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Hammock relaxation gave Eagles Nest Outfitter employee all she needed for bobsledding (HA!) Eagles Nest Outfitters Marketing Coordinator, Natalie DeRatt, has been named one of the newest members of the 2014-15 USA National Bobsled and Skeleton Team. This announcement came from the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation early last week. “I am beyond excited to gain a spot on the Bobsled National Team. It’s been a long road of hard work and so to see it pay-off is a dream come true,” said Deratt. Natalie, born in Sheffield, England, has been living in Asheville, NC, since moving to the US to attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville on a track and field scholarship. She was the first UNCA student-athlete to qualify for the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in 2010 and 2011 in the 200 meters. In 2011 she was named Big South Female Student-Athlete of the year. Natalie also competed in two track Olympic Trials for team Great Britain. In early 2014, Natalie began focusing her training on preparing for the bobsled and skeleton combine with her former UNCA team mate, Keith Scruggs.  Scruggs interned at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid for 2...
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...
New cold weather focused tarp and underquilt seal out the freeze and heat up your hammock, rounding out ENO’s versatile line.
Re-using and re-purposing, the environmentally conscious story behind ENO’s hammock strap transformation and their first pet product.   Asheville, NC – Dec.15, 2012 – Tailor-made, non-stretch polyfilament webbing makes for versatile hammock suspension systems, and strong, stylish canine collars and leashes. Welcome to the first pet product by Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc., the original parachute hammock creator. A true repurposing story, ENO’s dog collar and leash are crafted using excess materials from their Atlas Suspension Strap manufacturing. The upcycled webbing, retaining the Atlas’ signature orange thread, is durable and flexible, ideal for dogs who lounge in the yard or tear through the country. ENO considered multiple uses for the excess Atlas webbing – including human belts and a substitute strap for other products – before deciding upon their first pet product. “We have a 100% webbing consumption with our other straps and so in the development of the Atlas Strap we ran into a problem we don’t normally have,” said ENO Designer Brendan Garvey. “Because of the webbing’s unique performance characteristics it just seemed natural to make a dog collar and leash.” By producing the collars and leashes, ENO has a use for the 5-7% loss of webbing for every...
ENO breaks onto the festival scene with innovative festival entertainment. ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 30,2012 – The creative minds from Eagles Nest Outfitters, industry leading hammock designers, launch the newest piece of festival entertainment – the Lotus Lounge. The Lotus Lounge, modeled after the iconic Lotus flower, is a breathtaking, silver, circular sculpture aimed at the festival scene. ENO has been present on the festival circuit for over ten years, but the Lounge is their debut into the entertainment market. “It’s a mobile concept offering something for people at different functions to be involved with the lifestyle and not just buying a hammock,” said Pete Pinholster, co-owner and president of ENO and the brains behind the cutting-edge structure. Focused on being an area of relaxation, the curved design mimics the shape of a hammock, and the framework is able to hang a combination of ENO Hammocks and Loungers, with the possibility to add a large tent, a 5000 watt sound system and a professional lighting. The center of the Lounge is outfitted with a unique and innovative DJ booth. Aside from the hammock-hanging-stations in the Lounge, the package includes up to 25 three-way hammock stands named Enopods, patent pending. The Enopod...

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