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    ENO hanging in my face

    I just bought an ENO single nest - my first hammock. I hung it up in the backyard and the edge is hitting my face when I lay in it. See picture. What am I doing wrong or is it the hammock's problem?






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    Try laying on an angle. Head more towards your yellow side...feet to the res. That may help.
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    The ENO Singlenest is a rather short hammock at 9 ft. 4 inches. However, it sure looks you are hanging banana-style. You're supposed to sleep on the diagonal, rather than the way they do in the ENO photo gallery (a supreme source of misinformation).

    A hammock ridgeline (fixed or adjustable) made of Zing-It will certainly help in getting the proper lay. I would guess your hang angle is closer to 25 degrees than the optimal 30 degrees. This should help.

    http://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/

    You also look like you are definitely too high off the ground (only hang as high as you want to fall). I've never hung that high off the ground!
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    Way more sag too. Those short narrow hammocks from ENO need a lot of droop (we call it Sag) for you to get at a good diagonal.
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    Ridgeline intel....for sag.
    Carry forth.
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    As the relatively new owner of an ENO DN, which has even more floppy fabric on the sides than the SN, I'll echo what everyone said here. My first 3 trips I had my hammock way too tight due to not having a ridgeline, and even on the diagonal I had a bunch of fabric hanging on me. I actually tied some ballast to the sides in the form of plastic shopping bags full of rocks just to get it workable.

    Last weekend I put a zingit adjustable ridgeline on at 93" (83% of a measured 112" length), hung my hammock, and found I could get *way* more diagonal, and the fabric issue was largely cured. It was also a lot more comfortable, even though I was already sleeping great.

    I've also pondered the "knotty mod" (searchable in the forum), but haven't implemented it yet.
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    Personally with my ENOs when I first started hanging. My solution was to go buy a seam ripper and go to town removing the floppy sides. The structural ridgeline will help some but removing the flappy sides is even better.

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    I will adjust suspension angle to 30 degrees and then adjust sag via ridgeline and report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmfracer View Post
    I will adjust suspension angle to 30 degrees and then adjust sag via ridgeline and report back.
    I think you're missing the part about sleeping on a diagonal. Not much is going to change if you continue sleeping banana-style.
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    I stretch my hammocks fairly tight and I lay on a diagonal.

    I know I'm going against the grain, but here it goes...
    My Eno Single and Doublenests both flap over me still but,
    I LIKE IT!

    I'll put a few of my personal items into the sewn on stuff sack and throw that side over the other and it creates a sort of a "cocoon" or "peapod". The weight in that stuff sack keeps it taught so it doesn't lay right on me and stops it from flapping around.
    It is like being inside a hanging tent in some ways.

    It gives me a way to block the sun out when I want to sleep late or take an afternoon nap. It also serves as an added wind break like a hammock sock. It is like having an extra protective layer over the rest of me, sort of like an extra sheet.

    I've tried other hammocks and so far I like my Doublenest best out of all of them for this very reason.

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