Gear Report: ENO SkyLite Hammock

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.

ENO SKyLite Hammock

Meet the Eagle Nest Outfitters SkyLite Hammock.

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.

Smartly designed and incredibly supportive.

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!

Getting in and out of the hammock is a cinch.

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.

I can watch the clouds float by all day.

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.

See the ENO SkyLight Hammock

What do you think of the ENO SkyLite Hammock? Have you tested it yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

Arthur McMahon

Arthur loves to walk. It's as simple as that. He believes walking is the best way to experience the world. Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail was his first backpacking foray, and he hasn't stopped since. Follow his adventures and stories on Instagram. Review Policy: We do not accept payments or gifts from brands and vendors, and strive to provide unbiased, independent advice. Brands typically provide review samples which we return, and in some cases we purchase the item so we can keep using it long after the review.

One response to “Gear Report: ENO SkyLite Hammock

  1. Jim Tuckersays:

    Been Hammock camping for years. Love camping in a tent but my back has prevented that from continuing .

    I believe a tent is really good as it’s the best way to get out of the wind and more spacious for sure. But in my over 50 years of camping haven’t yet found any flat spaces to set up on. There is always a root ,rock or some off camber space that makes your life miserable.

    With a Hammock I’m off the ground which in of itself is huge for avoiding critters and water intrusions not to mention I’m fresh as a Daisy in the morning . In addition I can set up in what’s called porch mode to have a fly and sit to enjoy my coffee. I’ve got a Dyneema tarp which is waterproof and super light and won’t absorb any moisture like Silnylon does.

    Give me two trees and I can have a level site for camping bliss.

    Hope this helps.

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