Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    2ply's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Athens,Ga
    Hammock
    Clark DLX, ENO SN, BIAS WWM
    Tarp
    Ox Palace, Noah 12
    Insulation
    Oxgear, KAQ, WL
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Dutchware
    Posts
    1,083
    Images
    3

    Question Anyone using the side loops on KAQ's

    I've been using my New River UQ for the last few weeks and loving it. Last night I used the side loops with shock cord attachments for the first time. I put a small carabiner on one end and a cord lock on the other end to snug the UQ to the hammock. This helped snug up the UQ in the middle and leg area and brought the UQ up more on the sides. It only got down to 35* last night but I stayed nice and warm. I wasn't sure how I would like the set up with the cords going over the ridge line but it worked really well and I liked the way the sides stayed high and kept my shoulders and legs warm. Anyone else using the side loops on their UQ and how did you like it?

    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Throkda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Hammock
    Dangerbird 72
    Tarp
    HH Hex Tarp
    Insulation
    KAQ New River
    Suspension
    Straps/Buckles
    Posts
    270
    Images
    21
    I haven't tried it directly over the ridgeline yet (I may have to to see if it feels even more warm), but I do use them regularly - they match up great with the tie-out loops on the Dangerbird...I use a little shock cord for adjustability at the corners, and just a mini-biner to attach the middle loop to the side shock cord the tie-outs attach to. It keeps the whole quilt snug on that 72" width, and since that side cord is shock cord, it doesn't interfere with me getting in or out of the hammock, either.
    "Can't we all just live in trees and hammocks?"
    -- Sam Gribley, My Side of the Mountain

  3. #3
    fishbait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Jamesburg, NJ
    Hammock
    Bias Weenie
    Tarp
    WBMJ
    Insulation
    Phoenix/Mamba
    Suspension
    Tree Straps
    Posts
    2,601
    Images
    8
    I was thinking of trying that myself. Did the shock cord intefere with your ability to get into the hammock?

  4. #4
    2ply's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Athens,Ga
    Hammock
    Clark DLX, ENO SN, BIAS WWM
    Tarp
    Ox Palace, Noah 12
    Insulation
    Oxgear, KAQ, WL
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Dutchware
    Posts
    1,083
    Images
    3
    Not at all. I just unclip the center to get in and out. The head and foot area are far enough apart were they are out of the way. I thought it would be a pain to do but it's quick and easy and I like the way it snugs up the UQ.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

  5. #5
    Cali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Modoc, SC
    Hammock
    Switchback/Speer/T-Bird/WBBB/Lt Owl
    Tarp
    SF/CF/Cldburst/Oge
    Insulation
    Incub/Buro/Snugfit
    Suspension
    Cinch Straps
    Posts
    3,340
    I have been considering this. Thanks!!! It looks nice.
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

    You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. -Albert Einstein

  6. #6
    DivaB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Newark, OH
    Hammock
    DIY Extra Wide & Long Tablecloth
    Tarp
    Funky & GG Tarps
    Insulation
    DIY down UQ
    Suspension
    continuous L. Amst
    Posts
    4,102
    We love the light weight patrol bag as our TQ, we just cut off the zippers and sew in a new seam. I didn't need anymore, but something happened to my brain and I made a bid on some..... and won 4 more. At $25 total and free shipping I figured I'd happen upon some use for them. Then I run across your thread which has given me an idea of what I'll do with them to help our UQ reach better temps. I could go this route, which looks pretty darn cozy, but tight for movement in the leg area, or take the picture you have a step further and go with them totally surrounding the hammocks. Either way, I'm not so upset at myself for my knee jerk reaction on bidding and winning now. Funny how a picture can just get the mind going sometimes.

  7. #7
    Barlutti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    North Okanagan, BC
    Hammock
    BIAS WWM, WBBB 1.1
    Tarp
    superfly
    Insulation
    incubator,jarbidge
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    339
    Images
    20
    i get the same effect with my old sleeping bag. It is great for extra warmth, and a little more protection from breezes. and a lot easier than messing with the zipper. good stuff
    life time believer in the afternoon nap

    " the Dude abides "

  8. #8
    Member CannonBeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Hammock
    ENO DN
    Tarp
    Tadpole
    Insulation
    New River UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    83
    I was messing around in my ENO DN with my New River UQ and some shock cord. The New River stays pretty snug so using the side loops didn't seem necessary. But looping some cords around the structural ridgeline did seem to pull everything together nicely. So I made up four lengths of shock cord with some micro biners to carry with me on colder nights.

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
  •