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    Do angled baffles make a difference?

    I've been shopping around for a new under quilt and I've noticed that a few companies are offering baffles that match a user's lay direction in their hammock. Does this make a difference in comfort or warmth? I've only used under quilts with baffles that are parallel to the ridgeline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by District Outdoors View Post
    I've been shopping around for a new under quilt and I've noticed that a few companies are offering baffles that match a user's lay direction in their hammock. Does this make a difference in comfort or warmth? I've only used under quilts with baffles that are parallel to the ridgeline.
    I think it only makes a difference in coverage if you know that you lay the same direction every time you use your hammock. I wouldn't say it is warmer.

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    I don't notice any difference in warmth or comfort.

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    I wonder what LocoLibre would say about this. They offer this option. Iím sure it would be a minor improvement in comfort, but donít have experience with it myself. I would say that if you are a left-lay hanger, donít go with this option, but only because it might be trickier to sell if you happen to decide to later on.

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    They sure look cool.
    I have both types of baffles and sleep well either way.
    It truly depends on setting up and hanging your UQ properly more than anything.
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    I can't speak for other companies that offer diagonal baffles, but for our LLG Habanero it's not as much about the lay as how it changes the shape if the quilt. A straight baffle quilt is the same shape on both sides (although each end has a different taper). Our diagonal quilts have more of a comma shape that causes the quilt to hug you a little differently. Basically a right lay for example will offer more coverage at the left shoulder and right foot. I looked back but couldn't find my old pics that showed this. When I do I will post them.

    IMHO either straight or diagonal are fine. I sleep equally as well in either, but to be honest all of my current personal UQ's are straight baffle (mostly because they are easier to sew ). I second Shug about it being more about proper setup.

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