coming sideways at 50 mph.).   Some people love the hammock sway; it boasts a comfortable pad and easy in and out through a bottom opening, reminiscent of entering an Ewok home rather than a conventional hammock.  Quality is bomber on the four different Hennessy models we've taken afield.  I'd rate it conservatively at 3S, although we've ridden out some spankers in them. Not at all your father's hammock, a Hennessy is a seriously well designed and constructed hanging shelter.

Big Agnes Royal Flush   Main   Hilleberg Staika