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    Polar Pod W/Mods

    Here's the first look at my TTTG Polar Pod w/22 0z. over stuff and added susspension.
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    That's a beauty, it should work well, 53 days or so, and it will get a real test I hope

    How did you open up the pod to add the down? One end I assume, but seam ripper, or ?
    Was it hard to contain the down inside as you added more?
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    WOW!! That thing is a beast!
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    Love that knotty pine paneling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    That's a beauty, it should work well, 53 days or so, and it will get a real test I hope

    How did you open up the pod to add the down? One end I assume, but seam ripper, or ?
    Was it hard to contain the down inside as you added more?
    First we pushed all the down to the bottom half and then open with a seam ripper.
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    WOW!! That thing is a beast!
    yes it is...............
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    Love that knotty pine paneling.
    TY, this is the house I grew up in. It has been home to 4 generations.
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    What's the temp range you're expecting with that thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouseskowitz View Post
    What's the temp range you're expecting with that thing?
    I expect he could survive a nuclear winter in it.
    Beer won't solve problems, but then again, neither will milk !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    I expect he could survive a nuclear winter in it.
    Thanks Darby, you provided an excellent piece of gear to start with. Love my TTTG " Polar Pod " and the " Switchback " is a perfect mate for it.
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    So, you took a stock Polar pod and added 22 oz of down to it? So now almost double stock? Have you been able to measure loft before and after?
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    Did no loft measurements. Stock pod allows you to move the down where you want it. By no means is it full to start. Part of the beauty of it to increase the range of temps. Great design. Darby himself has his overstuffed(OS) by 8 oz. Based my OS on Fourdog's. He has a Peapod, w/8channels, that he added 16 oz. to. 2 per channel. Polar Pod is wider and longer w/10 channels, so I added 2 oz. per channel. Had originally ordered with a 2 oz. OS. I did this for a dedicated winter system with minimal fiddle factor and I don't regret it. Beauty of the added suspension is that the down does not migrate and supports top half so it rolls down on itself and creates its own draft tube on the velcro seam. I had frost problems last year w/chimney effect on ends where it was seald for wind, but void of down and along the velcro seam. All in all, I loved it last year for winter camping, but will love it even more this year. Thanks again TTTG.
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