Originally Posted by cfi on the fly
Just got mine too. I'm a little confused on how to use the suspension in full length and torso mode. I don't find the included instructions all that helpful. Anybody have detailed pics or a video showing the proper method. Love the quilt otherwise.
CFI, go here:
Do you have a gathered end hammock? As always, I think things are just much easier and straight forward with the bridge hammock, that took me about 3 minutes right out of the box. in full length mode. But no problems, it will just take a bit more initial "adjusting" with the GE hammock.
The online pics and directions are much easier to use than the pictures on the directions that come with the quilt. Just scroll down past bridge hammock to the gathered hammock directions. Click on the pictures, then you can " Ctrl + " multiple times to blow the pics up as big as you need to see the detail. Or, you can just download the images to your computer and view in your photo software. Believe me, this is way easier to do it htis way. It is how I found out I had been attaching the MW4 to the JRB BMBH wrong the 1st few months I had it. I was missing that the elastic suspension did not attach to the quilt, but instead to the loops on the hammock, which had been placed through the quilt loops 1st. It still worked, but works even better with the manufacturers exact directions.
Plus the general directions at the top mostly apply to the non-diff cut quilts
. You won't have to worry about that precision adjustment, because you don't have to worry about compressing the loft
, if it is more than just barely touching your back. Just adjust the suspension so that the quilt is nice and snug against your back. Strat out too loose and keep tightening till definitely snug. But don't go crazy so that it is tight enough to damage anything. Try to make sure there is still a little slack left in the suspension so that it can give a little once you are in the hammock and as you get in and out. But other than that caution, just make sure it is good and snug against your back and butt. The only "too tight" you have to worry about with this quilt is if it is tight enough to damage something. I like to cross my arms over, grab the quilt edges and pull up. If I can move it upwards at all, I tighten the suspension up a tad. If it is snug and very tight, I might loosen it a little where it is only obviously snug, but not noticeably too tight.
Start in full length mode, that is easiest to get set up right out of the box. We will talk later, if needed, about torso mode. In full length modee on a GE hammock, just girth hitch the quilt suspension where the hammock meets the hammock suspension ropes/webbing. Then make another loop closer towards the hammock middle, and adjust length as needed according to your hammock length. I'll stop trying this, it will be much easier for you to just follow the pnline direction with pictures.