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    WBBB XLC vs. Dangerbird

    Two very interesting models. Any thoughts from folks that looked at both in their purchasing research, especially folks around 6'3" and 190 lbs.? Thanks.

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    Either will work. At your height you should consider the 11 ft models. I personally prefer the DangerBird because of the ability to get in from either side and prefer the ridgeline organizer over the shelf in the WarBonnet hammocks. I also like that you can get a DangerBird in pretty much any fabric you want. The WarBonnets have a choice between two fabric weights, the DangerBird has a half dozen or more choices. But, as I said, you can't go wrong with either one.

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    I have owned them both, the Blackbird wins out for me. The shelf is awesome, AND you can use a ridgeline organizer. And as far as a flat lay, the footbox on the Blackbird is the winner. I'm 6'-5", and the new XLC is perfect. The Dangerbird was a little awkward to get into and out of for me when it was tied out...the tie outs were always in the way. Don't get me wrong, the DB is a great hammock, the Blackbird just works better for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    I have owned them both, the Blackbird wins out for me. The shelf is awesome, AND you can use a ridgeline organizer. And as far as a flat lay, the footbox on the Blackbird is the winner. I'm 6'-5", and the new XLC is perfect. The Dangerbird was a little awkward to get into and out of for me when it was tied out...the tie outs were always in the way. Don't get me wrong, the DB is a great hammock, the Blackbird just works better for me
    This is very similar to how I feel. The BB is slightly more comfortable for me for the same reason - that footbox adds a little something special. Still a close call, though.

    The Dangerbird does win out in features for me, though. Fabric choices, ridgeline organizer, choice of net or overcover in short notice.
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    I don't know about the XLC, but I sure do love my DangerBird. I just ordered a DL night grid camo outside with coyote inside and coyote cover. I can't wait to get it. My co-worker loved my Digital camo DL DangerBird, so I sold it to her. (new convert)
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    The WBBB is a work of art but it wasnt for me...RL to short for my liking. You can totally customize a DB and it zips on both sides. I just ordered a 10' x 56" DB with a longer RL in the material that I like...what could be better.

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    There is literally a thread under the same title two above this on my home page lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Zissou View Post
    There is literally a thread under the same title two above this on my home page lol
    Yah, he posted the same question in the Warbonnet and Dream Hammocks forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    Yah, he posted the same question in the Warbonnet and Dream Hammocks forums.
    Yes, I figured that folks who committed to one might not be monitoring the discussion forum of the other. No other motives intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeRidges View Post
    Yes, I figured that folks who committed to one might not be monitoring the discussion forum of the other. No other motives intended.
    Sorry - no other motives were implied. I don't have any issues with you double posting. Was just trying to explain why the person saw two.
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