User Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $175
This is my first hammock and I am completely delighted sleeping in it. It is very light, 24 oz, and I use it with the Edge tarp also from Warbonnet, 7 oz. Wish I had it last year on my AT 19-day hike. Very easy to find trees but not always level ground for my TT Contrail.
- The beauty of the Blackbird is the roomy footbox, it lets you sleep in the diagonal for a flatter platform.
- The built-in shelf is perfect for storing a headlamp cap etc.
- Getting in is easy, just slip it under your butt and swing your legs up.
- The 2 zipper closure works great and the no seeum mesh kept me bug free in the Fla. Everglades.
- The only issue I had was my own inexperience with a hammock adjusting my sleeping bag when I entered. Practice will help that.
The Blackbird is extremely easy and fast to set up using the strap suspension system. Use 2 biners around the trees and stake out 2 guys and you are ready in 3 minutes.
I used the Warbonnet Edge tarp and stayed dry during a short shower at dawn. Plenty of ventilation between the tarp and the top line of the hammock. The top line is perfect to hang a small led lantern and to lift yourself up to adjust your body.
The system packs down to a small loaf of bread size. The material and build of the body and screen enclosure is first rate and heavy duty.
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