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Blackbird XLC

4.98 out of 5 based on 81 customer ratings
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Patented (US 9,192,224 B1) and Patent pending.

Winter Topcovers are temporarily unavailable

Estimated lead time to ship is around 2 weeks


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.

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. Also check out the “Blackbird setup” video and our updated set up instructions.

Not sure the difference between the different suspension options? Check out our “Suspensions” video in our video section to see them in action

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 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.

All our hammock models come 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 these suspensions in action.

Included: The XLC comes with your choice of suspension, elastic side-guylines, built-in bug netting, storage-shelf, footbox, and stuffsac.  Carabiners and tent stakes are sold separately in our accessories section. The optional winter Topcover can be added using the dropdown menu.  The Winter Topcover is not sold individually, it must be purchased with the hammock to ensure a proper fit.

Also: we sometimes have slightly belmished topcovers that will fit the current hammocks, these are listed in the promotions section with the other blems if they are available currently… just email us and ask if you’d like a blem topcover instead

81 reviews for Blackbird XLC

  1. 5 out of 5

    Went to desolation wilderness in Tahoe and I am so glad I ditched my tent and bought this hammock. My trip snuck up on me and I contacted the company to see about getting it shipped out sooner. They made it happen and even reviewed my order to realize I had ordered stuff I didn’t need along with being short in few other things. That ended up saving me while I was up there and was really helpful. Great service!
    The only mistake I made was trying to use my sleeping bag with the hammock. The bag kept sliding around and I couldn’t get it zipped up all the way. It got down to 40 at night so I needed it. I’ll be buying a top quilt before I go out again.

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