Trail-Inspired hammocks benefiting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Pacific Crest Trail Association are released into the wild with a 2 week long promotion
Asheville, NC, Sept. 14, 2014 – Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), creators of hammocks and relaxation products for outdoor enthusiasts, are excited to introduce two ‘hammocks that give back’ to their growing network of retailers and fans: the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) Hammocks.
The hammocks ($69.95), both special edition colors with one-of-a-kind woven labels detailing either the ATC or PCTA’s logos, have just gone on sale at authorized retailers. For every hammock sold, ENO will donate $10 to the respective organization.
“ENO is proud to create a special edition hammock that gives back to both the ATC and the PCTA,” said Lane Nakaji, ENO’s General Manager. “We hope the unique color combinations we picked combined with the trail logos will appeal to a wide range of outdoors enthusiasts, from those new to the industry to long time members.”
The ATC Hammock made its debut in 2012 exclusively online at enonation.com and appalchiantrail.org, with a percentage of every sale donated directly to the Conservancy. After donating more than $12,000 to the ATC from hammock sales, ENO began the creation of a PCTA counterpart to help raise trail awareness coast-to-coast.
“We're excited to partner with ENO on the new PCT hammock and honored that they've chosen to support our mission to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest Trail,” states PCTA Development Director Angie Williamson. “We're especially impressed with ENO's leadership in supporting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in addition to the Pacific Crest Trail Association and glad that our trails are in good company with ENO!”
The trail hammocks boast all the same characteristics as the DoubleNest Hammock, ENO’s top seller. Weighing only 19oz, the parachute nylon hammocks set up in seconds and pack down to the size of a softball in an attached stuff sack. Sold with attached aluminum carabiners, they are ready for any adventure, especially hiking the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails.
“We appreciate the philanthropic contributions from ENO and for understanding the importance and value in supporting our efforts in protecting this iconic Trail,” said Ron Tipton, Executive Director and CEO of the ATC.
ENO has begun to roll out the hammocks to select retailers nationwide and will celebrate the launch with a 2 week long promotion on their social media platforms starting on Mon, 29 September. The promotion, hosted by ENO's Facebook page, will promote the Trails with educational tips, facts and fun prizes.
Eagles Nest Outfitters, the brain child of brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster, was founded in the summer of 1999. Growing steadily from a two-man, one-van operation, to the leading provider of ingeniously crafted parachute hammocks and outdoor accessories, the company offers the highest quality relaxation products for adventure travelers and outdoors lovers everywhere. The company’s products are sold in 1500+ specialty outdoor and sporting goods retailers in 10 countries and online at www.enonation.com.
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit: www.appalachiantrail.org.
About the Pacific Crest Trail Association
The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as a world-class experience for hikers and equestrians, and for all the values provided by wild and scenic lands. For more information, please visit: https://www.pcta.org/