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    Universal Snugfits All Gone

    Called Speer to try and buy one today and they are all gone; only the Speer hammock specific versions are left. Very disappointed as I'd finally settled on this as my first UQ for my Blackbird. I really like the design of the suspension on the Snugfit as it looked pretty foolproof and easy to detach and reattach in the exact some position.

    Anyone have suggestions for a close cousin of the Snugfit?

    ~Dan

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    Get the Speer model; it'll work just fine. Ours is a Speer model and Genuine Draft uses it almost exclusively on her Blackbird. If it really bugs you, just remove the Velcro.
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    Thanks, Cannibal. I wasn't sure if that was the only difference or if there were others between the Universal and Speer variants. If I can just remove the velcro and find a willing thread-injector operator, can I pretty much turn it into the Universal model? Anyone one have close-up shots of the tabs on the universal model? I also read a suggestion in another thread about using grip clips to help hold up the Speer model. Might try that as well rather than sew the tabs on.

    ~Dan

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    We've never had need for the tabs anyway. Nice thing about the SnugFit, and the like, is the ability to get it good and snug against the hammock without compression problems. I was disappointed when I realized I got the wrong quilt for the same reasons you are concerned. I also decided I would just mod it at the next hostel with a thread injector. By the time I got there, I realized there was no need. But as always, YMMV.
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    I think you'll find it's not necessary to mod it at all. The tabs aren't really needed.
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    Thanks all! Ordered the Speer version today. Ed was great to work with on the phone and he's including some loop material to have in case I do want to modify it in the future.

    ~Dan

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    Ed is a great guy. I agree.
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