Hello All...looking for a little advice here. Made myself some whoopies the other night and put them on, so I had to set it all up in the yard today to see how they work. I will never go back to the stock suspension! But that's not why I need advice.
I got some stuff for cold weather trips--two JRB Old Rag Mtn quilts...one for the top & one for the bottom. I'm using a HH Explorer Ultralite and JRB UQ shock cords to hold the quilt up. While I had it all set up, I monkeyed quite a bit with where I had the shock cords wrapped around the hammock suspension, and monkeyed with how much the draw cords on the UQ were cinched down. But when I crawl in and poke my arm out to reach under the hammock and push up on the UQ to try to gauge loft, it really feels like I have 1.5 - 2" (yes, very scientific method, I know). This quilt has 3.5"+ when laying out flat, and that's what I bought it for...to get me down in that 0-10 deg range. But I'm worried with all that compression it just isn't going to cut it.
Has anyone else noticed this problem? If I slide the UQ suspension too far in, I just create coverage issues, but it seems like there ought to be a "happy place" where it's hanging there just barely touching the bottom of the hammock?