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    Great idea Sgt. Rock! I love it! I think I'll make one myself. This past weekend I used an IX sock and it got down to 12F or so. Getting in/out was more difficult than I would like and I actually tore the IX when my foot caught the edge of the sock. Having a WHUG would be much better, IMO.

    In fact, I wonder if you made the WHUG with a foot box -- almost like a half bivy sack? I like bouncing ideas...

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    I actually sketched out plans for something like that. But I didn't like how it looked - it looked more complicated than it seemed it should be. I think there is potential there, but I don't know what it would look like yet.

    I pulled the trigger on some 0.9 momentum yesterday to make the final version of my WHUG with. I don't know if WHUG is the right name, I figure it is your plan, you should name the winter version.
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    I took my prototype out for a hang last night with temps in the high 20's (F). It provided a nice bubble of warm air around my head but I also learned 2 things:

    1. With DWR fabric the dull side is the outside and the shinny side is the inside. At 0530 I woke up to a small rainstorm on my head when the DWR finish shed water on my head from my breath condensing on the inside of the cover.

    2. Even when I do go right side out next time, it may be a good idea to implement some form of vent system. Humidity was close to 80% this morning so I had a good test of breathability under more extreme trail conditions.
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    My 0.9 material came in and I finished the "final" version this morning. I hope to get out and test it, but the near term weather isn't going to be very cold on the nights I'm not working. I added a couple of vent windows in it, but with the 0.9 and using nanoseeum left overs I was able to keep the weight at 3.32 ounces. I'll try and get some pics up later.
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    Pics:

    From the outside



    From the inside.
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    Would anyone be willing able to make one of these bug nets for me? If so, how much needed? Thanks in advance, please PM me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hike2Hang View Post
    Would anyone be willing able to make one of these bug nets for me? If so, how much needed? Thanks in advance, please PM me
    It's done: Since Hike2Hang was only worried about mosquitoes, I made it from some camo "fashion tulle" that was on sale at Joann's for $2/yd. This stuff is much stronger that normal tulle, and drapes well...



    Patch was made from some 1.1 camo ripstop, and I backed the velcro with 1" grosgrain to ensure durability. Since the tulle doesn't unravel, I left it a rectangle so it can be trimmed to fit the hammock later. As it sits, it's an amazing 3.3oz or 94g. I'm sure after trimming, it'll lose that .3 oz...

    Now I have to rethink my hammock. I was going to add a footbox to my 1.1 single, and sew on a zipper and bugnet... but if this is 3oz lighter, and still roomy... Not to mention the options with the Winter model! Hmmm....
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    Sgt Rock, nice pics. I just picked up some fabric so I can make me a WHUG. Thanks for posting.

    As for pre-made HUGs, there's a guy on the forums who is making/selling them on a website. I'll have to search again to find the link.

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    Attachment?

    I like the looks of this set up, and planned to make one. It seems like the attachment has been lost somehow though. Can some one post the original attachment that was with this thread? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    It's done: Since Hike2Hang was only worried about mosquitoes, I made it from some camo "fashion tulle" that was on sale at Joann's for $2/yd. This stuff is much stronger that normal tulle, and drapes well...
    Was this in the same area as the regular tulle?

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