Originally Posted by pulsemod
If it rains, is wind blown rain and ground backsplash onto UQs a problem? Down is useless when wet. Also, unlike polyester batting, it takes a long time to dry. Is it typical to treat UQs for situations like this?
Typically the materials that are used by our cottage makers has a very good DWR, which for the most part will deal with rain splash, and light moisture! Wind Blown rain can be for the most part avoided by proper tarp pitching and site selection! Things can happen and sometimes you are stuck in the worst of storms, in the worst of places, and the unfortunate happens (been there done that waaaayyy too many times) and besides being fully enclosed in a bubble, anything can happen!
There are ways around it though, a weather shield will help protect the underquilt (as well as provide additional warmth), a larger tarp, or even subtle things like using your rain jacket at an end of your hammock, or a rain kilt to block a windy side! There are many things that you can do, but I have found that with proper site selection, and proper tarp pitching I have weathered some "Nasty" storms with only minor dampness!
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