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    VersaShelter

    got link from other site. this may of been talked about. if so sorry. is there a product out there that will reflect back 85% of body heat. if so, i was thinking other uses also.
    http://versashelter.com/?page_id=661...67&id=16502727

    KK
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    Well, I must not go back to look at that site again. I do not need another hammock! I like the idea of it, I must say. Darn! Maybe I need to stay off HF and use what I have. Here I am looking at other, new ideas for hammocks as I wait to get a ship notice on a WBBBXLC to go with all my other gear I just bought. What an addiction!
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    whats it weigh? couldn't find any specs or measurements.

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    Wonder if anyone has made their own.

    From a link:
    "Insul~Bright consists of hollow, polyester fibers needlepunched through a nonwoven substrate and through a reflective metalized poly film. The needled material is breathable and won’t break down with washing. The hollow fibers resist conduction while the reflective metalized poly film resists radiant energy. The energy, hot or cold, is reflected back to its source."

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    Quite expensive when you start adding it up. $258 for hammock and netting and top cover, add bottom cover and it's up to $337, then a total of $595 once you add the TQ & UQ, with tax $647. The UQ is synthetic. Plus they only have 1.9 and 2.5 nothing lighter like 1.1.

    I do like the idea though, but I wonder about the weight?

    It looks like the weight with everything may be around 5-6 pounds. I was confused at how the UQ and the under cover can each be 1 lb.????? A synthetic UQ weighing 1 lb and a 1.1 oz ripstop DWR UC weighing 1 lb???? Crazy!!!
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    i agree. i see a bunch of problems with size, weight and cost. 9'-4' and rated for 6'-5" person?
    i was just interested if anyone used this material insul~bright for a quilt or anything else.
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    Please note: This quilt is specially made to be attached to the Falcon Hammock via the Zip-Stick Rails and is NOT intended for use with an ordinary hammock.

    Who here has an ordinary hammock?
    The challenge has been issued.
    Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnrMoment View Post
    Please note: This quilt is specially made to be attached to the Falcon Hammock via the Zip-Stick Rails and is NOT intended for use with an ordinary hammock.

    Who here has an ordinary hammock?
    The challenge has been issued.
    You do. So do I. It's clear what ordinary means in this context, so don't take it as demeaning. This gear is meant to be used together, and it will be reviewed and evaluated in that sense. Give it a fair shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    You do. So do I. It's clear what ordinary means in this context, so don't take it as demeaning. This gear is meant to be used together, and it will be reviewed and evaluated in that sense. Give it a fair shot.
    To that end, barring unforeseen circumstances I'll be filming and posting a candid, unbiased review of the VersaShelter system during the Smoked Butt Hang in North Carolina next month.

    ...or at least, that's the plan.
    Palmetto State Hangers: http://facebook.com/groups/palmettostatehangers
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    TATO Gear: http://www.tatogear.com, and Ripstop By The Roll: http://tinyurl.com/oqhryd2

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    Insulbright is available at your local fabric stores. It doesnt compress well.

    Several hangers have diyd quilts from I-B.

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