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“My golden retriever Ember and I love hanging out in our ENO DoubleNest. It’s big enough for both of us, but sometimes Ember doesn’t like to share! Can you blame her?! I try to take my ENO with me everywhere, because you never know when you’ll want to hangout and enjoy the scenery. Hammocks aren’t just for summertime activities and warm climates. Some of the best hammocking spots can be found and accessed in the winter, when bodies of water are frozen over! On this particular day, Ember and I went hiking and then spent a chill afternoon soaking up some much-needed sunshine and enjoying the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and frozen sea ice that stacks up along the shoreline. I love the face that Ember is making at me in the photo. It’s almost like she’s saying, “Don’t even think about asking me to move over…” She won :)” Kyle Rudy: March 2016 Photo Contest Winner   Check out more of Ember’s adventures on Instagram @emberbristol Don’t leave it up to Kyle and Ember to have all the fun! Get outside in April and share your hammock adventures with us through our Photo Contest! We feature our...
As my summer vacation came to a close and I flew back out to Gunnison, Colorado to begin my sophomore year as a Recreation and Outdoor Education student, I couldn’t resist reminiscing about the wild adventures that my first year of college had brought me. From rock climbing in Indian Creek, Utah, to canyoneering in the North Wash of Utah, to local expeditions of backpacking and backcountry skiing— I had had quite the year. As I made the journey west and moved into my on-campus apartment, my excitement grew about what this year would hold for me. Syllabus week came and went, and my friends and I started brainstorming for our first trip. Nothing big, as none of us were acclimated to the 8,000 ft. elevation yet, but something memorable and something to properly kick off our year at Western State Colorado University. We ultimately settled on a 4.5 mile hike up to Green Lake, located in Crested Butte— just a 35 minute drive from our campus. The night before, I packed my backpack with my sleeping bag, warm layers for the night, random (but essential) foods, and finally, my DoubleNest ENO hammock accompanied by Atlas Straps to ensure a...
Thanks for saving the day! My friend Steve brought one of your hammocks on a recent backpacking trip up the Convict Creek trail near Mammoth Lakes. We didn’t get a chance to use the hammock for relaxation, but we were able to use it to rescue his dog. By the third day on rocky trails, Zooey, a 60 pound Jindo, had torn her paw pads (an issues she’s never had before) and was in too much pain to hike out the 7 miles and refused to walk. We were at a bit of a loss for how to get her out until Steve remembered your hammock. We rigged it to one of the backpacks and used it as a carrier for Zooey. It took a long time hiking out, trading off the dog every mile of fairly technical trail, but we all made it out safe. Though the hammock smells like dog, it held up pretty well through an unintended use. Our backs are sore from the awkward carry, but Zooey is healing up just fine. Thanks for the solid product! by Andrew Allport
We received this email from Ali Cameron explaining her entry to our monthly Photo Contest.  Although her photo didn’t win, we think her story is pretty incredible.  Here it is, in her words: “Hello. I have a story to tell you.  The picture is blurry and unflattering and in no way do I expect to it to win a photo contest, but what went on behind the scenes of this shot is worth telling you.  My bright orange ENO DoubleNest hammock went beyond its duties at a luxurious lakeside nest yesterday.  It supported a 90 pound black lab named Memphis who fell from a rock ledge and fractured his front legs. My friend’s dog got too close to the ledge at the lake overlook point and fell approximately 30-50 feet to the shoreline below.  We all heard the thud of his landing and then complete silence.  My friend and I rushed down to the shore and found him laying there, with his left front lower leg pointing in the wrong direction.  We wrapped his leg and prayed for his comfort, peace and strength for us to carry him the 3 rocky, rooty miles down to our car.  THANK YOU, JESUS...
I love my kids. They have definitely changed my life for the better and recently, I have learned that we share an affinity for hammocking. My kids ask me almost every day if we can hang up our ENO hammock, but I think we enjoy using it for different reasons.  Personally, I prefer the relaxing part of being in a hammock while my kids love to swing like peas in a pod or stones in a slingshot. At 10, 6, and 4, I really couldn’t expect them to want to do anything else. I tried to figure out the best way for our whole family to love our time in the hammock, so I thought through these four rules. Using them, my kids get to enjoy their hammock time and I get to enjoy mine as well. Sometimes we get to snuggle together, but no matter what, we’re all happy in our hammock.   Rule 1: Let them set up the hammock. At first, I wanted to make sure I set up the hammock perfectly every time.   However, my Atlas straps and DoubleNest hammock are so easy to use that it took me no time at all to teach my ten...
Featured In the Busted Wallet‘s “Essentials: Summer Camping ’14”   “It’s that time of year once again, if you haven’t already, by now you’ve got to be itching hardcore to get out of the house and into the wilderness for some long overdue 1-on-1 time with mother nature. As long as you’ve got yourself a decent pack, a sleeping bag and means to stay hydrated you’re good to go right ? Well… yes, and no. You see – every year new and outstanding equipment, apparel and technology that makes camping and trekking lighter, quicker and easier is almost continuously put out to market. To keep up with everything is a full time job, and 2014 is no exception! That’s why this summer we decided to do you all a solid and sift through the garbage and bring you only best of the best when it comes to new and unique products built specifically for camping. While we could have simply slapped together a list of “what’s cool” we didn’t. Instead we hand picked products we found to be essential and unique – then individually hand-test them all in the field. While it took us nearly 3 months to complete, we’re finally...
Over its 14-year history, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Asheville, NC has established a following of loyal outdoor enthusiasts. The company’s brightly colored hammocks offer a unique way to rest after a long day on the trail or a lightweight alternative to a tent for overnight shelter.
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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