If you want an honest consumer opinion, here goes: I wouldn't buy anything orange to be in the outdoors with. Second, your tarp doesn't even include guylines or stow away guyline pockets offered by Hennessey. The suspension looks terrible and wire gate carbineers are cheap and aren't durable. No ridge line? I could buy an Eno for a fraction of your price and they have a reputable name. Also, the hammock looks huge. I'd hate to lug that thing around. Sorry if I sound harsh, but you came on the forum to sell a sub par product, not to talk about a hobby with other enthusiasts.
Last edited by green1210; 05-03-2013 at 07:48.
Just some of my own thoughts.
- Honest consumer opinion? You have purchased and tried this product?
- Only the stuff sack is orange, right?
- How many tarps include the guylines or pockets?
- Is ENO's suspension better?
- How many Black Diamond Neutrino Carabiners have you broken?
- Does a reputable name like ENO provide a ridgeline?
- ENO DN is also $69.95 on their website?
- 132" x 60" is huge, but 112" x 74" isn't?
- 20 oz vs 19.3 oz is actually very close?
Last edited by PapaSmurf; 05-03-2013 at 08:26.
Couldn't agree more with you PapaSmurf.
"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view."-Edward Abbey
Appa vs Eno?
Not exactly pay for view.
I agree with Papa. This is a kind forum, but vendors need to do their homework as much as hangers do....maybe more, if they intend to be successful. I'll probably never see out from the inside of either of these hammocks. (Spend too much time on the DH website drooling).
Save the discussion for a title bout.
Or at least throw a Snipe in the ring witha WWM and have them shred it out
A consumer is a buyer of goods and services. As a consumer I have chosen not to buy their products based on what was advertised on their website. I recently purchased a Hennessy Hex on Amazon for $65 which includes tie outs and pockets. You're right, the Eno does retail for $70. However, I purchased one from Rei for around $40 with my 20% annual discount and dividends. I'm not sure what kind of discounts this particular hammock maker offers. No suspension is better than one that was paid for and needs to be replaced. About the carbineers, I climb wood and steel for a living as a lineman and use carbineers for a variety of functions, and in ten years in the business have never seen a wire gate on the job.
Sorry if I offended anyone, but I'm tired of be hawked products that use "made in America" as its first and biggest selling point. Why don't you try making a quality and innovative product at a competitive price (not saying these hammocks aren't) and as a side note, point out its made in America.
Good hammocks don't need discounts.
Just to say, I was very impressed with the quality and forethought put into these products. The owner I met at the Smoked Butt Hang was very friendly and open to suggestions. I do not think that the hammocks are very different or innovative per se, but this is an alternative I'd recommend before I'd look at an ENO. YMMV, but this is my opinion from my first hand experience.
Also as a rock climber for several years, I was used to using wire gate carabiners to reduce weight and have taken many a fall on them from 20' or more and they held just fine. Aren't industrial use and military grade carabiners over designed? Maybe I'm misinformed.
Thank you all for sharing your opinion so that upcoming consumers will be able to see the varying opinions before making their own decision.
-Jeremy "Brother Bones" Owner of Bonefire™ Gear
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