My wife and I just completed a synthetic underquilt. I had the distinct pleasure of attaching all the lines and doing my first hang in dark sub freezing weather last night because I had to...not because I wanted to. I was coming through a long mountain pass last night when I discoverd the road was closed for the night. Fortunately I had all my gear with me.
That's when i discovered how little thought I had given to the proper way to hang the underquilt. I assume the lines that cinch the ends simply have a barrel lock on the ends for quick adjustment. I guess my real question is how you actually attach the lines from the four corner loops that suspend the hammock. Right now I have four individual lines coming off the the loops. Last night I simply tied the two lines from each end onto my cinch buckles on my hammock suspension straps. It actually worked well but was a pain to tie and adjust. Where are you attaching the lines...what are you using for hardware...and how do you adjust the tension. Also what kind and length of line are you using? Appreciate the help. BTW...I was amazed at how well it worked. I don't know the actual temp but there was ice on things in the morning. I only had a twenty degree bag which is at least that many years old. I was a little chilly at times on top but not on the bottom. Pads will only be a backup from now on. A personal tip....don't drink too many beers just prior to hammocking in freezing weather! Nuff said. :_