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    Give it a try! Any additional insulation will add some warmth. It all boils down to your choice of weight and bulk and cost. The poncho liner design makes it pretty easy to stuff different types of insulation between layers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camoxjeep View Post
    Been thinking the same thing while I was reading this. Also for some reason I just cant wrap my head around the fact that you fold it in half and it would fit the length of the hammock. Spent 9 yrs army and love woobies but dont recall them being that long. Guess when I get home in the morning I will have to bust them out to see how long they are compared to a hammock LOL
    They're not quite full-length, but many of us use a sit pad or additional insulation under our feet...
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    Could you turn one on the diamond shape and then cut the edges off making it an asym octagon kind of thing... It would add extra coverage under your head and feet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Could you turn one on the diamond shape and then cut the edges off making it an asym octagon kind of thing... It would add extra coverage under your head and feet...
    Knock yourself out. Most under quilts are designed to start at your shoulders. If you try and squeeze out a full length quilt out of the fabric, you will lose width and coverage around your shoulders.

    If it were me, I'd just sew/overlap two PLUQs to make a full length with extra insulation under my butt. A winter PLUQs.

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    Question here, Dejoha's instructions say to make pleats/darts in the ends of the PLUQ when sewing, but has anyone tried NOT doing this, and using a full tube of grosgrain and shock cord to gather these ends? Does this work, or does it just create difficult bunching of the poncho liner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medecine Hat View Post
    Question here, Dejoha's instructions say to make pleats/darts in the ends of the PLUQ when sewing, but has anyone tried NOT doing this, and using a full tube of grosgrain and shock cord to gather these ends? Does this work, or does it just create difficult bunching of the poncho liner?
    Did that with mine, except that I just ran it through the edging on the liner (same as he suggests with his no-sew version). It works okay; it's kept me warm as low as 25 F with no supplemental under insulation aside from the layer of mylarized fleece I sewed into the PLUQ.

    Note that with the added weight of the fleece, I usually run my Hennessy's tieouts around the quilt to the opposing side in order to snug up the middle. That's a suspension issue, though, not an end seal issue.

    Hope it helps!

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    Thanks. I was not planning on adding any other insulation such as Insultex, etc. I was just going to sew up a PLUQ as a warm-weather option until I am able to buy or make a down filled UQ. Since my winter gear has been taken out of my pack lightening the load, I thought the extra weight of a PLUQ for now wouldn't be an issue.

    Does anyone think it works better to use the pleats/darts instead of the continuous shock cord?

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    I just folded mine in half and sewed it together. Works like a champ so far... Good luck!
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    Haven't used mine in awhile since experimenting with the insulated undercover. It was sewn without pleats and gathered with a draw string in each end. One end was left open to allow inserting the insulfleece mentioned by FLRider. I did find that the triangle thingys help with supporting it in the correct position. My first hang we got down to 32f and it was very comfortable.
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    Wish I had thought about leaving an end open... Well there's always a seam puller I guess...
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    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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