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    UQ's hang below (outside) the hammock fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfreak View Post
    oh and does an uq go on the bottom of the outside of the hammock
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    or do you sleep on it on the inside of the hammock? thanks.
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    ok so now i'm wondering if i could buy a down comforter and sew a cover for it that has loops at both ends and, boom, you got an under quilt, but that sounds to easy so tell me why that would not work lol

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    It would work with some caveats- rather heavy for backpacking- very bulky- comforters have way more feathers than decent sleeping bags and it would need a gathering channel at both ends or some radical surgery to fit under your hammock without wasting half the material at points above/beyond your head and feet. as a "Proof of Concept" you will gain valuable information; which will inform your future decisions. Just don't spend too much; try and get a used one at a garage sale or thrift shop.
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    well i have a down comforter for a twin bed that i used inside the hammock the other night,and it rolled up really tight i thought, so i'll try that idea, but this week i'll use it to sleep on inside the hammock and i'll bring another blanket to use as an over quilt. its going to be in the low thirty's at night so i'll let you know how it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfreak View Post
    well i have a down comforter for a twin bed that i used inside the hammock the other night,and it rolled up really tight i thought, so i'll try that idea, but this week i'll use it to sleep on inside the hammock and i'll bring another blanket to use as an over quilt. its going to be in the low thirty's at night so i'll let you know how it worked.
    Be prepared with some kind of closed cell foam if you are going to sleep on the quilt inside the hammock. The down will compress and you will lose loft, essentially negating your warmth. A quilt _can_ be adapted well for an underquilt if you don't mind doing some sewing on it. A gathering channel on the head and foot is not a hard thing to add.

    The problems I've had with my quilt/sleeping bag adaptations is the weight of the quilt has required a very burly suspension system to avoid the weight of the item from causing sag that opens up gaps underneath. But the problem is not without solutions. You just have to tinker with it.
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    Is use my HH with a Snugpak underblanket (=underquilt), works for me but I have a zipper in the netting so I can get in from the top.

    Quick question for thos who know:

    http://www.lakelandbushcraft.co.uk/a...g/Snugpak.html

    It seems that the only commercially made cheaper underblanket/quilt on the market today is Snugpak's. Snugpak is based in England, but I know only of 2 shops who sell this in the UK, so I suppose it's a rare item.

    Are there any other commercial underquilts from the US for under $ 100,-??
    (Speer and Jacks R Better ar at least $ 200,-.)

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