+1 on that one, would make an nice addition to the layering system if temps suddenly drops.....
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We are confronted with ridiculous high cost. On my last delivery with a price of $50 I not only had to pay $29.50 postage but also € 11.21 VAT and € 12.50 Customs Duty, the equivalent of $31. In my perception this a criminal activity. US suppliers do not deduct local taxes (VAT) on exports, which is common with European “full out businesses”. So we not only pay full prices, but we also pay taxes (19-24%) over US tax and even over postage. So you could help us with a discounted bill (not in the amount in my somewhat over exaggerated example in my post) to smooth things out.
I hope you understand the frustration which led to my former reaction.
Last edited by Tjalling; 12-28-2010 at 16:24.
We all know the difficulties and cost involved when purchasing gear from abroad. Postage from DD Hammocks hurts my feelings too. However, the OP is looking for an option from Europe, so let's stay on that and leave the other stuff for campfire discussions.
Personally I take insult that you suggest our US Cottage Industries should be asked to participate in fraud.... You would not ask it of REI or Campmor.
I feel the pain of having to pay customs fees (mostly local sales taxes and a small processing fee) when buying US based goods and importing to Canada. However, I know this when I make the purchase.
As it stands now the EU countries has a currency exchange advantage over the US dollar so, that should partially offset any extra taxes and duties your country imposes on the import of goods.
FWIW, I've never had to pay customs on US gear (I live in Australia)
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Bieggolmai: Sorry, I've been away. If you just use the tube as an UQ, you'll have no problems in temps down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If you anticipate temperatures colder than that, I would add a 2nd tube on top (thus creating a cocoon). I connect the 2 tubes with simple spring clips that I found at the hardware store. Check out my gallery for pictures.
Inside the cocoon you will enjoy a temperature spread of 15 - 20 degrees F. For instance, if it's 30 degrees F outside, inside your hammock it will be 45 - 50 degrees F. If you move around a bit, the inside temperature will quickly go up another 5 degrees.