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    Question compression

    I saw on this thread that compressing the XL doesn't degrade the material and its ability to trap air and keep it warm. Did I read this correctly and can it be true? I am so conditioned to protecting insulation from compression that I am not sure I understand this but if true, how wonderful.
    Another question...what the heck is a whoopie sling? Thanks.

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    Shelly, yes it's true: fold it, roll it, stuff it and then compress it.

    A whoopie sling is a type of hammock suspension; light and easily adjustable. Here is the link:
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    info

    Thanks for the reply Rat. I can see I have a lot to learn around here!
    Shelly

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    Question

    Does anyone know of a Canadian Supplier of the IX product?

    I really like it but shipping and taxes are gonna kill me if I try and get it from our friendly neighbours to the south. Unless someone knows if tree to tree would be willing to send it as a gift?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryvr View Post
    Does anyone know of a Canadian Supplier of the IX product?
    There is only one supplier worldwide (*): IDI Gear in Pittsburgh, PA. They sell only wholesale. To the best of my knowledge, none of their customers, except Tree to Tree, sells Insultex retail.

    (*)The Korean and Japanese markets for Insultex are supplied by the OEM and patent holder, a Korean company.
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    Thanks MacEntyre

    hopefully I won't get caught at customs lol My WBBB made it across without getting hit, so heres hoping.

    Canadian Winters can be exceptionally brutal at times (see Sarnia atm). I have been toying with an Insultex/Down hybrid UQ idea, any suggestions or thoughts on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryvr View Post
    I have been toying with an Insultex/Down hybrid UQ idea, any suggestions or thoughts on that?
    There's lots of info on it here on HF... I supplement my down with IX on the inside and the outside. Paul at AHE builds IX layers into his synthetic UQs. Just read up on condensation and how to avoid it. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryvr View Post
    Canadian Winters can be exceptionally brutal at times (see Sarnia atm). I have been toying with an Insultex/Down hybrid UQ idea, any suggestions or thoughts on that?
    Also, Adam at HammockGear.com had built a few Insultex/Down prototypes a while back. May want to try to pick his brain too.
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    I know it wouldn't breath but has anyone tried this idea with a space blanket. It seems that the SB would also hold the air pockets and maybe pack up a little smaller. I have supplemented a synthetic DIY sleeping bag mod UQ with one and had no condensation issues down into the 30's.
    Think it would be worth the effort?

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    Been following this thread for a week or two now, and considering my options, and I just went ahead and ordered the Insultex and shell material from TtTTG so I can give it a try. I can't wait to get everything put together and head out for a winter hang in Hoosier National Forrest!

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