Thought this might be of interest to somebody out there since it was information I had a hard time getting before making the purchases.... This is a size comparison of a double layer Dream Hammock Dangerbird in 1.0 fabric, a double layer Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1, and a Warbonnet Superfly tarp. All of these bags are packed very loose so you can compress them into odd spaces, which is nice for cramming in the nose of the Revelate seat bag. The Dangerbird is more volume than the Blackbird since it has a solid zip-on overcover.
FWIW I was able to load the Blackbird, Superfly, stakes & tree straps (I carry the 'dirty/pitchy stuff' in a separate crud-isolation-bag), BA insulated air core pad, SOL bivy (ripped/retaped into a blanket config for extra hammock insulation or emergency ground sheet), and med Patagonia Nano puff jacket into a Revelate Viscacha bag without any trouble. That just leaves my sleeping bag and extra clothing for the handlebar dry bag, then food/cooking/misc for the camelbak.
For those of you out west who are considering hammocks, GET LARGER TREE STRAPS. Looks like the 'default' from a lot of places is 6'. By Washington standards the tree below would probably be described rather blandly as "a good sized tree", and as you can see it pretty well used up a 10' tree strap. I went ahead and ordered 4 6' Suspension Extensions from Arrowhead Outfitters in case we run into needing more line... guess I could have made them myself but splicing line that thin seems like a PITA.
We'll have more to report as the experiments continue.
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