Hangin' Light & Tough (Eno Sub6 Backpacking Hammock System Review)
Updated: Sep 28, 2022
If you're a backpacker, then you know just how important it is to find a great shelter system. I have one that you may not have tried yet, but you really should!
Hi everybody! It's Jason, the avid backpacker here at WiseBuysGuys! I'm here today to talk to you about one of my big three items, one of my shelter systems for backpack trips. I've hammocked and backpacked twenty times using the Eno Sub6 Hammock System All-in-one. So, it's been put to the test, and I wanted to explain why I think it's such a great system and a great buy.
The Sublink hammock system comes with a rain tarp, bug net, the hammock, and all straps needed to hang it. It's touted as the lightest complete backpacking shelter system on the market, and I completely agree! The system with all bags only weighs a maximum of 2.5 pounds. When I go on trips, I leave a few of the bags behind and get my on-trail weight down to two pounds three ounces.
The Eno Sub6 system can hang in spaces as small as 12 feet and as large as 18 feet, so it's very adjustable, and I've never had a problem finding a place to hang it. When it comes to setting up, you'll find it's a breeze once you've located the right trees. The straps are tree savers, so you're being kind to them during the process. And perhaps the best part is that everything easily attaches together, so you don't even have to tie a knot to set up the Eno Sublink.
This hammock shelter system comes with an Eno ProFly Sil Rain Tarp. This part of the system works great and can be attached to the ground or trees, depending on your needs. I love this part of the system because it's very versatile, which is important because you never know when you'll have to sit on the ground to cook dinner in a rainstorm. It's also great because attaching the straps to trees gives you a better view of your environment, so no animals can sneak up.
I’ve also found that Sublink's bug net is versatile because you choose to leave it off during the day, but it's very easy to slide over and cinch when you need protection from bugs at night. When I'm all cinched up and tucked in, I find the system works great, and a bug has never bitten me in the hammock.
The only thing I will say about this system is that it may not be well suited for anyone over 6' 2" in height, so if you're a tall guy, a different system may work better. That said, I'm 5' 8" and fit perfectly with room to spare!
Let's review some of the Eno Sublink Ultralight Hammock System features:
Removable Bug Net
Holds up to 300 pounds
Works for distances of 12 to 18 feet
Tree saver cords illuminate at night
Ultimately, I find the Eno Sublink to be a great system! It's super lightweight, versatile, and offers a secure hang. Combined with the fact that I've never had a bad night's sleep in my Eno Sublink, I'd highly recommend the system and give it 5 stars!
Do you have experience with this hammock system? If so, leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts.