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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    I'm trying to find a good indoor hammock stand that will fit an ENO double well. Has anyone tried eitherhttp://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100232006 or http://www.rei.com/product/767755 or any better ones out there? I dont really care to build one myself.
    The REI hammock stand (the Byer Vario) was cited on GreatBackyards.com as the metal hammock stand to use for hammocks without spreader bars (like the ENO double).

    I have some interest in doing this myself. I've been sleeping on the floor for a few years now (well, sans bed, anyway - I have a mattress topper on the floor) and I'm intrigued by perhaps setting up a hammock in my bedroom.

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    I have the Byer Vario stand and like it.

    What is everyone doing for bottom insulation? Right now I am laying on a fleece blanket. I am thinking about either making a fleece hammock or putting my UQ on it. Although my UQ's have a permenat funk about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    I have the Byer Vario stand and like it.

    What is everyone doing for bottom insulation? Right now I am laying on a fleece blanket. I am thinking about either making a fleece hammock or putting my UQ on it. Although my UQ's have a permenat funk about them.
    Have you tied soaking your underquits in soapy water in the tub, then carefully transporting it to the washing machine in a clothes basket to protect the baffle stitching?

    I usually just use one of the insulated air mats in the house, but sometimes I use an underquilt.
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    Wally World sells a product called "Sports Wash" in the sporting goods department. It does a pretty good job of getting rid of odors and funk from fabrics. It says it is formulated to be safe for down as well. I am very pleased with this product.
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    Thanks. I'm holding out as long as possible on washing them. I concerned with the DWR weakening or coming off.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    Thanks. I'm holding out as long as possible on washing them. I concerned with the DWR weakening or coming off.
    I had the same concern, but I eventually had to wash my most used UQ when the 'funk' became overpowering. After washing/drying, I used some of the DWR spray to revive the coating, and I've been more than pleased with the results.
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    Quote from the bottle.. take it for whatever you think it is worth...

    "Factory applied waterproofing (DWR) is restored by washing in Sport-Wash."

    Not sure how that works.
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    I have used Nikwax down wash and then wash it with the Down Proof to re-waterproof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Quote from the bottle.. take it for whatever you think it is worth...

    "Factory applied waterproofing (DWR) is restored by washing in Sport-Wash."

    Not sure how that works.
    I've done some research on this recently. DWR fabrics (like eVent, Goretex) have their beading ability impeded by particles that come from general use; they get dirty. Washing them with detergent isn't a good idea, but stuff like Nikwax Tech Wash will clean the garment and hence restore it to near new performance. Things like Nikwax TX-Direct Wash-in will apply a DWR coat to a garment.

    I haven't personally used any of this stuff, but I've noticed my Go-Lite Wizard jacket is suffering from sub-par performance and so I did some homework. I figure I'll throw it in the wash without detergent prior to getting the Tech Wash to see if that helps any. I don't believe I've washed it in the year+ I've had it.
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