Asheville, N.C., Jan. 15, 2013 – Refusing to bow down to cooler temperatures, Eagles Nest Outfitters, the leading producer of parachute hammocks, say bring on the chill with the HouseFly and Vulcan Underquilt.
The new additions to the company’s 2013 roster complete an already versatile line and are inspired by the concept of four-season hammocking.
“We’ve been working on cold weather gear for a while,” said ENO Designer Brendan Garvey. “It really rounds out the line.”
The HouseFly, part rain tarp, part luxurious, water-proof fortress, features silicone impregnated nylon – a lightweight, strong and highly waterproof material to increase longevity. To bolster the shelter further, overlapping, stowable doors complete with agile buckles on either end of the tarp allow for two door conversions: pinned open (similar to the ENO ProFly) or secured shut.
Boasting the most coverage of all the ENO tarps, the HouseFly is the company’s first Tarp to feature such a dexterous opening system making it able to withstand hard, sideways driving wind, rain and snow – something the majority of tarps cannot compete with.
“We’re really trying to look out for the consumer here and fill that gap in the market place,” said Pete Pinholster, co-owner and president of ENO. “Most hammock tarps are open ended, but this one is a whole lot different.”
The Vulcan Underquilt also handles extreme conditions with ease thanks to its PrimaLoft® Synergy Continuous Filament Insulation core, a material infamous for superior warmth, softness and loft.
Complementary to the Blaze Underquilt, a differentially cut construction adapts to the natural contours of the body, keeping drafts and moisture out, and comfort levels up. The full length quilt, complete with adjustable shock cord suspension, is thermally efficient, protecting you from your toes to your chin while its DWR finish creates a moisture resistant barrier that works well even when wet.
Packing down to a travel-friendly size in its included Nylon Stuff Sack, the Vulcan also boasts incredible compressibility for expeditions when minimum packing is a must. Our warmest synthetic Underquilt, it provides comfortable warmth in temperatures down to 30?F.
“This is just the beginning of temperature specific quilts,” said Pinholster. “We’re heading in that direction and designing more and more choices.”
Both items will be available Summer ’13.
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.enonation.com.