Equipped with everything a thru-hiker or ounce-counting backpacker may need for overnight protection, the Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) SubLink Hammock Shelter System includes an ultra-lightweight hammock, a bug net, a rain tarp, and a suspension system.
Eagles Nest Outfitters has provided ways for us to relax in the backcountry in hammock and shelter systems. They provide a lot of innovative new products and we are so excited to show off the ultra lightweight SubLink Hammock Shelter System. We will take a look at all the pieces here and the features that make this so innovative, so ultra light weight and special.
So this is the stuff sack it comes in. It is a really small pack size when you think that you get everything here for your shelter system. You have got the hammock, the rain tarp, the bug net and the appropriate stakes to stake out everything. And you also have the straps to set up the hammock. So very small pack size here.
If I go through and show all the features, the first thing to talk about and the show stop-per here is the Sub7 Hammock. This is the pack size of the hammock. It is really small. It weighs only six and a half ounces. So this is really, really innovative. It supports the weight of up to 300 pounds. We will take a look at that. The other things you have here you have got your Guardian SL, super light bug net. You have got your ProFly Sil Rain Tarp here. So that is going to provide waterproof protection for you. The Helios Suspension System ultra lightweight straps that are also very supportive and durable. And then you also have the appropriate stakes to stake everything out.
The other thing that is unique about the stuff sack here is you can turn it inside out. They have got a fleece material on the inside and you can turn this into a pillow.
We will set everything up and take a look at all the features individually.
We have got the whole system set up here with all of the different components. And this system sets up really easily. It is easy to attach the hammock and the straps to trees, attach the hammock to the straps. And we have got the bug net on there. We will talk about that later. And this right here is the ProFly Sil Nylon Rain Tarp. Here at the top at the long-est point it is 11 feet nine inches long. You have got plenty of coverage from end to end for your hammock. It is going to protect against rain, protect against water. You have got a really nice shelter from sun as well underneath of it. So you position it above the ham-mock far enough that you are going to have a lot of breathability with it, but close enough to your hammock that you are definitely not going to get rain coming in from the side.
This is 100 percent waterproof, ultra lightweight sil nylon. And it is rip stop material. So you have durability there. It is very, very lightweight. It weighs 16 ounces and it packs down really small into this very small stuff sack. You have got one seam right on the top and that is completely seam taped. So you have got waterproof protection here. You have got four stake out our guy out points here and they stake into the ground really easily. You could tie these off on to trees as well, if you don’t have a good place to actually stake it into the ground. But these connection points are really durable. It is really easy to tighten and loosen that. You have two other points at the top where you can attach it to the trees. And, again, you can tighten and loosen. So when I set this up, I set it up really loosely, so I had a little bit of wiggle room on all the sides and at then at the very end I just tightened up all those guy out lines.
We have got the tarp folded back just so you can see the bug net here. This is the Guardian SL Bug Net, super lightweight. And the way you get in and out of the hammock here, one side of the bug net has a broad opening. The other side has a narrow opening. So when you are setting it up, you put the hammock through the very narrow opening so that you are able to get in and out of your hammock. This is going to protect you from all those winged insects that you don’t want in your space. And so you just climb in the hammock like that. You pull it closed and then there is a cinch cord right at the top that cinches it down so nothing can get in there. This is durable yet very lightweight and it is going to provide a lot of protection for you in the backcountry.
We have pushed back the bug net so we can talk about the Sub7 hammock. As the name suggests it is under seven ounces, six and a half ounces here. So it is really innovative for a hammock, super light weight and super packable, like we talked about before. And the material here is really soft and really comfortable. It is breathable. So if you are camping and in this in warmer weather it is going to be breathable. It is not going to feel really clammy on the inside. It is nylon rip stop material. So though it is very light weight, you have the rip stop in there. You have durability. The lines here that connect to the carbineer are also very durable. You have got Dyneema nylon so really good quality materials there. And it couldn’t be any simpler to attach. You don’t have any cords running back and forth like I have seen in some other hammocks. The design is really simple and stream-lined. It couldn’t be any simpler to string up.
There is also a stuff sack attached to the hammock here. You have got a little pocket. So you could put something in there you want to get you hands on quickly, really nice feature there. But then it packs up to be really small inside that pocket.
Next up is the Helios Suspension System. Eagles Nest Outfitters made a really innovative suspension system here. It makes it easy to set up. And the materials here are both light-weight and very durable. Again, you have got Dyneema cord and above that you have got one inch webbing. The webbing wraps around the tree and it is not going to injure the bark of the tree when you wrap it around there. So really good there. And moving down you have a really burly splice system here for tightening and loosening the straps. So all you have to do, wrap that strap around the tree, connect it to your really easy connection point. Eagles Nest points out, connect hammock here. They make it super simple. And then you just pull on the other side to tighten the hammock. So pull on that. Makes it tighter. And the little splice system here reminds me of those finger traps when you were a little kid. It works really well and it makes the weigh come down really low.
So very excellent, innovative system with the suspension straps. They weigh in at just 5.7 ounces. And they pack down to be really small.
With all the different components that go into this system, you have got a really light-weight backpackable option. You can take this into the backcountry and know you are protected from the elements. You can relax in the hammock. You are protected with the bug net and from sun and rain you are protected with this rain fly.
Got everything you need to have a great adventure. It is the Eagles Nest Outfitters Sub-Link Shelter System.