Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Binghamton, NY
    Posts
    2

    Hello and which 2 should I buy?

    Hi all,

    Great forum here. I am primarily a sailor/kayaker and would like to do some kayak camping. I think I am already sold on a blackbird with a big mamajamba tarp.

    My 17 year old son is my partner on these trips and I'm trying to decide if I should get 2 blackbirds or the JRB Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock in addition to the blackbird, which would give me choices when my son finally ditches his dad .

    Thanks for the great forum and I would appreciate any comments.

  2. #2
    Senior Member sir_n0thing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Madison, WI area
    Hammock
    Homemade
    Tarp
    TBD
    Insulation
    Rab Quantum
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    1,107
    Images
    40
    Welcome to the forum!

    I'm a big fan of variety myself... I'd say get the WBBB and the JRB bridge. Variety is the spice!
    "I know the feeling - It is the real thing - You can't refuse the embrace!" | "Go n-éirí an bóthar leat."

  3. #3
    opie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    Etowah, gargoyle
    Insulation
    Wool, heater
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    3,412
    Images
    3
    I agree, get one of each.

    Both are highly regarded here and would sell in a snap if you decide you want to have 2 of the same down the road.

    Welcome to HF!!
    Custom Bridge Hammocks

    Mackinac Bridge Hammocks

  4. #4
    Knotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Denville, NJ, USA
    Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Phoenix and Nest
    Suspension
    cinch buckles
    Posts
    4,455
    Images
    227
    One of each. Or you'll forever wonder.
    Knotty
    "Don't speak unless it improves the silence." -proverb
    DIY Gathered End Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side Hammock
    Stretch-Side "Knotty Mod"
    DIY Bugnet

  5. #5
    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,949
    Images
    364
    Both! As you are in NY, unless you are a pad user, you will need a really warm under quilt, and a JRB MW4 will work great with both hammocks!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

  6. #6
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Is it any surprise? I say get one of each.
    Trust nobody!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Trooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Lake St. Clair
    Hammock
    HH Hyperlite & WBBB 1.0 Double
    Insulation
    Crowsnest/No Snive
    Posts
    820
    Images
    9
    One of each is a mistake. If you both like the Blackbird, someone will be unhappy. If you both like the Bear Mountain, someone will be unhappy. The only solution is to...

    get two of each.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Coldspring's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ozarks
    Hammock
    Warbonnets
    Tarp
    MacCat Ultra Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY Climashield
    Posts
    545
    Images
    25
    Get two Blackbirds and save on shipping. Bridges are love/hate, and I don't love them. Seems most love their Blackbirds, never heard of anyone hating them. That's just my opinion.
    Last edited by Coldspring; 02-17-2010 at 10:59.

  9. #9
    Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,805
    Images
    101
    gathered end and bridge hammocks have a distinctly different feel. That's not to say one is better than the other, just very different. My vote, if possible would be to find someone reasonably close who has a bridge and see if you like it. I used to try to go back and forth between my DIY bridge and my HH but in the end I chose the HH to stay with.

    Edit: I do have a DIY bridge which I would be willing to let you use for a test run. I'm about three hours from Binghamton but could probably meet somewhere in the middle if you were interested.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

  10. #10
    Senior Member BrianWillan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    Martian Bridge (DIY)
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,971
    Images
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    One of each is a mistake. If you both like the Blackbird, someone will be unhappy. If you both like the Bear Mountain, someone will be unhappy. The only solution is to...

    get two of each.
    Spoken like a true hammocker.

    Cheers

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •