Eagles Nest Outfitters Singlenest Hammock Review

ENO, Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Lightweight Camping Hammock, Sunshine

The ENO Singlenest is one of the best-known models of hammocks in the outdoors world. The company, started in 1999, has built a reputation for producing lightweight, hard-wearing and comfortable hammocks that are as much at home in the forests of the Appalachian Trail, as they are in your backyard at home.

Weighing in at just a smidge under 16 oz, and packed down into the size of a softball, it’s easy to see why it’s a popular choice for backpackers. The 70D nylon taffeta and triple interlocking stitching, make it a robust choice and allow it to safely hold up to 400 lbs of weight.

At a roomy 9’ by 4’10” it provides a comfortable nights sleep for one, or room enough for two if you’re relaxing for short periods of time.

The Singlenest comes with aluminum wiregate carabiners, but you’ll need to purchase a suspension system separately.

PROS

  • This hammock features triple-stitched seams, which make it durable
  • Made from a soft, breathable fabric which is fast drying
  • Comes with aluminum carabiners
  • Has an attached sack compression stuff sack

CONS

  • You may need to buy additional accessories such as suspension, bug net & rain fly.

Bottom line: The ENO Singlenest Hammock, it’s ultra-light, easy to set up, making it one of the premier hammocks for seasoned hammock campers & backpackers.

Things to consider before buying a hammock

You should first think about why you want a hammock. Are you going to use it for camping or for relaxing in your garden? If you’re going to go camping, a hammock is an excellent choice as it’s much lighter to carry then a tent. This is incredibly helpful if you’re planning to go hiking and don’t want to take a tent a long way.

Hammock sizes vary, as they come in different widths and lengths. Before deciding on what size of hammock you need, you should think about how many people are likely to be using it. Do you want a single hammock such as the Eagle Nest Outfitters Singlenest hammock, or perhaps you’d like to purchase the double version so that there’s space for two?

If you’re tall, then it’s a good idea to buy a longer hammock, choose one which is at least 8 feet long, as this will give you ample space to sleep comfortably. You should also consider the weight capacity.

Features/specifications & Benefits

ENO, Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Lightweight Camping Hammock, Sunshine
  • READY FOR SOME ME TIME: The SingleNest is the perfect hammock when you don't feel like sharing.
  • ADVENTURE READY: Weighing only 16 ounces, the SingleNest stuffs easily into attached storage bag. Packed Dimensions: (L x W) 4" x 5"; Unfolded Dimensions: (L x W) 9' 4" x 4' 7".
  • TRUSTWORTHY MATERIAL: Falling is not an option, unless it's to sleep. Made from 70D High Tenacity Nylon Taffeta, this breathable, quick drying nylon supports up to 400 pounds. (HAMMOCK STRAPS NOT INCLUDED)
  • MASTER THE ART OF LOUNGING: Includes Aluminum Wiregate Carabiners and nautical grade line that allows you to quickly and safely secure the SingleNest to trees, poles, boat masts, or even the wall.
  • PLEASE NOTE: ENO attempts to reduce potential waste by using every bit of fabric available in production, so the color and stitching of the your hammock might vary from what is pictured.

Lightweight & Durable Materials

The Eagles Nest Outfitters Singlenest Hammock is very light and easy to carry, making it an attractive alternative to a tent camping. It weighs only 16 oz and with the provided stuff sack, it packs down to just 4” by 5”.

This hammock has been made from hardwearing Nylon Taffeta, and thanks to triple interlocking stitching it can handle the rigors of the trail. Furthermore, Eagles Nest guarantees that their material is trustworthy and that their hammocks won’t fall. 

The fabric is breathable, which is excellent for warmer or humid weather, to prevent you from waking up in a soggy mess. While also being water-resistant, making it a cinch to dry if you get caught short in the rain before you can get your rain fly up.

For those that like choice, and hey, who doesn’t? The hammock is also available in a selection of over a dozen bright colors and designs. 

Comfort and Weight Capacity

With unfolded dimensions of 9 ft 4 inches x 4 ft 7inches, it’s a long hammock meaning even an NBA center should manage a comfortable night’s sleep. Meanwhile, thanks to its robust build the ENO Singlenest can comfortably accommodate up to 400 pounds before hitting its upper weight limit.

The ENO Singlenest is roomy enough for one person to spend the night comfortably, and may at a pinch have the weight capacity and room to accommodate two more svelte bodies for a period of time. However, if you’d like to share your hammock with your partner, then we would recommend taking a look at the ENO Doublenest.

Easy to Hang

This hammock includes aluminum carabiners and comes with a robust and nautical grade line. Eagles Nest has created a no knots hanging system which was one of the first in the world, their hammocks are very safe and secure once up.

However, the one downside to the Singlenest is the lack of suspension system “out of the box”, meaning you will have to purchase one separately. Eagles Nest Outfitters has multiple different suspension systems available that are directly compatible with their hammocks, or alternatively you can mix and match with another brand if your prefer – just be sure that weight capacity of the suspension system aligns with the hammock, and the weight you wish to support. 

The SingleNest can be slung between trees, poles, or boat masts. You can even attach it to the wall, so you have plenty of hanging options and will never be left wondering where to hang your hammock. 

If you’re having problems hanging your hammock, then check out the handy video below. 

Additional Accessories

In addition to the various available suspension systems, Eagle Nest Outfitters has a large selection of accessories that complement their hammocks. 

If you plan to sleep out and are worried that the temperature is likely to drop significantly during the night, they have a range of top and underquilts, that should keep you toasty.

Meanwhile, keeping you dry is their range of rain flys. Finally, stay safe from pesky biting insects with a bug net.

Charitable Donations

As a bonus, for every hammock that Eagle Nest Outfitters sells, two trees are planted in a place of need. Eagle Nest Outfitters has partnered with a nonprofit organization called Trees for the Future to achieve this objective.

Conclusion

Overall the Eagles Nest Outfitters Singlenest is an excellent purchase, but particularly for backpackers as it’s ultra-light, tough wearing, and provides a comfortable night’s sleep. 

It’s easy to assemble and packs up into a small bundle that is light and easy to carry. 

The hammock is an excellent alternative to a tent when hiking or camping, and if you’re worried it might rain, you can buy a tarp roof that can be hung above your hammock.

Last update on 2020-08-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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