User Review: Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
Price Paid: $60
This is a great hammock to start out with. It is comfortable, easy to set up, and well built. I've been using mine for a couple of years and do not regret purchasing it. I still use it regularly when I'm not camping just to to relax and nap in despite having upgraded to a Warbonnet Blackbird (which is, by far, the best hammock I've ever been in). The Doublenest is very roomy and can allow you to lay very flat as long as you lay diagonally on it.
The attached bag compresses the hammock well and when you are hanging from the hammock the bag is big enough to hold a 1 liter Nalgene bottle. I've kicked back in this hammock with my girlfriend, who is 5'9" and weighs 120bs, and our son, who is about 40 lbs. The hammock was able to support all three of us without any problems. I weigh 200lbs, so given our combined weight, I suspect that the weight rating is accurate. Actually trying to sleep in a hammock with more than one person would probably not work very well, but if you're just reading a book together like we were it's fine.
Despite the quality of the hammock, there are a couple of caveats about Eno, which actually have nothing to do with this hammock:
1- Stay away from Eno's slap strap suspension system, it does not work well. I would advise just getting regular webbing or, better yet, woopie slings and a couple of shorter tree straps.
2- Their guardian bug nets, while very durable, are unnecessarily heavy.
3- Their tarps aren't the best. I would recommend Warbonnet, MacCat or Speer tarps over an Eno tarp. Look for silnylon or cuben fiber tarps to save weight.
That said, the hammock itself is rock solid and I highly recommend it. For information about hammock camping, come hang out at HammockForums.net.