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Featured on Gear Junkie: “Disconium Disco Hammock Is A Groovy, Shiny Sanctuary” – written by: Sean McCoy   What happens when you combine a shiny fabric called “Disconium” and a hammock company? From the looks of things, a whole lot of awesome. The Disco Hammock from Eagles Nest Outfitters (in collaboration with online clothing company Betabrand) seems like the first hammock that could be used for both lazy lounging and as an emergency signal mirror.                                 Big enough for two adults with a 400-pound weight capacity, the 9’4” x 6’2” hammock weighs in at 20 ounces including aluminum wire-gate carabiners for hanging. Triple-stitched seams on the quick drying, sparkly nylon Disconium make for a rugged build. For portability, it comes with an attached stuff sack.                             The Disco Hammock is a collaboration between ENO and Betabrand and was conceived by Betabrand community manager Robbie Wiedie in conjunction with the company’s Disco Open Source Project that encourages use of the absurdly shiny material in various projects. The shiny hammock will retail for $108 when it comes to market. Currently, you...
Is it a space worm? Is it a sparkling oversized burrito? Is it a shiny, glamorous cocoon? No, it’s the Disco Hammock from Eagles Nest Outfitters, in conjunction with online clothing community Betabrand. A year in the making, the adapted DoubleNest is constructed from Betabrand’s home-grown disconium – an absurdly shiny material created specifically for the lifestyle company – with ENO’s industry-leading hammock pattern. A true collaborative effort, the idea was originally conceived by Robbie Wiedie, Betabrand’s Community Manager, through their Disco Open Source Project, and given life by ENO’s Head Developer, James Frinak. “I was first introduced to ENO hammocks while working for the Forest Service as a wildland firefighter,” said Wiedie. “There was something enamoring to the thought of wrapping myself up like a hanging space work in complete juxtaposition to the natural surroundings of the woods.” The juncture will be the first partnership for ENO with a lifestyle clothing company, and the co-branded Disco Hammock emits a different (sparkly) vibe from their other predominantly outdoors-focused in-line products. “In general, outdoor gear is so utilitarian it doesn’t give us the opportunity for playful and whimsy products,” said Frinak. “The Disco Hammock is exciting because it brings together utility...

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