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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    ViDEO: Underquilt Protector Explained

    Ahhh...the mystery, the enigma that is the UQP.
    Do you need one?
    Or not?
    Should ya' could ya'?
    Why?
    When?
    Always?
    Sometimes?
    I discuss. And show.
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    Always a pleasure to check in on Sector Seven.
    Recently picked up a UQ protector and looking forward to trying it now that the cooler weather is coming in. Thanks for the video.

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    Another great vid Shug... topped off with yet another great T-Shirt!

    I've been doing this hammock thing for a few years and never used an UQP. Just felt it was one more thing to carry and wasn't something I would benefit from.

    When fall temps come I have often waffled over when to change quilts. By the thermometer the 40F Phoenix should be fine for a while yet, as overnight temps haven't even come down to the 50's yet. But I get a small breach somewhere at the foot end of the Phoenix, depending on how my legs are positioned and the leak of cool air has had me change to a full length UQ earlier than I need to. This year I contemplated adding a full 40F to the arsenal just to combat this.

    Last week, I managed to get myself in front of my thread injector in an attempt to catch up on a few way overdue projects, and thought I could use some warmup before diving back in... I had some Argon 90 in inventory, banged out an UQP in about half an hour, and used it that night.

    I feel silly for not having tried this sooner...

    Leaks were gone. It was pretty breezy and I felt nothing. Nice and cozy. Most certainly added a few degrees of warmth. It's a keeper, and is something that will come with me when weather calls for wind or rain, or when transitioning between UQ comfort ranges. Haven't weighed it yet, but can't be more than three or four ounces.

    I did notice that even with the Knotty mod style shock cord adjustments the sides of the UQP would billow open if a stiff breeze came through, so might change to a heavier side shock cord (I used super light 1/16") or consider attaching to the SRL as you mentioned...
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtdums View Post
    Always a pleasure to check in on Sector Seven.
    Recently picked up a UQ protector and looking forward to trying it now that the cooler weather is coming in. Thanks for the video.
    There is a time and a place. Have fun with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
    Another great vid Shug... topped off with yet another great T-Shirt!

    I've been doing this hammock thing for a few years and never used an UQP. Just felt it was one more thing to carry and wasn't something I would benefit from.

    When fall temps come I have often waffled over when to change quilts. By the thermometer the 40F Phoenix should be fine for a while yet, as overnight temps haven't even come down to the 50's yet. But I get a small breach somewhere at the foot end of the Phoenix, depending on how my legs are positioned and the leak of cool air has had me change to a full length UQ earlier than I need to. This year I contemplated adding a full 40F to the arsenal just to combat this.

    Last week, I managed to get myself in front of my thread injector in an attempt to catch up on a few way overdue projects, and thought I could use some warmup before diving back in... I had some Argon 90 in inventory, banged out an UQP in about half an hour, and used it that night.

    I feel silly for not having tried this sooner...

    Leaks were gone. It was pretty breezy and I felt nothing. Nice and cozy. Most certainly added a few degrees of warmth. It's a keeper, and is something that will come with me when weather calls for wind or rain, or when transitioning between UQ comfort ranges. Haven't weighed it yet, but can't be more than three or four ounces.

    I did notice that even with the Knotty mod style shock cord adjustments the sides of the UQP would billow open if a stiff breeze came through, so might change to a heavier side shock cord (I used super light 1/16") or consider attaching to the SRL as you mentioned...
    You have kept an open mind. And reminded me that I have a couple sewing projects to get on.
    Nice it is working for you.
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    Great video as always. Where did you get the new Foster's mug?
    "Behold, as the wild a** of the desert, go I forth to my work." -- Guerney Halleck

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Runner View Post
    Great video as always. Where did you get the new Foster's mug?
    You Tube viewer sent me that about three years ago as he never used it. From tinny at Minibull.
    I have it in reserve for the day I need it.
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    Impeccable timing on the video. My 2QZQ UQP arrived on Thursday- just in time to use it on my overnighter last night. I like it!

    P.S.- If you keep posting videos of products I have just purchased (or are about to purchase), I'm going to start thinking that you're secretly working for Google!

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    I have to get one of these. Mainly because where I hike here on the east coast depending on weather I've had times of getting additional moisture on my uq from camping around streams and such. Maybe that protector will be a good blockade I'd assume.

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    Thanks for this. I was wondering if angling the tarp downwards (as opposed to always keeping it perfectly parallel to the ground) for extra coverage at the head end was something that was done, and you do exactly that in this video, which answers my question.

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    For dog owners, an underquilt protector keeps greasy dog hair from coating your down underquilt. My dogs sleep beneath my hammock every night and it's much easier to wash and dry the UQP than the underquilt itself.
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