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Ridgerunner Hammock
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Ridgerunner Hammock

4.82 out of 5 based on 61 customer ratings
(61 customer reviews)


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Patent No.: US D672,985 S

Current 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.

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.

Need help determining which model is best for your bodyweight? See the Hammocks 101 section for more information. There are also detailed setup instructions in our Setup section.


61 reviews for Ridgerunner Hammock

  1. 5 out of 5

    Some Important Follow-up Points Regarding my RidgeRunner (RR) Experiences:

    1. DIY Spreader Bar Disaster. I tried to rig up in the field on top of Grandfather Mountain a substitute spreader bar system for the RR using my lightweight trekking poles. BIG MISTAKE!! After getting in the hammock and laying for roughly 60 seconds, there was a tremendous pop as the trekking pole at the head-end snapped in half like a twig. I learned quickly that there are tremendous forces on those bars both pushing inwardly as well as bending pressures opposite direction of the tree anchor points. Warbonnet I am sure engineered their spreader bars to be the lightest poles you can realistically get away with while enduring the tremendous forces. I have seen some stuff about rigging up trekking poles as substitutes in various places on the Internet for the RR, but I will never go there again. My DIY system was a quick thought-up “one end poke the carbon tip through the metal bracket” other end “tie the pole to the bracket” setup. I am sure it was not ideal nor thought out in a wise manner. It might be possible using specific poles and specific setup tips on the ends. But for me, my Warbonnet spreader poles will always be along for the ride going forward.

    2. Mid-Night Air Mattress Slip & Slide. I tried to use my Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad in the lower sleeve underside of the RR in about 45-50 degree nightly temps. I ended up spending the night with the mattress being too high left, too high right, and sliding down towards the feet and all over the place with every slight move I made. Also, the mattress is impossible to adjust once your inside the hammock. It drove me crazy all night long as I had to get up and try to re-center it several times, to just have it slip to one side once again once I got back in the hammock. Perhaps (as I have read) something like Velcro dots or silicone dots might help with this problem, but don’t know if that will work once the body weight bares down. I am now seriously looking at the Lynx underquilt despite the crunch on the wallet. This will allow me to skip the air mattress altogether. Note: the air mattress will keep you warm enough underneath (if you can keep it centered) down to about 45 degrees from my experience. Anything below that I am pretty sure you would want a underquilt and the Lynx apparently fits the RR perfectly based on my research while others might just be semi-adequate fit.

    3. Cloud Burst Heaven. I bought the huge WarBonnet Cloud Burst tarp to use over my RR. ITS HANDS-DOWN OUTSTANDING!!! It withstood some crazy 50mph wind bursts on my second night on Grandfather Mtn., NC recently and was not phased a bit. It also kept out both down flowing rain as well as side blowing rain very well (no leaks or drips or me getting wet in the hammock other than a light mist in the air). The Cloud Burst covers a very large square area footprint so a “minimalist” would not be happy and would regard it as a big circus tent in the woods. Ultra-light folks would probably want maybe something just barely covering the RR’s overall footprint and nothing more. But if you are like me and enjoy the rain free freedom of a large cover that extends your site’s overall rain protection several feet to either side of the hammock, and you aren’t set on being a “minimalist”, then the Cloud Burst tarp, with additional 6ea. by 6ft 1/8” guy lines and S-type quick slide/connect line tensioners is the perfect RR companion.

    I still think the RR system is top notch and high quality as stated in my last review!!


    Troutman, NC

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