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    Gar-Quilt All-in-one

    Its a tq, a full-length uq and a double layer uq. Its a under hammock storage area, pad holder, and just plain comfy.
    I made this to fit my big dimensions, and give me room to move without the quilt sliding off. Right now, with limited testing, I'd call it a summer topquilt, or three season uq. Folding the quilt doubles the insulation and adds an air gap. Adding a pad or windscreen in the gap between the hammock and quilt would definitely add warmth and versatility.

    Now available on my site. See below post for link.

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    Basic shockcord suspension, with carabiners for removal as a tq. Shockcord cinches on the ends, and cordlocks. 90" x 60", synthetic insul. (feels like a thinsulate or thin climashield) 3/8" loft. 1.1 quilted ripstop on both sides (similar to poncho liner fabric). Total weight with oddball biners and s.c. is 29 oz. Rolls up in to a package the size of two nalgene water bottles. Size and weight can vary to fit different sized folks.
    EDIT: Pics added in Post #16 of this thread, of the G-Q in stuff sack. Dimensions are 10" x 14".

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    Hung as a full uq. Normal biners and two shockcords over the hammock ends. Space between the hammock and quilt for storing loose gear, like a coat. Adding a pad/windscreen would supplement temp ratings. So far, its done fine in 60* nights alone. Further testing will be done as temps fall.

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    Attaching the biners to the tie-outs, but on top of the hammock, the quilt can cinch around the foot and head ends.

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    Switching the biners on top, the quilt forms a enclosed insulated sock. My daughter is inside there. Its semi enclosed with me in there, closes to around my waist.

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    Folding the quilt in half (60" wide x 45"long) and readjusting the shockcord suspension, forms a double layer underquilt. Theres a great space for possibly slipping in a pad to add to the quilts ability for cooler weather. Folding doubles the loft and creates an air space between the layers. The overall width covers the shoulders nicely, no matter how you move. One extra length of s.c is clipped to the biners and runs inside the fold of the quilt.

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    The additional length of shockcord runs under the hammock, forming a good, flexible seal.


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    Switched to topquilt mode, the ends are cinched down forming a footbox on one end. At the head end the cinching forms a headhole. Tying the shockcord ends together, and slipping the quilt over your head keeps the quilt in place as you move in the hammock.


    A view of the cinched and tied headhole.
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    Very nice G! I am impressed. Its too bad you couldn't have found a brighter color. A pair of those would likely get you through the summer (one on top and one underneath), and maybe a little more with some long johns etc. Or could be an extra layer in the winter. Def. has lots of possibilities....me likey.
    Still warm when wet I imagine, given its synth. insulation?
    Good luck,
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    very interesting! new stuff . love how it can do multiple things!
    Dale Gribble: I'm thinking, "new hammock." For me, laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

    Randy : yea but just remember yer roots and where ya come from....you got Hennessy in yer blood son......

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    Thanks Red and Newton.
    Its available on my site, if your interested.
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    this will be a very nice option for new comers .....
    looks really cool.. i can't wait to see some in the field reviews
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Very nice G!
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    One slick concept Gar! Way to go!

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    Oooooo I'm gonna have to spend $65 I don't have. That's nice.
    Look up before you hook up!!
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    this would be a nice add on for winter car camping as well.. i'll be getting one down the line for sure ... this would make a nice TQ liner for winter

    the more i look at it i really like the idea and the price is really nice .. gargoyle
    you hit gold on this one
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    this will be a very nice option for new comers .....
    looks really cool.. i can't wait to see some in the field reviews
    Thanks GLP I'm heading out now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    Very nice G!
    Thanks CB
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    One slick concept Gar! Way to go!
    I'll post some pics of it packed down.
    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Oooooo I'm gonna have to spend $65 I don't have. That's nice.
    Dont blame your gearaholicness on me.
    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    this would be a nice add on for winter car camping as well.. i'll be getting one down the line for sure ... this would make a nice TQ liner for winter

    the more i look at it i really like the idea and the price is really nice .. gargoyle
    you hit gold on this one
    Thanks again, I'm thinking of tweaking a few things already. OOOHHH the insanity.
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