User Review: Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50
Does everything it was designed to do. Quick and easy setup. Comfortable. And beats sleeping on the ground any day of the week.
- Packs small
- Doesn't REALLY fit two people.
The ENO DoubleNest is, in my opinion, the best bang for your buck in the hammock world. You can get add-ons to make it more expensive, but the hammock itself is cheap, so if you're using it for day hiking or in an area where flying bugs just aren't that big of a deal, it's an absolutely fantastic hammock.
Setup is easy, although DON'T buy the SlapStrap Pro. I've heard that ENO is going to come out with new straps that don't stretch, but I'll believe it when I see it. At any rate, it's no problem at all to hook a carabiner to some tree hugger straps. Voila. You're ready to go.
You're likely going to want to get some sort of a rain tarp and probably some type of underneath insulation if you're going to be taking it in any sort of weather. There are plenty of lightweight options out there, and I know plenty of people have no issues with this.
The one drawback to the DoubleNest is that it doesn't really work with two people. Maybe for an afternoon backyard hang, or a short time relaxing. But there is no way my wife and I are going to sleep in that hammock overnight. A little disappointing. Perhaps the DoubleNest Deluxe, with its extra two feet of width, would have been a better choice for that.
Otherwise, it's a great hammock to have with you for any occasion.