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    Member Leslie's Avatar
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    It's so FLUFFY!!!

    It looks great. Nice seam work, too.

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    Excellent work!
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    Senior Member FLScouthanger's Avatar
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    FLScouthanger: I don't really know the pros and cons about the way the baffling runs. I decided to run mine across because I thought it would be easier to stuff down in a 48" chamber rather than a 60" one... That and the chambers on my sleeping bag run perpendicular to my body, so I was kind of using that as a guide as well.[/QUOTE]

    Man, that thing is a monster! Wouldn't be surprised at all if you can get down to 0 with it--especially with the 4.5" of loft. I was just curious on the baffle directions. I think I have seen some comments somewhere around here alluding to the possibility of the down settling in the lower areas of the baffles when they are perpendicular to the hammock. However, I've never tried one in that config so I was wondering if it does, in fact, happen. Regardless, I'm thinking CBS has just been removed from your hammocking vocabulary!

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    Mind if I ask what you followed for the project?
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    I did not follow anything in particular. Just went out and got the material and started sewing.

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    That came out AWESOME!!!

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    Nice job!
    I made one very similar but shorter. I wish I had made it longer. I got a little over 4 inches of loft also and it is very warm. The down stays pretty well, it only seems to settle a few inches through the night.
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    Looking Great!! Did you just sew through both materials to make the baffles??

  9. #19
    No. The baffles you cannot see at all. They are inside, in between the black and green ripstop pieces. They are put into place to avoid sewn through construction. I have a sleeping bag that has the top piece of fabric sewn directly down to the bottom layer. What this does is makes it impossible for down to get in between the layers and loft up, so you are left with uninsulated cold spots.

    I sewed the baffles (2.5" ribbon) to the smaller piece of fabric first and then laid it on the larger top piece and sewed the baffles to that. So in effect the top and bottom (green/black) layers are sitting directly above one another 2.5 inches apart, never touching.
    Last edited by cmich; 09-26-2012 at 23:36.

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    Senior Member Moel Siabod's Avatar
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    That's your first DIY project?

    If you carry on like that you'll have yourself a cottage industry before too long.
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