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    I really like this. Nice idea Mac!! This will definately be on my "need to get" list!!
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    Great questions, BER!

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    What kind of volume do you think it holds?
    about 30 gallons

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    Think it would hold your pack?
    Yes! I stored my Molly Mac Pack in it last night, and built my load this morning while it was still in the Gear Box.

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    Or two?
    No.

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    Have you tried it out in heavy rain?
    Not yet!

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    Any issues with water running down your suspension to your whipping and under the end of the seep?
    I don't think so, because the suspension is clove hitched around the gathered end, and there water will drip off the bottom of the hammock. The SEEP is on top.

    You could have problems if you are careless in closing it up. After putting a water bottle in the pocket, you need to tug on the SEEP to make sure it covers the opening all the way to the ends.

    Quote Originally Posted by BER View Post
    I think I saw the seep sewn to the ridge line side at the ends?
    Correct! It is sewn together for about six inches, giving the SEEP a good overlap at the ends.

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    Will we be seeing this in store(s) any time soon?
    I'll put it on the web site today!

    Thank you!

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    Last edited by MacEntyre; 08-01-2010 at 14:01.
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    Yet another multi-purpose and innovative Molly Mac product. Good job MacEntyre!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    What is the MSRP on this item and the discount for HF members? ;-)
    $65 including 6' Lash-It Whoopie slings and 4' polypropylene tree huggers

    I give the whole world the HF discount!

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokebait
    Yet another multi-purpose and innovative Molly Mac product. Good job MacEntyre!
    Thank you! You reminded me that the Gear Box also comes with a 2" webbing strap that turns it into a haversack!

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    I like that door idea. Gets me to thinking about winter sock modifications....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I like that door idea. Gets me to thinking about winter sock modifications....
    Like this? (SEEP instroduced in post #19)

    I just shipped the first production MMG IX Hammock Sock, but I did not get pictures. The customer said he would make some, though.

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    Something like that, except much lighter. You know me LOL. I'm working to get my winter base under 10 pounds for an article this winter. I currently have a sock

    But there is extra material because it needs to be made where you can slide it up over you. What I was thinking was modifying it slightly to taper at the top end and eliminate some extra material and give it maybe a half door design similar to your flap. I'll try making some sketches to work it out. But this, with a couple of IX under layers would do nice. I think you also use quilts inside your winter sock? Seems like I remember that from a video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    Something like that, except much lighter. ...there is extra material because it needs to be made where you can slide it up over you.
    The IX Hammock Sock is made like a dory, with no excess material. It has a pointy-ended eliptical bottom and two sides with radical sheer. That way, the material is only enough to conform to the shape of the hammock, without the excess on the ends.

    The Gear Box is made like a hammock, so it can have no seams to leak.
    The Sock and Box designs share only the SEEP.
    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I think you also use quilts inside your winter sock?
    That's because it is only one layer of IX. The one I recently shipped has 3 layers of IX. It weighed about 28 oz, IIRC. Should be good to zeroF or lower!
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    I'm thinking a 0.9oz DWR shell with maybe a single layer of IX inside, then using my existing down quilts under the hammock on the bottom...
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    I like your thinking, make it out of .33 cuben and it will carry itself! gnome

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