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    Quote Originally Posted by dukedante View Post
    Did you rip a hole in the channel or did you use one of the little grosgain loops she placed along the side? There are 3 on each side of my quilt spaced evenly along the side. I could probably just use these if I need to add the shockcord. I think I'll try the option you agreed with me on first.
    I did not modify the quilt at all, there is a channel along the long edge big enough to slip the shock cord threw. I do not have the 3 tabs along the edge, mine is a older model and she may have changed the way she did the edge. On mine the end channel and side channels are sewn in the very same way giving room for the shock cord to run threw. Try slipping something long and thin into to corner right at the LineLoc to see if the channel is open.
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    A picture is worth a thousand words! The right side of the picture is the end channel with original cord and the left is the one I added into the sewn channel that was already on the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukedante View Post
    I was talking with my hiking partner about the bag and I think that since it is a cheaper bag the down is actually spread evenly across the top and bottom of it, so it works great as a TQ. Some of the more expensive ones don't fill the bottom of the bag as much, which would make a lopsided TQ. Works fantastically for me. Have you considered cutting off the hood and zipper?
    I bought the short bag that's 72"L. I did consider taking the hood off but changed my mind when I used it the first time in 20 degree weather. I like the hood there and I kind of wrap it around my head creating a tunnel to breath through. But the zipper could go with a seam ripper but only for weight savings, it really doesn't bother me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myles to go View Post
    A picture is worth a thousand words! The right side of the picture is the end channel with original cord and the left is the one I added into the sewn channel that was already on the edge.

    We have been testing something similar for heavier and/or longer UQ's. We have been using linelocs on the corners of our UQ's for awhile. I saw a video by GrizzlyAdams where he combined the lineloc on the corner and side channel suspension. A video in worth at least a thousand words Look at Grizz's video at about the 14:40 minute mark

    You can replace at least half the shock cord with something like dynaglide to save weight.

    We do feel that the stock suspension will work great for most users but this is an alternative that works well.

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