8436Re: Mirage...hammock and quilt length
- Mar 1, 2005--- In email@example.com, "Jeremy" <jeremy@j...> wrote:
> Your post raises an interesting question for me, however. Yourquilt is 84" long while your
> hammock is 96" long, correct? Does the quilt just bunch up aroundthe hammock for the
> end 6 inches on each side? If so, doesn't it limit the spread ofthe hammock near the end?
> And if you went to a longer hammock (even just 6" longer), wouldyou need to make a
> longer quilt, or do you think that the current length of 84" wouldsuffice?
You are correct in your observation, in fact the quilt is shorter
than the hammock and when applied, is actually ~4-6" to the inside
of each end of the hammock knot/whipping.
In practice, since the Hammock body is not perfectly straight (end
to end) when hung, it is actually shorter than 8', plus the quilt,
having a larger girth than the hammock with me in it and being 14"
longer than me, can still accomodate me comfortably.
When I get in the hammock, w/out the quilt, the head and feet are
very tight and narrow for the first 6-8 inches, so I don't really
occupy that part of the hammock anyway. The quilt still fits around
me completely w/ no constriction, except, as noted in an earlier
message, for the shoulder to hip girth. That's why I am thinking of
making making a "wedge" insert. I could make the bags wider, or
tapered at either end, more like the peapod I suspect, but I've got
4 bags I've made this way, and want to get them working better.
So, short story is yes, you are correct, but i'ts not an issue, for
me, based on my experience. It was not an intentional design
feature by any means, but it works never-the-less. The drawstring
at the ends gets pulled through the grossgrain loops at the corners,
and then tied in a slip knot on the hammock rope, just above the
whipped end. This keeps it from sliding laterally. I also do not
cinch the ends down tightly, just enough to close the gap around the
Anyway, long post that probably adds more confusion than clarity.
Keep asking though. I don't mind the questions and by no means
claim to have the end-all, be-all solution, just one step in a
progressive iteration that works for me right now. Besides, I love
the creative process of design and experimentation. No offense will
be taken to any questions asked in sincere curiostiy.
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