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    Crowsnest with Asym hammock?

    Is the Crowsnest asymmetrical? I'm looking at UQs and the Crowsnest is on the list. My hammock is a custom WBBB "lefty", instead of the standard "righty".
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    Just received my Winter CrowsNest and it works great on the WBBB. . . as well as the HH Exped (as my wife tells me!). The CrowsNest is fairly wide so its very forgiving and allows for ASYM laying while still providing the needed insulation. Can't go wrong with this choice. Let it also be noted that I have the 3-Season Yetti (made by WB) which works great too but its not as wide as the CN.
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    No experience with the Crowsnest but most UQs are rectangular and work fine with asymmetric hammocks. Most all hammocks become asymmetric once one lays on the diagonal.
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    Thanks....
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    the yeti is the ONLY asym shaped uq on the market i believe. it basically allows for more coverage than you'd get with a similar-sized symmetric quilt, allowing me to go smaller on the dimensions while keeping a certain amount of coverage. so basically it reduces weight while maximizing coverage for it's size by being asym.

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    KAQ is asym as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    KAQ is asym as well.
    you sure about that? i thought it was just bathtub shaped

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    you sure about that? i thought it was just bathtub shaped
    The one (KAQ) I have is ... fits the HHEX perfectly

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    The KAQ Potomac has been Asym, in that there has been a "head" end and "foot" end an inside and an out side. The pleats cut into the quilt to give it the bathtub effect had to line up with the tie outs on the HH's and to do that correspondingly the inside and outside had to have the quilt assembled just so to match up and position everything correctly. Recently to simplify and ease production time on the Potomac I decided that by using the same color fabric on both sides of the quilt we would be able to not have "inside v. outside" of the quilt. This makes the quilt functionally symmetric, either end can be the head end just by flipping the quilt one way or the other until the pleats of the corer tie outs are aligned on the hammock. Set up in this manor is faster and we can be more productive in making the Potomac.

    So the short anwser is kind of, While the pattern has always been a symmetric cut the assembly made it only work when correctly aligned one way making it appear asym. But cut any of them exactly in half, flip end for end one and they should lay together and match up very close to each other (symmetry.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amac View Post
    Is the Crowsnest asymmetrical? I'm looking at UQs and the Crowsnest is on the list. My hammock is a custom WBBB "lefty", instead of the standard "righty".
    The Crowsnest is not asymetrical. It is built to accommodate a wide range of hammocks and users that might sleep to the right or left side.

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