Summer is the best time of year to hammock in the backyard, at the park, at camp, or really anywhere you can find a good place to hang your hammock. In this episode of Gearhead Picks, Backcountry Gearhead and expert hammock-user Trevor Livingston talks to you about his favorite two-person hammock, the Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock. Learn about the best suspension straps for this hammock and find out what Trevor’s favorite hammock accessory is.
Welcome to Gearhead Picks. I’m Trevor Livingston, a Backcountry Gearhead. There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors in the summer and it’s my personal belief that most of them are better with a hammock. I’m really loving the Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock this summer. I’ve been taking it everywhere with me! It’s great for city parks, lounging around camp or your even backyard—really anywhere you can hang it.
It packs down to the size of a softball, so there’s no excuse not to have it with you at all times. This is a two-person hammock, so it’s quite roomy. It’s very comfortable for one person to lay lengthwise or two to sit sideways in.
For hammocking with friends, I use the Eagles Nest Outfitters Fuse Hammock System. This lets you hammock side-by-side with another person from the same anchor point which is super convenient if there’s not a lot of anchor options around.
Even though this hammock is made from a super lightweight fabric it’s really durable and has a weight capacity of up to 400lbs. I love how breathable the fabric is, too. This makes the DoubleNest hammock especially comfortable on those hot summer days.
The DoubleNest comes with two sturdy carabiners to clip onto anchor points of your choice and a stuff sack for convenient traveling. Suspension straps aren’t included with the hammock, but I recommend the Eagles Nest Atlas XL Suspension Straps. They’re extra long to fit around wide trees or string up your hammock between trees that are really far apart. [Note: Hammock straps are recommended any time you are hammocking outdoors in order to limit damage to trees.]
Thanks for watching! If you have any questions about the ENO DoubleNest Hammock, hammock accessories, or general techniques, you can email Trevor, the hammock master, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy hammocking!