Industry Rocking Modifications
Asheville, N.C., Oct. 15, 2012 – ENO, the leading producer of parachute hammocks, unveils modifications to the 2013 DoubleNest, SingleNest and DoubleDeluxe Hammocks, calling attention to detail that make the already easy to use outdoor accessories even more accommodating.
Aluminum wiregate carabiners, updated buckles and new cord locks highlight the 2013 face lift for the hammocks. These minor trim updates may seem small, but together make for big, innovative differences.
Doing away with the older, heavier, steel carabiners used on the pioneering models, ENO introduces superior aluminum wiregate biners. The sleek, new design – complete with the ENO logo – not only pleases the eye, but also shaves off major weight; they are only one-quarter of the weight of their predecessor. In addition, the wiregate opening is free of sharp edges, reducing the chances of material damage.
“We wanted to update the biners to make the hammocks lighter and deliver the highest quality product possible,” said Brendan Garvey, head designer at ENO. “We developed this biner specifically for us and our customers.”
The updated hammocks also feature a redesigned buckle and cord lock, both parts of the opening mechanism. The new buckle, made from acetol, is stronger and sturdier, lessoning the frustrating possibility of an accidental release. The cord lock redesign features no moving parts to break or rust, increasing the durability and usability simultaneously. The smooth aesthetics also make for more attractive merchandising options.
“We are constantly striving to improve on even our most well-known products,” said Peter Pinholster, co-owner and president of ENO.
In addition to the practical advantages the 2013 trim updates make, they also contribute to the hammocks new weight – both the Single, Double and DoubleDeluxe hammocks are at least two ounces lighter than former models, weighing in at 17 ounces, 21 ounces and 28 ounces respectively.
Eagles Nest Outfitters, the brain child of brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster, was founded in the summer of 1999. Growing steadily from a two-man, one-van operation, to the leading provider of ingeniously crafted parachute hammocks and outdoor accessories, the company offers the highest quality relaxation products for adventure travelers and outdoors lovers everywhere. The company’s products are sold in around 750 specialty outdoors, backpacking and winter sport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains, as well as online at www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com.