As a habitual gear junky getting into hammock camping this year could be an expensive mixture. i'm looking at both the blackbird and the HH for a starting point. I'll be spending all summer on fire crew with the DNR, so it will see heavy use in fire camp.so what it boils down to for me is which is the more versatile? can they both, heaven forbid, be used as a tent should the need arise? does the velcro on the HH annoy the **** out of anyone? as long as i keep it under $200 i'm game for looking at anything else that will stand up to heavy use and be light enough for backpacking and can be adapted for winter use at a later date.