Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    North Chelmsford, MA
    Hammock
    Dutchware Chameleon Wide
    Tarp
    Dutch Hexon 12'
    Insulation
    UQ and bag
    Suspension
    Beetle Buckle 15'
    Posts
    234

    Solution to keeping my UQ in place.

    My UQ was sliding around during the night so I looked for a solution. At first, I sewed a couple of inches of shock cord that I put into the clips on the sides of my Chameleon. That worked OK but they would still let the UQ slide around. I found little clips on Amazon and tried them out at Hangcon. Just one clip at the shoulder and another at the feet and the quilt stayed put all night.

    The bonus is that I made a hammock and can use these clips on it, too.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    "God never sends us anything we can't handle. Sometimes I wish He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa.

  2. #2
    OneClick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    invalid value
    Hammock
    Dutch Argon 10.5'
    Tarp
    Anything Warbonnet
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    WB Straps+Buckles
    Posts
    10,301
    Images
    20
    What kind of UQ do you use? After you get it adjusted there shouldn't really be any opportunity for it to slide around. Get it tight enough to lift the hammock before you get in. After that, it should wrap you up like a taco with no chance of slipping off to the sides and definitely not up or down.



    If you have a homemade UQ that is narrower or using a different kind of suspension, I guess that can change things.

  3. #3
    Vanhalo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    East TN
    Hammock
    XLC/SLD 11' Tree Runner/BB
    Tarp
    WB MiniFly/SLD WH
    Insulation
    Jacks 'R' Better
    Suspension
    MyersTech/Dyneema
    Posts
    1,302
    Images
    78
    Triangle Thingies or a DIY equivalent.
    "...in Florida, she felt air conditioning for the first time, and it was cold and unnatural upon her skin."
    https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web
    http://www.atweather.org
    Hammock Insulation Temperature Testing Results Spreadsheet

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    North Chelmsford, MA
    Hammock
    Dutchware Chameleon Wide
    Tarp
    Dutch Hexon 12'
    Insulation
    UQ and bag
    Suspension
    Beetle Buckle 15'
    Posts
    234
    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    What kind of UQ do you use? After you get it adjusted there shouldn't really be any opportunity for it to slide around. Get it tight enough to lift the hammock before you get in. After that, it should wrap you up like a taco with no chance of slipping off to the sides and definitely not up or down.



    If you have a homemade UQ that is narrower or using a different kind of suspension, I guess that can change things.
    I was using a JRB 20 degree UQ. It has grograin tabs sewn on. The problem may be that I'm using a wide hammock. In any case, these clips worked fine and are cheap.
    "God never sends us anything we can't handle. Sometimes I wish He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa.

  5. #5
    Senior Member novasquid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Northern VA, US
    Hammock
    WBBB XLC, left lay
    Tarp
    HG Winter Palace
    Insulation
    HG Inc and Burrow
    Suspension
    Ti Strap Anchors
    Posts
    687
    Images
    9
    i used those exact same clips to convert my snugpak blanket into an underquilt for indoor/home use. it worked perfect for that purpose. glad you found a solution to your issues.

  6. #6
    cmc4free's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Hammock
    SLD, DWG, WBRR
    Tarp
    SLD, DWG, WB, UGQ
    Insulation
    UGQ, AHE, HG, LLG
    Suspension
    Tensa4
    Posts
    460
    Images
    35
    If you ever find you need more, Dutchware sells the same clips at half that price. Plus a DWG purchase supports local small business and not the Amazon behemoth. Just sayin'... I shop at Amazon too, but no reason to overpay them.

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/pl...lligator-clip/
    "Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of her own, and they look just like grandma." - E.B. White

  7. #7
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Lititz, PA
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Ultralite
    Tarp
    Asym Hex
    Insulation
    Not here yet.
    Suspension
    Beetle buckle/loop
    Posts
    15
    Read a couple threads about this recently. Waiting on my quilts to arrive. Hoping to get them in time to spend a few nights in it before a trip to figure it out.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Chesapeake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Carpenters Point, Maryland
    Hammock
    WBBBXLC ,DIY Argon 1.6
    Tarp
    WL old man winter
    Insulation
    HG -10, CDT 40
    Suspension
    Whoppies
    Posts
    1,806
    Images
    9
    This is how I solve the same issue with my UQ's :

    " The best pace is a suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die." ~ Steve Prefontaine

  9. #9
    gunner76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Beaufort, NC
    Hammock
    Blackbird 1.7 double
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    UGQs ZEPPELIN
    Suspension
    Dutch Clips
    Posts
    10,058
    Images
    39
    A few years ago I got a hammock from Little Shop of Hammocks and it came with 4 pack hooks sewn on both sides of the hammock and about a foot in from the ends. You just run your UQ suspension thru the pack hook. I have added this feature to all my hammocks. Due to the design of the Warbonnet Blackbirds, I only added the pack hooks to the entry side of the hammock. While this system is not 100% fool proof, it has greatly decreased the shifting of my UQ's and if they do shift it is minor and easy to readjust from inside the hammock. No extra parts to carry and it is a easy DIY mod.
    3rd Annual Frosty Butt Hang Feb 2019 ............

    I am 18 with 47 years of experience ! ................ Hike the Neusiok Trail & check out the NTforum !

Similar Threads

  1. Keeping UQ In Place
    By Florit in forum Bottom Insulation
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-30-2015, 14:19
  2. Keeping a pad in place
    By kyle1112 in forum Pads
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-16-2015, 08:05
  3. Keeping pad in place for HH - Solution?
    By KnotHere in forum Pads
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-24-2012, 10:09
  4. Keeping an Under Quilt in place.
    By Stir Fry in forum Under Quilts
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-03-2012, 10:05
  5. A Solution: Keeping Suspension Lines Dry
    By --ML in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-18-2010, 12:34

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •