Laying down next to the campfire or resting your eyes on a lazy Sunday, a comfortable hammock can make all the difference. The Kammock Double Roo and ENO DoubleNest are two of the most popular hammocks on the market today. At first glance, they look exactly the same, but in this article we dig deep to find that is simply not the case.
As an outspoken hammock camper, I am constantly searching for the best night's sleep. Through hundreds of hours of first-hand experience and much more time reading reviews and talking with other people. I firmly believe we have cracked the case on who is best: Kammok vs ENO.
Kammok Double Roo vs ENO DoubleNest
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|What We Like||Soft to the touch, breathable, lightweight, gear loops||Small pack size, wide hammock, many color variations|
|What We Don't||Narrow hammock tough for two people||Single stitch wall seams, hammock shortness impacts lay|
|Bottom Line||More features, higher quality fabric, more comfortable lay||Quality hammock with few features, comfortable but leaves some to be desired|
|Ease of Setup||
|Max Weight||500 lb / 227 kg||400 lb / 181 kg|
|Unpacked Dimensions||5 ft 7 in x 10 ft / 170 cm x 254 cm||6 ft 6 in x 9 ft / 189 cm x 286 cm|
|Unpacked Square Size||8040 in / 43180 cm||8424 in / 54054 cm|
|Packed Dimensions||5.25 in x 6.5 in / 13.3 cm x 16.6 cm||4 in x 5.5 in / 10.2cm x 14cm|
|Material||Gravitas™ 40D diamond ripstop nylon with DWR waterproofing||70D High Tenacity Nylon Taffeta|
|Product Weight||18 oz.||19 oz.|
|Extra Features||(8) Gear loops||None|
Kammock Double Roo
Gravitas Ripstop Nylon: You can ignore the fancy name but we could not ignore this patented, waterproof nylon from Kammok. The material is soft to the touch, feels sturdy with high tear resistance yet manages to be breathable at the same time. Kammok's unmatched nylon design reeks of quality and durability.
Gear Loops: Small ringlets dispersed along the sides provide a lot of convenience. Easily hang watches, sunglasses, water bottles, headlamps, shoes on the outside of the hammock so all these items don't cramp your sleeping space. Gear loops are the night stand of the hammock world and they don't always come standard.
Comfort: Most people do not sleep in hammocks often so it can be hard to get comfortable long enough for a good night's sleep. The Double Roo's 10 feet of length provides owners with plenty of room to stretch out in any manner you please.
Tough to Sleep Two: The Double Roo will not sleep two people comfortably due to its relatively narrow shape. An afternoon reading or napping would be fine, but the tight quarters would keep both people up over an 8 hour night.
- Unpacked Dimensions: 5 ft 7 in x 10 ft / 170 cm x 254 cm
- Packed Dimensions: 5.25 in x 6.5 in / 13.3 cm x 16.6 cm
- Weight Capacity: 500 lb.
- Product Weight: 18 oz.
Packs Down Small: The ENO has a tiny pack size compared to its overall dimensions. At 5.5 in tall and 4 in wide the DoubleNest can fit any with just about any camping trip. Simply fold the hammock into the sewn in stuff sack and pull the draw string for a small portable bed wherever you need it.
Color Options: ENO popularized hammocks amongst non-outdoorsman due to their accessibility and trademark coloring. Sold in nearly any color combination you can image, ENO even branched out into prints. A great feature for young people to express their own unique tastes.
Single Stitch Seams: The seams surrounding the support lines along the rim of hammock are held together by a single seam. We all have t-shirt with loose threads as wear and tear are a fact of life. We would have liked to see ENO bolster this area to increase the longevity of the product.
- Unpacked Dimensions: 6 ft 6 in x 9 ft / 189 cm x 286 cm
- Packed Dimensions: 4 in x 5.5 in / 10.2cm x 14cm
- Weight Capacity: 400 lb.
- Product Weight: 19 oz.
Kammock Single Roo vs Eno SingleNest
Double or Single Hammock?
It is rare to sleep two people in a hammock. In reality, neither of these hammocks were truly designed to sleep more than one person. The average person only uses a hammock for mid-day lounging or for short naps, which can be enjoyable with a partner. Sleeping an entire night with another person in hammock will be quite cramped and create an uncomfortable lay.
The best way to sleep in a hammock is to lay diagonally because the hammock will provide equal support across your entire body. It more closely mimics the perfectly flat position most people get in a bed. Not sleeping diagonally results in the hammock taking a banana shape which isn't great for the spine over long periods of time.
We would recommend a single person to always buy a double hammock as the quality of sleep is much better, you have more flexiblity, and its only a few dollars more.
Key Features We Considered
From the carabiners to the hammock material, every aspect of the hammock matters when it is supporting your body weight. We found the Kammok products to have superior durability for a few reasons.
It all started with a comparison of the hammock wall seams that connect the hammock to the carabiner. The Roo has triple stitched seams where the DoubleNest only has a single stitching. This is a core construction component that will speak to the longevity of the products.
Next the Kammok has a max weight rating of 100 lbs more than the DoubleNest. While most of use would struggle to test a max load of 500 lbs. it inspires confidence to have additional wiggle room.
Good inputs make good outputs as they always say. Likewise good materials such as the hammock fabric, carabiner construction, and stuff sack make for a quality hammock. We investigated these three areas to determine our score for the Eno and Kammok.
The two manufacturers did their best to dazzle buyers by naming their fabrics like scientist in Kammok's Gravitas™ 40D diamond ripstop nylon with DWR waterproofing vs ENO's 70D High Tenacity Nylon Taffeta. What we found is Kammok's hammock material was head and shoulder's above ENO's in quality, tear-resistance, comfort, and waterproofing.
The companies match each other on carabiner construction. I would be willing to wager than neither company makes their own product and it is likely they source from the same third party. Both are aluminum wire gate with almost identical construction.
Kammok again shows the care they put into their products by designing a different material for their stuff sack. As stuff sacks will often be shoved in bags and hurled into camp, I find a like them with a bit tougher material. ENO ignores this unspoken request and simply made a stuff sack out of the same nylon as the hammock. Kammok wins again.
Maybe the most important factor in our rankings, comfort is judged by the lay and breathability of the hammock. The lay is controlled largely by the size of hammock compared to its user and breathability is determined from airs ability to move through the hammock material.
In our investigation we found the length of the hammock to be the most important factor in getting a comfortable night's sleep. Comparing the Kammok's 10 ft length to the ENO's 9 ft actually made a pretty big difference. The extra one foot of space meant you could achieve a better diagonal lay with less effort for an average sized male 5 ft 9 in.
It's far too easy to get stuffy so breathability is huge during the summer. We felt Kammock's material was lighter and somehow did a better job of moving air while still feeling sturdier. These guys were smart to get a patent because that is simply counter-intuitive.
Frequently Asked Questions
ENO Atlas vs Kammok Python Straps
Both sets of straps have the same basic design called a daisy-chain. This construction allows for quick and easy adjustments that simple ropes or flat strap cannot do.
The difference between these two straps are the stitching, strap width, and length. The Kammok Python straps are 10 ft long and 0.75 in. wide with a side-by-side stitching. The ENO Atlas straps are 9 ft long and 1 in. wide with a looped stitching structure.
The Python straps fold down smaller and are a bit longer which can help with larger tree like the ones found in the Pacific Northwest US. The Atlas straps looped stitching allows the daisy-chain loops to stay open even under pressure from the hammock. It will be easier to clip carabiners and there is less stress on the stitching as a result.
In the end both straps will service your hammock adequetly. If we had to choose a winner, it would be the ENO Atlast straps just by a hair.
Kammok Dragonfly vs ENO Guardian
Bug nets are a life saver here in the deep South US. Kammok and ENO are two of the best bug nets around but for different reasons. The Dragonfly offers superior breathability and is lighter than the Guardian. The Guardian is feature packed with a spreader bar for better visability and two zippers for either side entry.
Choosing which is best of these two products is a difficult call and we won't do it. Both are excellent and the best one will depend on your needs. Read the our article on the Best Hammock Bug Net for a full review of each and more!