Shaving off ounces, Eagles Nest Outfitters reinvents thru-hiking with exciting, lightweight hammock
Eagles Nest Outfitters, creators of packable camping hammocks and fun outdoors accessories, presents the industry’s lightest hammock – the Sub7. Breaking weight boundaries and increasing thru-hiking possibilities, the Sub7 weighs in at 6.5 oz and is the ideal combination of stronger-than-steel Dyneema® Line and diamond rip stop nylon.
“ENO has always strived to stay current and competitive in the technical ultralight hammock camping category, and the Sub7 pushes the limits even further,” Peter Pinholster, ENO’s co-owner and president said. “We’ve really set a high standard for manufacturers of ultralight hammocks.”
Portable, strong, and intelligently constructed, the Sub7 sets up in seconds, comes complete with aluminum wiregate carabiners, holds up to 300-lbs, and packs down in its attached stuff sack to the size of a softball – taking up a minimal amount of pack space. The diamond ripstop fabric is also breathable and quick drying, making it ideal for most seasons. The limit-breaking hammock measures 8’9”x3’11” when hung and retails for $69.95.
Shaving off a whopping 4 ounces from their previous lightest hammock – the ProNest – and almost 2 ounces from the industry’s previous lightest hammock – Grand Trunk’s Nano Hammock – the Sub7 is positioned to completely replace the traditional tent in long expeditions and overnight excursions. It’s carefully chosen materials are also built to last and can withstand the toughest days on the trail.
“Not only is the Sub7 ultra-light, but it’s a technical piece of equipment that if treated with care will last a lifetime,” James Frinak, ENO’s head designer said.
The Sub7 Hammock is available in 3 color combinations – Lichen, Charcoal and Orange – and will be sold exclusively at REI for the beginning of 2015.
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 an outdoors lovers everywhere. The company’s products are sold in over 1500 specialty outdoor and sporting goods retailers in 10 countries and online at www.enonation.com.