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    new TQ and UQ from ENO?

    I just saw this bit of news about their new BLAZE UQ and IGNITOR TQ...

    http://www.outdoorindustry.org/news....action=display

    Every Season is the Right Season for Eagles Nest Outfitters

    For Immediate Release
    Mandy Gresham
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    Asheville, NC, Jul 18, 2012 -

    Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), creators of durable hammocks and adventure travel accessories for nomadic comfort, is pleased to announce exciting all-season additions to their posse of leisure-enhancing products. The new Blaze Underquilt and Ignitor TopQuilt provide all-encompassing down warmth, letting hammock enthusiasts enjoy comfortable hanging in colder temps.

    Customer input and feedback is critical to ENO’s designs, so designers looked to customer requests regarding specific needs for colder weather hammocking.
    “By listening to our customers, we are able to create quality and relevant outdoor gear with a targeted focus,” notes Lane Nakaji, ENO’s General Manager. “The Blaze and Ignitor will allow hammock enthusiast to enjoy their ENOs in comfort well into the colder seasons.”

    Blaze Underquilt
    Sleep like the royals do, nestled in down feather splendor. But forget the stuffy four-poster bed, the Blaze Underquilt is made with 750FP down for the ultimate in cold-weather comfort with your favorite ENO hammock. A rip stop nylon shell with DWR finish is durable and resists moisture, while the nylon taffeta liner is smooth against your skin. A differentially cut, baffled construction keeps the quilt in place and prevents cold spots, and adjustable shock cord suspension offers simplified setup for any camping style hammock. The Underquilt comes with a nylon stuff sack and cotton storage bag.

    • Dimensions: 80” x 40”
    • Weight: 24oz
    • Temperature Rating: 25-30 degrees
    • MSRP: $299.95

    Ignitor TopQuilt
    Give chilly nights the cold shoulder with this cozy 650FP down, hammock-ready TopQuilt. The Ignitor has a durable, DWR Ripstop nylon shell to resist moisture, a smooth nylon taffeta liner and a down-filled draft collar. Plus, the ingenious convertible footbox can be used open like a blanket, or closed up to the knee for additional warmth. It comes with its own nylon stuff sack and cotton storage bag.

    • Dimensions: 48” x 74”
    • Weight: 23oz
    • Temperature Rating: 35-45 degrees
    • MSRP: $229.95

    About ENO
    Founded by brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster in the summer of 1999, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc. has grown from a two-man, one-van operation to a profitable company in a few short years. ENO has quickly become the leading provider of ingeniously crafted hammocks and accessories for any adventure traveler who appreciates the comforts of home. The company designs and manufactures breathable nylon hammocks, rain flies and bug nets that are a breeze to pack, carry and set up. ENO products are sold at specialty outdoor retailers nationwide such as REI, Gander Mountain, your local outfitter and online at www.enoNation.com.

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    $300 and 1.5 lbs... No thanks... They need to look around at the competition and see what else is offered...
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    Agreed if they offered it at a lighter weight maybe.

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    Good for ENO for making products that complete their offerings for a complete hammock camping system. Someone from the product development team must lurk on this forum based on the description of the underquilt.

    However for less than $300 for the underquilt one can get a 0F rated quilt with 900FP that weighs less and have change left over from the shipping charge too.

    It's a start in the right direction. If they catch on, they can upgrade the materials as volume and demand dictates.

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    at least they are trying....... right
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteypk View Post
    A rip stop nylon shell with DWR finish is durable and resists moisture, while the nylon taffeta liner is smooth against your skin.[/INDENT]
    If they would have used a regular 1.1 ripstop on the liner. They could have shaved a few oz and maybe brought the cost down.
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    Well it seems it took a while for them to introduce better suspension. Maybe down the road there will be lighter and less expensive quilts. It's certainly a step in the right direction if they want to appeal to people that like colder back country trips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    $300 and 1.5 lbs... No thanks... They need to look around at the competition and see what else is offered...
    Quote Originally Posted by ninjahamockman View Post
    Agreed if they offered it at a lighter weight maybe.

    Not so sure I agree with you, what reference are you quoting from?

    The way I see it is they are offering a "Full Length" UQ that is 24oz with a 25* rating, for comparison you can get a JRB Mt.Wash 3 at 21oz at 25*, a big 3oz difference both being the same price.

    Then the TQ, it isn't as close as the UQ for a comparison piece, but it's still not far off with the Hudson River (temp rating is not the same, more closer to the Stealth).

    Also they are not using the same FP goose down as JRB and the others are using either.

    I give them great big "Kuddo's" for stepping into a almost flooded market, also if you can get their quilts as fast as JRB (which in my opinion is probably the fastest) then that is also a plus.

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    my opinion is they are trying to make big bucks off people who don't know much about hammocks.

    "Hey, I bought this cool ENO hammock from this outdoor store and they said to stay warm I need this topquilt and underquilt. I don't want to use a tent anymore so I'm going to shell out the dough."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Well it seems it took a while for them to introduce better suspension. Maybe down the road {...}
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    well let's just hope this doesn't end you up on your bum in the middle of the night like their straps...

    Oh!!! THAT'S why they coated it in DWR... so at least it will stay dry (enough) when you DO end up on your bum in the middle of the night...

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