Whether used independently or with your hammock, the House Fly rain tarp from Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) allows you to enjoy the outdoors even in wet conditions. Overlapping doors and 10' 6" x 10’ dimensions ensure that you and your hammock stay dry.
Offering tent like coverage for hammock camping, the Eagles Nest Outfitters House Fly rain tarp offers protection from rain, wind and even offers a little bit of warmth in chilly conditions.
As you can see, this is different than a regular tarp in that it has got doors on the sides. So not only do you have coverage on either side of you in that A-frame style, but you have got coverage and protection on the sides here.
We have got the doors battened down. They are overlapping each other here so that any sort of wind, rain, cold is going to be kept out there. You still have ventilation here, so obviously underneath here you have got a cross breeze. So you can open those up if the weather is really nice, but if you have got wind and rain coming in sideways, you can really batten those down and have protection on all four sides.
This is 100 percent waterproof nylon material. You have got rip stop in that nylon, so it is very durable, but it is also very lightweight, so it packs down to be really small. The pack size here is small enough that you could throw it into a backpack, take it into the backcountry. It is lightweight enough for that. But, again, giving you all the coverage you need for all seasons and hammock camping.
Set up is really easy here. We have got an Eagles Nest Outfitters hammock strung between these two trees. We have the House Fly rain tarp strung up on top of that. And you have got two attachment points right on the peak. So there is a seam there right over the top. That seam is completely taped. It is not going to allow water to sneak in. And what I have is I just have the two peak corners tied off to the same trees that my hammock is tied off to. Then what I would do is stake out the four corners. And the House Fly rain tarp does not come with stakes. You need to purchase those separately, but we have them tied off to logs, trees and sticks so if you want to save some weight, you can definitely leave the stakes behind and get creative with how to tie off those lines. But there is an adjuster here on each corner. It is very durable. It allows you to cinch that down and really get a tight pitch with this rain tarp.
So once I have those staked out I kind of stake everything out loosely and then go around to all the sides and just kind of batten everything down and make it tight so you have really tight fabric here. And then the last thing I do I would stake out the doors. So right now we have got those overlapped. You can actually unclip them. So you can leave your stake in the ground. You can unclip that, roll it back if you need to. There is a toggle point right here. There is one on the other side, too. So I could just unclip this door, roll it back, roll the other side back. So it is like a tent in that you can roll it back and have all of that ventilation, but once you get inside, you can clip it back together and have all the protection you need.
With all the coverage you get here, this is 10 feet six inches long and then 10 feet across. So you get plenty of protection for you and gear storage. So if you have got your gear in there as well, it is going to stay dry. And with all the features here, small pack size, light weight, ample coverage, this is the perfect rain tarp for your next backpacking adventure.
It is the Eagles Nest Outfitters House Fly rain tarp.