Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    beep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hammock
    WB BB 1.1 dbl
    Tarp
    MacCat Dlx SpinnUL
    Insulation
    Phoenix/Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    2,078
    Images
    47

    Good blog post on UQs

    I found THIS BLOG POST on the Ultralighter blog (Dave Sailor) about hammocks and making underquilts. It's definitely relevant!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

  2. #2
    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Irving, TX
    Hammock
    not quite eno..
    Tarp
    10x12 DIY
    Insulation
    insultex+momentum
    Suspension
    DIY whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,479
    Images
    2
    hmm- i've got a bit of IX left...and some of stormcrows green nylon... might be worth a test run!
    KM- (now where did I leave that thread injector?...)

  3. #3
    MacEntyre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Jamestown, NC
    Hammock
    Molly Mac Gear
    Posts
    7,559
    Images
    6
    ...make a sort of boat's bow shape to match the hammock's curve
    That's exactly how I make the Molly Mac Gear IX Hammock Sock. The MMG IX Hammock Sock, however, has a shaped boat's bottom as well.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
    www.MollyMacGear.com

  4. #4
    Member Goblin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Hammock
    Grand Trunk Ultra Light
    Tarp
    Equinox 8x10
    Insulation
    Army Poncho Liner
    Suspension
    Webbing + Whoopies
    Posts
    66
    I'm still new to bottom insulation as I am still using an Army poncho liner. Is there a big benefit attaching the underquilt directly to the hammock and not the suspension? I'm concerned that this might lead to quicker wear of the hammock. Also, if you wanted different length quilts, multiple loops would be required.
    “the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth" - Chief Seattle

  5. #5
    MacEntyre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Jamestown, NC
    Hammock
    Molly Mac Gear
    Posts
    7,559
    Images
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Goblin View Post
    Is there a big benefit attaching the underquilt directly to the hammock and not the suspension?
    The discontinued Speer SnugFit works very well attached to a Speer hammock with velcro, and attached to other hammocks using loops. It has a traditional UQ suspension as well.

    Being attached to the hammock helps eliminate gaps that leak air. If it makes the UQ fit better, it improves the performance of the insulation.

    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
    www.MollyMacGear.com

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •