We have been having some just barely cool temps again lately allowing me to play some more with my IX UQ. It is the very 1st one Mac designed, and specifically made to perfectly fit a HH Explorer. Which I use it on, as well as some other hammocks. But the fit is best on the HH, and there are zero problems keeping it positioned correctly if I run the HH side tie outs through the matching IX UQ loops. Mac made me a nice offer for a swap on one of the newer ones, but I decided to keep it. I may sell it one day and get one of the newer designs, or just keep it for extra inserts or to add an IX layer to my WB torso synthetic UQ, whatever.
But I have a couple of questions which I already thought I knew the answer to, but some slight doubt has jumped into my mind lately. If y'all don't mind I will ask these noob questions again here. And Mac will probably see the post and comment.
OK, my ( original style) IX UQ came with 2 layers. There was one layer with suspension attached which I always assumed was the bottom layer. Correct?
Are these layers the same size? They appear pretty close.
Soon after I bought it, Mac came out with the IX Tubes/Torso/butt warmers. He added one to mine. It is sewn to the layer that has the suspension attached. Which I again assume is the bottom layer. But is it? The reason I ask is because it seems to me I read somewhere that these IX Tubes were meant to hang down from an upper layer. If that is the case I have really been doing things wrong.
So, is it:
1:the layer to which the shock cord suspension is attached always the outer layer?
2: to which (the outer/suspension cord layer) is sewn the IX tube, which goes on the INSIDE of the suspension layer?
3: Inserts are just that--- they are INSERTED(however many) on the inside of this outer layer, on top of the suspension layer and IX tube?
4: Should the loops on these inserts be tied tightly to the loops on the outer/suspension layer, or loosely with an inch or 3 between the suspended layer loops and insert loops, or does it not matter at all?
I was so surprisingly warm the other day, plus that time I added them to my PeaPod( actually way too warm that cold night!), it just reminded me of the potential of this super light insulation and how I need to be getting it worked out. And I don't need to be uncertain or assuming wrong. So I hope you guys don't mind the questions as though I have never tried to keep warm in a hammock before! But I would rather ask a stupid question than to realize later I had things backwards all this time.