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    First DIY Project: Marmot to UQ Modification

    I decided not to try a pea pod style mod on this because, I figured, for an ultralight UQ the best thing is to cut off the metal zipper sliders, hood, et al.

    Now I have a roughed-in down UQ 72" long, tapered 54" at the head to 30" at the foot.

    The cast offs and left-over down fill two one gallon ziplock freezer bags.

    Now I must sew on or fashion channels for the shock cord suspension.

    Mike





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    Great job. Please post pics of it when finished. About what does it weigh as is?

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    Thanks, Lost Biker.

    I don't know what it weighs but will try to find out somehow.

    The channels are now on.


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    Oh yeah - that looks like it'll do very well. What suspension are you going to use? Many here are saying the LeighLo suspension type is the bees knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    Oh yeah - that looks like it'll do very well. What suspension are you going to use? Many here are saying the LeighLo suspension type is the bees knees.
    Yes, I looked at that. It seems like an excellent system.

    Right now I'm just happy to have sewn relatively straight lines! LOL

    Mike

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    Crooked seams are the mark of a true craftsman! How do I know? Everyone here has them. They should be a trademark of hammock forums.

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    There's a lot of UQ here!

    Strung it up to see where I stand -- it will be nice and cozy but there's a lot of it. At the shoulders the corners nearly reach the SRL. Not sure I accomplished the ultralight goal but it'll do for a newby learning experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSH View Post
    There's a lot of UQ here!

    Strung it up to see where I stand -- it will be nice and cozy but there's a lot of it. At the shoulders the corners nearly reach the SRL. Not sure I accomplished the ultralight goal but it'll do for a newby learning experience.

    Mike
    Actually you can fold the excess back into your hammcock : http://gear-report.com/how-to-make-a...-sleeping-bag/

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    Yes, cool -- grosgrain loops as alternate suspension points. I can do that easy enough.

    Thanks, Lost Biker!

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSH View Post
    Yes, cool -- grosgrain loops as alternate suspension points. I can do that easy enough.

    Thanks, Lost Biker!

    Mike
    Your welcome. Glad I could help.

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