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Comments about ENO Talon Ridgeline Hammock Accessory:
the biggest problem with this item is that it is not self evident what it is for. When hammock camping typically there are two different ridge lines that people use, one for the tarp and one for the hammock. It is confusing which of these ridge lines this item was intended to be.
Typically you put an organizer on the structural ridge line on your hammock, however I dont know that the cord used here would be strong enough, that and its WAYYY to long for that.
But if you use it for a tarp ridge line you could easily have your gear organizer be very high above your hammock and not really accessible.
all that being said its really two items. a tarp ridge line and a gear organizer. Its a good tarp organizer but not great, and its a good tarp ridge line but not great.
on the tarp front its essentially a long piece of chord with several adjustable hooks along its length with fixed hooks on the ends. You can hook the two ends to trees or hook one end and leave the other end slack using one of the adjustable hooks to fasten to a closer tree. then using some adjustable hooks fasten the tarp over the ridge line with the hooks in the gromets. then you have a couple hooks left over hang lanterns on them or the gear organizer, making sure to hang the tarp low enough that you can reach it in your hammock. I have used it a couple times this way and it works ok given the slack issue of the ends and the hight issue. the item would be better if it had mini carabiners instead of the plastic hooks and if ALL of the pieces were adjustable. then you look at the thing and kick your self as you realize how easily you could make an improved version all by your self from mini biners and parachord.
on the organizer front. the organizer is ok three big pockets two small one big, it can hold a bunch of stuff and keep it handy. only down side is its mostly opake and a mesh bag would be better so you could see what you are reaching for. and I dont know quite how well the material would deal with being wet, yet another thing mesh would solve. However unlike the ridge line its not so easy to make the upgraded version your self. Also its kinda hard to find an organizer like this, you wont find it in rei and its kinda hard to find online even. the closest thing is the REI Schwag Pockets.
If you were to make- purchase pieces for this item and DIY you would probably spend twenty bucks so its not overpriced. It is a useful item and I dont intend to let it go to waste. However I would not purchase another one and will replace it with better or different gear. I will probably downgrade it to use it with a different hammock or hand it off to someone else. I might rip the organizer out of it for a while until I find a better one online. we will see.
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