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    Senior Member codya95's Avatar
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    Looks great by adding pull outs woul it compress the uq? Looka great will be ordering inr asap.

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    no, it wouldn't, as long as they weren't really tight

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    Thanks jhprince for the top cover suggestion. I have a Blackbird and it is outstanding quality and I will eventually buy a sock from Warbonnet. We have a sewing machine that I bought my wife for Christmas several years ago that is still in the box. I did not know, and in case anyone else does not know, never buy your wife a sewing machine for Christmas. Regardless of how useful it could be and all my good intentions, it was a very bad decision that I will never forget!

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    Fish- here's the top cover I based mine on. Read through the whole thread as some comments improved the design. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ight=Overcover

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    Thank you jhprince, this gives me more to think about. Especially with adding the undercover part, and it is all something I could do. I suppose I would have to add a zipper and it seems like the materials would probably be under $40 with shipping. I suppose the question I am asking myself is do I want to give up a day of hammocking to sew instead? I would like to make a few ridgeline organizer also.

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    keep in mind a topcover does nothing for your underquilt, a sock on the other hand blocks wind and water from an underquilt and gives it a temp. boost by placing it inside the warmer enclosed space. so for instance if you figure a 15 deg temp advantage for a sock, you could use a 20deg underquilt and topquilt at 5 deg. if using an overcover instead you'd only get that boost to your tq, leaving the uq exposed to the actual outside air temps

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    I agree and I have been thinking that the undercover part is a necessity. I camp too much, and have been for a long time and I know that for a sleeping bag to work properly, it has to be in no wind conditions. Even the slightest breeze affects the temperature, and in a hurry.
    I apologize if I sound so undecided, but I think about hammocks to get my mind off of teaching 8th grade math. Any chance that anyone thinks about Algebra to get their mind off of hammocks?
    I suppose I should order the sock right now and move on to thinking about getting my ice fishing things together!

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    I used my Traveler Sock this last week in the mountains outside Mammoth Lakes, CA. There was a breeze, and I used a Molly Mac Shamu with a Go-lite 1-season bag down to 25 degrees. Both the sleeping bag and underquilt are good to a rated 40 degrees, and I was comfortable at 25 with wind and no condensation inside the sock. I have found that they really help push your gear, especially when the wind starts to blow.

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    here's a link to a test I just posted...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=61948

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