Ha! I just bought a poncho.. $15...
I avoided the liner purchase though... 3 should be almost enough...
**** that ebay/paypal!
I love this concept!
I have some questions:
Is the poncho liner folded longways or shortways? Mine is rectangular and I can fold it so that it gets longer and thinner (longways) or closer to square (shortways). Shortways seems to make the most sense but I'm unsure.
Where are the attachment points on the hammock? I don't have a structural ridgeline. Do the attachment cords just attach to the hammock's suspension?
If I took two poncho liners and tied them together would that likely make a serviceable full length UQ?
If you look at the instructions, you use shock cord to tie the corners to the suspension of the hammock. Shock cord allows it to pull snug to the bottom of the hammock... most of us use micro-biners. . .
These are awesome:
You could take 2 and make them into a single FL UQ, just over lap them a bit. This should help you keep the CBS at bay, as you'll probably have 2' of overlap and 4 layers in that section...
These aren't ultra-light, but for car camping or short trips, they'd work great.
Will it work with Dri ducks ultra lite? How about the pocket version?
+1. One thing to consider, though: the driducks poncho would work well as a weather shield or wind break on an underquilt, or as a weather shield cover (think fog.) Condensation might be an issue, though.
John - thank you for your answers. I feel like I can begin to stumble around and figure it out now. I have four poncho liners I bought off ebay and all are quite well used so I feel I can experiment without having to be overly precious.
Since they are fairly well used I do wonder if the insulation quality is less than a new one would be. In other words does their R value decrease significantly with age. I don't have a new one to compare to for thickness or loft.
These are made to be durable more than anything else... They're reasonably warm, especially when used with a poncho...
Since this UQ design is a no-sew, all you really do is melt a couple of holes in the edging. I still use mine as a blanket when car camping. They're great to put in a chair to keep your backside warm when in front of a fire.