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pure_mahem
2007-09-18, 01:17
Has anyone had any experience with this hammock. Likes dislikes etc.? Seems kind of inexpensive. I've had a couple of rope hammocks before but have never use one for camping before. Would this be a good beginers hammock or would I just be wasting my money? The part that caught my eye on this is the weight capacity because I'm pushing the 400 mark that this hammock says it can hold. http://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/double-nest-hammock.html

dropkick
2007-09-18, 02:03
Most 2 person hammocks can handle at least 400 lbs.
Don't know about this brand but it looks o.k.

Turk
2007-09-18, 17:25
I own both the ENO single and double. They are nice hammocks.
They have their pro's and con's like any other brand.

I'll try and list a few here off the top of my head.

Pro's:

They definitely live up to their weight claims. I have had over 400 lbs in
them. (wife and daughter piled in with me) bouncing around, and not
so much as a creak, or loose stitch. Material construction is ultra heavy duty.

The slap strap suspension system is nice. Extremely quick to setup ... but
also limiting in the overall distance between trees.

They are wide enough to lay diagonal and get flat and comfortable

Con's:

There is alot of stretch when you get in. The hammock will drop a solid
2 feet if your trees are fairly far apart. Closer together this is not as
significant. But out near the maximum, its a big drop.

The hammock is quite long. You need a tarp with a absolute minimum of 9ft
in length. 10 or 12 would be alot better for blowing rain.

The stock suspension system comes with 2 overkill heavy steel biners.
You can toss them right away and loose half the weight of the whole rig by
replacing with lightweight climbing biners.


Recommendations for improvements:

I highly recommend adding your own structural ridgeline. This will set
the sag of your hammock so it feels exactly the same comfort no matter
how far or close your trees are every time. I found about 101 inches
to be perfect.

FanaticFringer
2007-09-18, 18:43
I recently bought a Treklight double hammock. Very similar to the Eno hammocks. Very well made. I put a structural ridgeline on it and put cinch buckles/biners and webbing for the support system. It is now my favorite hammock. More comfy than my Hennessy,Speer, or homemade hammock.
The extra width feels great. I'm sure the Bear Mountain Bridge hammock the Jacks at www.jacksrbetter.com are working on will be my next favorite hammock.

pure_mahem
2007-09-18, 21:15
I highly recommend adding your own structural ridgeline. This will set
the sag of your hammock so it feels exactly the same comfort no matter
how far or close your trees are every time. I found about 101 inches
to be perfect.
Turk thank you for your insight you've been very helpful! I am really new to this though what is a structual ridgeline and how would I go about adding my own like you're recomending?

FanaticFringer
2007-09-18, 22:12
www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeHammock4.html

pure_mahem
2007-09-18, 23:12
Thanks FanaticFringer that link was very helpful.