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    Ripstop shell over down throw

    Has anyone thought of just sewing a ripstop shell over a down throw blanket for their UQ?
    Found a cheap throw 50x60 and 7oz and thought about a mod to that?

    For reference: http://www.shopdownlite.com/plushdownthrows-p-3533.html
    Seems like you could get away with maybe just a bottom layer of ripstop that extends over the edge to create a channel for shockcord and just leave the top part the snuggy fuzzy side?

    Or would that lead to potential condensation issues?

    Thoughts?

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    no reason not to do it. It will be heavier than a purpose made quilt and the fill is probably heavier. OTOH it will probably be significantly cheaper. I'm thinking less than a pound in weight penalty. I also think I would look at making the quilt removable so you could use the cover alone in warm weather.

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    Don't know much about "sateen", but I see the word cotton and big red flags go up for me.

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    Ripstop breathes so condensation shouldn't be an issue.

    But why bother adding a layer of ripstop at all? Just make channels for the suspension and cinch bungies. That's what I did for my indoor UQ. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...7&postcount=31
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    friend of mine has an IX UQ that she sometimes adds a down blanket/throw to. The down throw has a nylon cover (front and back). She only does this when we are "car camping" with the scouts because it's sort of heavy. It works very well.
    I don't think I'd use a down throw that has a cotton cover on it, any humidy will sort of just go straight to it.

    But if it's all you got... it should work pretty good (unless you get it wet).

    I did a search and found the throw she has (eddie bauer down packable throw)

    http://www.eddiebauer.com/catalog/pr...viewAll=y&pg=1
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