Warbonnet Blackbird XLC 1.1 DL review

I’m a big fan of hammocks. A good hammock is your friend in every environment. Most people think hammocks are for jungle trips, not true! I’ve used them in Sweden and Canada for wintercamping, on jungle trips to Borneo & beach holidays. The Blackbird is manufactured by Warbonnet located in the foothills of the Rocky mountains, Evergreen Colorado.

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Compact & light. Iphone, tarp & hammock. Ready to go!

It’s light, compact, has a detachable mosquito net, is very well designed and oh so comfortable… In cold weather you can insert an insulation mat or underquilt and sleep warm.

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Our test person was not harmed in any way during testing.

Weight (packsack included): 900 gr., if you don’t need the mosquito netting you can save on that, but it’s very light compared to other sleep systems. I always include a tarp in my kit. My Warbonnet (Mamajamba Digital Camo model) tarp has a hex-shaped design so it’s always set up tight. Superfancy fabrics 1.1oz/30D 2000mm NeverMist™ Silnylon, best tarp in the world. No joke.

Probably the best features are the so called “foot box”, a triangular insert that gives a much flatter lay compared to regular gathered end hammocks and the “gear shed”. The standard suspension system (webbing & triangular hooks) is simple & foolproof.

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 Suspension, simple & effective. Quality gear!

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These triangles are used to adjust the length of the suspension system.

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The gear shed

The Warbonnet Blackbird XLC is by far the best hammock on the planet. Check out their website, they explain all the features in great detail:


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Keep exploring!


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