UQ finished and tested
I finished my UQ the other day, and tested it last night.
I decided to make it approx. 41x66. I basically used Mad77 plans here http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=26542. I used 1.1 ripstop and the .9 no see um from DIY Gear.
For the inner piece that goes next to the hammock I made a 45x78 rectangle then cut the long sides of the parrelogram to 70, for the outer piece I started with 60x86 piece and cut it so the long sides were 76. You can see the size difference in the first image. This allowed for all seam allowances and baffle height.
I cut the baffles 3.5 planning on 3 after sewing them in, and aiming for 4 of loft. On the inner shell the baffles were 5.75 apart and on the outer 7. I used the primaloft thermo I got from Downlite. I put 88 grams in each of the 8 chambers, my spread sheet called for 86.75. Even though chambers on the edge were a good bit smaller, I put the same amount in them.
I did the suspension the same as in Mads instructions. I had made a test inner piece (the one against the hammock) from some broadcloth and it worked good and was tight along the bottom of the hammock. But with the weight of the UQ it hangs little low so I need to make a way to adjust it better.
The total weight of the finished UQ is 36.4 ozs. The image of the stuff sack has the UQ and the TQ I made here http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=40188 in it, the two combined weigh 74.2 ozs.
I set up last night with the temp got down to 29*. It was 34* when I went out at 11. I had a little CBS to start not really bad or uncomfortable, just cool. I hadnt done a good check of the UQ when I set up, but after cutting loose side tie outs on the hammock it got better. I have to set up an adjustment to be able to make this fit tighter and fit the HH clone Im making that will be a little longer.
The test was done au naturel, and I was warm except for my face, had my stocking hat on. (going to have to get a balaclava) Had a little trouble getting to sleep, but my TQ is long enough to cover my head. I did end up putting on a pair of socks during the night.
Now if I can just work up the courage to make one for winter temps. . .;)
Nicely done ciphoto! I was wondering how you close off the baffles once you are finishing with the quilt. Seems that your outer shell accomodates material for the loft of the quilt so did you run your baffling right to the end and stitch it to the material left for loft and then roll the edges for the shock cord? Not sure I'm making myself clear.
My dilemma with my dual differential i am planning is I am not quite sure how to lock of the baffles on either short end to keep the insulation from moving from baffle to baffle. And since I have the added material planned to accomodate for loft I am thinking of stitching the noseeum to that piece to cap it.
Dragon I cut the baffles right at 66", some seem longer, some shorter ;) . So by the time I've put a seam in and rolled it to make a channel I'm real close to the ends of my baffles. I don't think the fill shifting from one channel to another would/will be a problem as it is normally hanging in a sack in the closet, pack in a backpack or one the hammock. So the opportunity for it to shift is really very seldom.
Thanks ciphoto. I'm not sure if this will be a sticking point for me (if I let it!) or if I will simply follow a similar path as you. Just been searching for some insights into what others are currently doing with their quilts.
Yea I read alot, and then kinda modify to what I need or to try something. But I also don't see any sense in reinventing the wheel.
Thats one of the good things about this forum, sharing what works and what doesn't....
Okay went out and tightened up the suspension for the UQ, got it right on me, where if I pull up on the sides I feel it pull on my butt. Laid in it a bit, and could feel my back side getting warm... Went out this evening for a few minutes, and it felt fine, but have to sleep inside to night...
So I don't think I'll have CBS next time I use it. Really just have to get things really tight to start with.