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    UQ Protector

    Just wondering if anyone out there may have an extra one they may want to get rid of or any DIY ideas.

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    I made mine out of 30d Silnylon Ripstop 2nds from this page:http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/p...oated-fabrics/

    I used clothes pins to hang the fabric under my underquilt on the hammock (with someone in it), so I could mark the exact perimeter I wanted. After cutting I sewed it to my underquilt, but mine is a DIY underquilt, so you might want to develop another method of attachment. I'm real pleased with the protection it offers..tested in sidehill hang in a hail/rain/windstorm. Got dirty but no moisture passed through. Adds about 5-8 degrees of warmth, with no noticeable condensation issues.
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    2qZq makes underquilt protectors....i bought one and it works very well...give them a shout out and they will take care of you...very great customer service. YOu won't be displeased at all. Great people to work with and you help support the industry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walker1207 View Post
    2qZq makes underquilt protectors....i bought one and it works very well...give them a shout out and they will take care of you...very great customer service. YOu won't be displeased at all. Great people to work with and you help support the industry
    +1 on what Walker 1207 said.
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    +2 for 2qZq. Great product for a great price. Mine is on full time. Weighs about nothing.
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    oh yeah, for the price,
    can't go wrong with the makers of my UQ protector
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriss View Post
    Just wondering if anyone out there may have ... any DIY ideas.
    If you want one of sil-nylon, why not make an over-sized pack cover, then use it as an UQ protector at night. I love multi-function gear.

    As others said, if you want to purchase one, can't go wrong with 2Q2Z stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    If you want one of sil-nylon, why not make an over-sized pack cover, then use it as an UQ protector at night. I love multi-function gear.

    As others said, if you want to purchase one, can't go wrong with 2Q2Z stuff.

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    +1 on this. My UQ protector does triple duty as a pack rain cover and as a gear mini hammock on ridge line. I have shock cord in the seams on all 4 sides, 4 cord locks to size the corners, and 4 mitten hooks tied into ends of shock cord for hanging from UQ shock cord or ridgeline depending on application.

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    Thanks everyone. Looks like I will be purchasing one from 2Q2Z guys. Thought that was my best option just needed some reassurance!

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