Patented (US 9,192,224 B1) and Patent pending.
NOTICE 9/18: All XLC models and winter topcovers will be unavailable for another 1-2 weeks due to a material delay. If you would like to be notified when they are available again, please send us an e-mail. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience.
Notice: XLC Setup video says “XLC includes net top and winter top”, however, you are now able to purchase the XLC with both tops or with just the net top only depending on the “add-on” option you select. The Winter Topcover is not sold individually, it must be purchased with the hammock to ensure a proper fit.
The Blackbird XLC is a larger up-graded version of the Blackbird, It has all the same standard features as the Blackbird such as choice of suspension, built-in bug netting, shelf/footbox, but in addition the XLC is about 12″ longer having a hammock body roughly 132″x 63″ with an overall length(ridgeline length) of 111″ which gives you about 11 inches of tarp overlap at each end of the hammock if using an eleven foot tarp. The XLC is rated for a user up to 7’0″. The netting is fully removable, you have the option to purchase an optional winter Topcover that can be used in place of the netting in winter time, the Topcover is a breathable fabric matching the hammock body, it will trap about 15 deg of heat compared to the outside air temps, so it is particularly useful for those that do lots of cold weather camping. Like the hammock fabric itself, the Topcover made of breathable fabric that has a DWR water “resistant” treatment, it will shed light moisture, but is not waterproof and is not a replacement for a tarp. The XLC is available in several fabric types and also with a single layer body or a double layer body, the double layer increases the weight capacity and is also recommended for anybody using a pad as bottom insulation, you place the pad between the 2 layers which helps hold the pad in place and keeps it from sliding around.
The XLC features one continuous zipper that runs the perimeter of the hammock body, The XLC is converted into a simple Traveler-style hammock by simply removing the zippered top anytime it’s not needed.
Like the standard Blackbird, the XLC includes the very popular storage shelf and footbox. The storage shelf is aprox. 2 square feet in size and great for small and med sized items (pair of shoes, water bottle, glasses etc). The XLC also includes a footbox which allows the user to fully use/extend the hammock fabric in the foot area without restriction from the netting, the result is maximum leg room. The hammock can be setup on the ground as a bug bivy if needed, just be sure to use a groundcloth to protect the bottom of the hammock from water and abrasion.
The Blackbird XLC comes with 2 elastic lines, one on each side of the hammock, these are used mainly to pull the netting out and away from the user, and to support the shelf, you can fully remove or leave these cords un-staked whenever it’s convenient, they are not required to use the hammock.
Single Layer 1.7 Blackbird XLC:
Weight capacity: 250 Lbs
Item weight (webbing/buckles): 1 lb. 12.5oz.
Item weight (whoopies): 1 lb. 9.5oz.
Fabric: 1.7oz/70D Nylon
Double Layer 1.7 Blackbird XLC:
Weight capacity: 400 LBS
Item weight (webbing/buckles): 2 lb. 7oz.
Item weight (whoopies): 2 lb 4oz.
Fabric: 1.7oz/70D Nylon (x2)
Double Layer 1.1 Blackbird XLC:
Weight capacity: 275 Lbs
Item weight (webbing/buckles): 2 lb. 0oz
Item weight (whoopies): 1 lb. 13oz.
Fabric: 1.1oz/30D Nylon (x2)
- Your choice of suspension
- Elastic side-guylines
- Built-in bug netting
- (x1) Pair of carabiners for suspension
- (x2) Tent stakes for bug net tieouts
Carabiners and tent stakes are sold separately in our accessories section.
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 “Hammocking 101”
Not sure the difference between the different suspension options? Check out our “Suspensions” video in our video section to see them in action