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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Ya beat me to it!

    I LOVE DOWN, but in my pursuit of a lightweight and functional solution I opted for a 1/2 synthetic. I get the perceived benefits of synthetics with weight less than most down UQs (16.09 oz). The pad goes under the legs where condensation isn't an issue. For the record, I hate pads!!!! I'm a sweater, so they aren't ideal for me. I can honestly say that using them in this configuration does not take anything away from the comfort factor.

    I've slept very warm and comfortable with this set-up in pretty cold conditions. Since mine is a prototype I can't speak for WBG on what his retail price will be, but I'm sure it will be less than the cost of most other options out there (NO, mine wasn't free; don't hate ). The Warbonnet UQ takes care of my "3 Ws": Warmth, weight, & wallet. Plus, it's cool!
    So, when are we ever going to be able to get one? Then I can have THREE under insulation set ups! Either that, or I'll be trying to sell a SS and PeaPod. Actually, I would hate to get rid of either, but there has got to be a limit to gear in closets. Or so my wife claims!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    ... but there has got to be a limit to gear in closets. Or so my wife claims!
    closets are so limiting. Think in terms of a basement (if you have one) or a spare room.

    Grizz

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    I have a Whole shop out back with a ful loft for gear . And now, Amanda is taking over half of it for some kind of weird sewing room, and I have to build it hahaha.

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    Psalm 19:1-3 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."

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    For what it's worth, I stumbled on this a while back and is an inexpensive alternative

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1928

    Hope it helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    closets are so limiting. Think in terms of a basement (if you have one) or a spare room.

    Grizz
    Yeah, I used to think that way! Now, I'm trying to get everything I want to keep to fit inside my TrailBlazer; everything else is getting sold at Crazy Cannibal's Moving Sale this weekend. I've got way too much stuff!

    Hammock stuff is already packed; I'll find the room.
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    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    So, when are we ever going to be able to get one? Then I can have THREE under insulation set ups!
    Wish I could tell ya, hopefully soon. I've got a treat for you all in a couple of days. Today is my last day with internet access until probably Tuesday next week and I haven't had time to take the pics yet. I'm starting a new cult; my cult will worship the Warbonnet Trinity. No kool-aid or nikes, it's not that kind of cult.

    He better get his site up quick; I'll be spreading the Warbonnet gospel from Georgia to Maine soon!
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    Senior Member Preacha Man's Avatar
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    Careful, you could come off of Katahdin with turkey feathers tied in your hair
    Psalm 19:1-3 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preacha Man View Post
    Careful, you could come off of Katahdin with turkey feathers tied in your hair
    Nope! The head-shaving festivities are tonight after I finish my last day as an employed member of society. Maybe I can just glue the feathers to my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Nope! The head-shaving festivities are tonight after I finish my last day as an employed member of society. Maybe I can just glue the feathers to my head.
    You could draw them on with a sharpie... Pictures, we need pictures.


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    Oh, there will be pictures; before & after! Did I mention that my Mom has lots of Native American blood and culture? I may be able to come up with an actual Warbonnet. How cool would that be?

    Back to topic: I'm now a firm believer in the torso length UQ concept. Maybe a snugfit for short hikes or car camping, but the torso UQs are the way to go for weight. I'm still waiting on the down version of the Warbonnet UQ; drool, drool, drool.
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