Say what you will about how comfortable a hammock is for sleeping, Eagles Nest Outfitters is working to make them just a bit more hospitable with its new DoubleNest LED that incorporates a string of glowing lights so you can read, adjust your sleeping bag, or easily find your way back after a bathroom break.
The $US100 ($146) DoubleNest LED is an upgraded version of ENO’s two-person DoubleNest hammock that can support up to 181kg as long as you find a pair of sturdy trees to use as anchors. Its integrated LEDs are powered by three AAA batteries that can be maxed out with adjustable brightness settings, and there’s even a flashing strobe mode for hammock emergencies.
For those who’d rather sleep on a pile of rocks than try to get comfortable in a hammock, ENO has also designed the $US100 ($146) AirLoft which it bills as the world’s first self-inflating air mattress designed specifically for use in a hammock. The AirLoft’s biggest innovation is a set of inflatable wings that serve as a barrier between you and the hammock’s fabric walls, but they also provide additional insulation for cold nights when your sleeping back isn’t quite cutting it.
Australian pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed.