Originally Posted by enoorange
I really enjoy my ENO hammocks (especially my doublenest this year) and in numerous summer, fall and spring backpacking trips (40+) have found them to be high-quality and reasonable weight (16-20 oz).
I do replace the ENO suspension w/whoopie's BUT I have heard various people mention they are beginner
hammocks??? Why? because they are easily available in various retail stores, the basic suspension, no advanced features, etc?
Anyway just kinda wondering what makes a "non-beginner" hammock?
Late to the thread but... my 2c.
I think "beginner" in this context refers to the "barrier to entry" price. You can get a double nest for about 50-60 bucks. This makes it an easy "starter" hammock from the perspective of having less risk but giving a great experience for the price. Plus it is usable by most anybody (up to 400lbs with appropriate strapping).
There are other hammocks with better and more features (arguably) but you will spend more for those hammocks at a base level price, generally.
At least that's my perspective on this as a newbie to the scene if you will