Owner Review - Enu Pronest Hammock
- NAME: Matt Mounie
LOCATION: Boone, North Carolina, USA
HEIGHT: 6' 0" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 175 lb (79.40 kg)
Backpacking Background: I am an Eagle Scout with a slight obsession with backpacking. I have hiked mainly in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, but have been graced to hike all over the U.S. I aspire to hike the entire A.T. within the next two years and I thrive on backpacking in harsh conditions (elevation changes, temperature, snow, ect.). I usually get on the trail 1-3 times a month but am trying to take my hiking to the next level.
Enu Pronest Hammock
Manufacturer: Eagle Nest Outfitters
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Manufacturer's Website: www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com
MSRP: US$ 54.97
Listed Weight: 18oz (510g)
Other details: One person hammock, max weight 400lbs, and a stuff sack is attached to the hammock. It has almost any color pattern you can think of.
I used my hammock as my shelter for a 2 day backpacker along Roan Mountain, North Carolina. Using a hammock as a shelter requires trees to hang the hammock from. Roan Mountain has plenty of large oak and pine trees to choose from. The weather was in the mid 80's at night and 90's during the day, there were no clouds in the sky which made optimum hammock weather. The straps for the hammock allow quick easy set up and allow for as much sag in the hammock as found fit. The hammock is great for all sizes and is a nice alternative to a hard ground floor. The light weight is much nicer to haul on a 2-3 hike than a heavy tent.
The Enu hammock offers a nice alternative shelter to a tent, its light weight and easy set up make it a "cowboy crashers" (sleeping under the stars) dream. When using a hammock as a shelter during a backpacker, one must be positive that there are places to hang the hammock. Weather conditions can also play a large factor in using this hammock for a shelter, rain, wind, and especially bugs. A tarp may be purchased to keep the elements out but will also boost the weight you must carry. Sleeping bags fit very nicely in the hammock and the stuff sack which is attached to the hammock can double as a nice place to keep a flashlight or other small necessities. It also has a buckle which allows it to attach to the pack on the outside, saving room on the inside.
THINGS I LIKE
Likes: Low weight and easy set up
Can attach to outside of pack
Comfortable to sleep in
Stuff sack doubles as a pocket
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
Dislikes: Doesn't keep out rain or bugs
Carabiner attachments rust
Needs to be hung from trees
Matt Mounie 11/03/2011
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