Originally Posted by Take-a-knee
Griz, my KAQ (made by Patrick) also has a loop of shock cord that goes over the ridgeline. I've thought about ordering JRB's suspension kit and hybridizing the two maybe. Patrick's shockcord tunnels work really well, it really hugs the side of the hammock. The only cold spot I've found yet (and I haven't been able to really cold test it yet) was under my knees, and that seems to be a common complaint. I've thought about a piece of thin, flat nylon tape at knee level that runs over the top of the ridgeline to snug it up. Maybe use two little plastic D rings to adjust it. If you used a Black Bishop sack you could set it and forget it.
having a cold spot under the knee makes sense, I think the shape of our body in the hammock bottom naturally creates an air gap there.
Now that you mention it, my Potomac may have been sent with shock cord I could use over the ridgeline. Last time I used it in a HH was June, and I forget these details. Indeed last weekend I took the family camping, my wife and youngest to sleep in a tent. Grabbed a tent I bought new in August 2006 for a family trip then, I've probably pitched it four times. Got to the campsite in the dark, and commenced to set up the tent with headlamps. 'xcepting I couldn't remember which poles went where, and so on...got it sorted out in the end but was sweating it for sure.