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    Question Good Idea or Bad?

    I am a cold sleeper, so I am always looking into ways to have a warm sleep.
    What if I would sew a diamond quilt (shape of HH bottom) out of Polartec Wind Pro, then place velcro on areas that will secure the quilt to the hammock interior? Think it would work?

    *Polartec® Wind Pro® - Proprietary yarns and a special knitting technique has created this fleece that blocks 95% of the wind. Has a unique sueded velour fleece for extra durability.

    Here is a website that sells multiple types of Polartec. I'm not sure which fabric would be best for this project. Opinions?

    http://www.milldirecttextiles.com/dept2.asp

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    I think a lighter option would be to use a cover for the bottom of your hammock, like the JRB weathershield: http://www.jacksrbetter.com/index_fi...hield%20T2.htm

    This weighs about 8 oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    I think a lighter option would be to use a cover for the bottom of your hammock, like the JRB weathershield: http://www.jacksrbetter.com/index_fi...hield%20T2.htm

    This weighs about 8 oz.

    I did check this out. I definitely like the newer version better. 8oz. isn't bad at all either.

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    I too am a cold sleeper. Polartec Wind Pro on the inside might keep me warm to about
    65 degrees but I doubt much lower. Remember your weight is going to compress the Polartec and reduce it's insulating ability. It's just a lot of weight for minimal insulation.
    The JRB underquilt is a much better way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh-No View Post
    I too am a cold sleeper. Polartec Wind Pro on the inside might keep me warm to about
    65 degrees but I doubt much lower. Remember your weight is going to compress the Polartec and reduce it's insulating ability. It's just a lot of weight for minimal insulation.
    The JRB underquilt is a much better way to go.
    What he said.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh-No View Post
    Remember your weight is going to compress the Polartec and reduce it's insulating ability. The JRB underquilt is a much better way to go.
    This is true. Big duh on my part..lol. I'm just glad I have a place like this to turn to and ask questions rather than trial and ERROR. Thanks again.

    I just purchased a JRB underquilt...whoohooo go me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GADGETEER View Post
    This is true. Big duh on my part..lol. I'm just glad I have a place like this to turn to and ask questions rather than trial and ERROR. Thanks again.

    I just purchased a JRB underquilt...whoohooo go me!
    Nice choice.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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