ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters Nomad Shelter System Hammock Pack is a unique and ingenious structure designed for their Nomad Stand, for full protection against elements and insects.
Key features & benefits
- Fully enclosed system.
- Waterproof bathtub floor.
- Waterproof fly.
- Two doors.
- Two vestibules.
- Great ventilation.
What this is about
This ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters Nomad Shelter System is a set of two main elements:
- The Nomad Guardian Bug Net.
- The Nomad Fly Rain Tarp.
They describe it as revolutionary and free-standing Nomad Shelter System and it is indeed as they claim, assuming that you already have their Nomad Stand. So in combination with the Nomad Stand and one of their numerous hammocks (those should be ordered separately), this set provides the perfect base camp for suspended camping.
Essentially, this is simply a very specific tent that uses the frame of their Nomad Stand.
The whole set weighs only 5.2 lb (2.35 kg), and its packed size is 18 x 7 x 7 inches (46 x 18 x 18 cm).
The Nomad Guardian Bug Net
The upper body is net as its name says, they call it SkyWeave Mesh, but the floor is a 75D polyester taffeta with 1500 mm PU coating. You have large zippered doors on both sides for an easy access. The picture below shows the net alone attached to the Nomad Stand, and the doors are closed:
The base is bathtub-style and waterproof, and it measures approximately 5’11” x 4’2″ (180 x 127 cm). So the width is more or less what you have at the base of the two stands.
Obviously, this gives lots of storage space to keep your stuff protected and close to you. But you have a bit also under the two vestibules created by the fly.
The canopy is large and you have (L x H x W) 108 x 82 x 54 inches (2.7 x 2 x 1.4 m). These dimensions are again determined by the Nomad Stand construction because the whole set is built to fit it. It is well-ventilated and you have full protection from flying and crawling bugs. You have two lantern hanging loops inside.
Note that the volume inside is increased by a top DAC pole that crosses the central pole of the stand. This is shown in the picture:
Nomad Fly Rain Tarp
The fly is designed with two side vestibules, each with a central zipper, see the picture below. The vestibules are not large but you have some storage space underneath them. You can use one side for storage only and this will give plenty of room.
On both ends you have a clever design, the first is the part of the fly that goes over the hub elements on the top of each of the two stands:
The other detail on both ends are vertical zippers, so you can open them and have increased ventilation and roll to the sides and fix in place (this is seen above). The picture below shows one of the zippers:
With the zippers on all four sides of the fly, you can have as much ventilation as you want. This you can use to stay in a pleasant shade when the sky is clear. You can feel the atmosphere from this picture below. As you realize it offers enough space for you and all your gear and a dog:
The fabric is with double-stitching and the seams are fully taped. This all comes with a stuff sack included.
Setting this system is easy if you already have the Nomad Stand ready. The essential steps are presented in these pictures:
With this system, you do not need trees and you can set it up on any ground and still have shade when needed.
Rating, pros & cons
I described this system as a very specific tent without its own poles. So it is a bit difficult to rate it properly. If you see it as a tent, it is a bit heavy. But you realize this is a 2-meters tall structure.
On the other hand, it is a pity they did not design the whole system a bit longer so that you can use an ordinary ground cot when/if you want to do so. Nevertheless, my rating is very high:
My rating of the ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters Nomad Shelter System
Product Name: ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters Nomad Shelter System
Product Description: ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters Nomad Shelter System Hammock Pack is a unique and ingenious structure designed for their Nomad Stand, for full protection against elements and insects.
Brand: ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters
Weight - 7.5/10
Packed size - 8/10
Features - 9.8/10
Craftsmanship - 9.8/10
My overall rating for this unique system is Excellent:
- Great features.
- Full protection.
- High-level craftsmanship.
- A bit heavy.
User Review( votes)
- Weight: 5.2 lb (2.35 kg).
- Dimensions (L x H x W): 108 x 82 x 54 in (2.7 x 2 x 1.4 m).
- The waterproof floor dimensions: 5’11” x 4’2″ (180 x 127 cm).
- Packed size: 18 x 7 x 7 in (46 x 18 x 18 cm).
- DAC pole.
- Material: 75-denier polyester taffeta with 1500 mm PU coating & SkyWeave™ Mesh.
In the summary of this ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters Nomad Shelter System review, what you have here is an excellent structure designed to be used as an addition to their Nomad Stand. So this is an accessory, nicely designed and functional, though a bit pricey.
With all the elements mentioned in the text, you have an incredibly versatile system for car camping with full protection against rain, sun, and insects. You can use it anywhere where you can find a few square meters of clear ground to erect the two towers of the Nomad Stand. I can fully recommend it.
Please check under the category Folding Hammocs if you would need more options of this type.
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