The ENO SkyLite Hammock is a tent-inspired bridge hammock with protective bugproof netting. I tested this hammock in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, in the Willamette Valley wetlands, and in my own backyard.
And I gotta say, I’m surprised at how comfortable it is, especially because it’s so lightweight. The ENO SkyLite Hammock weighs only 2 pounds, and you can cut that carry weight down further if you choose to do without the DAC spreader bars.
I paired this hammock with the Helios Ultralight Hammock Straps. Together, they’re totally capable of replacing a one-person camping or backpacking tent. Want to know more? Keep on reading.
First Impressions of the ENO SkyLite Hammock
I’m not a hammock camper by nature. Generally, I prefer tents. However, I very much enjoy hanging in a hammock on a lazy afternoon and the occasional hammock nap. That said, the ENO SkyLite Hammock may be the hammock that turns me into a hammock camping convert.
First off, as mentioned, it’s lightweight, as light as the ultralight tent I most often backpack with. But what shocked me upon first setting up the hammock was how roomy and stable it was.
The 7-foot long hammock body is incredibly spacious, and the removable DAC spreader bars keep it nice and flat for its entire length. By design, the integrated bug net is smartly kept taught so that it doesn’t sag down to your face. The end result of all of this is a luxurious sky cabin, one that I most certainly don’t mind spending a night in.
And, after the initial setup is figured out, it’s such an easy-to-use and supportive hammock. The straps have not slipped, and nothing has ripped or stretched.
I have back issues that can make sleeping on the ground a pain, but I found the support of the SkyLite Hammock to be wonderfully pain-free thus far. What’s more, since you can set up the hammock to any height you’d like, there’s no crawling in and out of a tent — another win against back pain!
The Best Part of the ENO SkyLite Hammock
My favorite part of the ENO SkyLite Hammock is simply being inside of it. It feels cozy and safe. The integrated bug net makes it so flies and mosquitoes aren’t a bother, and ground critters won’t be, either.
And, as stated, the interior is luxuriously spacious. Plus, there are two interior pockets large enough for bulky smartphones and other personal effects, as well as several hooks from which you can hang some gear.
The view is great, too — day or night — so long as you don’t need to pitch a rain tarp over your hammock, of course.
The ENO SkyLite Hammock is as cozy as a backpacking hammock can get. It’s also great for hanging in your backyard to lounge in between backpacking trips.
What do you think of the ENO SkyLite Hammock? Have you tested it yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below.