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  1. #41
    Senior Member Chris K's Avatar
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    ENO Doublenest...my first and still my go to hammock.

    For now anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew2000tx View Post
    Hey UncleMJM Risk is a good friend of mine. I wonder is he knows his site was your launching point into hammocking... I'll let him know. He liked my photos of the TX hang on FB.
    It is indeed a small world we are in. Risk's site was one of a few, including Sgt. Rock's and Just Jeff's in addition to Whiteblaze, that I frequented to learn more about hammocks. This was back in the pre Hammock Forums days around the turn of the century.

  3. #43
    New Member Phillip W. Martin's Avatar
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    I'm just a new guy, but I have come to realize that my ENO hammock is effectively the "gateway drug" of hammocks...
    Phillip W. Martin
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  4. #44
    New Member erinkae's Avatar
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    I love my double nest eno. I don't see any hammock as a beginner hammock...its just what ever works best for you when hanging. i got to try a hammock made out of a table cloth and it was really comfortable.

  5. #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by enoorange View Post
    I really enjoy my ENO hammocks (especially my doublenest this year) and in numerous summer, fall and spring backpacking trips (40+) have found them to be high-quality and reasonable weight (16-20 oz).

    I do replace the ENO suspension w/whoopie's BUT I have heard various people mention they are beginner hammocks??? Why? because they are easily available in various retail stores, the basic suspension, no advanced features, etc?

    Anyway just kinda wondering what makes a "non-beginner" hammock?
    Late to the thread but... my 2c.

    I think "beginner" in this context refers to the "barrier to entry" price. You can get a double nest for about 50-60 bucks. This makes it an easy "starter" hammock from the perspective of having less risk but giving a great experience for the price. Plus it is usable by most anybody (up to 400lbs with appropriate strapping).

    There are other hammocks with better and more features (arguably) but you will spend more for those hammocks at a base level price, generally.

    At least that's my perspective on this as a newbie to the scene if you will

  6. #46
    Senior Member wncsar's Avatar
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    I love my double nest ENO Hammock. I sure dont see it as a beginner Hammock.

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    Senior Member Rolloff's Avatar
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    I think for hikers, Eno, GT, Byers, and few others, I don't care enough about to remember at this point, just don't work out as well as "others". Yes you do see a few being used by hardcore LW hikers, but a quick look around at a local hang, will usually tell the tale.

    Workmanship, materials, weight, durability, function, are good to average to poor, depending on, the import factory, day of the week, what they were running beforehand, and sometimes what is to come across, after the run. Customer service, exactly the same. They're cheap. Just send the customer another. We don't have the ability, motivation, or skills, to make mods or repairs. After all we are salesmen and didn't make anything.

    One thing I've noticed, outside of HH, none of the rest of the big box providers, really makes or offers, a product that meets the high end user's needs. Yes, some provide an"Expensive" model, but they sure are not on the same level as any of our HF Vendors.

    What I'm trying to say, is you might very well buy and want to stand behind to dollar/product argument, of your Eno or GTUL, but do you think you'd be as happy with the most expensive model any of those providers put out?

    Do you see the clear cut step up in kit, that you might experience between a WB Traveler and say the BB or RR? Would you buy it, were money not an issue?
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  8. #48
    Rob E's Avatar
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    Used the Doublenest for just about a year, and recently stepped up to a Blackbird. There's really no comparing the two, except I think the ENO was a great way to tinker with suspension and learn the proper way to hang without harming my finances. I'll hang on to my Doublenest forever - I take it with me on road trips and love to hang out under the stars in it. The built-in features of the Blackbird really make the ENO seem basic at this point, though, and the ENO bug net is pretty poor-quality. I like the fact that ENO's are sold at REI and therefore get people into hangin'...
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  9. #49
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    My 2 cents here: Yes, ENO is the gateway drug...hammocks are what truly launched me into becoming a backpacking enthusiast. when I can sleep a solid 7+ hours and have to set an alarm if I want to see the sunrise while I'm on the trail, then that's a good thing vs waking every two hours to shift my position when I'm on the ground sleeping. I'm content with my double nest, the purchase of which turned out to be the path of least resistance. with knowledge gained, I know there's products out there I would have selected instead...but ENO works until I have every other aspect of backpacking upgraded to where I want to be.

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    ENO being available at REI makes it a gateway drug hammock...easy to walk in, see it at 30% off (once a year), and say - gee, maybe I'll try one.

    Doni

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