Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 52
  1. #1
    Senior Member Graybeard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Southwest Vermont
    Hammock
    Modified Speer
    Tarp
    PenTarp, by OES
    Posts
    126
    Images
    27

    Insulated hammock

    I've been searching for some discussion about, or information on, a hammock with permanently built-in insulation below the hammock itself (as opposed to an add-on underquilt) and have found nothing. Am I a bad searcher or does the idea have such obvious (to others) drawbacks that nobody even considers the idea.?
    It seems to me that the concept should offer significant potential for increased thermal efficiency, reduced weight, and lower overall cost. Am I missing the downside or the links?
    b
    bob

  2. #2
    Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,299
    Images
    101
    I thought I saw some discussion of that on Jeff's site.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

  3. #3
    Senior Member fin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    On the trail
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Cuben
    Insulation
    Phoenix
    Suspension
    Strap, Whoopie
    Posts
    2,498
    Images
    208
    Here's one:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=Bridgeskin

    Here's some pics of a down hammock made by our very own mod, slowhike:

  4. #4
    Senior Member fin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    On the trail
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Cuben
    Insulation
    Phoenix
    Suspension
    Strap, Whoopie
    Posts
    2,498
    Images
    208
    Another pic from Slowhike:

  5. #5
    Senior Member fin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    On the trail
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Cuben
    Insulation
    Phoenix
    Suspension
    Strap, Whoopie
    Posts
    2,498
    Images
    208

  6. #6
    Senior Member Preacha Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Northwest, Arkansas
    Hammock
    My DIY 10.5'X5' speer style
    Tarp
    PW 10X12 Cathedral
    Insulation
    PW Comforter Quilt
    Suspension
    1"poly webbing
    Posts
    650
    Images
    41
    The problem about making and insulated hammock is stitching thru the hammock material itself at the head and the foot end. I have wanted to make one for quite some time and try it out, but you would have to use a very small needle (smaller holes) and good stitches. You would have to use a zig zag stitch to help with the nylon stretching. Overall it sounds like a good idea, if you can avoid catastophic hammock failure.

    Dwight
    Psalm 19:1-3 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."

  7. #7
    Senior Member Graybeard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Southwest Vermont
    Hammock
    Modified Speer
    Tarp
    PenTarp, by OES
    Posts
    126
    Images
    27
    Thanks guys! I just knew there had to be something here; just couldn't find it. Up here in the North East there are nights but no seasons when you can confidently go without insulation.
    b
    bob

  8. #8
    Bipolar Bear Tobit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Hammock
    WL Night Owl
    Tarp
    WL Old Man Winter
    Insulation
    Quilts + Body Fat
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    814
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Graybeard View Post
    Up here in the North East there are nights but no seasons when you can confidently go without insulation.
    b
    QFT! Right now @ 6288' (Mt. Washington) it's 49 degrees. At 4000' it's only 10 degrees warmer. 61 degrees at the altitude I usually camp in.

  9. #9
    GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge, v0.n, where n is large
    Tarp
    depends on season
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Posts
    4,628
    Images
    564
    Quote Originally Posted by Preacha Man View Post
    The problem about making and insulated hammock is stitching thru the hammock material itself at the head and the foot end. I have wanted to make one for quite some time and try it out, but you would have to use a very small needle (smaller holes) and good stitches. You would have to use a zig zag stitch to help with the nylon stretching. Overall it sounds like a good idea, if you can avoid catastophic hammock failure.

    Dwight
    I learned a trick on my bridge hammock, that a flat-felled seam can take the stress of body weight. On my bridges they go on the side of the hammock, here you would have them at the head and foot, and would be the terminating points for the built-in insulation.

    I think actually that you don't need to have a proper flat-felled seam, but only a fold in the fabric that is equivalent to what you would have if you were joining two pieces. The ends of the insulation holder would be sewn into that fold.

    I'm gonna try this on my next bridge project I think.

    Grizz

  10. #10
    Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,299
    Images
    101
    If you did what I can best describe as a double no-see-um baffle you would not have to sew through the body of the hammock any more than you would for a normal double layer. By a double no-see-um baffle I am refering to the use of no-see-um netting for the down baffles as normal, but then another layer of no-see-um would be applied as a cover where the second layer of fabric would be for a quilt. Then the whole shebang would be applied to the hammock body as the bottom of a two layer body. No seams into the hammock body itself. You would have to figure out the size of the bottom to account for the loft so it would not compress itself while you were in it.

    The alternative would be using a continuous filmanet synth insulation and quilting it directly to the double layer fabric. once again, no seams into the body. Once again getting the sizes right so as to not compress would be a tricky part, at least for me.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •