In every industry, there is a revolutionizer who leads the way and completely changes our lifestyles by introducing new products. ENO exactly did that 20 years ago when they came up with the camping hammock culture. The company created the first hammock suspension and the Double Nest hammock. I just love the fact that they use tree-friendly straps with their hammocks and underquilts. And, it is absolutely beautiful that the company plants 2 trees for every hammock sold.
Hammocks are originally from the South and Central America. They are actually named after the Hamack tree. The idea behind to use the original hammocks was to get protected from the snakes and poisonous insects. Today, it is the perfect way to experience ¨leave no trace¨ camping.
Underquilts and Hammocks
Hammocks and underquilts go hand in hand. If you get one of them, then you will definitely need the other one. They are inseparable when the sun goes down, especially during winter. Moisture and wind are the two reasons why we get cold during night while we are camping with hammocks. Our backside is exposed to wind while we are lying inside the hammock. We use the underquilts to block the wind. They are super easy to attach and usually very lightweight to carry in your backpack. Underquilt cover up the sides and the bottom of your hammock and keep the heat inside. Most campers use underquilts as a replacement for sleeping pads, but I suggest you still use both of them when it gets really cold.
Consider the following features when shopping for underquilts:
- Weight; the lighter the better.
- Material used; select the nylon made, durable underquilts and hammocks.
- Size; the bigger the better.
- Windproof for better insulation.
- Waterproof to prevent getting wet from rain or snow.
Here are the top selections from ENO:
ENO – Eagles Nest Outfitters Double Deluxe Hammock
This is a luxury hammock made from 70D high tenacity breathable nylon taffeta and triple interlocking stitching. It is a heavy-duty item specifically designed for two people. However, it is bigger than regular double size hammocks, and even three to four people can sit side by side easily. You can also use it for your own and enjoy the extra space.
It comes with a compression stuff pack which enables you to fit it into your backpack. It is as big as a grapefruit when packed. You can set this up within minutes by using the included aluminum carabiners. It is lightweight (only 1 pound) and extremely comfortable. You will be amazed that it feels almost as good as real silk. Use it for boating, camping, back-yarding, etc.
- 4.2 x 6.5 x 5.5 inches
- Weighs 1 pounds.
- Supports up to 400 lbs.
- Compact; includes stuff pack for compression.
- Made from high-quality, extra durable material.
- It is bigger than a regular double hammock.
- Suspension cords are sold separately.
ENO – Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock
I can’t believe that this double size hammock weighs only 19 oz. It is like carrying a huge bed in a tiny bag. Packed dimensions are only 5¨ x 5¨. Set it up securely with carabiners, and nautical grade line stainless-steel snap links.
You will get the best sleep of your life in this hammock. It is super versatile that you can use for hiking, camping, or lounging. Made from durable, breathable, and quick drying material. Hammock straps are sold separately. Keep it away from the heat sources like the campfire, or the nylon might melt.
- 108 x 108 x 3 inches
- Weighs 1 pounds.
- Supports up to 400 lbs.
- Extremely lightweight; 19 ounces.
- Made from sturdy and durable fabric.
- It does not have inserts for a sleeping pad.
ENO – Eagles Nest Outfitters Underbelly Gear Sling, Hammock Accessory
You will enjoy this accessory; it keeps all your essentials within hand reach, right under your hammock. It is one of those addictive attachments that you will get accustomed to instantly. It can hold 50lbs easily and is necessary if you want to keep your stuff away from the dirt.
The Underbelly String is made from woven nylon and weighs only 7 ounces. It will not take any significant space in your backpack. You can attach it to your hammock with carabiners or simply tie around the strings.
- 6 x 3 x 4 inches
- Weighs 7 ounces.
- Supports 50 pounds.
- Includes adjustable guy lines.
- Easily access to your stuff without leaving the hammock.
- It is not bigger than a baseball when stuff packed.
- You need to setup the hammock higher to accommodate this.
- It does not include carabiners.
ENO – Eagles Nest Outfitters Vulcan Underquilt, Ultralight Camping Quilt
If you are looking for a well-designed, easy-fit, durable underquilt that can keep you very warm in cold weather, then the Vulcan Underquilt is a perfect fit for you. This is a unique product in the way that it adapts to the natural contours of your body. This way, it can provide more comfort than most rival items.
Made from water-resistant material to protect you from the rain. It comes with a handy stuff sack, so you can pack it up and keep it in your backpack.
- 15 x 7 x 8 inches
- Weighs 1.68 pounds
- Temperature rating: 35°F to 45°F.
- It gets smaller than a football when packed down.
- Easy to setup under any hammock.
- It might get too warm if you use it for degrees over 50°F.
- It is a bit short if you are very tall (over 6‘3¨)
ENO – Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember Hammock Underquilt, Lightweight Sleeping Quilt
This underquilt Is made special for cold weather camping. It works best with the ENO SingleNest and DoubleNest hammocks. The material used is 40D ripstop nylon, and 30D nylon taffeta lining which makes it durable and cozy.
Turns hammock camping into a year-round activity; it is not only for summer anymore. Definitely prevents the wind chill. You will get a nice and warm sleep even when it is freezing. It is a must have for 3-season camping, if you really want to go camping under 40°F, then pair it p with a top quilt.
- 84 x 36 x 3 inches
- Weighs 1.44 pounds.
- Temperature rating is 40°F.
- Lightweight and sturdy.
- Designed for winter camping.
- Packs down small with compression.
- It is hard to get a diagonal lay.
Why Should You Sleep in A Hammock?
Did you know that you can beat insomnia if you sleep in a hammock? It is probably one of the fastest ways to fall into a deeper sleep. A good night’s nap is important to have a productive day. You will realize that your concentration skyrockets with the power of quality sleep. Imagine how you get replenished when you are breathing the clean air outdoors and sleeping in a hammock. It does not get any better than this.
Leave no trace while you are camping. Nature is delicate and precious. Using hammocks is a great way to minimize your impact to the campsite. It is like the best of both worlds. You get to sleep better in an underquilt insulated hammock, and also have a chance to protect the nature by not setting up tents. If you are still camping the old way, then maybe it is time you learn the advantages of hammock camping. It is becoming the industry standard with each new day. All you need is to get a sturdy hammock and a waterproof underquilt to go out in the woods to enjoy nature at its best.