I sketched out a design & pattern for an insulated hammock chair over a year ago and put it on my DIY To-Do list. With too many projects on the go, it got put on the side-burner, then the back-burner and finally got shelved where it collected dust until I stumbled across it yesterday morning. I wasn’t planning on a DIY weekend but the bug bit as work commenced, I finished the “prototype” this afternoon and took it for a quick hike/photo shoot before sunset. It was -8c/17.6f today but I sat for an hour watching the sunset with no complaints, my backside wasn’t cold until I got up to hike home.
The goal of this project was versatility, I wanted a packable chair, a "Blind" for shooting Wildlife (photography) and multi-purpose piece of insultation if it got colder then I planned for. The suspension is easily attached/removed so the chair doubles as a half length UQ or “throw blanket” of sorts. The detentions are 64”x40”, the duo-differential insulated area is 48”x38” with 2.5” noseeum baffle walls lofting to 4” on average. It’s filled with 8oz of 750+ FP Duck Down. The foot rest is long enough to double as an insulated down scarf or a pillow when folded in half.