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    UQ I made today

    I had some 1.1 ripstop I bought a while ago from BWDD and been thinking about what I wanted to do with it.

    Well I've been carrying around a PE foam piece to shove between my WBBB on colder night but also thought I'd use it during summer months - very small & light. Also works to form a shape on my pack since I took out the alum stays

    Instead, I decided to make an UQ that I'm hoping can be used in summer months as well as an addition to my Yeti

    Its not done - but ya'll can get the idea. Had to adlib in a few places. The left side I did not finish the pleat yet & just shoved the foam in to get a visual.

    I'm thinking I might run shock cord in channels along the side & hang similar to a Yeti. I have a mitten hook attached to the hammock suspension right above the whipping on both ends.

    Not sure how low in temps it will go to - will have to lay around a lot & test I'm thinking it will work well in the summer. can always add an extra layer too if needed.

    I chose the pockets cause I was having a heck of a time sewing the foam. This was the compromise.

    Will take more pics when I finish



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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    ... I decided to make an UQ...

    Its not done - but ya'll can get the idea. Had to adlib in a few places. The left side I did not finish the pleat yet & just shoved the foam in to get a visual.

    I'm thinking I might run shock cord in channels along the side & hang similar to a Yeti. I have a mitten hook attached to the hammock suspension right above the whipping on both ends.

    Not sure how low in temps it will go to - will have to lay around a lot & test I'm thinking it will work well in the summer. can always add an extra layer too if needed.

    I chose the pockets cause I was having a heck of a time sewing the foam. This was the compromise.

    Will take more pics when I finish
    Thanks for sharing. Looks interesting.
    I have to admit that I can't really get head around what I'm seeing in the picture. Eager to see more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    I had some 1.1 ripstop I bought a while ago from BWDD and been thinking about what I wanted to do with it.

    Well I've been carrying around a PE foam piece to shove between my WBBB on colder night but also thought I'd use it during summer months - very small & light. Also works to form a shape on my pack since I took out the alum stays

    Instead, I decided to make an UQ that I'm hoping can be used in summer months as well as an addition to my Yeti

    Its not done - but ya'll can get the idea. Had to adlib in a few places. The left side I did not finish the pleat yet & just shoved the foam in to get a visual.

    I'm thinking I might run shock cord in channels along the side & hang similar to a Yeti. I have a mitten hook attached to the hammock suspension right above the whipping on both ends.

    Not sure how low in temps it will go to - will have to lay around a lot & test I'm thinking it will work well in the summer. can always add an extra layer too if needed.

    I chose the pockets cause I was having a heck of a time sewing the foam. This was the compromise.

    Will take more pics when I finish


    Interested in seeing the final result. The pockets should work well to give the foam a little air gap needed.

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    rjcress - I added a spacer in the middle to add girth - like a dory boat shape.

    hangnout my hopes exactly. when I could not sew the foam - my next best choice was pockets & added pleats as well. poked fine holes in the foam already too with a very tiny ice pick type tool.

    I'm running off to a bday party - gonna try to finish within the next few days during this week. will post pics

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    So it is like an under cover with pockets for foam in the middle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjcress View Post
    So it is like an under cover with pockets for foam in the middle?
    correct -the insulation will be at about 48" wide & not sure yet what length I will finish at. However this design gives me options.. to add or remove insulation. it was not intentional - but since it happened that way and the weight is not being affected - I'm actually enjoying having the options.

    right now it is at 9ozs in a stuff sack - has almost all the pockets filled with foam -- but 2 pieces & no shock cord for the suspension yet. no plans to use grosgrain

    will prob post updates later - darn work is getting in the way this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    correct -the insulation will be at about 48" wide & not sure yet what length I will finish at. However this design gives me options.. to add or remove insulation. it was not intentional - but since it happened that way and the weight is not being affected - I'm actually enjoying having the options.

    right now it is at 9ozs in a stuff sack - has almost all the pockets filled with foam -- but 2 pieces & no shock cord for the suspension yet. no plans to use grosgrain

    will prob post updates later - darn work is getting in the way this morning

    NICE!
    Excellent concept. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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    RJ - I just posted the finished project.

    Only thing I would do diff with this pattern is the center piece make approx 12" longer & create triangle at the ends to make the 2 side panels taper better.
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