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Blackbird

4.93 out of 5 based on 71 customer ratings
(71 customer reviews)

$170.00$195.00

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Product Description

Patented (US 9,192,224 B1) and Patent pending.

 

Current Estimated Lead time to ship is about 1-2 weeks.

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 is our original mosquito hammock.  The dimensions of the hammock body are roughly 120″x 63″, with an overall length of 101″ from end to end (ridgeline length), this gives you 15-16 inches of tarp overlap at each end of the hammock if using an eleven foot tarp.  The Blackbird is rated for a user up to 6’0″ (for folks 6’0″ and above see our Blackbird XLC model).  Hammock fabric is breathable nylon treated with a DWR finish. (Durable Water Repellency).  Blackbird 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 Blackbird includes a full-length zipper on one side,  the netting can be rolled back and out of the way when not needed.  Also included is 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, waterbottle, glasses etc).  The Blacklbird 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 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 Blackbird comes with your choice of suspension, elastic side-guylines, built-in bug netting, shelf/footbox, and stuffsac.  Carabiners and tent stakes are sold separately in our accessories section.

 

71 reviews for Blackbird

  1. 3 out of 5

    It’s a great hammock, but it’s a bit disingenuous to call it bugproof. Sure, the netting works, but there’s no protection right underneath you so mosquitos will just poke right through when it’s stretched taut. All you’ll hear all night long is the steady whine of mosquitos right underneath you as they suck away at anything directly touching the fabric.

    You need a bugnet envelope or a foam pad underneath to actually make it bugproof, so be aware of that before you take it on a trip.

    Otherwise the shelf is a surprisingly pretty great feature and the foot box works quite well. The suspension could use some improvement with some of dutchware gear’s stuff, but otherwise it’s definitely a nice hammock, minus the abhorrent lack of bug protection.

    • admin

      I cannot tell from the comment if the customer is saying that they were actually bitten through the fabric or if they think they would have been had they not had a pad under them, but being bitten through the fabric is not a complaint we hear from our customers.

      As far as having something under you (even if it’s just laying directly on your sleeping bag), you’ll need something between your skin and the hammock body if night time temps are below about 75 deg.

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