Owner Review: EAGLES NEST OUTFITTERS DOUBLENEST HAMMOCK
BY JON MOEHRING
February 01, 2010
NAME: Jon Moehring
LOCATION: Portland, OR
HEIGHT: 6' 8" (2.03 m)
WEIGHT: 250 lb (113.00 kg)
I started backpacking last year and have gotten hooked. I started with a couple day hikes and one-night excursions, and have recently been working up to 2 or 3 day trips. I like hiking on the Oregon Coast and in the Central Cascades during the summer.
Eagles Nest Outfitters Doublenest Hammoc
Manufacturer: Eagles Nest Outfitters
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Manufacturer's Website: http://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/double-nest-hammock.html
Listed Weight: 22 oz (624g)
Other details: 6'8" X 9'10" (2.03 m X 3 m)
I have used the Eagles Nest Doublenest hammock on three hiking trips ranging from day trips to a two night trip in the Mount Jefferson wilderness. I used the hammock in conjunction with the Slap Straps from Eagles Nest Outfitters. The Doublenest has an attached stuff sack built into the side of the hammock and I found it easy to remove the hammock and stuff it back in. It compresses to a small size (a little larger than a softball) and is fairly lightweight. With the Slap Straps, it was very easy to set up the hammock between any two trees that were between 10-20 feet apart. From start to finish, the entire set up process takes less than 2 minutes. I found this extremely helpful after long day hiking when all I wanted to do was get off my feet and relax. The hammock is rated for up to 400 lbs (181 kg) and has seemed strong and sturdy with no signs of wear or tear yet. The nylon material is very cool and breathable. I found this nice during the days when it was warm, but it got a little chilly in the evenings.
My first experience with the Doublenest hammock was in the Mount Jefferson wilderness. I used the hammock to relax in during the day and evening, but I did not sleep in it. I found it too cold to do so on this particular evening as temperatures dropped into the low 40's (4.44 celcius). Because the fabric is breatheable, to use this hammock in colder temperatures, I recommend using a closed-cell foam sleeping pad underneath to block the cold and help with insulation.
My second trip out with the Doublenest was once again in the Mount Jefferson wilderness and this time I came prepared. I used a closed-cell foam pad and a 30 degree sleeping bag. I was plenty warm throughout the night and slept well. The hammock held up great and was very comfortable and roomy.
Overall I love the ENO Doublenest hammock and have enjoyed it on all my hikes. I bring it with me on day hikes and overnight trips as well. It compresses very small and is relatively lightweight, so it can be brought anywhere. At the end of a long hike, it's relaxing swing is a welcomed feeling. The Doublenest shows no sign of wear or tear on any parts of the nylon or ropes. The carabiners at the ends of the Hammock still lock tight and work great. I recommend this hammock to anyone who is looking for a reliable, affordable, and easy to set up hammock.
THINGS I LIKE
Affordable: It is priced very competitively with other similar brands.
Reliable: It is rated for 400 lbs (184 kg) and has been durable.
Packs small: As I mentioned, it packs to almost the size of a softball.
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
Can be cool when the temperatures drop into the low 40's (~4 celcius).