REI named Eagle’s Nest Outfitters (ENO) as its Vendor Partner of the Year at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Trade Show this week.

REI stores feature the top gear and apparel from more than 1,300 established and up-and-coming brands. Of those 1,300 companies, ENO was selected as 2014’s best brand.

“ENO redefined the hammock category and saw amazing growth in 2014,” says Susan Viscon, senior vice president REI Merchandising. “They are the consummate vendor partner. With their highly engaged, collaborative and strategic approach, they worked closely with REI to continue to deliver product and maintained above-market performance through the year.”

ENO, 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 travellers and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere.

ENO is proudly based in Asheville, N.C. and is an active supporter of outdoor recreation in the region.