Who ever is considering getting a new hammock at the present time or in the future let me just say this. The craftsmanship of the Warbonnet Blackbird is done in such a way that while lying in it you might think your on a cloud. Receiving my BB yesterday, a double 1.7 O.D. green. I, of course, had to sleep in it. I Slept in the cellar, and yes I got the typical eyes rolling with the look, are you nuts whats wrong with you. I looked at her calmly and said I am now the proud owner of a Blackbird hammock. She really doesn't know the difference but anyway on I went to the cellar. If she's not carefull I could become a cellar dweller with the BB.(ha ha kidding of course). If your not considering a BB you are doing a diservice to yourself.
Setting it up could not have been easier, I can not think of a way that brandon could make this suspension system any easier. Lack of a better word it's just dummy proof. I connected the shock cords to some dumbells to get the full affect of the tie outs. The shelf held a magazine my cell phone and ipod with room for much more. The stitching on the BB is amazingly well done. His whipping design is even clean cut and gives it a stream line look.
Zipper pulls are a little small but nothing paracord can't fix upon saying this I can understand why the zipper pulls are small, wouldn't want big metal pulls inside the hammock. Zippers work smoothly which is great. After watching shugs video, like a 100 times due to the anticipation of the arrival of my BB, about entering and exiting the BB with the zipper pulls it made it easy to get used to.
Now with the double layer, I have to say that I am glad I got it and not the single. Not because the quality is less but the ability to add a pad with a pocket so I'm not derectly on the pad makes for a much more comfortable nights sleep.
The bug netting is installed very smoothly no big extra fabric or loosness.The ridgeline is I think the perfect length for me( 5'-11" 185lbs). With a lot more room for someone taller to still stretch out.
Last but not the least by any means is the foot box. I hope that brandon has pattened this design because it is the signature of this hammock. Laying in it all night I felt just about as flat as in a bed. With the ability to lay in many different positions. sideways left or right, curled into a ball left or right, half way on my stomache left or right,ect ect....
I will probably order more in the future, my kids are already bugging me.
Brandon I give this hammock a 100 out of 10 , 10 being the highest. I don't think you could improve on this design, but hey who even thought this one was possible. I can't thank you enough for the speediness and your patient willingness to answer any and all questions. Plus the fact you were able to reverse the foot box for me to the left side. The future looks bright for you sir. I hope your dreams come true business wise because you have a wonderful product here.
P.S. I can not thank everyone here at hammockforums enough as well. For dirrecting me to the cloud (BB) I now own. Thanks y'all
Ill 2nd GOLFER
I love my BB
I still have my Claytor JH and will keep it as a safety, but the BB is my go to hanger. :D
Oughta call it the Crackbird they are so addictive. :lol:
You'd think they'd be called Angel Wings, as if they've descended from heaven.
Originally Posted by Cannibal
Just got mine yesterday too. It's a double 1.1 and seems really light. I slept in it last night in the basement and found it to be very comfortable.
I heartily agree with Golfer's comments regarding the craftsmanship. The stitching is impeccable and the materials seem top-notch. Coming from the Hennessy Explorer, the footbox in the BB seemed absolutely luxurious. And it makes my Clark NA seem like a coffin.
Quick question for those who might know: Would I be okay putting my Exped Downmat 9 in the sleeve? Would that cause too much stress on the fabric?
I use a downmat 7 in the sleeve without any problems.
I totally agree. I didn't get home from work until the wee hours of the morn, so I did not have a chance to hang the dream machine, but I did lay it out and inspect it. Wow. Brandon is a machine. Can't say enough. I am taking it to work, and I will set it up there. If they are going to work me overtime. they will just have to deal with it hanging between the isles of product. Again, thanks Brandon. Life is good, Nick
i as well just recieved my blackbird yesterday, seems brandon was very busy, will have agree with all that was said above me, gave the eno to my 4 yr old, she likes it as a shelf for her baby dolls, everything is impeccable as stated above i believe i got the 1.7 o.d. green as well, tried to set it up last night but am having some difficulty i know golfer said it was dummy proof but i take simple things and make them harder than they have to be at times, this seems to one of those.
I just a 1.1 single yesterday and I find it to be more comfortable than the 2 other hammocks i've slept in (HHHL and Speer). I returned the Hennessy and kept the speer. I like the speer's removable netting which makes it a good bet for day trips when there are no bugs.
I've used an exped 7 fully inflated with no trouble, but I used it inside, I just reversed it so the sticky side was down, didnt move about at all. I would suggest with a pad, you would want it inside so you can adjust it, kinda difficult in the sleeve, the thing is really wide !
Originally Posted by K2BF