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    the BPL pro balaclava came this week! i like it!
    the only real concern i had about it was that there was no way to vent, so any activity would cause me to over heat. then i would simply have to take it off.
    sometimes it's better to have options... so i customized it w/ a zipper.
    it's not the prettiest sewing job, but it works like a charm!

    here's the way it came...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/P7010087.JPG

    here it is w/ the new zipper...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/P7010102.JPG

    and here it is zipped open
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/P7010103.JPG

    there are pictures of the process in the "gear not listed" gallery.
    Last edited by slowhike; 07-01-2007 at 22:27.
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    Nice job on the mod, Tim. It's kinda hard to believe they didn't have some way to vent the Balaclava but those guys at BPL are the biggest gram weenies I have ever seen. Zipper must have been to heavy.
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    nice job Tim. Personally I would sweat myself to death if I wore something like that to bed.

    I still don't see how some of you can wear all that clothing to bed. The less I have on the better I sleep no matter what the temp outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    The less I have on the better I sleep no matter what the temp outside.
    Too much sharing, Ewker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    nice job Tim. Personally I would sweat myself to death if I wore something like that to bed.

    I still don't see how some of you can wear all that clothing to bed. The less I have on the better I sleep no matter what the temp outside.
    I like to use my clothing as part of my sleep system - I'm carrying the weight, why not take advantage? But Tim uses enough insulation to keep a shaved polar bear warm in Alabama (JMO)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    The less I have on the better I sleep no matter what the temp outside.
    Too much sharing, Ewker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    I like to use my clothing as part of my sleep system - I'm carrying the weight, why not take advantage? But Tim uses enough insulation to keep a shaved polar bear warm in Alabama (JMO)

    In the winter I carry a set of long johns, in the summer I just sleep in shorts and a t-shirt. I do sleep in a Patagonia beanie style hat in the winter since that is where most of the head escapes from.

    If it gets really cold like 0°-10° I will wear my camp clothes to bed over my long johns.

    Now you have to remember this is based on me sleeping in a tent since I haven't used my hammock in the winter yet. It may change but I doubt it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Too much sharing, Ewker.
    I didn't say I slept nekkid

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    scary picture, slowhike
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Nice job on the mod, Tim. It's kinda hard to believe they didn't have some way to vent the Balaclava but those guys at BPL are the biggest gram weenies I have ever seen. Zipper must have been to heavy.
    my digital scale only shows tenths of ozs, so i can't qualify as a true gram weeny (not trying to actually<g>) but before the mod the balaclava weighed 1.9 ozs, & after the mod it weighs 2.0 ozs.
    the 9" zipper showed up at .1 oz as it came, but i removed part of it as well as some material from the balaclava.
    any way, not a bad increase for that much more versatility.
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