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    heavy fog/drizzle & wind

    Having just purchased a down UQ, what methods do you all use to keep the UQ dry when the conditions are very windy with 100% humidity (drizzle/fog).

    With these type of conditions, everything gets very damp/wet or just plain saturated.

    A well positioned tarp goes a long way, but this does not cut it for me.

    Is there a peapod type of tarp available on the market that adds another layer of wind/moisture protection??

    MC

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    Senior Member hikerman2000's Avatar
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    Vapor barrier made from silnylon ripstop... Just jeffs makes an all in one similar to this and quadruples as a ton of other things (pack cover, water bag, etc...), but this provides the most protection

    Scroll down, 4th product down...

    http://www.2qzqhammockhanger.com/ham...cessories.html

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    2QZQ sells an UQ protector. Attaches like an UQ, light and fast.

    bill
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    I made my own weather-shield. (I would just get one from 2QZQ as they are well made and beautiful) Made of breathable DWR rip-stop. It helps in wet/foggy weather but many a time I did not have it with me and was in fog/cloud at the Linville Gorge and somehow my body heat kept my UQ dry.
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    so silnylon or the DWR rip stop? which one is better. i live in new england and it gets mighty chilly, foggy, rainy in the Fall and Spring.
    Megan
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    Uqp & uqp + yeti

    I use the UQP (Under Quilt Protector) all the time.

    Usually I hang it loose just to keep drafts & dirt off my WBBB.

    Hung somewhat tighter and with the WB 3/4 summer YETI, it will also serve to absolutely eliminate the dreaded CBS.

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