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    This is rough and not completely thought through, but........

    I'd like to try something like this (on the Darien UL). The overcover is sized exactly the same as the net. There is a strip of fabric approx 8-10" wide around all 4 sides with a shock cord channel to accommodate 1/16" shock cord. I'm not convinced yet that it would actually require the shock cord. Each of the 4 coners are overlapped forming a pocket. The end pockets fit over the hammock peaks, while the side pockets can hold a heavy item (shoe, water bottle, etc) to weigh the sides down. For windy/stormy weather, the side pockets would be fitted with a tie-out loop for cinching down a little more secure. The sides at the asym points could also be hooked to the UQ corners. This may actually help keep the UQ in the proper asym arrangement, but I don't know. The fabric strips along each side should open up enough to wrap around the edges of the hammock, sealing against cold drafts. There would be a Nanoseeum window at each end for ventilation, yet in a protected area so that a breeze can't easily get in.

    The whole cover should be able to be built with 3yds of 60" wide fabric + a little nanoseeum & any hardware required.

    The DangerBird overcover would need to be slightly different on the sides to accommodate the existing tie-outs on the hammock.



    The name for this design?
    I'm thinking the Lunchlady - "sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe"


    Disclaimer - I haven't tried this exact design yet, just ran tests on a couple similar overcovers. This design is just sitting around on my to-do list.
    Last edited by PapaSmurf; 01-09-2013 at 11:06.

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    That sounds like a winner...
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    Hi PapaSmurf,
    I'm a condensation machine and have had no luck with netting.
    Once it starts collecting frost it seals up as tight as ripstop.
    A small opening at the head end is the only think that has worked for me.
    What about considering a small opening at the head end with a flap? Just a thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Hi PapaSmurf,
    I'm a condensation machine and have had no luck with netting.
    Once it starts collecting frost it seals up as tight as ripstop.
    A small opening at the head end is the only think that has worked for me.
    What about considering a small opening at the head end with a flap? Just a thought...
    Good point. Will have to think about how to open the head end with a flap and make it look nice and finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    Good point. Will have to think about how to open the head end with a flap and make it look nice and finished.
    I know you have seen this picture of my winter Gnome before.
    I have been doing quite a bit of condensation testing in the backyard.
    I've got about 16 nights in this hammock since I got it. An opening on the head end no bigger than this is all that's required to pretty much stop any frosting on the inside.

    hth

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    Papa already beat me a few posts ago.

    I was looking at being his "test subject" for a Freebird (Dangerbird w/ removable parts) but things didn't line up right.

    This man is a genius. Give him time and he'll find the perfect solution.
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