User Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $175
The best hammock I have had the pleasure of using to date. With an interior storage area, attached mosquito netting and a footbox that allows for an asymmetric or traditional lay, this hammock has features that set it apart from the others. I recommend it for beginning or seasoned hammock campers.
- Attached mosquito netting
- Footbox for extra room and comfort
- Interior storage
- Double layer for sleeping pad
- Full line of accessories
- Excellent product info on website
- Excellent customer service
- Some may find the storage area a negative
Reviewer Info: Male - 5' 11" - 230 lbs
Growing up hammocks were for old folks that wanted to catch a nap in the backyard and tents were for camping. A couple of years ago I was introduced to hammock camping and have found it to be an excellent option for sleeping in the great outdoors.
After trying every brand of hammock I could find such as ENO and Hennessy I finally settled on the Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7oz Hammock. The hammock is extremely compact, weighs 34.5 to 37oz and can support up to 400 lbs. You can get the hammock in single or double layer versions. I chose the double layer 1.7 not only for the increased weight capacity and comfort but also because of the ability to insert a sleeping pad between the two layers for cold weather camping.
The hammock is simple and fast to set up and comes in a double ended stuff sack that allows you to attach one end of the hammock to a tree, open the other end and stretch out the hammock while the stuff sack acts as a sleeve to hold the hammock off the ground. You have options for types of suspension and I chose the adjustable webbing suspension which is fantastic and is made even more functional by using a couple of lightweight carabiners to connect the straps when wrapped around the tree. The hammock's attached mosquito net is great for keeping out the noseeums and can be zipped open and thrown to the side for a great open air nap.
One of the coolest features is the storage area inside the hammock which allows you to store your phone, flashlight or other items you might need to access quickly. Although I find the storage useful some people may find it to make the hammock feel a little closed in as compared to hammocks without this option. On the other hand the hammock has a very roomy footbox that allows you to lay almost flat by laying at an angle in the hammock and lets you move around and get into different positions.
With the well thought out design and full line of accessories you cant go wrong with a Warbonnet hammock. The hammocks are not available at retail stores and must be ordered on line at warbonnet.com.
You may have to wait a few weeks for your order to arrive but it is well worth it. Get out and get after it!