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Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Hammock review: a perfect hammock for festivals

Ideal for solo summer sleepouts, the Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Hammock is made for lounging on sunny days

Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Hammock
(Image: © Eagles Nest Outfitters)

Our Verdict

Tropical colors and simplicity make this a hammock for festivals, summer camping trips and lazy days on the trail.

For

  • Cheery colors
  • Easy to deploy
  • Size and fabric provide comfort

Against

  • Optional suspension system adds weight and packed bulk
  • Fair-weather use only

First impressions

The Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Hammock’s size, simplicity, comfortable fabric and cheery colors make this hammock a versatile choice for numerous fair-weather situations. Like all the best hammocks it’s a good carry as a siesta hammock on day hikes. It's useful for those festivals where there are trees and – with an insulation mat and sleeping bag or quilt – would be fine for summer sleeping out if muted colors and discretion aren’t important. It might attract attention, though, and soon you'll be asked why you're sleeping in a hammock.

Specifications

• RRP: $50 (US) / £50 (UK)
• Weight: 454g / 16oz
• Size: 284cm x 140cm / 112in x 55in
• Suspension system: Aluminium wire-gate carabiners (ropes/straps not included)
• Fabric: 70-denier high tenacity nylon taffeta
• Accessories included: Integral compression stuff sack
• Accessories available: Atlas adjustable suspension straps
• Colors: Red & Charcoal / Navy & Royal Blue / Khaki & Olive

In the field

This, I thought, was the hammock I’d throw into a daybag or rucksack if going out with a bunch of mates on a summer wander, or heading off for a park picnic or to a festival. Pull it out, sling it somewhere, lie back and feel the envy. That’s how to use a hammock if you ask us.

Though the recommended, add-on purchase Atlas Suspension System made hanging quick, simple, secure and easy to adjust, it adds weight and you could just as easily use ropes and knots to clip the included end carabiners into, whilst practising some old-school hammocking skills as you go.

The single-layer taffeta fabric skin held an insulation mat in place with more grip than some other more slippy skins, and felt cool and comfortable making it ideal for hot summer weather.