Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Sun, Sep 25, 2016
ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) “OneLink Sleep System”

ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) “OneLink Sleep System” Hot

 
4.0
 
5.0 (1)
10828   1   16   0   0
Write Review
ENO OneLink Sleep System

Make & Model

Brand:
ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters)
Model:
OneLink Sleep System
MSRP ($):
239.95

It’s never until we need something that we realize we left it at home. With ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) comprehensive “OneLink Sleep System”, you’ve got the goods to deal with Mother Nature on a bad day. Complete with your choice of hammock and rain fly, SlapStrapPRO or the Atlas, Guardian Bug Net, and choice of tent stakes, you can hit the trail with everything you need. And thanks to the OneLink’s all-inclusive stuff sack, you won’t leave anything at home.

Photos

ENO DoubleNest Compression Sack
ENO Insect Shield Closure
ENO Easton Stakes
ENO OneLink Sleep System Carabiner
ENO Insect Shield
ENO Easton Stakes Rigged
ENO Insect Shield Ridgeline
Atlas suspension straps
ENO OneLink Sleep System
ENO ProFly Rain Tarp Clasps
ENO OneLink Sleep System
ENO ProFly rain tarp
ENO Insect Shield Under The ProFly Rain Tarp
ENO OneLink Sleep System Stuff Sack
ENO OneLink Sleep System Individual Kit Bags

Editor review

Stars 
 
4.0

Perfect sleep system for kayak campers

A few months ago, the YakAngler crew took a ten-day road trip that took us from Louisville, KY all the way down into the Florida Everglades. We had lodging set up for a few stops, but the majority of the trip was unplanned. I wanted a quick solution that was easy to pack, didn’t take up much space, and could be deployed on uneven ground.

Looking through online reviews,, I decided on the Eagles Nest Outfitters “OneLink Sleep System”. The OneLink seemed to fit the bill; it met all my requirements, and camping in a hammock leaves no footprint (leave no trace).

The OneLink Sleep System I ordered came with an ENO “DoubleNest” hammock. I didn’t plan on spooning with Adam during our trip - I just wanted a little more wiggle room while in the hammock. The DoubleNest is rated for 400lbs so you could technically get two adults in it, but even the most intimate of campers would find it hard to actually sleep together. The kit also included the “Atlas suspension straps”, “ProFly” rain tarp, insect shield, and “Easton” stakes. During our road trip I was only able to use the ENO hammock once, so my review had to wait a few more weeks until I could truly test the entire OneLink Sleep System.

Small and easy to transport – The OneLink Sleep System packed is no larger than a medium size dry bag 10”x6”x6”. Every component comes in its own bag, keeping everything organized. Both the DoubleNest hammock and insect shield have attached compression sacks. I had no issues stowing the OneLink in both my Wilderness Systems “Ride 115x” and Ocean Kayak “Trident 11” bow hatches, and it would easily fit in a backpack.

Quick setup – Setup of the entire system took me less than ten minutes. I’m sure this time will improve the more I use it and the better I get a judging the proper distances from the trees. The best part about the OneLink Sleep System (or any hammock) is not having to worry about the ground underneath. Everyone has had to set up their tent in up in the middle of the night, only to find out that there is a root sticking up right in the center of where you planned to sleep.

Quality components – Everything in the kit seems well made. The DoubleNest has triple stitched seams and quick drying breathable nylon. The Atlas Hammock Suspension System straps are made with 1” poly-filament webbing. The Easton stakes are aluminum, which is light weight and sturdy, and the included carabiners felt solid.

All night comfort – I have a bad back, and was initially worried about sleeping in a hammock. Once I found the right position (body diagonal with your feet and head expanding the hammock), and weren’t being molested by raccoons (that’s a story for another time…) I slept like a baby. I added a small inflatable pad to lie on to help insulate my back and rear from the cold. ENO sells specific accessories for this, like the Blaze Underquilt.

The inevitable negatives – Like all products, there are always things I didn’t particularly like. Hammocks are great - but you need trees. I know it’s seems obvious, but I found this out the hard way while in the Everglades. The Everglades National Park does not allow visitors to tie anything to the trees. This meant my ENO OneLink Sleep System was useless. Just because there are trees doesn’t mean there are “usable trees”.

I also found the Easton stakes to be a little blunt to get through really hard or rocky ground. I can understand the reasoning behind having the points more rounded rather than sharp, to prevent damage to the other components in the OneLink. Nevertheless, this is still an issue I ran into a few times while camping.

The ProFly Rain Tarp was a little small. One night during a heavy downpour the bottom of the hammock got wet from the rain falling sideways.

Getting in and out of the Hammock can be a little tricky, especially for those 4am bathroom breaks.

Final verdict – The ENO OneLink Sleep System is a great kit for anyone looking for an all-in-one hammock camping solution. The components that came with my kit were well made and well thought out, and the entire system should easily fit in most fishing kayaks. I’d recommend checking out the various OneLink Sleep System kits and hammocks at www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Small and easy to transport, Quick setup, Quality components, Comfortable
Cons:
Must have trees, Stakes dull, Rain tarp small, Hammock entry and exit tricky
ENO DoubleNest Compression Sack
Atlas suspension straps
ENO Insect Shield Closure
ENO Easton Stakes
ENO OneLink Sleep System Carabiner
ENO Insect Shield
ENO Easton Stakes Rigged
ENO Insect Shield Ridgeline
ENO OneLink Sleep System
ENO ProFly Rain Tarp Clasps
ENO Insect Shield Under The ProFly Rain Tarp
ENO OneLink Sleep System
ENO ProFly rain tarp
ENO OneLink Sleep System Stuff Sack
ENO OneLink Sleep System Individual Kit Bags
Was this review helpful to you? 

User reviews

1 reviews

Stars 
 
5.0  (1)
Already have an account?
Ratings (the higher the better)
Stars
User Info
Pros & Cons
Comments
Stars 
 
5.0

ENO Doublenest Hammock

I use an ENO Doublenest hammock for hiking, camping, and multi-day river trips on the Kayak. The ENO Doublenest is one piece of gear that I could not go without. Nothing beats the simplicity and comfort of hammock camping and they are perfect for use with the kayak. ENO products are high quality and priced better than many other top hammocks on the market. They are also available at retailers like Gander Mountain and REI. I highly recommend ENO hammocks and hammock suspension products to anyone interested in hammock camping.

Was this review helpful to you?