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Featured in Dub Era Music Blog‘s article: “ENO Brings the Lotus Lounge to Aura Music & Arts Festival”  by Chris Tart.     The Lotus Lounge, visible at AURA Music & Arts Festival 2014, is a highly capable relaxation epicenter. Housing a DJ booth at the center and a 5000 watt sound system, it is equipped with ambient lighting with the option to add a professional lighting system. An ongoing design, The Lotus Lounge is the brainchild of Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) CEO Peter Pinholster, who I spoke with about the design over the phone. He started “bending aluminum pipe” because of a desire to give back to the community that has loyally supported ENO in the past. “I did it mainly because I wanted to give a little bit more at these festivals and add a little more to the environment … be more proactive and involved and provide relaxation during the event,” Pinholster says.     Design and Implementation The lotus flower, an iconic symbol of life and beauty, is a personal favorite of Pinholster’s and the basis for the Lotus Lounge structure. With the addition of 25 companion ENOpods, born out of the Lounge’s design process, the...
February 3rd, 2014 – Asheville, NC – This year’s Winter Outdoor Retailer proved particularly rewarding for Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), creators of hammocks and relaxation products for outdoor enthusiasts.  The brand hosted a friendly competition between America’s two most prestigious hiking trails and their conservation groups, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), and the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA), in an effort to raise funds for trail preservation and management.  The event, dubbed “East vs. West: A Tale of Sister Trails,” marked the first time that ENO, the ATC, and the PCTA had collaborated on a fundraising event. In honor of the event, ENO sold their special edition ATC DoubleNest Hammock and newly released PCTA DoubleNest Hammock with a set of Atlas Straps for a show special of $50.  ATC and PCTA representatives provided booth visitors with information about trail preservation, and booth displays featured important facts and statistics about the two trails.  One hundred percent of the sale proceeds were donated to the ATC and PCTA.  In total, ENO sold 106 hammocks, raising $5,300. “We are so pleased with the outcome of this event,” said Lane Nakaji, ENO’s General Manager.  “It was such an honor to have the opportunity to...
So you’re snowed in. Your driveway is too slick to get your car out and conditions aren’t quite yet right for sledding. Don’t be so quick to grab the the chips and Netflix, there are still plenty of fun things to do inside with the added excitement of flurries piling up outside your window.   1. Build a Blanket Fort We’ve all done it when we were kids and I promise you, you’re never too old to make a blanket fort. (Warning: most of these ideas are messy, so just give into it now.) Tear up your living room, pull out those Twilights, and begin creating your fortress.   2. Hammock Indoors Hammock indoors people! With an Indoor Hanging Kit, it’s easy to make your ENO a part of your favorite room. Post up next to your favorite window and watch the snow fall from the comfort of your warm, dry hammock. It also makes for a great “guest bedroom” if you happened to have a few stragglers snowed in with you.   3. Make Hot Chocolate & Pancakes Now, this may seem very specific, but trust me. Hot chocolate and pancakes are definitely the way to go when it’s...
Featured in Examiner.com‘s “2013 guide to gifts for the outdoor lover part 2: Gifts between $50-$100” “Doublenest Hammock …I’m convinced that a hammock from Eagles Nest Outfitters is simply one of the best investments you can make if you’re a camper or a backpacker…. or maybe just shopping for one. The Doublenest Hammock from ENO is lightweight, easy to set up, and strong enough to hold two people. It’s an ideal gift for your wilderness-bound cuddle buddy.”
Featured in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine‘s “Outdoor Gear Made in the Blue Ridge”
You wake up with cold hands, a hot face and a sore throat.  Your nose resembles a leaky spigot and when you cough, local geologists report activity on the Richter scale.  Sickness happens to all of us, and everyone has their own remedy that they swear works every time.  Some are a bit unusual, and some seem downright wacky.  But they just might work… Vapor Rub.  This cool, tingly rub isn’t only for your chest.  All you need is a q-tip and a tube sock, and you’ve got the ingredients for this home remedy.  Use the q-tip to swab the rub inside both nostrils.  Then stick your hand inside the tube sock and dip it into the jar, covering it all over in the rub.  Tie the tube sock around your neck.  Go to sleep, and in the morning your head and chest will be completely congestion-free. Cold, wet socks.  According to Best Health Magazine, some scientists say that soaking a pair of socks in cold water and wearing them to bed underneath a pair of wool socks can relieve congestion and give your immune system a boost.  Cold socks stimulate your body to increase circulation in your feet, making...
It’s a day of appreciation and being together.  Doing something out of the ordinary with each other.  Valentine’s Day is about really enjoying having your loved ones in your life, whether you live with them or go on dates with them.  So do something different – the best alternative is camping, of course.  Or picnicking, or ice-skating, or sitting on your porch looking at the stars.  Besides, everyone else is going to the movies or a restaurant. An outdoor Valentine’s Day requires an outdoor Valentine’s Day meal.  Fortunately for you, packets of dehydrated meals are easy to come by.  They’re also pretty dang tasty considering that they look like this: This particular one is pasta vegetable parmesan.  Cook up a pouch of garlic herb mashed potatoes as a side, followed by a pouch of mocha mousse pie for dessert, and you’ve got an awesome backpacker-friendly Valentines Day feast.  Hang up a couple Loungers or DoubleNests around your campfire and spend some time with each other. Don’t forget the mason jar of red wine!  Fits nicely in the Lounger’s built-in cup holder or the hammock’s stuff sack, too. Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!!  
Featured in Outside Magazine’s February Issue “Perfect Things: Editors’ Choice Awards.” “Because the only thing better than lazing around in your backyard is lazing around at a sweet campsite with an incredible view. Eagles Nest Outfitters’DoubleNest hammock has room for two, packs down to the size of a softball, and sets up in a few seconds. $65″ Image: Inga Hendrickson  
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...

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