Friday, May 27, 2011

ENO (Eagle's Nest Outfitters) Doublenest Backpacking Hammock

So we got lots of points on Moosejaw.com from buying our tent and water filter, and with them we were able to get an ENO Double Hammock (and some fleece that Nicole wanted) for FREE! Plus, after we found out that it was actually cheaper on Amazon.com, Moosejaw refunded us the difference in price, which was awfully nice of them. This hammock is SWEET, and even though you'll need a little extra rope to throw around the trees at either end, it's incredibly convenient. It comes with two heavy-duty carabiners attached to either end that can be clipped on to whatever rope you have looped around a tree. The hammock itself weighs almost nothing (just 22oz, including the carabiners), and packs down to about the size of my two fists. It holds up to 400 pounds with no complaints - way more than enough to hold me and Nicole. We got a navy/royal blue one, and it looks awesome. I can't wait to break this out after a long hike. Talk about comfort! Something tells me this will be bliss to sleep in, even if all you do is toss your sleeping bag in it. It would also be a SWEET gift for anyone who likes camping or backpacking; I was actually planning on asking for it for my birthday this June if we hadn't gotten it this way.

So there you have it. I added a link to Amazon's product page in case you want to check it out, for yourself or someone else. Even if you're not going camping or hiking any time soon, this would be a great hammock to string up in the yard, since it's so light and compact. It would be really easy to put up and take down instead of one of those hugely heavy canvas outdoor hammocks. As soon as I test it out, I'll get some action shots put up on here...

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