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    I've been looking at the same concept------check out http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=48581 I think his idea is pretty good! I have not tried this yet, but its on my "to do" list !
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmike65 View Post
    An interesting idea, but I wonder if having zippers right on the edge of the hammock, a high contact area, might result in premature failure of the zipper or the cloth it is sewn to. I'm just thinking about how that zipper would feel slipping in and out of the hammock. If you folded the top edge of your hammock over a couple of inches to the outside, and ran a couple of seams paralell to the edge, you could attach the zipper along the side an inch or so from the top. That might protect the zipper and your legs from excessive abrasion.
    I was thinking about that too mrmike. I was wondering about placing the zipper a little lower than the edge, or perhaps making a grosgrain topper that the zipper could nestle in... but then again, more weight... I dunno, it was just an idea.

    I do like the idea of dutch clips too. We use a elastic cord on our hose bed covers for our fire engines, they loop over a hook screwed to the engine's bed. something like that might work too using the dutch clips. It would require running a loose elastic cord down the length of both sides of the hammock with periodic openings to allow the clips to get at the cord.
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    I'm cutting and stitching and stuffing Cirrus V2.09er today.
    have 2 trips planned in the next few weeks.

    I will start a thread with the results sometime when I find a few spare minutes.
    Might be june before I get details up online.
    Anyone else making progress in this direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strung out View Post
    I'm cutting and stitching and stuffing Cirrus V2.09er today.
    have 2 trips planned in the next few weeks.

    I will start a thread with the results sometime when I find a few spare minutes.
    Might be june before I get details up online.
    Anyone else making progress in this direction?
    WV has done a really cool one recently.

    Also, it makes me really happy that you named it after a cloud.

    Fronkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    WV has done a really cool one recently.

    Also, it makes me really happy that you named it after a cloud.

    Fronkey
    Cool man, I'll try to find info if it's here.

    I wonder where that name came from...
    Hope I remembered the right one.

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    Here it is. If you scroll down to post 10, he has a video of it too.

    Fronkey

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    Thanks, Fronkey. This hammock did fine on the recent Dolly Sods hike. I'm learning to adjust layers so I avoid overheating, which leads to condensation. I think the next version of this hammock will be fabric rather than cuben (except for the baffles), so it will be a bit heavier, but still lighter than most hammock + underquilt combinations. I also have an insulated side-stretch gathered end hammock that has baffles sewn to the bottom layer only. The top edge of each baffle has a small bungee cord that holds it against the top layer (most of the time). It functions like a karo step quilt - the down stays in place for the most part, but it can be shifted if necessary. An earlier version of this style hammock had a layer of synthetic insulation quilted to the bottom layer and a small amount of down that helped fill the space between that insulation and the top layer. I'll probably revisit that design and incorporate some things I learned on the recent cuben hammock.

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    I wonder if one used 3 layers of material with hammock weight breathable on top then a quilt made with the lightest down downproof top and baffles inside and something a bit stronger maybe DWR on the bottom outside all sewn down both edges with zippers or velcro on the ends to vent. That would be lightest configuration with about guaranteed close fit but the ability to vent for those of us more likely to see 50 than 80 at night but thinking anything is possible on a long trip.

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    Nothermark, that's a good idea. The tricky part would be getting the size and shape of the bottom layers with insulation correct so it fits the top layer when it is stretched under the weight of the hanger.

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    The simplest solution might be to use polyester as the hammock body as stretch is negligible. That's the design I'm working on. My polyester fabric is a bit heavier than than most nylon hammock bodies (around 2.5 oz/yd2). But it feels really nice to lie in. I've tested it and found it to be downproof. I'm planning to sew the baffles right into the hammock body. I hope that doesn't result in a lot of holes for feathers to come through.

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