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    The Winter Recliner

    I sketched out a design & pattern for an insulated hammock chair over a year ago and put it on my DIY To-Do list. With too many projects on the go, it got put on the side-burner, then the back-burner and finally got shelved where it collected dust until I stumbled across it yesterday morning. I wasn’t planning on a DIY weekend but the bug bit as work commenced, I finished the “prototype” this afternoon and took it for a quick hike/photo shoot before sunset. It was -8c/17.6f today but I sat for an hour watching the sunset with no complaints, my backside wasn’t cold until I got up to hike home.



    The goal of this project was versatility, I wanted a packable chair, a "Blind" for shooting Wildlife (photography) and multi-purpose piece of insultation if it got colder then I planned for. The suspension is easily attached/removed so the chair doubles as a half length UQ or “throw blanket” of sorts. The detentions are 64”x40”, the duo-differential insulated area is 48”x38” with 2.5” noseeum baffle walls lofting to 4” on average. It’s filled with 8oz of 750+ FP Duck Down. The foot rest is long enough to double as an insulated down scarf or a pillow when folded in half.
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    wow!
    that is so o o o o cool!!

    what did you use to hang it ? or how?
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    [o]TTer. that is a great idea. Love the digital camo and the fact that you could use it around camp and as extra insulation if the temps drop too low. Any other possible uses you've thought of for this fine looking piece of kit? Good work!

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    Very cool! Great photos too. Thanks for sharing!

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    That's one sweet piece of kit, good buddy.

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    Way Cool!!!!

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    Another awesome [o]TTeR design!

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    Quote Originally Posted by two isles View Post
    wow!
    that is so o o o o cool!!

    what did you use to hang it ? or how?
    Right now it has 7/64th Amsteel woopies but I'm thinking about Dynaglide 2mm, the head end is a gathered channel, the foot end is a bridge suspension with 30” spreaderbar, chair works with or without the spreader.
    Quote Originally Posted by Les Rust View Post
    [o]TTer. that is a great idea. Love the digital camo and the fact that you could use it around camp and as extra insulation if the temps drop too low. Any other possible uses you've thought of for this fine looking piece of kit? Good work!
    My wife is using it as a throw blanket on the couch right now; I can’t have it back until I finish getting rid of all the down feathers floating through the house.
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    Very cool! Great photos too. Thanks for sharing!
    Quote Originally Posted by dant8ro View Post
    That's one sweet piece of kit, good buddy.
    Thanks!
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    I concur, very spiffy design and execution!
    What's the spreader bar made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuckerFactor View Post
    I concur, very spiffy design and execution!
    What's the spreader bar made of?

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    I used a piece of aluminum tube from a painters pole and put a wood dowel in it as a temporary solution, I will find something better this week.
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