Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member Bulldawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Hammock
    WBBB, ENO Double
    Tarp
    Superfly & SWT
    Insulation
    Snugfit/Prolite+
    Suspension
    WBStraps & Buckles
    Posts
    131

    Which Blackbird for me?

    Ok, so as i am researching more and more, I see that there are several chioces for the BB order. 1.1 vs 1.7, single vs double, etc.

    My stats.... I am about 5'11", and weigh in around 240-250, depending on how hard I am hitting the gym and watching the nutrition.

    So, which one is for me? Thinking double, and just need a little more clarification I guess on the fabric weights. Assuming that is the difference in 1.1 and 1.7.

    Also, turns our my ENO ProFly that claims 12' x 9'5" actually has a "footprint" of 9'6" x 7'2". Will this be adequate for the BB?

    Would rather spend the extra money on an underquilt rather than another tarp right now!

  2. #2
    Hooch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Princeton, NC
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    Speer Winter Tarp
    Insulation
    Burrow & Crowsnest
    Suspension
    WhoopieSling/Strap
    Posts
    4,387
    Images
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by enolounger View Post
    Ok, so as i am researching more and more, I see that there are several chioces for the BB order. 1.1 vs 1.7, single vs double, etc.

    My stats.... I am about 5'11", and weigh in around 240-250, depending on how hard I am hitting the gym and watching the nutrition.

    So, which one is for me? Thinking double, and just need a little more clarification I guess on the fabric weights. Assuming that is the difference in 1.1 and 1.7.

    Also, turns our my ENO ProFly that claims 12' x 9'5" actually has a "footprint" of 9'6" x 7'2". Will this be adequate for the BB?

    Would rather spend the extra money on an underquilt rather than another tarp right now!
    I'd probably go for the 1.7 double layer. If you get the 1.1 double layer, you'll probably get more stretch out of it when you lay down in it. Hopefully WBGuy will chime in on this discussion or you can contact him directly via PM or email. Give the ProFly a go with the Warbonnet when you get it. If it isn't sufficient, you're welcome to borrow my SWT some time.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Bulldawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Hammock
    WBBB, ENO Double
    Tarp
    Superfly & SWT
    Insulation
    Snugfit/Prolite+
    Suspension
    WBStraps & Buckles
    Posts
    131
    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    I'd probably go for the 1.7 double layer. If you get the 1.1 double layer, you'll probably get more stretch out of it when you lay down in it. Hopefully WBGuy will chime in on this discussion or you can contact him directly via PM or email. Give the ProFly a go with the Warbonnet when you get it. If it isn't sufficient, you're welcome to borrow my SWT some time.
    Thanks for the advice Hooch! And the offer! Once I get al outfitted, may still take a little while, we will have to catch up, talk hammocks, and maybe even get out on the trail sometime....

  4. #4
    Hooch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Princeton, NC
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    Speer Winter Tarp
    Insulation
    Burrow & Crowsnest
    Suspension
    WhoopieSling/Strap
    Posts
    4,387
    Images
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by enolounger View Post
    Thanks for the advice Hooch! And the offer! Once I get al outfitted, may still take a little while, we will have to catch up, talk hammocks, and maybe even get out on the trail sometime....
    Excellent plan. I'm up for a hike whenever I can get time off to do it.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

  5. #5
    Senior Member SmokeHouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Arkansas
    Hammock
    WB bb 1.1, Many 11' DIY
    Tarp
    DIY sil & Multicam
    Insulation
    yeti, Incubators
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    1,188
    Images
    49
    I'm 235lbs and the WBguy recomended the 1.7 double for me... I'm very happy with the 1.7. As far as tarps,,, you can't have too many. If the profly is not enough for bad weather, use it to keep dew off and buy or make a larger one.

  6. #6
    you're defiantaly at the upper limit of the dl1.1, so dl1.7 would give you more comfort.

    the ridgeline of the bb is about 8'6", so your tarp won't give alot of overlap, but might be enough to get6 you by for awhile

  7. #7
    Sweeper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Hammock
    BIAS WW Dbl 1.1
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG 3S Incubator
    Suspension
    Slings or Straps
    Posts
    456
    Images
    52
    I'm 6'1" and 245, and have a 1.7 double BB on order right now. I like the ability to slide pads in as I've used ccf, reflectix, insulated air mattresses, and UQ's all since I got my first HH 6 years ago.

  8. #8
    beep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hammock
    WB BB 1.1 dbl
    Tarp
    MacCat Dlx SpinnUL
    Insulation
    Phoenix/Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    2,078
    Images
    47

    Which Blackbird?

    I'm 6'5" and 215 lbs...and Brandon recommended a 1.1 double layer for me. I have no experience to report since I'm still in the production queue.

  9. #9
    optimator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Oregon
    Hammock
    Warbonnets!
    Tarp
    OES, WB
    Insulation
    Crowsnest, Leighs
    Suspension
    Webbing & Buckles
    Posts
    1,416
    I'm 6'1", 195 and went with the 1.7 double. I cant imagine being any happier with anything else. I also decided to stick with WB and went with the Superfly. It was a bit more than I had intended to spend but... WOW, is it sweet!

  10. #10
    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
    Over 200 and I'd say double 1.7, unless you're a weenie (the good kind), then a double 1.1 would work fine. I'm closer to 230 and I can sleep like a rock in Genuine Draft's double 1.1. The double 1.7 is flatter, but it certainly isn't a deal breaker.
    Trust nobody!

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
  •