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    UQ baffle direction

    Hey all. What are the thoughts on which baffle direction is better suited to different lie hammocks?

    Example: Seems to me that with a hammock that hangs less flat, more like a banana, you'd want your UQ baffles to run cross-ways instead of lengthwise with the UQ. Or is it even a concern that the lofting might work its way/accumulate toward the lowest point, leaving the ends uninsulated?

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    JRB Mt. Washington's run sideways. Good enough for me.

    There are probably reasons for either way though.
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    If you are going to make the under quilt yourself, it would be easier to run the baffles longitudinally instead of cross wise. You can cut the longitudinal baffles straight but the cross wise baffles would need to be cut in a semi-circular shape (somewhat of a pain and makes a lot more wasted netting).

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    No, I'm going to buy from one of the vendors here. Just was wondering if there were specific reasons I should consider for choosing an UQ that have to do with baffle direction and type lay of the hammock it's going on.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    If you are going to make the under quilt yourself,

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    there is more differential side to side than there is lengthwise, so it makes sense from a design standpoint to run them that way (lengthwise)

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    Perfectly timed thread, was just wondering that yesturday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    there is more differential side to side than there is lengthwise, so it makes sense from a design standpoint to run them that way (lengthwise)
    I will second that.

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    easier to shake down down for extra tushie-warmth on side-side baffles - but both work.
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
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