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  1. #51
    Senior Member
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    Apr 2012
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    Florence, SC
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    Hennessy Exped Asym
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    Hennessy hex fly
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    Wingardium Leviosa
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    They do get you with the price, though. "Oh gee, a hammock for $50!" Then you have to buy straps, then a tarp, then a mosquito net… Good marketing on their part, however.

    My hennessy stuff works with the ENO, so when I wanted a bug net-less winter hammock, instead of buying a whole system, I spent fifty dollars on a single nest.
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  2. #52
    Member
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    Apr 2014
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Hammock
    ENO Double Nest
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    HG Blue Cuben Hex
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    HG Incubator 40
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    Kammok Straps
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    73
    I knew about hammocks including all of the cottage maker brands before buying my ENO. I wanted something simple and honestly, colorful. I can't stand all the brown/black/camo (sorry, guys!) as I love bright colors. I really love my bright turquoise/purple ENO AND I can find it at night.

    The closest hobby I do that has "beginner" vs. "advanced" gear is fencing - and there is definitely a difference in price, function, fit (where applicable), and quality between those extremes. Keeping that in mind, I find the quality of the ENO to be good overall. Just because it's mass-marked and widely-available does not an inferior product make.

  3. #53
    Member
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    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Hammock
    WBBB XLC 1.7D
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    Superfly or DIY
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    HG Incubator +MSS
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    Straps or Whoopies
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    55
    I'm a big fan of my doublenest. Other options are more comfortable for me overnight but it's awesome for naps and relaxing. I only know about hammock camping because I saw eno's at dicks. They got my attention because I was taking a canoe trip and thought it'd be a great way to relax around camp and skip bringing the camp chair. The material felt great and I couldn't believe it would hold me. I guess for me it was a "beginner" hammock in a sense that it began my hammocking interest. Certainly not a low quality product.

  4. #54
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    Dec 2011
    Location
    Lawrenceville, GA
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    ENO Doublenest
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    ENO HouseFly
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    poncho liner
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    Atlas Straps
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    203
    I've been sleeping in my Eno Doublenest for four years now and love it. I know the HH, BB and others offer things the Eno doesn't and maybe the quality is better, but I'm not unhappy with my Eno. And since the first night I slept in my Eno, I haven't had a bad night's sleep. So, until I become unhappy with my Eno or it wears out, I'll probably not be looking for another. So, for me, the Eno is not a "beginner" hammock.
    "A man's got to know his limitations," Clint Eastwood in Magnum Force

  5. #55
    Member Tehghost132's Avatar
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    Jul 2013
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    Statesville, NC
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    Warbonnet Ridgerunner
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    HG Winter Palace
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    WB / AHE / WL
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    Straps/buckles
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    68
    availability and price, that's why I guess they would be considered "beginner" hammocks. If someones new to hammocking, I guess they would be more inclined to spend $60 on an ENO instead of $150+ for a warbonnet or something.

  6. #56
    New Member
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    Jan 2013
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
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    ENO Doublenest
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    DD 3x3
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    CCF, Mummy bag
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    Atlas Straps
    Posts
    24
    Just curious, is there room in a singlenest to lie at an angle with a a CCF pad, or do you need the doublenest to have enough room?

    I'm not planning on getting an under quilt for a while yet. I'll just be using my mummy bag for the first year or so, and know I'll need some sort of bottom insulation.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by gdkaufmann; 05-07-2014 at 05:25.

  7. #57
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    Sep 2013
    Location
    Iron City TN.
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Delux Zip
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    I do not consider any hammocks as beginners but merely first. I am considered by most to be frugal. The eno seemed expensive to me. I spent some time on the forum before my first purchase and wanted a full setup. I calculated the eno DN, a bug net & a rain fly. I bought a HH Explorer Delux Zip on sale ready to go hanging for less money. The Skeeter Beeter Pro is cheaper than eno. They are larger & already have the bug net. I have 2 & gave $42 & 45 for them. I think the eno is just the first hammock most people run into.

    I do agree any first hammock can be addictive if it sees much use. I have purchased 9 hammocks to date (wife, grandsons, etc) and the HH Explorer was the most expensive so far.

  8. #58

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
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    PCNW
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    11.5' DIY Argon 1.6
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    ArgonSil11'/wdoors
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdkaufmann View Post
    Just curious, is there room in a singlenest to lie at an angle with a a CCF pad, or do you need the doublenest to have enough room?

    I'm not planning on getting an under quilt for a while yet. I'll just be using my mummy bag for the first year or so, and know I'll need some sort of bottom insulation.

    Thanks.
    I can not speak to the single; I have the double and sleeping in it is very comfortable.

    If you are interested in the hearsay that I have accumulated, it is that the single is comfortable, but not big enough for sleeping.

  9. #59
    Senior Member mountainm's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Location
    Selby, UK
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    HB Sky bed bug free
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    WB Superfly
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    Aerogel mat
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    SRL with whoopies
    Posts
    257
    May I suggest "basic" instead of beginner. I.e. No frills.

    Saying that. I've taken exception to such patronising terms before and been lambasted for it. Beginner implies hammocking is a sport of some kind like fishing. If your bed is comfy, it is comfy, it's akin to having a 'beginner' sleep mat! Basic yes. I know lot of experts that use basic gear. Less to go wrong

  10. #60
    Senior Member
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    Feb 2008
    Location
    CA Central Valley
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    Warbonnet BB!
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    MacCat Deluxe
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    JRB HR (2)
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    I got a steal on an ENO for twenty bucks, thinking this would be the lighter hammock with no net for when the mosquitoes die off. I should have known better. Can't go from a roomy Blackbird to a shorter, narrower hammock when you're claustrophobic and like the diagonal sprawl. I got a WB Traveler and the ENO goes in the car camping box.

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