Asheville 2/7/2013 11:59:48 PM
News / Nature

New Year, New Look: a 2013 update to the Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock.

Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), the leading producer of parachute hammocks, reintroduces you to a fresh version of an old favorite – the DoubleNest, SingleNest and DoubleDeluxe Hammocks.

Aluminum wiregate carabiners, updated buckles and new cord locks highlight the 2013 facelift for the hammocks. These minor trim updates appear small, but together make for big, innovative differences.

Doing away with the older, heavier steel carabiners used on the pioneering models, the company introduces superior aluminum wiregate biners. The sleek, new design - complete with the ENO logo - not only pleases the eye, but also shaves off major weight; they are only a quarter of the load of their predecessor. In addition, the wiregate opening is free of sharp edges, reducing the chances of material damage.

“We wanted to update the biners to make the hammocks lighter and deliver the highest quality product possible," said ENO Designer, Brendan Garvey. "We developed this biner specifically for us and our customers."

The updated hammocks also feature a redesigned buckle and cord lock, both parts of the opening mechanism. The new buckle, made from acetol, is stronger and sturdier, lessening the frustrating possibility of an accidental release. The cord lock redesign features no moving parts to break or rust, increasing the durability and the usability simultaneously. The smooth aesthetics also make for more attractive merchandising options.

"We are constantly striving to improve on even our most well-known products," said Peter Pinholster, co-owner and president of ENO.

In addition to the practical advantages the 2013 trim updates make, they also contribute to the hammocks trimmer weight - both the SingleNest, DoubleNest and DoubleDeluxe hammocks roll in two ounces lighter than former models, measuring 17 ounces, 20 ounces and 28 ounces respectively.

The updated hammocks were warmly welcomed at the Outdoor Retailer Winter show in Salt Lake City, UT in January and are available now.