Originally Posted by angrysparrow
Wow. Have some questions, eh?
Breathable. You don't want to use a non-breathable fabric for a hammock in many conditions due to potential condensation issues. When you *do* want non-breathable, it's easy to use something to act as a vapor barrier. i.e. a CCF pad or a sheet of plastic
There are no design features of the BlackBird that I'm aware of that cater to using it on the ground.
Thanks for the reply. I've been thinking a breathable fabric is the preferred way to go.
I've noticed the DD Hammock has a good number of fans , lots of post over on bushcraftuk forum , youtube etc. Several good reviews but I also noticed that last year they switched from their previous fabric to a waterproof fabric. Purpose being that several people requested it. However some people thought it may turn out to not be such a good idea. Maybe its good for the weather in the UK.
Of course they are one of the designs which goes out of their way to promote their ability to easily go to ground when needed. Water proof fabric and I think also includes tie out loops for the sides. If needing to go to ground I think the side tie out loops would be a good thing to have . But I think it would be a better feature to keep a breathable fabric and just carry a water proof ground sheet. Seems the BB lacks side tie out loops for this purpose and that was something I wanted to know about.