Eno Doublenest Hammock
Whether you are preparing to go camping outdoors, or you just something to relax in on your porch, a hammock will quickly seem the best option for getting a good rest if you intend to stay off the often cold and uneven ground. In the spirit of the encroaching seasons and just all-around rest and rejuvenation, we decided to go over this particular brand’s Doublenest variety which is meant as a place for two to rest together comfortable. When we think of a swinging hammock most of us envision a net, and even if we are picturing the newer cloth variety, we are not considering something built for two.
A hammock is more often used to escape everything, and everyone, else. So, what is it like, and can you really be comfortable with two people in the same swinging ‘fortress of solitude’? Let us look at the specs and find out what those who own it have to say about whether it actually gives what it promises and is worth the purchase.
- Easy set-up
- Holds up to 400lbs
- Breathable materials
- Comes with carrying sack
- Lacks mounting gear & straps
- Expensive comparatively
Once you get the straps to hang it with, there are some extra things as well that most consider as ways to ‘upgrade’ this design, so it can handle more than just mild weather and protect you even more if you choose to go camping with it. Between bug netting and extra fabric to attach to your ‘nest’, Eno makes it easy to take your base product and ass anything you need to take it up a notch.
To be a little more precise on exactly what the nylon taffeta fabric is, and why it makes this particular product a good one to buy, you have to understand the components. Taffeta is a thicker material that is used for many things on its own. It is good at keeping in warmth as well as being resistant to most damage. However, on its own, it is not very good with water.
Nylon, on the other hand, is much more resistant to the elements and, though not as thick and resistant on its own to tears as Taffeta, when combined they create an extremely resistant fabric. It’s perfect for outdoor gear, especially tents and this particular style of outdoor swing. Even most coats use this material when being designed to withstand harsher weather.
You also are not going to find someone too tall to enjoy this hammock with very easily either!
Measuring a full nine feet in length, this particular swinging nest is likely to fit everyone you know on it, at least lengthwise. This is an awesome feat since many similar products can be a little too small for the taller people out there.
That being said, other double sized products in the same category are offered at a longer length, so we wanted to point something that may actually be a key point. Other hammocks that are larger also may not compress down to the same size when packing up, and this one actually comes attached to its case so it is nigh impossible to lose. That makes this more compatible for those seeking to hike as much as camp who want to easily have a place to rest on hand.
Though it is built for two, and most find it comfortable, if you don’t like being rolled close together, it would be a good idea to only sleep one in it at a time. This is because with the way hammocks are designed, bodies will end up rolled to the center and encompassed, so you are likely to end up pressed quite close together. It is best to plan ahead.
One thing we would like to point out is for those with children or who are adults who need sensory aid to help stay calm throughout the day. Sensory swings are likely to be apter in some way to cover your needs, but they are a lot like a hammock in design. So, if you are wanting something to give you comfort and be camping style materials, this may be a really good item. Or if you are looking for something to use outdoors in general in nicer weather, this product could be a great purchase.
Your choices don’t just vary with colors, either. Not all of the hammocks are a solid color, or even just trim and solid. They also offer a variety in pattern as well. So, if black with red trim is you, its there, but if you prefer to be wrapped up in stars while under them, or hidden in the trees with camo, those are also there for you to enjoy. They really did their best to make sure we all have something that we’d like!
The weather is not likely to push this hammock to its limits, and unless you are continuously going past its 400-pound limit, you aren’t going to see a lot of wear. Since its pack is actually part of its main body, you also can take care of it with little effort and pull it back down when it isn’t in use. You would truly have to be trying to push this lovely creation durability to where it won’t last you for years.
On its own, however, this hammock will cocoon a single user, and still, offer near full cocooning for two smaller occupants. Since it can hold up to 400 pounds and has a six-foot width with nine-foot length, it can give a nice nesting space to cuddle the night away under the stars. It won’t give much in the way of warmth, but with a sleeping bag, in warm weather, it will give you a nice set up for an under the star’s bedtime.
Well, a few have tested this hammock to see just how good this particular product is with colder nights and the consensus was rather regular. The limit seems to be at about 30 degrees in being able to comfortably hole up in this one, and you should have a good heavy sleeping bag, pillow, and a blanket to throw over the bag. If you follow this setup, you will find that you still sleep well and wake up refreshed and warm. On its own, however, this is meant to be a warm-weather product, so you won’t find the same weather resistance.