Originally Posted by Danalex
I added full length shock cord to my JRB MW3 UQ, first for use in a BB as my left shoulder was always being exposed as the UQ would move around a bit as I moved. This made it stay up and over my shoulder without any slipping, also worked the same way for my feet. I just tucked them under and the quilt wouldn't slip off. I guess it's a situation of a rectangle quilt attached to an asym hammock.
Now I use it with my bridge and even though the shoulder exposure isn't a problem I am happy with the way it works there also.
Please check something for me while I also do some checking to see if my memory on this is correct.
With your bridge hammock, do the top edges of the UQ snug up against the side of the bridge (BMBH?) hammock, or is there a small gap? If it is snug, can you remember if it was snug on the(sides of) bridge BEFORE you added the full length shock cord?
Here is my memory which I will try to verify today: With my full length MW4 on my BMBH, there is always a small gap on the sides between the top side of the quilt and the hammock. I have actually added a GripClip and thin shock cord to pull that gap closed. What I have never been sure of is if that effects function in any way, as I have never been cold in this quilt.
However, if mem serves, when I have placed my synthetic full length shock cord "Yeti" ( torso size, not full length), the quilts top edges are nice and snug up against the hammock sides. It never occurred to me before this thread that it might be the full length shock cord accounting for this. I'll try and check to see if this is indeed a difference.
As for the exact subject of the OP, "why" bother with full length cord on a full length quilt, would the continuous adjustment capabilities allow for better venting?