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    My way to keep my Thermarest in place

    I found a personal solution to prevent my Thermarest from slipping away in the hammock during i try to sleep on it.

    I sewed a "pad-holder" and attached buttons on each corner and in the middle of its length.



    I figured out the way i sleep in the hammock and marked places for the connections. On both sides of the fabric of the hammock I added self-adhesive nylon-patches to strengthen the textil. There i added belt-straps as a connection to the buttons.






    All the sewed connections are made with a strong yarn.

    The holder is large enough to carry a thick winter-pad and i will test it during the following winter. It has already worked for me several nights.


    Best wishes

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    Nice work! I've been thinking of doing something similar on the outside of my hammock for my UQ. I like the adhesive patches, you'll have to report back on how well this holds up long term.

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    I assume that your hammock is a single layer? I like the idea. Tried pads a few times but not sold on them but ideas like this have me wanting to try again.
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    Nice mod. Please let us know how this works out long-term. I tried something similar with cord and clips.

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    Thanks for the comments

    I will post an update on how it works in the long term. Yes, it is a single layer hammock. I also thought about to add a second layer but then I decided to do it this way.

    Until soon ...

    Oliver

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    That is certainly one way to get the job done. I have seen others use silicone in a number of lines along the bottom of the pad. Once cured, they provide grip to the pad which prevents it from sliding around in the hammock.

    Cheers

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    Super cool got me thinking about some Velcro to do the same thing? Let us know the long term

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    I made two straps out of 3" rip-stop that go around my Exped 7UL downmat pad with a patch of Velcro on the bottom of each strap. Then I sewed patches of Velcro on the bottom of my hammock so the pad would lay at a good diagonal. It holds the pad in place just fine. However, I used sticky-backed Velcro on the hammock to get them placed just right before I sewed them on. It gummed-up my wife's sewing machine and she is still mad at me.

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