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    That looks like exactly what I need. Great idea....

    That looks like exactly what I need. Great idea. I'll try this this weekend
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    Thanks turtle and Shug! Good to know it seals...

    Thanks turtle and Shug! Good to know it seals well where it matters.

    Can anyone comment if the loose fabric flaps in a 10mph wind? I often sleep without a tarp and have low to moderately windy...
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    Best quilt clips for very delicate fabric?

    I have a DW Chameleon and bought a custom Wookie XL UQ.

    There is flappy extra fabric on the Wookie and I dont see how it will get a good seal without some quilt clips. Not the like dutchware ones...
  4. Superior Hiking Trail/Northern MN hiking spots?

    I have 2 nights / 3 days to hike along the north shore of Superior in MN. I was thinking of doing an out and back section of the SHT, probably somewhere between Gooseberry and Lutsen. Possibly as far...
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    Hmm, its almost like Harry read my mind... or...

    Hmm, its almost like Harry read my mind... or maybe just this thread :)

    This is why HG kicks ***. In my experience, ask and ye shall recieve

    I will pick one of these up next time I order form...
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    Anyone use Timmermade quilts?

    I stumbled upon Timmermade recently. They dont get much press, but seem to have extremely competitive lightweight insulation and wind blocking products. I'll probably pick up their Alpha Direct pants...
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    Looks like a perfect forest for hanging! What...

    Looks like a perfect forest for hanging! What species of trees are pictured here? Looks like some Oaks in the first pic, what are the tall ones with no undergrowth? Very pretty
  8. Thread: First Topquilt

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    That will be warm! 16oz of 900 should be ~15*...

    That will be warm! 16oz of 900 should be ~15* comfort rating if your baffle height and construction was adequate. Nice work
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    After sleeping in my hammock for a week straight...

    After sleeping in my hammock for a week straight on vacation I decided to go for an Asym Wookie XL.

    I've never been dissatisfied with the sym incubator, but after contemplating the finer details...
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    Alright, I spent a week sleeping outside hanging...

    Alright, I spent a week sleeping outside hanging from an AirBnB porch during the Gorge Downwind Champs in Oregon. The overnight lows were 58-72. I had my 30* incubator under me, no problems there,...
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    Small world, my wife's italian friend lived in...

    Small world, my wife's italian friend lived in Turin. Looks beautiful around you. I'd love to visit sometime!
  12. Thread: Hello

    by mcimes
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    Welcome aboard! I've been replacing some gear...

    Welcome aboard! I've been replacing some gear with nicer stuff and reminded myself Buy One Cry Once (or be content with what you have, probably the wiser apoproach). My ambitions within a hobby often...
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    Hm, been looking for a hammock for my wife and...

    Hm, been looking for a hammock for my wife and this might be perfect. They're symmetrical? Good prices on his gear.

    I like that he makes a selfie stick video for most of the products. The pics on...
  14. FS: All Items Sold

    All Items Sold
  15. FS: Burrow reduced to $215 Incubator is sold.

    Burrow reduced to $215
    Incubator is sold.
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    Anyone have some pics of Moss Green 10D?

    Im debating between Moss Green or Dark Olive Green for a new Burrow. I have an DOG burrow currently but can only find the official pics of Moss Green.

    Does anyone have some real life pics of a...
  17. FS: Incubator is sold pending funds

    Incubator is sold pending funds
  18. FS: HG 20 degree Econ Burrow and Incubator quilts

    I got into medium distance backpacking and am upgrading to premium quilts. These are otherwise very lightly used and basically flawless. I'm very anal with my down gear and these never touched bare...
  19. Thread: Canoe poling

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    Post this on Paddling.com forums as well. There...

    Post this on Paddling.com forums as well. There are a decent number of Canucks on the forum over there and inherently are interested in paddling.

    I canoe plenty but never poled. Would be cool to...
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    Symetrical UQ vs Dedicated lay?

    I have 2 HG Econ Incubator's. I like them very much but am going to upgrade my 20* to a 10D or 7D UQ in the near future. I am considering a Premium incubator and also a dedicated lay UQ like the...
  21. Still looking. Also if you have a Regular but...

    Still looking. Also if you have a Regular but want a Long, I have a 20* Long I could trade + cash, or im happy to buy your quilt outright.
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    You can make your own too, just use commercial...

    You can make your own too, just use commercial silnylon from ripstobvytheroll, don't waste your time trying to waterproof non silicone fabrics yourself. Or consider a commercial version, whatever...
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    If you used standard nylon and "waterproofed" it...

    If you used standard nylon and "waterproofed" it yourself, its likely not very waterproof. Backpackinglight tested many fabrics waterproofness and found that light and ultralight fabrics, few met...
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    15. Or 10 if you can. So far Ive been very...

    15. Or 10 if you can.

    So far Ive been very happy with the durability of 10D, surprisingly. I am careful though. 15 is plenty durable for an Underquilt. The odds of a UQ getting damaged is about...
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    Also a fan here. at 12oz its the best Non-DCF...

    Also a fan here. at 12oz its the best Non-DCF long distance hiking fly. I havent had it out in gnarly weather but it feels nearly as secure as my HG Journey, though in high wind I have noticed the...
  26. TERSUS Supercritical CO2 cleaning for Down gear

    I stumbled across Patagonia’s recommendation that their 1000 fill jacket never be cleaned with soap and water (even down-specific soap). Their instruction mention they send the jacket to Tersus for...
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    Genius! Why didnt I think of that? Do you lose...

    Genius! Why didnt I think of that?

    Do you lose an inch or 2 making the 'knot'? Part of my goal is to maximize the length of the quilt as I fit in a Regular, but dont have extra length to spare.
    ...
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    I have a jacket and HG Econ quilts with 800FP. I...

    I have a jacket and HG Econ quilts with 800FP. I also have a HG 950 and a 1000 jacket. A couple-few down clusters have come out of the 800's and they're small-ish. Like, the size of my ring finger...
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    Zip-Cinch foot boxes - I'm Not a fan

    I've had 3 top quilts so far. All have had sewn footboxes up till now. I recently got a HG Burrow 40 Premium 950 with a zipper footbox and tried it out this weekend (got a good deal on it 2nd hand...
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    I picked up a 50" burrow and just slept my first...

    I picked up a 50" burrow and just slept my first night in it this weekend. I had my dog with me so it was hard to get a solid read on the width conundrum, but I think it will be fine. I didnt have...
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    FS: SOLD to Theo. I'll move the thread later tonight...

    SOLD to Theo. I'll move the thread later tonight

    Thanks!
  32. WTB - HG 20* Premium Under quilt Regular Length

    Well I've decided to pull the trigger on my white whale of a UQ, but figured I'd see if anyone has one they want to part with first.

    Im looking for a Hammock Gear Incubator Premium
    20* with...
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    FS: $140 shipped

    $140 shipped
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    FS: $150 shipped

    $150 shipped
  35. I use the solid Argon 90 cover for my Dutch...

    I use the solid Argon 90 cover for my Dutch Chameleon all the time now. In SoCal, since we NEVER get rain, I've stopped bringing my tarp and just using the moonlight top cover 90% of the time.

    I...
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    FS: Warbonnet Mamba 40XL Top Quilt

    I recently upgraded to a premium top quilt so dont need this one.

    Edit - Pics are such a pain to upload here, please see them on my BPL listing, here -...
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    Looking up the Kamock double, it seems to be 10'...

    Looking up the Kamock double, it seems to be 10' long. You're 6' which means you'd likely be more comfortable in an 11' hammock. Most people seem to agree 6' height requires an 11' long hammock for a...
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    I have one from 2qzq and it works well. It...

    I have one from 2qzq and it works well. It weights about 6oz which is a tad heavy for backpacking. I want to make my own out of something like argon 49 or 7d nylon.
    Hammock gear also has ones...
  39. I had the chance to compare my Chameleon to a HG...

    I had the chance to compare my Chameleon to a HG hammock. I kept the suspension in place and just swapped hammocks. I dont think I could tell the difference if i was blindfolded. Fabric on both was...
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    In addition to Warb I'm also interested in what's...

    In addition to Warb I'm also interested in what's typical from any vendor too (HG, Dutch, Zpacks, SLD, everyone else)
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    Im 180-185, 6'1" Comparing the weights cloud...

    Im 180-185, 6'1"

    Comparing the weights cloud is by far a winner. Do you think I could replace some lost width (58" regular/cloud vs 68" wide) with a longer hammock (12' instead of 11?)

    I was...
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    What's the lightest weight Wide hammock?

    Im looking to cut some weight for a 60 mile hike late this summer. I am tempted by the Cloud .71 or Hexon 1.0/1.2 hammocks as they would save significant weight, but the UL fabrics dont seem to be...
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    Chameleon has a fabric wall similar to your pic....

    Chameleon has a fabric wall similar to your pic. I love it other than that.
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    I despise this answer as it is completely...

    I despise this answer as it is completely unhelpful, but this is something that you just need to try for yourself. I lay hear right/feet left and decided that after ordering a symmetrical Chameleon...
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    I'm just north of you Rod. There are some nice...

    I'm just north of you Rod. There are some nice hammocking opportunities not far outside LA. Just dont expect to find trees on the South or West facing slopes or elevated camps. always plan on camping...
  46. Thread: UV Fading

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    Could you throw some olive green sun netting over...

    Could you throw some olive green sun netting over it during the day? Most of those semi-open sun shades claim to block 70% of UV. a 70% improvement would more than double the life of the sock.

    ...
  47. This forum is over moderated IMO. Other forums do...

    This forum is over moderated IMO. Other forums do fine with a much looser grip on content. Not saying it should be the wild west of profanity, spam, and random posts, but this forum is monitored as...
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    I can compress my quilts much more than I do, but...

    I can compress my quilts much more than I do, but intentionally let them take up as much room in my 60L pack as I can, compressing them only enough to fit the rest of my crap in the bag. My 20/20...
  49. Thread: Argon 49

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    I have the Argon 90 Dutch shorts and so far they...

    I have the Argon 90 Dutch shorts and so far they have survived about 5 days of camping, sitting on rocks, scrambling, and 60 miles of hiking with some minor-to-medium brushy squeezes. (I know they're...
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    Slightly late to the party, lol. The last reply...

    Slightly late to the party, lol. The last reply in this thread was 9 years ago!
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