15600Re: [Hammock Camping] sleeping bag (opened up) as an underquilt?
- Sep 1, 2006--- In email@example.com, Rick <ra1@...> wrote:
>Thanks Rick & Jeff, both sets of comments are helpful. And it's true
> The important factors in using down as an underquilt in cold
> temperatures (my experience) are:
> - finding a way to not compress the outer fabric against the down so
> that it compresses the down and decreases the amount of insulation
> - finding a way to make sure that the down is against the bottom of the
> hammock (finding a way to eliminate an air compartment between the down
> and the hammock)
> I have not found a way of doing that without using the surface of the
> hammock as the top surface of the down enclosing space.
that the more insulation, the greater the tendancy to sag away from
the hammock bottom... or overtighten and compress the down.
I failed to mention the I'm working with a HH and do like the idea of
the flexibility to change of remove the underquilt to match conditions.
Just a thought, is it feasible to have a series of attachment
mechanisms (ie. ties) sewn to the bottom of a HH that would match up
with ties/grommets on the topside of the underquilt so that it could
be held close and not compress... regardless of the weight of the
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