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Lead time to ship RR's is currently around 2 weeks on average
Have questions? like what is the difference between the different fabric weights? or double layer vs single? or what the best model is for your weight? Check out our "Hammocking 101" page in our "Learn" section for answers to these questions and more.
Not sure the difference between the different suspension options? Check out our "Suspensions" video in our video section to see them in action
The Ridgerunner (RR) is our full-featured Bridge-style hammock. It fits a user up to 6'6" and is made from breathable water-resistent fabric. Just like the Blackbird it can be used on the ground as a bug bivy, just make sure to use a groundcloth to protect the fabric. The netting unzips on 3 sides and stuffs into a storage pocket at the foot-end of the hammock. The RR has general purpose storage pockets on each side of the hammock which we call "saddlebags" , they hang on the outside of the hammock but are accessible from the inside without having to unzip the netting, they also remain fully functional when the netting is packed away. The RR is available in a single or double layer body just like the Blackbird to facilitate pad use or heavier individuals.
The Ridgerunner comes with your choice of suspension "Webbing/Buckles...A.K.A Adjustable webbing suspension, or "Whoopies with tree straps" Check out our video section and look for the video titled "Hammock Suspension Differences" to see both suspensions in action. Also, check out the "Ridge Runner setup" video in our video section. Carabiners sold seperately in our Accessory section.
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Posted by Jim B on 19th May 2015
This is my first bridge hammock and I absolutely love it. The bug net is awesome. Easy to set/pack up. Customer service was outstanding. I will shop Warbonnet for all of my hammock camping needs!
Posted by Tim Gadd (1cSleptOnKayak) on 26th Apr 2015
I had given up backpacking in my 30s because I began finding it almost impossible to get a good night's sleep on the ground without hauling a lot of extra gear. I didn't hear about backpacking hammocks until just a few years ago (in my 50s).
Very early in my research it became obvious that Warbonnet was producing, by far, the most popular and highly rated models in both the gathered-end and bridge styles of hammocks because of their creative/innovative designs and quality craftsmanship. The hardest part of my purchase decision was which model of Warbonnet hammock to buy - the Blackbird XLC or Ridgerunner. So I had Brandon send one of each! It didn't take more than a couple hours trying each model for me to decide on the Ridgerunner because of the relative ease of setup, the versatility of easily using a pad or underquilt for bottom insulation, and the relative ease of using a sleeping bag for top insulation instead of a quilt (although I did eventually end up buying both a topquilt and underquilt when my budget could handle it).
For me, there was very little adjusting of the suspension required and I never doubted if I was lying in the correct/best position in order to achieve maximum comfort like I did in the gathered-end model. I found the whole experience with the Ridgerunner very straightforward. I'm not exaggerating when I say that the Warbonnet Ridgerunner has profoundly affected my ability to enjoy the outdoors again. Neither am I exaggerating when I say that I sleep just as well or better outside in the hammock (with a 23 pound dog!) than I do inside in a bed (without the dog).
Posted by jeff mackie on 20th Apr 2015
As I have gotten older it has gotten harder and harder to sleep on the ground despite what sleeping pads I have tried. I had tried sleeping in regular hammocks but between the shoulder squeeze and curve of the hammock it was just as uncomfortable. I strung up my ridge runner in my unheated basement, the temp stays about 50 degrees all the time. It is extremely comfortable, I was able sleep all night without any discomfort. I used a 20" wide Big Agnes 2.5" insulated air pad between the double layers. It was a bit to narrow and my shoulders got cool, a few clothes rolled up and put on each side solved the issue. April 15 I slept out on pikes peak, approx 10,000 ft. temp dropped to 20 degrees and it started snowing about 3 am. I used an old tent fly for cover, a marmot 0 degree synthetic bag as a top quilt and my big agnes pad. I slept very well but did get a little cool towards morning. Using a sleeping bag as top quilt works ok but the hood and zippers get in the way. My tent fly didn't offer as much coverage as I would have liked and ended up tearing from the snow (it was older than I thought). Over all I am extremely pleased with the ridge runner and look forward to more camping with it. I have however ordered a wider pad, the mamba top quilt and the super fly tarp.
Posted by Jeremy Anderson on 10th Apr 2015
Received my new RR this week and was able to do a couple of test hangs. I didn't know it was possible for me to like any hammock more than my BB XLC, but it was like laying on a cloud. My wife and daughter also laid in it for a while and I was sure I would never get either of them out.
Quality craftsmanship, stitching was nice and clean. This is now my 5th hammock from Warbonnet and I've been happy with each and every one of them.
Posted by Mike on 9th Apr 2015
Very comfortable well thought out in the way they make it all come together. I'm 6'3" 240lbs and fits me fine I can even sleep on my side without any squeeze.
Posted by Jere on 7th Apr 2015
Super flat lie, brick-house construction, and awesome innovation make this the perfect hammock for me. With the option to use hiking poles as spreader bars, it's also super lightweight. This is my second hammock from Warbonnet (other is an XLC); I have never slept better in the woods.
Posted by Nick on 9th Mar 2015
Took my new Ridgerunner out for 3 days canoeing last week. I found the Ridgerunner to be very comfortable and very well made. When it is weighted the seams it feels like there is a piece of metal in them they seem so strong. I got the single layer, and it can be a bit daunting being able to see through the material, but I know the material is very strong.
I am pretty new to hammock camping but I found that the Ridgerunner was much more forgiving in terms of setup, it was comfortable even when not pitched perfectly, I'm sure it will be even better when pitched right.
Posted by Mike on 5th Mar 2015
I started with an ENO Double Nest and recently switched to a Ridgerunner. I love the RR for several reasons:
1. Super flat lay, I can straight leg side sleep and semi fetal no problem.
2. Super outward view. Because the sides are so low, I have a incredibly unobstructed view of my surroundings. My ENO gave me a nice view of its interior, not much outside except the sky..
3. Super easy to exit. While it is a little more "tippy" than a gathered, it's not that bad at all. Less than a 10 second learning curve. I was amazed how easy it was to exit the RR, much like getting out of an elevated cot. I always had to climb/crawl out of the ENO.
4. Super storage. The two saddle bags and one head bag are pure genius. They swallow all my gear with ease.
5. Super easy to set up. Well it seems so anyway. It appears to be less finicky on set up than my ENO.
I'll gladly take the weight penalty for the RR and just drop the ounces somewhere else. The comfort is more than worth it. Great work Brandon, thank you.
Posted by Ed Hawkins on 4th Mar 2015
I did my research before I called Warbonnet and then the owner returned my call to review everything I wanted to order Plus they gave me a discount for ordering the Full Monty.
When the hammock arrived I set it up in my basement and everyone I show it to and let them try it does not want to get out of it.
Cant wait for the weather to break in the Midwest so I can hit the trails.
Thank You Again Warbonnet you are by far the best company to deal with and thanks to the owner for not trying to sell me equipment I will not use.
Posted by Marc Virkus on 17th Feb 2015
I own a couple of hammocks, but this is the first time I have bought for the express use of camping. The hammock performed great! I had zero issues setting it up and it provided a great nights sleep after our 7 mile backpacking hike. When we broke camp, the hammock easily fit into the included pouch and took very little room in my pack. Once we returned home, it was nice to not have to spend a day cleaning it and drying it out!
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