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    Shock Cord on Yeti

    I ended up getting a winter Yeti from someone on the HFs a couple weeks ago. I was surprised at how short the shock cordage was. When I put my WBBB in it, it held it up a couple feet higher. I used mini-biners on the end straps to hang it. I didn't find a knot in the end to figure out which was the head end.

    So last night, I was hanging in my back yard and it was 56* out and I only had the Yeti on (to TQ). I was really hot. With the cords so taut, I only have the option of on or off the hammock. There's no way to just loosen the ends to allow more air to circulate through. Have any of you changed out your shock cords for longer ones or with cord locks to make it more adjustable?

    Any other ideas?

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    The yeti is designed to be snug to the hammock. If you pull it up to your head it will vent a little.

    There should be a white button which shows the head end.

    The winter yeti is too hot for summer use. I only use mine if the temps dip below 30*F. The 3 season is what I use down to 30*F
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    Yeah the shock cords are supposed to be tight. My Yeti lifts my hammock as well. As Raul said, the winter Yeti may be too much even for cool summer nights. I use my 3 season Yeti to about - 3 degrees Celcius and supplement it with IX for lower temps. You could try adding a makeshift shock cord extension with cord locks but I think trying to accurately regulate your temps by looseneing the UQ will be difficult. You may be warm one minute then get a sudden wave of cool the next. You may be better off getting a 3 season or a summer UQ. Maybe just using a cheap CCF pad for now might suffice for warmer weather.
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    Slide it way up toward your head.....it creates a gap of coolness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Slide it way up toward your head.....it creates a gap of coolness.
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    That sounds like it'll lead to CBS. Maybe I should resort to my CCF? Or do I need another UQ?

    Shug, I like the idea of doubling up the 2/3 UQs for winter use. I was thinking about an Incubator, but I already have a couple of 2/3's for fall use....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post
    That sounds like it'll lead to CBS. Maybe I should resort to my CCF? Or do I need another UQ?

    Shug, I like the idea of doubling up the 2/3 UQs for winter use. I was thinking about an Incubator, but I already have a couple of 2/3's for fall use....
    There are setup videos on the warbonnet website that show how to install a yeti underquilt and Brandon shows how to slide it up to vent.

    Another option is to slide the quilt to one side of the hammock and then reach out and slide it back in place when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post
    I ended up getting a winter Yeti from someone on the HFs a couple weeks ago. I was surprised at how short the shock cordage was. When I put my WBBB in it, it held it up a couple feet higher.
    Perfect, or close! Maybe go for 2.5 to 3 feet!

    I used mini-biners on the end straps to hang it. I didn't find a knot in the end to figure out which was the head end.
    Head end should be wider. Side against your back might appear a bit more narrow, regardless the outer layer should hang down loose, while the inner layer is very snug against your back. If you don't have it upside down or backwards.

    So last night, I was hanging in my back yard and it was 56* out and I only had the Yeti on (to TQ). I was really hot. With the cords so taut, I only have the option of on or off the hammock. There's no way to just loosen the ends to allow more air to circulate through. Have any of you changed out your shock cords for longer ones or with cord locks to make it more adjustable?

    Any other ideas?
    Like the others said, just move it up a bit towards your head. It just takes a little bit, and significant venting will occur. Or, if you would rather, you can loosen the quilt by making the suspension longer. Just use a piece of cord, coming in from the end knots a few inches on one end, and tie it to your suspension.
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    I'll have to lay it out to see which end is wider. I thought about pulling the cord and replacing it, but I could just tie in some extra like you said.

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    There's no white button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    There's no white button?
    Nope. I bought it from someone else about 2 weeks ago. I watched the video that Brandon put up and he said something about a knot and a white pearl snap in the end.

    When it first came in the box, it was all squished down and I thought it was a 3 season. After leaving it out for a couple of days, it ballooned right up. I re-watched it when I found the shock cord so taut. The shock cord is black and there's no knot or snaps. It's got a nice differential cut, draft collars in the ends and it's toasty warm. I really like it. Just tweaking it...

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