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    The "BB-O" Top Cover

    Ok after much anticipation I finally have the revised Fin top cover ready to go prime time. First of all I want to thank Fin for his generosity, help, advice, and well just a good gear BS session last week

    So with out further wait here is the video of the new BB-0



    And the Details

    Based directly off of Fin's design we are using uncoated 1.1 oz ripstop nylon for breathability. This allows the cover to function without a condensation vent. This offers a simple no fuss design that once you set it on the hammock there is no adjustments to make. And I can speak to the fact that even though the fabric is very breathable it still traps a tremendous amount of heat over the bug net alone. The major modification over Fin's design is three fold, first, I have set a fixed tension on the cover - no cord locks to fiddle with and the cover is snugged right to the body of the hammock with no user adjustment. Second, in place of the adjustment cord-locks I have added 3" pull tabs to the corners that hook over the whipping bundle. These pull tabs are easy to grab with gloves on and are easy to find in the dark when setting up in less than ideal conditions. Lastly I have changed the velcro wing tie out closure to No Snag velcro to help prevent damage to the No See-um netting from the hook side.

    So Initially I will be offering these in the MARPAT Camo and if there is enough intrest in SharkSkin Grey as well. They will come with a black DWR stuff sack that is included in the weight of 5.4 oz (stuff sack weighs 1/4th oz on its own for those that care)

    Price is $75.00 plus shipping (should be $5.00 any were in the us)
    And turn around after order will be about a week as I am waiting on my fabric to all get in stock. I will try to get them out as fast as possible.

    PayPal is preferred at the address in my Signature line.

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    Very nice! A very well executed piece of gear! Where'd you get the Muzak version of a Red Hot Chili Peppers song?
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    Mr. Arrowhead pgibson's Avatar
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    http://www.vitaminrecords.com/web/pa...ducts&catid=20

    It is actually Vitamin String Quartet
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    Glad I saw this. Are you asking for funds upfront, or before delivery.
    I had some good results with my HH top cover, and look forward to many more in my BB!
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    Nice work, Paul. Good job, fin. umm, I like the five finger shoes, too.
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    Mighty fine ........
    You are a busy feller there!
    Nice to see a video of your handi-work.
    Finn is awesome ... ain't he?
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    Whats the benefit of this if you already are using a tarp? Is it for temperature/wamth? IS it to protect the ends of the hammock from windblown rain? Also will you be making one to go on the bottom to protect uq's from splash/windblown rain?

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    ALso what kind of thread do you use when you sew outdoor gear?

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    Fantastic Paul, Better believe I'll be orderin one of those as soon as I start gettin my winter gear. awesome product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Whats the benefit of this if you already are using a tarp? Is it for temperature/wamth? IS it to protect the ends of the hammock from windblown rain? Also will you be making one to go on the bottom to protect uq's from splash/windblown rain?

    Yah a top cover will help to trap additional heat in the hammock and block more air movment than the bug netting alone. They help to keep you warmer than just the tarp would. Because the top cover and the hammock are totaly breathable fabrics they will not help with rain blowing in the ends of your tarp though. But yes I do have plans to eventualy do a weather resistant sock at some point after I have these rolling. The sock will fully inclose the hammock with a light DWR fabric to protect everything from inclimate weather. You do however have to be carefull about maintaining good ventilation with the DWR or you can get condensation problems.
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