Hmmm... sounds like this is a good replacement for the ever-popular military issue Poncho Liner....
Installed it on my hammock today and discovered that the fit was good but the sides were too loose, creating gaps. Thought of different approaches but ultimately settled on creating a grosgrain channel, half the total length of the weathershield, centered on each edge. Pulled a thin bungee thru the channel and put a cordlock on one end and a stopper knot at the other. Now I can take up the slack and it works perfectly. Pictures to follow.
What's the weight on this? I'm considering using an IX design like that for a similar project.
Be like Bob
When I can find the tme, I want to make a weather shield of IX, with a layer of nylon only on the outside, to cover the length of the hammock, including my 2/3s under quilt inside. Then cover the top with uncoated nylon (see BBO on AHE site). With all this protection, I'm thinking a small tarp will suffice.
I'm trying to avoid carrying a yurt into he wilderness to pitch my hammock in.
A yurt, now thats funny!!!!!!!!!
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Added grosgrain channels with adjustable bungees on each side that are half the length of the weathershield. Without them the sides were too loose.
Used the IX weathershield last night over a JRB Winter Nest. Temps were moderate, just above freezing.
Pros: Warmest I've ever slept at these temps with the Winter Nest.
Cons: The IX was soaking wet in the morning. Pic below is a couple of sheets of toilette paper that I just patted on the IX and you can see the water they absorbed.
I tried a JRB Driducks poncho with Weather Shield mod under my MW3 this past weekend. Temp 34 at the lowest and a slight breeze off the river.
I had an unusual case of CBS.
My thinking is the under shield was too tightly suspended under the UQ and ended up compressing the loft. Wind stopped but still cold in the butt.
How are you addressing UQ loft compression with your shield?
I got lucky and the shield I built fit nicely over the Winter Nest w/o compressing it and w/o having too much space either. I clip the corner loops on the weathershield to the same biners the Winter Nest attaches to on the bungees.
FWIW, I discovered that when I layed on my side there'd be some CBS. reaching between the UQ and hammock I could feel that a gap developed in this position but went away in when I returned to my back. But that's got more to do with UQs than weathershields.