Originally Posted by Knotty
How cool is that!
Couple of questions.
Why just 1 layer of IX down the middle and 3 on the sides?
Can you make a sketch to help me understand the suspension system?
Thanks Angrysparrow, SmokeHouse, and TOB9595. As for your questions, Knotty:
Here is the sketch. uq_sketch.jpg
The lower image is the usual UQ suspension (green). It also has small elastic extensions from the end channels (blue). Now on the top image, the suspension has been pulled up through the top so that no slack remains at the bottom. The suspension is allowed to drop behind the seated person, and is then brought forward forming a triangle loop on each side (green). The end channel at the bottom of the chair is pulled up around the thighs. It gets passed through the triangle loops and fastens together by placing the cordlock trough the loop at the opposite end (blue). Sounds complex, but it is easy and takes 5-10 seconds.
Now, the reason that I distributed the Insultex the way that I did was just a whim I had while constructing it. I was planning on sometimes supplementing the quilt with either a pad or extra clothing that I would slip between the hammock and UQ. The supplemental insulation would probably not be as wide as the quilt, in such a case I'd want more insulation on the sides. There was enough Insultex to do two full layers of coverage, so I could have gone either way. Maybe the way I did it will be more versatile, or not.