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    I'm not sure if I like the idea of a zipper or Velcro because there is more room for water leakage that way.

    I was thinking that something like what is at the head end with the rain flaps over it as well.

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    Those vents are pretty well covered by the suspension connection points and I think water would have a hard time getting in unless it was blowing sideways but if you could make covers like the two upper side vents have and leave them open all the time it may work. Then the lower side windows / mesh could be kept more sealed.

    Wonder how you'd make those.
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    If the inside surface of the top cover goes below the dew temperature for the given humidity inside the unit the water will condense out of the air and collect on the surface.

    The colder it is outside the more this will become a problem. That's just how it is. Its just like breathing inside a sleeping bag - never a good idea.

    Couple of options:
    1) Redesign so the surface of the thing never gets cold (hard to do, likely very heavy)
    2) Create a tunnel to breath through - prevents moisture from getting inside anything except the tunnel
    3) Vent the top a lot more than it already is - this will lessen the problem but not avoid it completely - example: My WBBB noseum gets wet / frosty in the winter and you can't get much more vented than mesh.
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    wow. I've never had the condensation problem because I'm just scratching the surface of winter hangs. I allways figured 'it's a hammock I'll never be able to seal it to the point where that will be a problem.' Experience beats logic everytime. This story takes me back to boot camp. They would 'beat us' (exercise) until we would make it rain in the barracks. I'm still proud of that!

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    That sounds like fun ... not!
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    There was a Chrysalis at Mt. Rogers this year. I noticed in the wind it had a tendency to flip over and over. Anyone have trouble keeping gear organized (or in place) in theirs, or is this not a problem at all?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    There was a Chrysalis at Mt. Rogers this year. I noticed in the wind it had a tendency to flip over and over. Anyone have trouble keeping gear organized (or in place) in theirs, or is this not a problem at all?
    I'm sure that if there was enough wind, any bridge hammock could flip. With the Chrysalis there is going to be a higher tendency that it would because of the design acting like a sail.

    There are 4 Tie downs on the bottom of the hammock that I have not used yet, but after my last outing I regretted not useing them.

    With the unit being sealed like it is, while I was getting in my sleeping bag the hammock was rocking back and forth a lot and I started to get dizzy very badly and needed to stop the rocking many times. I'm sure that if there was no top on it, it would not have been an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    There was a Chrysalis at Mt. Rogers this year. I noticed in the wind it had a tendency to flip over and over. Anyone have trouble keeping gear organized (or in place) in theirs, or is this not a problem at all?
    Once you have gear in the hammock, especially if you have some in the head or foot "pocket", the wind does not flip the hammock.

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