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Submitted: 06-25-2008 by steav
Ah! Comfort! This is a wonderful hammock system that I wish I had discovered long ago. The heavy duty stuff sack contains:
1 Singlenest hammock
1 set of slap straps
1 bug net cocoon
They all come in their own compression-style stuffsack and (except for the slapstraps) the stuffsacks are actually attached to the items they contain in such a way as to be convenient small storage pockets for a book, glasses, flashlight, whatever you need at hand. No little bags wandering aimlessly around your camp site and no wondering what goes in which bag... Smart and simple design.
The options for set-up are wonderful; you can use any or all of the parts ad lib as you need them. The hammock sets up in about 2 minutes; the whole works sets up in about 5.
The absolute comfort of using a hammock instead of a bag on the ground was a glorious discovery. I have Young Onset Parkinson Disease (a la Michael J Fox) and push myself to continue backpacking and canoeing as much as possible can for as long as possible. This system will keep me going for a long time to come. I was steeling myself for the necessity of moving from multi-day journeys to simple day trips because of the problems of sleeping on the ground (Thermarest mattresses notwithstanding!) and the OneLink has pushed that time much further down the road.
ENO needs to correct one small, annoying problem. The clips that secure the hammock to the slapstraps have rough edges that can damage the straps. I replaced them with inexpensive carabiners which work just fine and also contacted the company to suggest they make that fix themselves.
The OneLink has become my total camping furniture. For a nap along the trail, reading a book while stopped by the river, watching the sunset or stars in the evening, this is an elegant piece of equipment. We even use them by the pool or on the deck at home! Kudos to Eagles Nest Outfitters!
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