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    New Member madisonsfinest's Avatar
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    What mods for a DN

    Hello all. I'm going to be picking up an ENO DN for my first hammock. I have an REI in town so it's convenient, and people seem to be very pleased with them at REI's review section. What type of mods should I be looking at. Note that this will be primarily a car camping hammock. I have kids, one is 3 and don't see a way around car camping for the forseable future. Thanks for any suggestions. I have read about their straps that people have been displeased with, but I do see that they have Atlas straps coming out that should hopefully knock out the stretching problem.

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    The mods I have made on mine:

    Changed suspension out for whoopies

    Added an adjustable ridge line

    Added the Knotty mod (stretch sides) on both the head and foot ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madisonsfinest View Post
    Hello all. I'm going to be picking up an ENO DN for my first hammock. I have an REI in town so it's convenient, and people seem to be very pleased with them at REI's review section. What type of mods should I be looking at. Note that this will be primarily a car camping hammock. I have kids, one is 3 and don't see a way around car camping for the forseable future. Thanks for any suggestions. I have read about their straps that people have been displeased with, but I do see that they have Atlas straps coming out that should hopefully knock out the stretching problem.
    First: replaced stock carabiners with aluminum climbing carabiners directly in the end of the hammock.

    Second: Replaced the carabiners with amsteel loops and rap rings (not counting grams, the carabiners were just too "klunky")


    After further reflection, since you'll be primarily car camping, you probably don't "need" any mods. Everything discussed so far (except tree straps) have been weight saving mods which is not something that will be of much benefit to you for the time being. Decent tree straps is about all there is to consider and those you can DIY easily.
    Last edited by Rob In AL; 08-02-2012 at 20:56. Reason: I thought about the question some more.
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    Adjustable webbing suspension here. Like it a lot better!!!
    You don't HAVE TO be crazy to be here - But I assure you it will help.....

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    Got rid of factor rope and biners for whoopies and poly tree huggers. Also adjustable ridge line which is a fixed ridge line now. Works great, lighter than factory and all still fits into stock ENO pouch.

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    raiffnuke: How did you go about adding the knotty mod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracin24 View Post
    raiffnuke: How did you go about adding the knotty mod?
    It was pretty easy...a couple of button holes, fold the edge over to make a channel, add some grosgrain loops for the shock cord, easy peasy. I will try to get some pictures for you if you want.

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    Whoopies and poly straps from Stuart at Whoopieslings.com
    Carbon fiber toggles
    Removed straps and buckles off the pouch
    Zing-it structural ridgeline to deploy a perfect hang every time
    Guardian bugnet with it's pouch removed entirely
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    I replaced the rope and biners with whoopies and lightweight biners. Then, after reading the thread, I added the mini-spreader bar and that really makes the DN incredibly comfortable. I had been sleeping in my DN for a month or two already and was very happy with it but the mini-spreader bar made the "sweet spot" where it is flat and comfortable much bigger. I highly recommend it, here is the link to the thread if you are interested...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=52094

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    It was pretty easy...a couple of button holes, fold the edge over to make a channel, add some grosgrain loops for the shock cord, easy peasy. I will try to get some pictures for you if you want.
    Re: knotty mod...sure, pictures would be great!

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