Re: TravelPod - a new insulator
- --- In email@example.com, "Risk" <ra1@i...> wrote:
> Pictures of my prototype Travel pod are here:Rick,
I like this idea. From the picture it looks like the pod is drooping
a little in the shoulder area. You might have to add a cinch line to
pull up the bottom so that the insulating layer touches your back.
I think you will be able to go below zero with that contraption!
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Patrick Harper" <pharper@k...>
> That looks like a very good looking design. I look forward toseeing how it
> holds up, how much is the final weight?It scrunches to the size of a soft ball. Scale is at work, but first
guess is about 5 oz. It can be stored on the hammock inside the
First night was quite warm... blowing rain at about 38 degrees. I
was *much warmer* than on my latest section hike and wearing less
clothing. Tonight is forcast into the mid twenties.
- "Coy" wrote:
> Yep That looks pretty cool...OK warm. Is the 1.1 oz nylon coated.Uncoated ripstop... I have to admit to guessing about the material.
> I suspect not so it will breathe a little. Like Patrick asked: How
> much does it weigh?
It was bought as 1.9 oz ripstop seconds. However, it feels much more
like 1.1 oz ripstop. It is the material from the only hammock I have
ever had fail. Therefore I believe it is 1.1 oz.
Yep, I would *not* advise making one out of silnylon. It needs to
Weight: "patience, Grasshopper..."
- --- In email@example.com, Robert Moore <simva4040@y...>
> Risk-Beautiful job on teh TravelPod....can't say how good it looksexcept outstanding...I will be ordering more sil-nyl to copy you,
still have 12 oz of Primaloft left over from a previous order for
underquilts, maybe the two materials will get together.
> Medicine ManI'll be interested in your try... Personally, I will not make a sack
like this with silnylon unless it were against my skin. I believe
this contraption, made from silnylon would soak my sleeping bag with
my own insensitive water loss from skin.
BTW, details on measurements later, but even with my 4 foot wide
hammock, I needed to add about 8 inches of width to a standard 60 inch
wide piece of cloth to do the design. It requires a piece of cloth 8
feet by six feet, but can be done with a piece 8x5 if the scraps from
head and foot are pieced into the central 5 feet of one long edge.
- "Ray Garlington" wrote:
> Rick,Thanks for the ideas Ray. It began as a symetric bag buttoned from
> I like this idea. From the picture it looks like the pod is drooping
> a little in the shoulder area. You might have to add a cinch line to
> pull up the bottom so that the insulating layer touches your back.
> I think you will be able to go below zero with that contraption!
head to toe. However, it just took too long to do up the ten central
buttons with my eyes shut and from the inside. So I got rid of the
buttons, and added the zipper.
Actually, the travel pod is a little tight right at my neck, leaving
less room for air to collect. I think I will add an inch there,
giving me a little more dead air space. The best way to do the zipper
is to have an opening zipper at the foot end and to close the last 18
inches with buttons. That way it can easily be added to an already
hanging hammock in the middle of a colder than expected night.
It remains a work in progress.