Whether used independently or with your hammock, the ProFly rain tarp from Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) allows you to enjoy the outdoors even in wet conditions. Ergonomic drip lines and 10' 6" x 6' 4"' dimensions ensure that you and your hammock stay dry.
The Pro Fly Rain Tarp by Eagles Nest keeps you dry no matter where you decide to set up your hammock.
|Dimensions:||10' 6" x 6' 4"|
|Ideal use:||family/car camping & backpacking|
|Item Weight:||22 oz|
|Recommended Use:||Recreational Use or Ultra-Lightweight Hiking and Backpacking|
|Type:||Hammock Rain Tarp|
|Eagles Nest Outfitters ProFly Sil Rain Tarp||$149.95|
Took this on my first ever hammock trip while backpacking overnight. It rained the entire trip so it was difficult to keep dry. I managed to stay dry and comfortable in my hammock with this tarp/fly. I just put all of my gear on a small tarp on the ground under me. The only nitpick I have is the guylines that come with it. They are very stiff and not the easiest to tie. I will probably replace them with 550 cord if it works with the tensioners (which are nice to have)
As others have said: Don't forget stakes. I actually take 8 stakes so I can backup each one with a second in soft ground or high wind.
I think this could make a decent tarp shelter also, but I haven't tried it yet. I have only used it over my hammock.
The first thing that drew me to ENO products was (obviously) their extremely small compaction size. Being as I am relatively new to hiking/camping, this was right up my alley given that I'm only working with a 30L pack for overnights. The ENO Rain Tarp compacts to the size relative to a Naglene. I found the ENO single nest hammock and straps at Gander Mountain (similar to Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, etc.) and wanted to grab the next piece to the set. The ENO Rain Tarp was extremely easy to set up. I had to provide the stakes for the holddowns, but, nonetheless, I was set up and weathered in within a few minutes. I would have liked to have seen strapping similar to the the strap set for the two end ties, but overall I am very satisfied with this product.
Took this out over a weekend camping trip for the first time recently and found it to be stupid simple to set up, and sturdy in howling winds and rain. the fold at the top makes it easy to drape over a hammock and tie up, and provides a worry free rain shelter in minutes. One thing to note: BRING YOUR OWN STAKES. This shelter doesn't come with stakes, so it is worth it to throw some extra tent stakes you have lying around in the bag when you store it. The toughest part of this shelter isn't its setup or getting in and out, its finding trees that are a good distance apart.. Highly Recommend!
I used this recently on a 3 day trip in the ozarks. The last night we were there we were women up by a pretty bad storm, the wind was tossing my hammock around like nothing I've ever felt before and then I got wet. The rain fly worked great with the exception of the water running down from the tie lines. About half the hammock got wet. I've since learned that you should tie a handkerchief around each line on the hammock so that the water will drain down and not soak the hammock. If you use this tip I think you'll have a much better trip than I did.
One stormy camping trip a few months ago my buddy arrived late, and it had already started raining. He set up his hammock and profly just before the storm really got nasty. So nasty that the tree he was attached to snapped in two places. Needless to say the profly held up great and his setup was the talk of the trip. Really cool fly and a nice color.
Terrible instructions make sure you set this up ahead of time and have enough STAKES something that should be mentioned. The product is great i have the entire system minus the slap straps which are kind of a joke over priced and not very functional for different conditions. Definitely keeps you dry and protected. This system is a must for tropical camping much more comfortable sleeping in a tent..
The Eagle Nest Outfitters ProFly is the perfect size for throwing in your pack "just in case". After riding out a nasty storm last year in the Uintas, I knew I wanted something that I could put up quickly, was light enough to vanish when not in use, and built to handle anything that came my way. The ProFly has accomplished all of these and more.
Just finished thru hiking the Loyalsock Trail. I have always been a tenter until now. Packed small and light, easy to setup, and quick to take down. I stayed dry, and cool. The young man I went with had a Hennessy Scout. I was very happy with my decision to go with ENO.
Took this out the day after I got it, and got snowed on. It did its job and I am very pleased with how quick and easily it packs up. I do suggest you get some stakes, makes things so much easier.
Set up took 3 or 4 minutes tops. Although pricey, packs down more compact than a tarp and sets up much easier. Wish it came with stakes, but had enough laying around to not have to buy extra.
for the ProFly www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com (the manufacturer's website) lists the weight as 22 ounces and the dimensions 10'6" x 6'4". these numbers differ from the ones backcountry.com has listed...the weight not so much but the dimensions are off by 120 square inches (per the manufacturer and the measurements i just took off the one in my gear closet)!
i bought this fly once before (for a hammock i borrowed from a buddy who did not have it) and i returned it. $85 is a lot to pay for something you could make a pretty good version of yourself for the cost of a tarp from your local megastore...although the profly compresses smaller. After i returned it, i just ended up adding 2 loops to the 3man tent footprint that i already have and using it instead. it just so happened that my tent footprint had adequate dimensions. that was a much lighter weight option, and it was essentially free since i already had the footprint. the footprint does not function as a wind break quite as well as the profly, but it was much much much lighter and cheaper.
i will say that this is a good tarp to use on its own as a shelter if that is your thing...i have done it a couple times. I will continue to use my modified tent footprint as a rainfly for my hammock until cold weather hits and that little extra bit of wind protection is needed.
I ended up getting the ProFly again as part of the ENO onelink hammock system when i bought one for myself (for $159 it came with singlenest hammock, profly, bug netting, and PRO slapstraps). I am glad i have it for when i need it, but if the system did not come with it, i dont think i would pay full retail for it again. If you are ballin' on a budget, there are probably better options with something you already have or could make for cheaper. if not, its cool to have the matching set and not some generic tarp hanging up as people walk by your site. But I am not trying to win any awards from "stylish backpacker monthly." ha!
3/5 stars because it works well, but its expensive and tips the scales a bit.