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    First DIY is out of the bag!

    Just finished my first Hammock DIY! I converted my youth down sleeping bag into a cozy TQ. I removed the zipper, rolled the edges and hacked off the hood. How'd I do?

    Outside

    Inside

    Deployed

    Charlie Approves!
    Last edited by Hammonkey; 10-03-2012 at 04:38.

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    I would say very good. Whats the weight?

    Jeremy

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    Looks great!

    I really like the yellow/blue combo.
    Poodle? Looks like he's having fun too

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    Two thumbs up!
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    Looks warm!!
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    I really like the yellow/blue combo.
    Poodle? Looks like he's having fun too
    The lighting makes it look a little funny, it's actually grey and blue.

    Charlie although not a poodle is a Bichon Frise, which descends from poodles. The hypo allergenic coat is a must for my brother's GF (who I credit for helping me out a ton on this project). He could not get enough ear-slides in before I put it away.

    No idea on the weight yet. Waiting to find a more reliable scale, but at the moment the weight watchers scale I did use tilts to EEEE as it seems to go past the 36 oz max stuffed inside a 2.5 oz stuffsack... so I'm guessing that it's in the 2.25-2.5lb range. Which makes sense as the bag is about 20 years old, and filled with some pretty low fill power down (lots of feathers). I cant even imagine the nightmare of pulling all the old down out and restuffing it with 900fp down. I'll bet I could shave off a few more oz by taking about 4-6" off of the width, but I want to try it out first and see how the size suits me.

    I may convert it to a 3/4 UQ in the future and buy / DIY a bit lighter TQ. Ideally I'd like to have a TQ < 20 oz. But for now it's a cheap easy super comfy way for me to get started. It is definitely noticeably lighter than my regular sleepingbag after removing all the zippers, nylon reinforcement webbing, and hood.
    Last edited by Hammonkey; 10-03-2012 at 04:48.

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    Looks nice and warm. Good work!

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    Nice job on the conversion!
    Syb
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    It looks great.
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    Great job dude!

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