Ideal for backyards, campgrounds or the backcountry, the Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Reactor Hammock is lightweight and compact. An integrated sleeve holds a sleeping pad (not included) to add comfort and insulation in cooler weather.
Eagles Nest Outfitters is known for giving us innovations with hammock camping and sleeping and relaxing in the backcountry. And the Eagles Nest Outfitters Reactor hammock is no different. What they have done with the Reactor hammock is they have stitched an extra panel of fabric here on top of the hammock and that allows you to put a sleeping pad inside of the hammock. So I have slept in hammocks before with a sleeping pad and it moves around, it slides around and it is pretty uncomfortable. So what they have done here is they have added an integrated sleeve. As you can see, this is the opening. So you basically slide your sleeping pad in through this sleeve and situate it so that you are comfortable. And once you lay on top of it and put the pressure onto the sleeping pad, it is not going to move around. It is not going to slide around and it is going to be very comfortable. Not only does it add padding and comfort while you are sleeping in the backcountry, but for those chilly nights, it is going to add a lot of thermal efficiency. So this is a really great innovation. It doesn't add a lot of weight, so basically they just have this extra sleeve up here. It doesn’t add a lot of space. It doesn’t add a lot of weight, so you can definitely pack this down and take it into the backcountry, throw it in your backpack when you are not using it and it is just as easy to setup as other Eagles Nest Outfitters hammocks.
The fabric here is the same as other Eagles Nest Outfitters hammocks. You have got a very comfortable, breathable, woven fabric. And the stitching here is triple stitched seams so you have got a lot of durability with those seams. You have got nautical grade rope there on the end and that attaches to your aluminum wire gate karabiners. So it is going to support the weight of up to 400 pounds and you do have to purchase Eagles Nest Outfitters straps separately in order to set up your hammock.
In addition to all the features they have got a stuff sack that is sewn on to the hammock. This acts as a really great pocket. So if you have got small items you want to get your hands on quickly when you are in the hammock, I can see this being great for a phone or sunglasses or something like that. But this actually is the stuff sack for the hammock. So there is compression straps on there. When you are ready to take the hammock down, you stuff it into that pocket and you use the compression straps to compress it down into a nice, concise, little pack.
If you are using this for extended trips coupled with maybe a top quilt, an under quilt and some sort of a rain fly over top, you have got a really great, warm sleeping system in the backcountry.