Relax … it’s an ENO: Go on an adventure and take your hammock, too

RIley Nelson, sister of Teens & Twenties writer Zoie Nelson, demonstrates an ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock) works. Photo by Zoie Nelson / Times-News correspondent

Commentary by Zoie Nelson
Times-News correspondent

   Almost 15 years ago, brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster of St. Petersburg, Fla., came up with the legendary Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Hammock. ENO Hammock is a portable hammock, but when compacted it’s the size of a grapefruit.
The ENO is suspended between two trees and can be set up anywhere. The Pinholsters set out to conquer the East Coast in an old Toyota Wonderwagon and soon enough, everyone wanted one. They finally settled down in Asheville, where they now supply people throughout the world with hammocks and outdoor accessories.
   ENOs are best known for being quite universal. Anyone who is capable of looping a strap around a tree and clipping a clip to a loop is able to set up an ENO. It doesn’t matter if you spend all your time outside or rather just occasional walks, the ENO is for everybody.
“We are a brand of like-minded individuals who have stuck to their roots all these years and have a message to share: a message to get outside, travel, have fun and relax because why go on an adventure if you can’t enjoy the view?” is the Eagles Nest Outfitters’ motto. The average cost of an ENO is $100, but is well worth it. Every ENO Hammock is made of breathable nylon and can hold up to 400 pounds. Purchasing an ENO will change your life for the better.

 Zoie Nelson is a rising sophomore at Williams High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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