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More backpackers, eager to shed weight from their gear, are opting to leave their tents and sleeping pads in the garage and pack a hammock and a tarp instead. Think of the ENO SkyLite, created by Eagles Nest Outfitters, as the five-star hotel of hammock camping. Unlike traditional hammocks that sag, the SkyLite features two removable, lightweight aluminum bars on either side that hold the hammock together like a bed frame, offering a flat and supportive sleeping platform. Other features include a mesh canopy and a built-in bug net; its attached compression sack doubles as an easily accessible pocket that’s big enough for a phone, a flashlight and more. —Jared Lindzon

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