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When it comes to camping in extreme conditions, Tom Hennessy is no stranger. As Industrial Designer Founder of Hennessey Hammock, Tom has over 20 years of experience in the industry and even more so in the outdoors.

His love for camping blossomed at 16 when he would make 200-mile weekend bicycle trips out of Washington D.C. into the Appalachian Mountains. It wasn’t until he and his beloved WWII surplus U.S. Army jungle hammock parted ways, that he decided to invent one of his own. What started as a nostalgia project, grew into one of the most cutting-edge outdoor companies in the industry today.

Innovation through experience: How A Storm Inspired A Hammock Tarp

The Dyrt team caught up with Tom at Outdoor Retailer 2017 and he regaled them with the time a typhoon hit when he was hammocking on a friends catamaran in Fiji.





The result of Tom’s unnerving typhoon experience? The Typhoon Rainfly 70D Polyester.

The Typhoon Rainfly 70D Polyester

Used for serious expeditions to remote areas where survival is the name of the game, The Typhoon is an innovative solution for any extreme weather condition. This storm-secure fly sheet features attachable “blast panels” which create a totally enclosed space capable of handling almost anything.

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  • Mark Silvester

    Mark Silvester

    When he isn't explaining the difference between Australia and the United States, you can find Mark in the mountains, at a show or on his skateboard.