Patented (US 9,192,224 B1) and Patent pending.
Estimated Lead time to ship is about 2-5 business days
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.
Note: The weight ratings listed below are based on comfort, not absolute tensile strength. So for instance the single layer is rated for a max of 250 lbs because users above that weight will experience more stretch than is ideal and so would be more comfortable in something with more support (like the Heavyweight double). The ratings can be pushed slightly but you will be trading in comfort in doing so.
Single Layer 1.6 Blackbird:
Weight capacity: 250 Lbs
Item weight (webbing/buckles): 1 lb. 6 oz.
Item weight (whoopies): 1 lb. 4 oz.
Item weight (continuous loops): 1lb. 0oz.
Fabric: 40D Nylon
Heavyweight Double Blackbird:
Weight capacity: 400 Lbs
Item weight (webbing/buckles): 2 lb. 2oz.
Item weight (whoopies): 1lb 15oz.
Item weight (continuous loops): 1lb. 12oz.
Fabric: 70D Nylon (x2)
Lightweight Double Blackbird:
Weight capacity: 275 Lbs
Item weight (webbing/buckles): 1 lb. 12oz.
Item weight (whoopies): 1lb 10oz.
Item weight (continuous loops): 1lb. 6oz.
Fabric: 40d Nylon Outer, 20d Nylon Inner
- 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