Originally Posted by Kodaking
Ok so I managed to get the suspension tight, just tied a slippery half hitch on the line locs. I can still manage to fit the width of my hand underneath me. Is this ok? Felt pretty warm, so not sure if this is good or not. Should I throw a line over the ridgeline and tie it to the edges of the UQ? Or should I just invest in some Triangle Thingies?
Are you saying there is a space between the bottom of your hammock- when you are in the hammock - that is big enough to accommodate your hand? Or are you saying you can manage to get your hand between your back and the UQ by forcing the quilt downward a bit with your hand?
I have only used JRB and WB Yeti UQs, but I have not found that any sort of gap - not even 1/4" - between my back/butt and the surface of the quilt is conducive to warm. Mine seem to be much warmer if they are nice and snug right up against my back. I like to reach out with my rt hand and grab the left quilt edge- and grab the rt quilt top edge with my left hand, and pull up. Works better for me if it is adjusted such that I can't really pull it up any at all. As I pull I feel it pressing against my back, but it does not really move any distance. It just presses harder against my back, which it was already pressing against somewhat. If I can actually move it, then there is a small gap, which is not good unless it is warm weather!
The only thing I can get away with gaps in is a Pea Pod, and even then - though it is forgiving - it is still probably warmer with no gap. With my regular UQs, if it is cold at all I need zero gap.