Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45
Awesome size, super easy to assemble and take down, simple washing instructions! The best way to spend time relaxing in the beautiful natural environment.
- Straps come separate
- Clips come separate
This item has changed my life. I purchased before the infamous Electric Forest knowing I would need it there. But I have acquired a craving to be in my hammock every single day to meditate, sleep, or read.
It's simple to put up, finding trees 10-20 feet apart, and just as easy to take down. I get some of my best sleep and Zzz's in this hammock! There's tons of color combos to choose from, and the prices are relatively cheap!
Buy straps because they don't come with you hammock!
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 60
I love this hammock.
- small size
- slapstraps are idiot proof
I love this hammock. It is perfect for backpacking; light, very compact, and sets up in under five minutes. If you are anywhere above 6 feet tall I would recommend a doublenest for more room (only reason it's not perfect). Definitely get the slap straps for easy setup. Enjoy!
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55
This is a great hammock. I got it as my first hammock after doing a ton of research on the various types of hammocks. The ENO SingleNest kept coming up as a top notch hammock so I got it. I would recommmend it to any new hammock-ers.
- High quality materials
- Folds up into a bag that is incorporated in the hammock
- Storage bag can be used as a bag for small belongings while in hammock
- Hanging setup is not ideal
- Hanging materials not included
Setup is great. You'll need to get some cord, I used para-cord, or some other type of hanging cord. Just throw the cord around the tree or whatever and attach the carabiners that came with the hammock. Very simple but the cords can slip from objects or cause major sag in the hammock. I would recommend looking into Whoopie Slings if you are getting any type of hammock.
Stability depends upon where you setup and how you setup. It has blown me around in the wind, but not enough to knock me out of it.
There is lots of room in the hammock for one person and a few pockets of junk. More that likely you will have to hang your camping gear from a tree, if you don't want it on the ground all night. The entire hammock rolls up into a small bag about the size of a large grapefruit. It can get bulky if you are backpacking long distances, but it is far better than carrying a tent.
The materials are top notch and have shown no signs of wear after a year of use. I think it will last a long time.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $59.95
Best investment I have made this summer. It has so much to offer in usability!!!
- Easy setup
- Packs small
First hammock I have ever owned, and it could very well be the last because I think it will be impossible to beat. Everything about this hammock is amazing. The set up is really quick and easy, especially using their own ENO SlapStraps Pro. It does not flip even under swaying conditions, believe me I rocked it as much as I could.
It breathes nice and kept me at a really comfortable temperature during the day. At night I slept in it and used a pack blanket to keep the chill of my back because it breathes so easily. I really dont see it as a downfall, especially cause ENO provides an Ember Underquilt that will easily make this a four-season possibility.
I'm also a college student so besides camping/backpacking this hammock will be super awesome to just relax on campus and enjoy a sunny day. Overall the possibilities are endless for this hammock and it is a great edition to anyone's gear.
Happy Hammocking =)
A fantastic starter hammock
- Easy to hang up
- Light weight
- Durable material
- Attached storage bag
- No suspension system included with the hammock
I picked this up several weeks ago and I love it. I have camped in it, lounged in it, napped in it, read in it, you name it. It is easier to throw up than a tent and with proper insulation keeps you just as warm. This thing packed up takes very little space.
Ease of Setup: Very easy
Weight: 18 ounces
Price Paid: $50
Great for motorcycle camping if you have the space to pack it.
I consider a hammock to be a high-priority, optional item when motorcycle camping. After packing my essential gear and clothes, I can usually find a little more space to pack this hammock. It compresses down to the size of a softball.
When I arrive at my destination, I select a campsite with at least two trees positioned about 10 to 12 feet apart so that I can set up my hammock. As soon as I get my tent and dining area set up, I set up the hammock and then relax with a book and a cool drink. This hammock seems perfect for casual lounging (I do not know about low-impact, overnight sleeping).
In the past, I used an economy fishnet hammock. After several years, I decided to move up to a more comfortable hammock and have not regretted my decision at all. The ENO single nest is very comfortable (does not leave fish net marks on your arms), fast drying if it gets wet, compressible, and strong (it reportedly holds up to 400 pounds). I have not tested the weight limit but can testify that it holds my 250-pound frame with no problem at all.
To set up the hammock, you will also need a set of ropes or straps (not included). At first I tried a couple of ropes but quickly decided to purchase the ENO straps. I use the standard Slap Strap that is 7’6” long and 1” wide ($20). ENO also makes the Slap Strap Pro that is 9’6” long and .75” wide ($25). These straps pack small and make it very easy to set up the hammock.
Learning how to set up the hammock for maximum comfort may take a few trial and error efforts. Straps should be “lassoed” around each tree about 5 to 6 feet from the ground. The best height depends upon the distance between the trees. More distance requires a higher strap placement. The hammock should be attached to the straps so that it hangs down in the center with the lowest point about waist high.
I get into my hammock on my tiptoes. My body weight will make it stretch a little so that I hang comfortably about 2-feet above the ground. For maximum comfort, I position my feet over the edge on one side and position by body and head near the opposite edge. In effect I am lying across the width of the hammock. This position allows me to lie almost prone and avoids the confined banana wrap feeling. Sometimes, I sit in it with my legs hanging off one edge down to the ground. The opposite edge makes a nice back for my hanging chair.
I have also purchased a ENO double nest for car camping. It is much wider, presumably for two people and requires a little more packing space. Otherwise it seems identical to the single nest. I do not think I will ever try getting two people into it but younger couples may appreciate this feature.
Ease of Setup: N/A
Weight: 18oz hammock and 12oz for the regular slap straps
Price Paid: $54
I just got this in the mail today. I absolutely love it. So easy to set up a caveman could do it. I would say get the slap straps with it. It will make a nice luxury item on my backpacking trips at 18oz plus another 12oz for the slap straps.
It probably deserves 5 stars but I only gave it 4.5 due to it being something I don't need, I just wanted. I do believe it would be perfect if you want to do hammock camping although I would buy one of the rain flies.
I ordered it directly from ENO's website UPS ground and it was here in two days. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who would trade some weight for a luxury item!
Ease of Setup: simple
Weight: less than 1 pound
Price Paid: $49.95
I received my hammock as a birthday gift last summer (2006). I LOVE IT!!! I never leave home without it in the the outdoors. I've used it for lounging and naps on hiking and fishing trips and for overnight camping trips. Planning on using it on the AT this spring and summer!!! It is so simple to set up and is so comfortable...I feel much better in the mornings than on a Therm-a-rest in a shelter.
Design: Camping Hammock
Ease of Setup: Novice with the purchase of tree straps
Weight: 1lb 2oz
Price Paid: $49
This quick drying hammock made of soft material is so comfortable. Make sure you lay in it at a slight angle for best comfort. I have a bad back and dozed off in this hammock every day of my 4 day trip (until biting flies woke me and chased me into the tent). I woke without stiffness or pain (I may start sleeping in it full time because it's a heck of a lot more comfortable then my stearns and foster!).
I purchased this because of the "system" and I do plan on adding the mosquito netting and rainfly in the near future. My whole body was completely supported, I never felt in danger of flipping even when turning over, and it dried very fast after rains came through. Both silly and boring-fuddy-duddy color combinations are available. 100% recommended.
Ease of Setup: Extremely Easy
This is the best hammock I have used in my life by far! I can't even believe how insanely comfortable it is! I think it beats tent camping by far! It is extremely durable and takes years of wear and tear!
Last night I slept in it underneath my back porch all night during a rainstorm. Now my brother owes me 5 bucks. I recommend this hammock to both the camping guru and the city slicker. Definitely worth the investment it's lightweight, durable, and fun. This is definitely something that you carry with you always!!!
Design: Single Nest
Ease of Setup: Super asy
Price Paid: $25
I love this hammock. I enjoy camping and always look forward to breaking out this thing. It takes up very little space in your pack and couldn't be easier to set up.
The material is comfortable and durable (but don't let it get scratched or picked). Make sure when you put the hammock up that you get it tight so that it doesn't sag too much. I recently got the RainFly to go along with it so that trash from the trees doesn't fall into it and so I can relax in the rain.
I would certainly recommend this brand to anyone looking for a hammock to take camping, hiking, cycling or whatever.
Ease of Setup: very easy!
Weight: 1 lb
Price Paid: $49.95
This was another of the "gee-whiz" for this year's Boundary Waters trip. My family had just gotten used to the old-fashioned mesh style hammock that I had introduced in the last few years. Now the Eagle's Nest has raised the bar for camping comfort. Short of coming to blows, there was a constant battle for occupancy of the hammock this year.
The Eagle's Nest products are simply more comfortable then any other hammock I have tried. It was simple to hang and easy on the trees due to the strap system. The only question now is how many to bring next year.
Ease of Setup: easy
Price Paid: $49.95
These reviews must have been written by the company itself. I am sorry I bought this hammock because I didn't realize the "banana back" it would give me. I traded it on ebay for a Clark camping hammock. Finally I have something that is both comfortable and keeps the bugs out.