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    Down Throw for TQ

    I have been researching different options for a TQ on my very limited budget and came across these item. I am still very new too hammocks and would love some opinions.
    Microfiber down blanket.

    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden...3/product.html

    Microsuede Down Comforter
    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden...0/product.html

    Super Fluff Down Blend Microfiber Throw
    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden...2/product.html


    Let me know what you think. Do not hesitate too call me crazy.

    Rich

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    My problem with the overstock.com quilts and throws is the quality of the down. IMO a synth quilt would be just as effective. But that's me. Most of their stuff is low fill power and a mix of down and feathers. Not the best combination but HYOH.
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    shape too

    I looked at something like this too but the shape bothered me. I just thought there would be too much material and I would end up having to fold it over on its length. I even think a comforter sized for a single bed might be too wide.

    If you know someone who can sew, it might be cheaper to buy bulk down on-line and have a blanket sewn to the size and volumne you want.

    I slept this weekend in warm clothes and didn't use a TQ at all. I had my sleeping bag as a back-up. I don't think just warm clothes will work in the Fall.

    Another summer option, if you aren't fiixated on weight, would be a fleece bag from WALMART or a fleece liner (a mid weight one) from someplace like REI.

    http://www.rei.com/product/763960


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    I think that the "throw" size (third link) would be fine in a hammock, the blanket / comforter sizes are too big. You can find the same thing (throws) at wal-mart / target. As Ramblinrev mentions, the quality of the down isn't great and I don't know that the throw would pack up very small but for $15 it's not a terrible choice for a first TQ while you are figuring things out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    My problem with the overstock.com quilts and throws is the quality of the down. IMO a synth quilt would be just as effective. But that's me. Most of their stuff is low fill power and a mix of down and feathers. Not the best combination but HYOH.

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    After thinking it over and doing more research. I have decided too just make a TQ. I have a friend who makes packs and he said he would help me get started.

    Thanks for all the input.

    Rich

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