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    Yep

    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Thank you I knew it was called something.
    I'll bet a quilt maker could take a woobie and build a diff cut UQ with those materials even leaving the excess material so it could still be used as a blanket then you would have the best of both worlds.
    Just something to think about...
    I just sent Kifaru an email asking exactly this...they have done a lot of modifications on other products. I honestly think the Climasheild would be a much more effective UQ insulator than down and definitely better in wetness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC9696 View Post
    I just sent Kifaru an email asking exactly this...they have done a lot of modifications on other products. I honestly think the Climasheild would be a much more effective UQ insulator than down and definitely better in wetness.
    You might also look into Kick *** Quilts. They make UQs out of Climashield and Climashield Apex. Right now the Apex is a free upgrade. They don't use the Combat stuff, but it is good stuff. Just a thought if you didn't want to have to fiddle with coming up with suspensions and custom orders etc for the Doobie.

    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/kick-***-quilts.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC9696 View Post
    I just sent Kifaru an email asking exactly this...they have done a lot of modifications on other products. I honestly think the Climasheild would be a much more effective UQ insulator than down and definitely better in wetness.
    Kifaru is about 15 minutes from my house I have been there many times.
    If they take up your project I would be glad to help by taking a hammock and UQ up there and setting it up for them if they'd like to take some measurements or just see what you are talking about.

    Let me know if I can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Kifaru is about 15 minutes from my house I have been there many times.
    If they take up your project I would be glad to help by taking a hammock and UQ up there and setting it up for them if they'd like to take some measurements or just see what you are talking about.

    Let me know if I can help.
    Thanks OB...very cool of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Kifaru is about 15 minutes from my house I have been there many times.
    If they take up your project I would be glad to help by taking a hammock and UQ up there and setting it up for them if they'd like to take some measurements or just see what you are talking about.

    Let me know if I can help.
    This is one of the many reasons that I love this forum. The people here are amazing. That is really stellar of you Out and Back!

    If they do end up taking up the project, my husband might be interested in buying one as well. He loves his Doobie as much as I love mine. (I'm not parting with my Hammock Gear UQ downy goodness though). Tell them to save the project "blueprints."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC9696 View Post
    Thanks OB...very cool of you.
    You are welcome.
    Having design background myself I love this stuff.
    It might be as simple as making the entire woobie diff cut and sewing a grosgrain channel for the UQ suspension line.
    When suspended from the hammock excess woobie would just be tucked in along the sides. If that messed with the seal then maybe folded under and velcroed making the UQ double thick a real plus.

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    Kifaru just replied. Not an option apparently:

    Bruce, not sure what you’re asking but we don’t modify or change our design. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Heath Arshan
    Lead Customer Service Representative
    Kifaru International
    4894 Van Gordon Suite #305
    Wheat Ridge CO 80033
    303-278-9155
    Heath@kifaru.net
    www.kifaru.net

    Waiting to hear back from KAQ now.

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    I'll post pics of my Hammock Woobie later today.

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    No joy with either company. This just in:

    Hey Bruce,

    I don't know a lot about the Kifaru products but in my years of experiences making underquilts there are very few products that are made to work and preform as an underquilt does. I have heard of folks trying to modify and make everything from jackets to bed sheets to just about anything insulation like and use them as an underquilt with varying degrees of success. In my personal experience though it's a right tool for the job sort of thing. An underquilt is built for a specific job, the way that they are assembled, their length and width, so on and so on.


    In my opinion if you want an underquilt buy and underquilt, if you want a blanket buy a blanket, the two are not necessarily interchangeable. If you have any questions at all about our underquilts let me know.


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    So let me get this straight.

    All that advice we've been giving noobs to use a PLUQ is wrong because they don't work?

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