ENO Hammock Ridgeline Addition: Plus Video
Making a great hammock even better! Add a Ridgeline to the ENO hammock to get the perfect hang every time and have a place to store snacks!
When I first heard about hammocks it was from a friend at school who had an ENO DoubleNest. I tried it, liked it and still have that same DoubleNest to this day. It’s the older model with the steel carabiners that double as boat anchors in a pinch. Since that model ENO now provides aluminum carabineers, good move ENO.
The new and improved DoubleNest is at this link. The suspension I prefer for the ENO hammock is ENO’s Helios suspension. This suspension combines tree straps and whoppie slings into one piece and is very easy to set up. In my experience hammock people just can’t leave a good thing alone. In order to make an ENO comparable to other hammocks used for camping it needs a bug net, just buy one, and a ridge line.
To start from square one: a hammock ridgeline is a piece of line that runs from one end of the hammock to the other. This helps maintain the sag of the hammock even as each end is tightened. Without this, the hammock can be pulled so tight that there is no sag, think straight line between tree straps, and laying on this can be very uncomfortable and can also damage the hammock. Once the ridgeline is line set up it’s also a good place to hang stuff. Several companies make organizers for ridgelines. Also, as a bonus the ridgeline keeps the bug net out of the hammocker’s face while sleeping. One choice for pre-made adjustable ridgelines are these from DutchWare.
I made a video that shows how to add a ridge line to an ENO hammock. Video made with new GoPro which may be going on a thru hike, but this was just a test. Theres a little wind noise that may muffle the sound at points but if you have questions or comments let me know below and I will gladly answer.
Note: None of the gear mentioned above was provided to me for free to review. However, I have used all of it and would not recommend anything for you all that I thought was of sub par craftsmanship or quality.
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