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ENO DoubleNest Review

The ENO Doublenest is an attractive and lightweight double hammock, perfect for lounging with friends or sleeping in mild weather.
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Price:  $70 List | $52.39 at REI
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Pros:  Compact, lightweight, strong and durable
Cons:  Suspension not included, shorter length than other doubles
Manufacturer:   Eagle Nest Outfitters
By Penney Garrett ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Mar 24, 2017
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Our Verdict

Tried and true, the ENO DoubleNest has withstood the test of time as an easy hammock loved by many. It's spacious, comfy, well-constructed, and easy to set up. And it's available in a ton of fun colors and patterns! By including lightweight aluminum carabiners and adding a compression strap into the stuff sack, this is an ideal compact and lightweight camping option for people wanting more space than provided by a thin ultralight hammock or a single model. The DoubleNest only weighs 19 ounces but is 6' 2" wide, offering plenty of space for two loungers or seriously roomy luxury for one.


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Pros Compact, lightweight, strong and durableSpacious, comfortable, easy to set up and use, integrated bug net, customizableThe comfiest/flattest sleeping surface, optional integrated bug net and double layer bottom, large gear pocketsLightweight, spacious, easy set up, versatile for day use or backcountry shelterAsymmetric design for an easy diagonal lay, lightweight, includes suspension, tree straps, bug net, and rain fly
Cons Suspension not included, shorter length than other doublesSuspension sold separately, can't remove bug net completelySuspension sold separately, not for the lightweight crowd, vulnerable to tippingAll components sold separately, can only use branded suspension system, pricey for the full systemMore complicated to set up, bug net isn't removable, smaller tarp
Bottom Line The ENO Doublenest is an attractive and lightweight double hammock, perfect for lounging with friends or sleeping in mild weather.All the features and comfort in a lightweight package.The Ridgerunner is a luxurious and innovative hammock with spreader bars for a super flat lay, an integrated bug net, and lots of storage.Not willing to sacrifice on versatility in a comfortable, lightweight hammock shelter? The Pro Double is an excellent balance of all three!A fantastic combination of lightweight and backcountry features, the Ultralite Backpacker from Hennessy provides a unique and versatile hammock camping experience.
Rating Categories ENO DoubleNest Warbonnet Original Blackbird Warbonnet Ridgerunner Sea to Summit Pro Double Hennessy Ultralite Backpacke...
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Specs ENO DoubleNest Warbonnet Original... Warbonnet... Sea to Summit Pro... Hennessy Ultralite...
Capacity (weight) 400 lbs 350-400 lbs depending on options selected 200-250 lbs depending on options selected 400 lbs 200 lbs
Hanging Straps Included ? No no, can add onto purchase for extra $ No, can add onto purchase for extra $ No yes
Hammock Size 9.3' x 6.17' 10' x 5.25' 10'1" x 3' 10' x 6'2" 9'10"x4'11"
Size Compact 5" x 5" 10" x 4" 15" x 7" 4" x 6" 4"x6"x9"
Connectors Wiregate carabiners Whoopies/straps or buckle/webbing (sold separately) Whoopies/straps or buckle/webbing (sold separately) Buckles Webbing straps and spectra ropes
Material 70D High Tenacity Nylon Taffeta 40D or 70D Nylon (depending on options selected) 1.1oz/30D Nylon Double Layer 70D nylon ripstop 70d Nylon Taffeta
Construction Three triple-stitched body panels, triple-stitched anchor loops with 7mm cord to connector. End gathered, asymmetric hammock, single or double layer fabric, zipper along 1 side, integrated bug netting. Storage shelf and foot box Bridge style hammock made with one or two layers of 30D Nylon, bug net optional. Ripstop nylon, double interlocking stitching End gathered, asymmetric hammock, integrated bug netting and suspension system
Sizes / Colors 3 sizes, 59 colors/patterns 27 colors, 3 fabric layering configurations 12 colors, 2 fabric layering options 2 sizes, 4 colors 1 color
Measured Weight - Package (ounces) 18 oz 27 oz hammock, bug net, webbing/buckle suspension 36 oz hammock, whoopie sling suspension, bug net 16 oz 24 oz (hammock, bug net, suspension, stuff sack)
Measured Weight - Hammock Only (ounces) 18 oz 26 oz hammock, bug net, webbing/buckle suspension 35 oz hammock, whoopie sling suspension, bug net 16 oz 22 oz (hammock, bug net, suspension)
Measured Weight - Hammock and Suspension (ounces) 30 oz with atlas straps 26 oz hammock, bug net, webbing/buckle suspension 35 oz hammock, whoopie sling suspension, bug net 19 oz 22 oz (hammock, bug net, suspension)
Measured Weight - Shelter System (no stakes) N/A 42 oz with Mini Fly tarp 52 oz with Mini Fly tarp 42 oz (hammock suspension, bug net, tarp) 32 oz with included tarp
Capacity (height) not stated 6' Up to 6' 4" Not stated Up to 6'
Accessories (compatible, not included) Aluminum wiregate carabiners Rain flies, bug net, carabiners, fish hooks, under quilts, top quilts, suspension systems Rain flies, bug net, carabiners, fish hooks, under quilts, top quilts, suspension systems Suspension straps, Rain fly, bug net, gear sling, wider tree protection straps, Longer webbing straps (free upgrade), Larger Rainly, hammock pad, insulation system, hanging pockets, snakeskins
Accessories (included with hammock) Aluminum, wiregatae carabiners Guylines, bugnetting, storage shelf, continuous loops (for attaching suspension system to), stuff sack Stuff sack, continuous loops (for attaching suspension system to) Continuous loops Tree hugger tree protection straps, suspension cord, rainfly, bugnet (integrated), stuff sack, rainfly guy lines, hanging storage pocket, rain collectors
Extra Accessories Tested Atlas straps Mini Fly tarp, webbing with buckles suspension, Mini Fly tarp, bug net, double layer fabric, whoopie slings, tree straps Rain fly, ultralight suspension straps, bug net Snakeskins

Our Analysis and Test Results

The ENO DoubleNest remains one of the most popular hammocks on the market, and after just a few minutes lounging in it you will understand why. The slim packing size fits easily in a pack, and the generous width is comfortable for extended trips. It's a basic hammock without any of the frills of some of the other models we tested but, like comfort food, there's a reason you keep wanting to go back for more.

Performance Comparison


The DoubleNest is a great double hammock at a reasonable price that held its own against some stiff competition.
The DoubleNest is a great double hammock at a reasonable price that held its own against some stiff competition.

Comfort


Wider and longer hammocks are often more comfortable, and the DoubleNest is no exception. The parachute nylon fabric feels great, even against bare skin, and the added width, when compared to single models, makes cocooning in the hammock easier. While we don't recommend sleeping as a couple in any hammock, we found that lounging as a pair is easy and enjoyable in the DoubleNest. When hammock camping with a significant other, we enjoyed being able to wake up and sip coffee in a double together and curl up in our sleeping bags at sunset before crashing in individual hammocks. The real beauty of a double is in the ability for one or two people to lounge in it, and one person to sleep.

While a great double hammock, the DoubleNest was just a bit smaller and less comfortable than the larger Grand Trunk OneMade Double TrunkTech, which offers an extra 4" of width and 14 inches of length as well as the Best Buy Kootek which is a few inches wider and longer. The Kammok Roo just barely edged out the DoubleNest in comfort for one person, but with 7" less width, it wasn't quite as cozy for two.

The Doublenest provided a roomy and cozy lounge for one and also plenty of room for two!
The Doublenest provided a roomy and cozy lounge for one and also plenty of room for two!

Weight


ENO includes some thoughtful features in all of their parachute hammocks, and although including a suspension system isn't one of those features, the standard ultralight aluminum carabiners stand out as unique from its competitors. At 19 ounces, the DoubleNest is a competitive weight for a double model, coming in at 5 ounces lighter than the Kootek. By comparison, the Kammok Roo is 24 ounces and the Sea to Summit Pro Double is 16 ounces. The lightest double hammock that we tested was the Grand Trunk OneMade Double TrunkTech, the upgrade of the Grand Trunk Double, which weighed an impressive 15.6 ounces despite being the widest and longest double we tested at 10'6" by 6'6". The DoubleNest by comparison is 9'4" by 6'2".

Keep in mind that the weight of hammocks like the DoubleNest and the TrunkTech is only great if compared to other summery open model hammocks. If you're planning a trip to the Pacific North West in the rainy season or Yosemite National Park in mosquito season, you'll want some serious upgrades, such as a bug net and rain fly, which will raise the weight of your hammock package substantially.

At 19oz the Doublenest was one of the lightest double open models we tested.
At 19oz the Doublenest was one of the lightest double open models we tested.

Ease of Set Up


ENO does not include a suspension system with any of their hammocks. Those looking to integrate their current setup may not notice the difference or care. There are many options and methods to try, and you will have to decide on this first before traipsing out into the forest. Once that issue is resolved, however, setup is as simple as clipping the included carabiners into your anchor.

The Doublenest doesn't come with a suspension system  but it does include high quality carabiners that will easily clip into whatever system you choose to implement.
The Doublenest doesn't come with a suspension system, but it does include high quality carabiners that will easily clip into whatever system you choose to implement.

Durability and Protection


An open model hammock like the DoubleNest can only provide so much protection from the elements by itself. It's no match for an expedition set up like the Hennessy models or REI Co-op Flash Air which come with a bug net and rain fly as well as the hardware to set it all up. But in warmer months with a sleeping pad and bag, you can get cozy, and the benefit of a double model is that, with only one person in it, there's extra fabric available to wrap up in like a cocoon. Narrow ultralight models, like the Sea to Summit Ultralight or Grand Trunk Ultralight Starter, don't have that luxury.

A great upgrade that ENO offers for all of its hammocks is the OneLink Shelter System. When you get this system, your hammock comes in a larger stuff sack with suspension, a bug net, and a tarp - so you're ready to go in more serious weather but can leave those elements behind when you don't need them. We tested the Sub with this upgrade.

As far as durability goes, this is a well-made hammock with three triple-stitched body panels and triple-stitched anchor loops. With proper care, we see no reason why the DoubleNest won't last you for years, making it a great casual starter hammock that can be upgraded if you decide to venture out in more serious terrain and weather.

The Doublenest was one of the wider double models we tested which provided extra fabric for a single user to get comfortable on the diagonal  sit sideways like in a chair  or wrap the fabric around them like a blanket.
The Doublenest was one of the wider double models we tested which provided extra fabric for a single user to get comfortable on the diagonal, sit sideways like in a chair, or wrap the fabric around them like a blanket.

Versatility


A double hammock is always a versatile product, even though we would not recommend sleeping as a pair in one. Many times, hammocks are used in camp for lounge activities such as sitting and watching the sunset or reading a book under a tree, as well as for sleeping. For these uses, the DoubleNest is great, and the 400-pound capacity makes it ideal for kids to play in as well as for a few friends to pile into. And a little research into ways a double hammock can be used will show you all kinds of fun and creative sitting and lounging positions you may not have previously thought of.

So long as upgrades are purchased for weather or bugs, this hammock is one we would have no problem recommending for three or four-season use, as it easily holds a variety of sleeping bags and pads. Upgrading to a package, like the ENO SubLink Shelter System, available for all of ENO's hammocks, is also a fantastic idea if you plan to push into more varied environments or cooler months.

With a little experimentation and creativity  a simple open model hammock can be used in a variety of fun ways besides just laying on your back.
With a little experimentation and creativity, a simple open model hammock can be used in a variety of fun ways besides just laying on your back.

Best Applications


The DoubleNest is a great hammock for campers who want to have some extra room to share for lounging or for a larger person. The modest weight and compact size will be appreciated by any user, as will the durability and easy set up. Whether car camping with buddies or trekking out into the woods, this is a solid choice that lends itself to being easily upgradable and long-lasting.

Value


The ENO DoubleNest used to be very competitive in the hammock market at $70 (plus a suspension system). These days, you can get parachute hammocks for much cheaper from many manufacturers. Though not all hammocks are created equally, and we feel it's worth noting that the ENO DoubleNest maintains a very durable material and construction that won't just fall apart after a single season of use. If you're looking for an open, double hammock from a tried and true brand, the ENO DoubleNest might be the right choice for you. However, if you're hoping to save a few bucks aren't married to an original hammock brand, we highly recommend the Kootek, which for around $20 won our Best Buy award.

Conclusion


The ENO DoubleNest is a deservedly popular hammock that is comfortable both for a single camper to sleep in or for a couple to get cozy and stargaze. The low weight and compact size are ideal for those looking to hang in mild climates, and it can easily be upgraded for colder, buggier climates as well.

Other Versions and Accessories


If you are bigger or taller and think you would like a larger hang area, check out the DoubleNest Deluxe for $85. It's the same length but gives you over 2 feet more width. Conversely, if you are small and worried this hammock will swallow you, there is the SingleNest for $60, which is narrower.

The TechNest is ENO's upgrade to the DoubleNest, much like the Grand Trunk TrunkTech is to the Grand Trunk Double. It's made from a lighter fabric so that you can keep the nice double size but shed some weight. The TechNest only weighs 14 ounces and will put you out $95.

The AirLoft Mattress for $95 is a hammock-specific mattress with detachable wings. While you're hanging, this shape allows for maximum insulation coverage beneath you, and if you want to use it outside the hammock in a tent you can remove the wings.

ENO also offers a plethora of options for suspension, bug protection, and inclement weather to get you hanging comfortably in almost any camping situation.


Penney Garrett