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    Any reason not to order the wide burrow?

    So after talking to a fellow hf'er--- he said that he got is burrow wider so that if he has to go to the ground-- will be easier to keep it around him and help from getting gold---- makes sense.. So since my blackfriday order hasnt been made yet-- i thought id make my burrow wider.. Any reason you guys can think not to? Would it effect how the burrow surrounds you in the hammock? or would it just come around the same way as the normal sized version?

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    I have a wide burrow and it works the same as a regular one in the hammock near as i can tell. Only drawback for me is the higher weight of the additional fabric and down. I use my burrow for all of my backpacking hammock or tent and with my pad the width realy seems to make a difference to me, a bigger guy (46 jacket).

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    I have a regular and have used it multiple nights on the ground and though it was perfectly comfortable, I did have to be aware when rolling side to side. Having a wider TQ I wouldn't have to fiddle probably at all.

    I will tell you though, if you sleep on your stomach ont he ground, it wont matter since raising your arms up with put the TQ above your arm-line anyways, if that makes any sense.

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    Depends on your heft. My heft is long/wide (48L+) so the wide long Burrow was ordered after attempting to use a regular sized one. Works well for me but then my motorcycle makes counting grams silly.

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    I prolly will end up with a custom wide Incubator to replace the regular one too. While regular my sized Burrow and Incubator will work...I want extreme comfort not just what works. I'll cut packed size and weight somewhere else for a good nights sleep and snuggling into custom wide/long HG 900 fill Hungarian down stuff is as nice as it gets.
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    Law.. I hear ya -- I feel the same way.. I weigh 220(ish lol) --- so whats a few extra ounces on my back? Nada... I thought about going a bit wider on my incubator but after talking to Adam -- he thought it just was not needed for me.. And if you go to much wider it starts to mess with tie outs on the hammock.. I did add about 6 inches in length just to make sure the uq didnt slide up and make my feet cold.. Insurance against those 3am cfs nights lol..

    After hearing from you and packeagle and slo--- wide seems like a good way to go on my burrow..

    So here will be my hammock gear setup
    burrow- long/wide/sewn end/green top/7d inner against body
    incubator 20*-- 82" long/7d fabric..

    Should be well setup.. I didnt go overfill on either piece cause Adam thought the temp rating was conservative as is and id be MORE then warm enough without it..

    Not sure how much longer it will be-- hopefully soon.. Ordered on black friday.. Starting to get itchy lol..

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    We need to slim down. Our sizes in this country are getting obscene. Sorry I'm not picking on anyone I just think at some point we need to draw a line in the sand.
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    We need to slim down. Our sizes in this country are getting obscene. Sorry I'm not picking on anyone I just think at some point we need to draw a line in the sand.
    I agree; however, it's easier said than done. Start with un-SuperSizing food with fastfood. But that's it's own problem, because people don't feel that they got their money's worth...

    As far as the burrow, I'd think that with the extra material, it would drape down better. In a hammock, the UQ sides come up and the TQ goes across. If used on the ground, your chest or shoulder would be the high spot and it would drape down to the ground from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat View Post
    We need to slim down. Our sizes in this country are getting obscene. Sorry I'm not picking on anyone I just think at some point we need to draw a line in the sand.
    And what would you do after drawing your line, attack them, arrest them?

    Besides being a complete hijack of a thread, it really is a very insensitive and inappropriate comment to make.
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    If you split you camping between both hammock and tent (dessert hiking), then I would go for the wide. Of course, I'm assuming you hike, not car camp. Otherwise, don't carry any extra weight for fear of the possibility that eventually your suspension might break and leave you on the ground.
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    And you get a bit of extra range

    If with wider you get more down, too, then fold the quilt, barely, pinch the sides between fingers of both hands spread apart, and shake gently.

    You've now shifted some of the down from the edges you will tuck in to the middle of the TQ which will rise on top of you. The TQ will loft a little higher and be a bit more resistant to heat loss, extending the range.

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