Re: Down throw
- I have a Feathered Friends 800+ fill bag, so it wouldn't be sole
source of warmnth, but I'm not sure if I should throw the throw :) in
the hammock and climb in or attempt to attach it with binder clips
around the outside.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Wynne Eden" <stick/
>listed, > and one may have actually come from Sierra Trading. One
> I have two of this type of down throw--50"x58", same size as
> brushed microfiber top and nylon back, the other has a cottonthink.
> shell. Both are way too short (for me-5'10") to sleep under as a
> sole blanket, but work great to curl up under on the bed or couch.
> We also have a full sized (as in full/queen bed sized)
> down "blanket" that I've contemplated trying in my hammock or
> elsewhere. It is a cotton blend cover though, so a bad choice from
> that point of view.
> They are sewn through construction with the quilting being wavy
> enough to generally retain the down where it belongs. They will
> develop some blank spots over time and need fluffing/shifting to
> work those out.
> If you found one that was long enough for you, they would be a good
> late spring & early fall cover most likely. I live in S. GA, but
> wander to north and central FL and up as far as VA/KY. I wouldn't
> trust it as a sole cover at temps below 40/50 or so, I don't
> I took one for my youngest son to use at a re-enactment in Albany,head
> GA last January along with a wool blanket -- he sleeps with his
> under the blankets, and complains of the wool making his faceitch.
> It was in the lower 30s and we ended up rebuilding our bedrolls at
> about 2am.
> Now that you've got me thinking, some careful work could put two of
> these together to make it long enough to sleep under, and you could
> put the extra down back into the quilt to increase the
> One hint: We have these same down throws at Wal-Mart, Target, and
> sometimes places like Tuesday Morning for probably $5 less and no
> shipping in South Georgia -- same might be true in FL.
> Wynne Eden
> Americus, GA
- I saw a "down Throw 58x50" at WalMart for about $15 yesterday. I don't
remember/ didn't notice the case material. That seemed too small for
sleeping to me.
Those who know say to avoid cotton for camping. If it was Nylon, you
could save shipping costs.
--- In email@example.com, "Sandy Kramer" <sandykayak@...>
> I don't intend to do really cold camping, but it can get quite chilly
> in Florida.
> And I'm not interested in going all out with pea pods and other down
> outer hammock covers....but I just couldn't resist this:
> I reckon I could adapt it quite easily for extra warmth.
> sandy in miami
But, Grasshopper, you are new to hammock sleeping. You well may find that in your wonderful new hammock, you are a much less restless sleeper. AHHHHHH! (wink!) (Hugs, Sister-Friend!)
Re: Down throw
Posted by: "CC Wayah" ccwayah@...<mailto:ccwayah@...> ccwayah
Date: Fri Nov 3, 2006 5:23 pm (PST)
One big drawback is that I am a restless sleeper so the whole bag may turn
around me as I twist.
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