Originally Posted by offtosleep
I was considering the Blackbird. Glad I got some confirmation from the group. I'll post pics when I get it.
Great to hear! LOTS of good choices out there but the BB is the most comfortable gathered-end hammock I've tried. I'd definitely recommend it as the best place to start.
I'd get the XLC in 1.1 for you as the extra length will help and the standard 1.1 for your son. Get a single layer if you plan to start with underquilts (which will save weight) or a double layer if you want to start with a pad as your bottom insulation (the double layer helps keep the pad in place).