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    Quick Baffle Question

    I have never used down gear much due to the high level of responsibility. Now seeing the benefits of down shaping to the hammock, I am reconsidering. I just want to make sure i know the difference between having baffles and being sewn through.

    http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f...8/hammock2.jpg

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    your sketches are correct. but when you say "shaping to the hammock" are you talking about an under quilt or an insulated hammock w/ the shell sewn directly to the hammock?
    the later can be risky business... sewing to the hammock any where other than the edges.
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    i was talking about an underquilt, where the down lofts around the hanger, opposed to primaloft and other synthetic quilts which come in linear yards.

    I dont like th idea of insulated hammocks, where you must carry the down, sometimes you might need less, or other times more.

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    Yeah - but another hammock costs about $5 to make so the versatility is still there for summertime. JMHO - I'm biased b/c I like mine!

    The shell design will have a big impact on how the underquilt hugs the bottom of the hammock, too.
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    i would be to, but i dont have the funds for all the quilts you have. grr.

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