Eagles Nest Outfitters
How It All BeganThe year was 1999. The Pinholster brothers set off in a rickety van full of hammocks, ready to revolutionize the world of hammocking. They set up shop at music festivals and various community gatherings, first in their home state of Florida, then travelling throughout the southeastern United States – the van serving as a storefront by day and sleeping quarters by night. Somewhere along the way, a hammock counter-culture was introduced: taking it wherever your adventures lead you. As avid travelers themselves, the founders of Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) based the first product line around the ideal hammock for their lifestyle: easy to pack and adventure-ready. Over time, ENO took something great – hammocks – and made them even better by designing and patenting the very first knotless hammock suspension system, making it easier than ever to relax in a hammock. We have evolved to offer a range of hammocks and accessories to give people an all-access pass to relax wherever their heart desires. What started off as a grassroots company operating out of a van has grown into ENO as you know us today: a company that’s passionate about outdoor relaxation gear, pushing the envelope with innovative products, supporting organizations that help us protect and preserve the outdoors, and celebrating our community members, near and far. Today, we are based in Asheville, NC – home of the highest peaks of the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains – where we proudly share our hammocks and relaxation gear with members of ENO Nation around the globe.
What Matters to UsENO is an outdoor company comprised of outdoor enthusiasts – in other words, we love spending time in nature and we know our fellow ENO Nation members do, too. That’s why we feel it’s important to help protect and preserve our favorite wild places. We are always looking for different ways to serve and support the outdoor community, both locally and globally. From our start-to-finish sustainability practices to our nonprofit partnerships, we don’t just talk the talk – we walk the walk. We also aim to give the members of ENO Nation the freedom to relax wherever they choose. You want to get out there, explore, connect and relax – and we want to help you get there, from backyard to backcountry and everywhere in between.
Our Nonprofit PartnersWe are passionate about people, the planet, and creating a future where everyone can enjoy their time outside. Through our partnerships, we’ve committed to promoting Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion in the outdoors, protecting and preserving our environment and public lands, and serving and supporting our communities through outdoor education and experiences.
Since 2018, we have committed to planting trees in an area of need with our partner, Trees for the Future (TREES). Hammocking would not be the same without trees, but we recognize that the benefits of more trees are far reaching. TREES trains impoverished farmers to sustainably revitalize their land through their Forest Garden Program, working primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. They help change lives through regenerative agriculture practices, empowering impoverished communities to increase income and food security, all while increasing the world’s oxygen supply. Since 2018, ENO has funded over 2,770,936 trees, restoring over 693 acres of land, lifting 5,542 people from poverty and hunger, and capturing 100,197 metric tons of CO2 over a 20 year period.
We have pledged to give 1% of our annual sales to support an array of environmental causes through our partnership with 1% for the Planet. Working with 1% for the Planet means that we – and you, with every purchase – support several high-impact environmental nonprofits that help our planet thrive. We’ve also created special edition Giving Back Hammocks to support organizations that protect some of our favorite places and teach adventurers how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. We donate from each sale of these hammocks to the National Parks Foundation, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Pacific Crest Trail Association, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Afro, and Roots Studio with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Gond Community of India. Each organization is represented by a hammock in a unique print.
As an outdoor gear company, we have partnered with the Outdoor Industry Association, Conservation Alliance, and Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC.