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    I have shock cord at the ends and at least head end was sealed well. When I was cold and stuck my hand down the side there was a large gap. When I pull it tighter to get rid of that gap the cord is to tight and hits my head and feet to hard.

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    Maybe triangle thingies will help change the angle of pull on the UQ allowing you to relax the tension to a comfortable level. Arrowhead Equipment sells them.
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    Before you spend much, get yourself several safety pins and some elastic -- sewing elastic is cheap and fine-- with which to simulate a field-worthy solution.

    Just to try different language: Your goal is NOT to pull the UQ up. Your goal is to have the the top layer of the UQ all intimate with the bottom of the hammock, with no spaces, dirty dancing if you will. If that happens the, rest of it, --the good stuff like insulation -- will follow.

    Per others, get some help, someone else to get in the hammock and move around while you watch and adjust and learn what is happening, including gaps opening up, and maybe some never closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Maybe triangle thingies will help change the angle of pull on the UQ allowing you to relax the tension to a comfortable level. Arrowhead Equipment sells them.
    I'm with the triangle thingies, since they'll help change the pull of the UQ and also change the position of where the shock cord is hitting you. You don't have to use material and sew these. You can just use braided mason line or some other line and tie it off in knots in a Triangular shape. This is an inexpensive way to change your size, the shape, where you want it to end and so on.

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