Originally Posted by Deadphans
So can I get this straight real fast? You are saying that when your WB was rigged outside in the woods, you did not have the calf ridge? When it was inside you did have the calf ridge? I ask because I recently sold my HH and got a WB for this very reason, the calf ridge in the HH was too much for me (still waiting on the WB to arrive so I haven't tried it out myself yet).
Yes. I slept in my Blackbird outdoors for about 10 months or so. I can't remember having had a calf ridge of that magnitude. It only developed when I tried hanging indoors, although the hang was theoretically perfect (30° angle, ridgeline tight etc.). Another thing I noticed was, that all hammocks felt a lot more elastic outdoors. The only thing that changed was the length of the suspension. Even with tight hangs, I always had to use a lot of webbing to go around the trees. I guess that the average distance between anchor points outdoors was something like 6m, which doesn't include the webbing that goes around the trees. Indoors, I could only use pad eyes, and the distance between the two attachment points is 4,30m. No additional webbing. Incorporating hammock springs into the suspension improved things, but not enough.
The Warbonnets are fine hammocks, and my Blackbird stays my camping hammock. However, you should be prepared to take some time to figure out how to hang your WB. Practice makes perfect. It took me about 4 months or so to get the light bulb moment. The lay was nice before, but afterwards it was perfect.