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Designed by Asheville-based artist and Outdoor Afro volunteer leader, Leandra Taylor, the Kili Mapp Kili DoubleNest Print Hammock was inspired by Outdoor Afro’s Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition in 2018. This year marks Leandra Taylor’s fifth year as an Outdoor Afro volunteer leader. She recaps her time with the organization and the trip that inspired this hammock design. I attended my first training in 2017 and it was just one of those life-changing experiences, walking into a room of 80 people that are all passionate about the outdoors was something I’ll never forget. I knew that’s where I should be. Through joining Outdoor Afro, I have found support in both my outdoor adventures and in affirming my identity as an artist. Outdoor Afro leaders have been the biggest contributors and encouragers to my creative process. They push me to put my art out there and to share it with the world. Art has always been my creative outlet and nature has always been my favorite muse. When I was younger, I loved to draw flowers and pollinators because of their vibrant colors and patterns. While I’ve always been creative, I haven’t always identified as an “artist,” but as someone who enjoyed drawing...

A Place Beyond seemed to have just landed on my lap during the disorienting year that was 2020. When met with a decision to either stay at home in isolation while taking online classes or be in a community with other college students in Prescott National Forest, Arizona, it was a no-brainer.
I grew up very outdoorsy, hiking and backpacking with my family. We lived the city life in Washington, D.C., but on weekends took to the trails nearby.  Family vacations let us escape the cars and tall buildings of downtown D.C., and embrace the towering Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
Hometown Hideaways is a series of blogs featuring top places to hammock around the U.S. This time we're in Florida! Each guide is curated by outdoor enthusiasts who live, work, and play in the region, sharing their insights and experiences on where to hang your hammock and enjoy the great outdoors.
Hometown Hideaways — New Jersey Hometown Hideaways is a series of blogs featuring top places to hammock around the U.S. Each guide is curated by outdoor enthusiasts who live, work, and play in the region, sharing their insights and experiences on where to hang your hammock and enjoy the great outdoors. Explore your backyard with us, you don’t have to travel far to find adventure.
Outdoor Afro's logo on top of a forest full of trees.A celebration of Black History in the Outdoors Outdoor Afro, the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature, has highlighted notable Black historical figures, places and recent achievements of Black people related to outdoor recreation. We encourage you to follow @outdoorafro on Instagram and read through the entire series. Matthew Henson  Matthew Henson was born in Maryland in 1866, the son of free sharecroppers. He was orphaned at the age of 7 or 8. Henson found work as a cabin boy and seaman and did so for several years before being hired as a valet on one of Peary’s survey expeditions. This began a decades-long working relationship with Peary. Henson’s skills were unmatched, and he made a total of seven voyages to the Arctic with Peary. On April 6, 1909, Henson became the first person to set foot on the North Pole. Four Inuit (Indigenous people of northern Canada), whose names were Egingwah, Ootah, Ooqueah, and Seegloo, assisted Peary and Henson. Charles M. Crenchaw In 1964, Charles Madison Crenchaw became the first Black man to reach the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, the highest peak in North America. During...
We interviewed our product team to get a behind-the-scenes look at the development and creation of our newest backyard hammock product line: the SuperNest™ Hammock, Apollo™ Hammock Straps, and SoloPod™ XL Stand.
As we get ready to say farewell to 2020, we’re highlighting some exceptional, touching ENO stories you’ve shared with us. For all the early morning hikes, meaningful hangouts with someone special, and making time to rest and recharge— we are grateful you utilized your ENO gear during this challenging year.
A man and his son play TrailfFyer in the woods.Meet the first-of-its-kind portable outdoor game designed to tag along on your adventures. We sat down with our product design team to get the full story behind the newest ENO endeavor: portable outdoor games. Behind the design  Q: What inspired the creation of the TrailFlyer? The TrailFlyer™ was inspired by fan-favorite and timeless games like Cornhole and Skee-Ball. When we surveyed the market of outdoor games we found that most all of them utilized poor quality materials, weren’t very portable, and lacked a sense of adventure. So we looked at the category of outdoor games through the lens of technical gear design and saw an opportunity to raise the bar when it comes to quality, durability and having fun outside. Adding the ENO Flare Q: What makes this game special/unique? How is it ENO-specific? We blended our expertise in technical product design with signature ENO features— premium, packable, colorful, sustainable— to create an original outdoor game that stands out from the crowd in both quality and user experience.  Much like finding the perfect ENO hammock spot, TrailFlyer™ invites you to get outside, explore, and find the perfect tree(s) to set up and play the game with friends or family. How...

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