You are in the exact place where we’ll discuss every single and tiniest detail of the hammock. If the item of your search is the Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2 UnderQuilt sleeping quilt. Reading this article would be beneficial for you if you are planning on going for a camping or hiking trip where you are going to spend your resting period on a hammock. ENO Ember 2 review will help you out of all the queries.
Here we have gathered all the knowledge we have found after experimenting with the product for almost four days. And also for not to give you any other option of browsing around here and there for the proper suggestion, we have compiled all the details; even very minor ones here to save your valuable time of researching online. But before that, do you know who is the hammock for?
Who is the Ember 2 for?
As this is a hammock, it is one of the most useful things for any hiker or camper. Especially for someone who is going to somewhere cold. You know this is more of a body warming sleeping quilt other than just a simple hammock. There is a common problem for the hammock sleepers that is known as the cold butt syndrome. Guess what! With this ENO Ember 2, you will be able to get rid of it along with cold and get a durable, strong, warm, cozy, lightweight, and cheap hammock + sleeping quilt together.
ENO Ember 2 Review
Construction | Cold butt syndrome | Size & package | Material | Setup & attachment | Key Features | Pros & Cons | Conclusion
Quick Overview: ♦Product dimensions: 213.4 x 91.4 x 0.6 cm. ♦Folded dimensions: 16 x 8 x 8 inches. ♦Product weight: 1.5 pounds. ♦Color: Charcoal/Red. ♦Size: One size. ♦Material: Ripstop nylon interior; insulated nylon shell with DWR finish. ♦Temperature limit: 50o F. ♦Suspension: Adjustable shock cords. ♦Warranty: 2 years. ♦Our ratings: 9 out of 10.
Before we get going deep into the details, I think you should know how this hammock is constructed; as it is not like the other normal hammocks. What do we see in a normal hammock? Just a resting place made of rope or fabric hanging with the help of two poles or points. Although our ENO Ember 2’s basic is like that but still it is different from the other in several unique ways.
First of all, it is not just a hammock. It is also a comfortable sleeping quilt. It has a semi sleeping bag like insulation right beneath the hammock to protect its user from cold weather of the backcountry.
Now, as I was saying earlier regarding how this thing gives protection against the cold butt syndrome, I figured you should know what it is if you are not familiar with it.
Cold butt syndrome
The cold butt syndrome is a very common phenomenon for hammock campers. It happens because as the person is lying on the hammock, its lower surface is completely out in the air. So during the night or anytime when the air becomes very cold, it passes through the bottom of the hammock making it cooler. As a result, the user gets very cold.
However, as you know that our ENO Ember 2 protects us from such freezing situations. But how? It is possible because of the under quilt. It resides under the hammock to trap heat, keeping the back warm all night long.
It has mid-level insulation only so that it can trap heat and prevent the hammock from getting cold. This is why I mentioned it as a semi sleeping bag like insulation. Since it neither very light nor does it has very thick and heavy insulation.
But there is also something else that you should know about this hammock. You see the cord of this hammock starts from a single point on both sides. So when you will be in it, your head and leg will fall on a tight space. Moreover, your resting position in the hammock will be kind of like the shape of a curved banana.
I just felt that you should know it before buying the hammock. Though it is not a big problem, some people might find it not very contenting to sleep in banana position. I repeat, it is not for everybody, but some people might get uncomfortable to forcefully sleep in a banana-like position.
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Size and Package
Well, there is not much to say about the sizing. You know what is the size of a hammock is, don’t you?
But again, you are here to know everything. And we are also here to satisfy this hunger of knowledge of yours. And it is also our promise that we are to provide you with every little intricate detail.
While there is no doubt that any hammock can hold a fully grown person, but it becomes a problem if we do not know how big the person is. From my calculations, what I found is that if you are not taller than 6’6” then there won’t be any problem for you with this hammock.
People above this range will get uncomfortable when their head or legs or maybe both will either be on edge or out of the hammock. I guess there are not many people of that height we see every day. So in my opinion, it will not be any problem.
Now, although it has insulated layers and all, this has not been a matter of compromise for weight and portability of this hammock. The weight is still very little as much as 680 grams. And when the hammock is in a closed or folded state, its dimension becomes 16 x 8 x 8 inches. You can put it on the small bag and easily carry it around to any place without any hassle.
And by the way, this storage bag also happens to be made of nylon so that it can last at least as long as the hammock does. And it is a long time (this hammock is very durable)!
Recommended: Chillax hammock for 1 person.
Here is one of the very important factors that should be in our mind when we are thinking of buying a hammock. And in the case of this ENO Ember 2, it is very interesting.
The fabric of the interior of this hammock is made of ripstop nylon. Over that, there is the polysynthetic insulation with a nylon taffeta ripstop shell which also happens to have a DWR finishing.
(DWR means Durable Water Repellent).
So, we come to know that it is made of very strong and durable and also water repellent fabric and covering. Now the important thing is, are they effective in cold weather or are we just going to freeze?
This is a very important question and you will not get its answer very easily. But lucky for you, we are here ready to help.
You will be relieved when I say that there is nothing to worry about the cold when you have this hammock. It is very effective and can provide warmth up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Now the most interesting part, this 50o Fahrenheit is the official temperature range. But believe me, when I speak from experience, it can keep you warm even if the temperature is a few degrees less than the official range.
So in my opinion, you will have no opportunity to complain regarding the material or its capabilities.
Setup and Attachment
At this point too, Eagles Nest Outfitters have kept their good name. You know, we often find complaints regarding hammocks that the damn thing is so hard to set up that it feels like the whole night is going to pass and it still won’t open. Similarly, when it comes to closing after use, it squeezes out everything you stored in your body after resting.
But luckily we do not have to face such disturbing experiences. We have found both setting up and putting it down very easy and also not at all time-consuming. Our Ember 2 has strong and adjustable shock cords attached to the carabiners on both sides of the hammock. Besides, you do not need to spend any extra money to buy additional accessories.
And the best thing about suspending it is that it will take no big-time or strength as it is not difficult to set it up at all. This means we have less time for struggling and much more time for relaxing in a warm hammock in cold weather.
- Durable and strong nylon made fabric is used to make the interior hammock.
- On the outer side, it has a nylon insulated shell with a DWR finish.
- As a result of such materials and insulation, it can provide warmth even a few degrees less than 50o
- For the setup purpose, we will have adjustable shock cords attached to carabiners on both ends.
- The hammock and insulated under quilt feature protects its users from the sometimes severe cold butt syndrome.
- This hammock can support a fully grown man or woman of up to 6’6” length; if too tall then it can get uncomfortable in the hammock.
- ENO Ember 2 under quilt and hammock is very handy and quick to set up or put down.
- Warm and soothing
- Protects from cold butt syndrome
- Under quilt
- Great insulation
- Adjustable shock cords
- DWR finishing
- Strong nylon material
- Have to lay like the shape of a banana
- If laid diagonally, then either shoulder or hands or feet will hang outside
- Size could be inconvenient for a tall person
Well, that was everything I had for you to offer about the ENO Ember 2 under quilt. You came for knowing about it and we have given you all. And most importantly, we have tried to give you a very honest review of the product keeping no secrets.
We have also tried to point up all the possible problems that we thought one might face while using it. We are not saying that you will definitely face these things, but it is just a possibility. And you know, it is good to have this knowledge before regretting buying a product.
Also, do not forget to tell us about your opinion after reading this ENO Ember 2 review just like we did with you. Write to us about what you like the best or what you disliked in the hammock. Happy camping!