15610Re: [Hammock Camping] sleeping bag (opened up) as an underquilt?
- Sep 2, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "gtvlfed" <jneale@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Rick <ra1@> wrote:
> > 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
> > that it compresses the down and decreases the amount ofinsulation
> > - finding a way to make sure that the down is against the bottomof the
> > hammock (finding a way to eliminate an air compartment betweenthe down
> > and the hammock)of the
> > I have not found a way of doing that without using the surface
> > hammock as the top surface of the down enclosing space.true
> Thanks Rick & Jeff, both sets of comments are helpful. And it's
> that the more insulation, the greater the tendancy to sag away fromof
> 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
> the flexibility to change of remove the underquilt to matchconditions.
> 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
> with ties/grommets on the topside of the underquilt so that itcould
> be held close and not compress... regardless of the weight of theFWIW, most of the JRB quilts have the mounting tabs for use as an
under quilt....they are designed to be doubled up as necessary for
weather below 30 degrees....many use their No Sniveller below their
Nest and a suitable winter bag from their old gear locker on
top...Or if weight is an issue, the ORM is a true winter quilt at 3+
inches of loft for a single layer...
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