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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 Phil B on 28th Jun 2015
Excellent. I live 15 minutes from the crest of the Blue Ridge (AT) but I gave up overnights because I hate sleeping on the ground. This hammock changes everything. Get the foot end up a little and it flattens out. Plus none of that lateral squeeze you get with a traditional hammock. Really comfortable. Very quick to put up.
Posted by Trevor Potter on 22nd Jun 2015
Tested the Warbonnet Ridgerunner Double-Layer this weekend in the White mountains of NH. What an absolute pleasure!
40 MPH winds and rains didn't affect me at all. I stayed dry and the double-layer provided extra warmth and comfort with my Thermarest underneath.
The videos made learning the knots a snap and provided good tips on setup.
Posted by JB on 12th Jun 2015
Perfect blend of comfort, weight and features!
Like most hammockers I have been through a few hammocks trying to find the right comfort and right mix of features. I feel like I finally have my kit dialed in thanks to Warbonnet. There are many great manufacturers out there but I have to put Warbonnet at the top.
For ultralight trips my go to has become a DL 1.1 Traveler hammock which I find as comfy as any gathered end hammock out there and I'm a big guy at 6'3 230. Pair that up with an edge tarp and you are good to go.
I am a side sleeper and also wanted something with bug protection so decided to try the RidgeRunner and it does not disappoint. Quality is excellent, super flat lay and I can switch sides during the night which I find difficult in a gathered end hammock. This hammock is a little heavier than traditional gathered end hammocks but the comfort and saddlebags are worth it to me. This is my go to backpacking and car camping hammock. Also when my wife and/or son go along I can let them use my underquilt and I use a pad in my RidgeRunner which works quite well. This keeps me from having to invest in an additional underquilt for the few times a year they tag along. FWIW I have looked at the JRB BM Bridge Hammock at Damascus Trail Days for 2 years in a row now. They are also of excellent quality but being a big guy, there is some shoulder squeeze. I personally find the RidgeRunner more comfy. The BMBH also seems maybe a tad heavier but their suspension looks bombproof.
You really can't go wrong with WB products. The RidgeRunner is not the lightest hammock out there but I will look to save weight in other areas for the awesome sleep this thing provides. Try one out I do not think you will be disappointed!
Posted by russ kliem on 10th Jun 2015
Forget about crawling around on your hands and knees. Lighter than most any single tent with the tarp and much drier in wet weather.
Posted by Michael Powell on 1st Jun 2015
I knew that when purchasing my next hammock I definitely wanted a flat-laying style hammock. I was concerned about a bridge hammock due to the balance or "tipiness" feeling that comes with spreader bar style hammocks. After hours of research, I decided I would give it a try despite not having actually laid in one. When I first received the Ridgerunner hammock I was pleasantly surprised at how light it was. After reading some reviews of others I expected this hammock to be much heavier. Setting it up for the first time was a breeze as well. Then, comes time to get in and WOW! this hammock is by far the most comfortable hammock I have ever been in. I have tried several other hammocks from competitors and it's not even close. There are some things with a bridge style hammock you have to be aware of but it doesn't take but a few minutes to settle in to realize how to move around. Getting in and out of the hammock requires some new techniques compared to a normal "banana style" hammock but it isn't difficult, just different. This is my first hammock with a bug net and let me tell you... just knowing you don't have to worry about creepy crawlies while sleeping in the woods is a very comforting feeling. The only issue I have had so far is that I only have one Ridgerunner and there are three of us in my family. I can't get the other two out of it so I have made plans to order two more complete setups from Warbonnet for the other two campers in the family. Btw, shipping was blazing fast and customer service is top notch! Thank you Brandon and staff.
Posted by Eric Vaselaar on 30th May 2015
It seems to be a recurring theme as I read site after site on hammocks, " I don't sleep as well on the ground as I did in my youth " Here I was at the same point in my life, I was ready to give up sleeping on the ground but not backpacking and canoeing. I did my research-- user reviews , youtube videos , hammock forums etc and they all brought me to Warbonnet Hammocks. I ordered my Ridgerunner Hammock and superfly tarp at the end of April with the hope of being able to dry-run them before my camping trip to the BWCA in early June. I couldn't have been any happier when they arrived in the middle of May. I found them to be simple to set-up and a vast improvement over sleeping on the ground. A couple of nights spent hanging in the rain cemented the knowledge that I had bought quality products. A happy customer who recommends Warbonnet Outdoor products
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.
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