5120Re: Pics of my Under/Over quilt and Tyvek Tarp
- Mar 26, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "freak_of_nature_98"
> I am very impressed with the look of this under/over quilt.
> Have you used this quilt with a HH ultralite backpacker (NOT A-SYM)?
Sorry, but no. I don't have one, but today I will be packing with
some other Hammock hangers, so I'll see what they have and I'll be
bringing the camera.
> If you have, I would be interested procuring any helpful tidbitsthat
> you might be willing to share, ie: instructions, and about howmuch $
> you invested in this project (if you don't mind other peopleknowing
> your process, etc.)Well. I'm afraid I don't keep notes (even though I am a software
engineer, I am really an artist at heart. I create not invent), but
I can tell you that I spent only about ~$80 on the down quilt
project, and a bit less on the Primaloft one. There was a thread
yesterday on BPL about the markup on gear, and I can see how. My
~80 quilt is basically the same thing and the Nanatuk back country
blanket which sells in theses dimentions and materials fo ~$360!!
Anyway, no plans, just create as I go. Maybe my wife could help me
come up with some plans, and when I do a summer weight one, maybe
I'll keep notes.
> One other question that I had was, how snug are the head and footend
> to the hammock? In other words, is the underquilt held taughtMy first (smaller one) has that problem. I'll report after the
> against the hammock to prevent wind drafts from robbing the warmth
> from the quilt?
weekend on how these work. Turns out we might be getting a few
inches of snow, so I should have good test conditions.
Both ends are pretty nearly closed when hung on the hammock and the
only opening is from about your midrift to your head, but it does
not sag, so I really do not expect any drafts.
The shell material on both is EPIC, which is supposed to be an
excellent wind blocker.
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