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    Gear Test: JRB Mt Washington Underquilt (0-10F)

    WOOHOO!! Testing the JRB Mt Washington Underquilt (MWUQ)!! I finally got the first look up on the page and can't wait to get some nights in it, including at Mt Rogers. I'll continue updating the page as I get more experience with it.

    http://www.tothewoods.net/GearTestJRBMWUQ.html
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    Nice - I still have my eye on one of those, but I'll probably have to sell my car to get it.

    BTW, you will feel some wind through the ends of the BMB. It the one major heat loss area for me in my BMB. If you hang your pack at the end of the hammock from the spreader bars, it helps. If you have a winter tarp (closeable ends), even better.

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    I do have the JRB winter tarp so that'll help (when I use a tarp, at least). I was also hoping I could just put my pack inside the hammock at the end but there's not enough room. Maybe I could make some world-famous Slowhike Storage End Caps from sil to block the wind and provide some dead air space.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I do have the JRB winter tarp so that'll help (when I use a tarp, at least). I was also hoping I could just put my pack inside the hammock at the end but there's not enough room. Maybe I could make some world-famous Slowhike Storage End Caps from sil to block the wind and provide some dead air space.
    I sure like mine<G>.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Am I the only one without a Mt Washington?
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    Dutch, it appears it's just you and me. But you could definitely sew one yourself, if you haven't already.

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    Hey now, I am also without a Mt Washington. Or any UQ for that matter.

    I did just buy a 15 degree down bag at the REI Scratch-n-dent sale for 50 bucks yesterday... I'm seriously considering my first DIY attempt being a conversion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Am I the only one without a Mt Washington?
    I don't have a Mt Washington. I was saying that I like the "storage end covers" that I made<G>.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    Dutch, it appears it's just you and me. But you could definitely sew one yourself, if you haven't already.
    Add me to the list of the poor saps that dont have one...yet. I really really want one but almost cant justify that type of money for something that will get used maybe 2-3 months of the year here in AZ. Well in the meantime I will just drool all over the pics and reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    Nice - I still have my eye on one of those, but I'll probably have to sell my car to get it.

    BTW, you will feel some wind through the ends of the BMB. It the one major heat loss area for me in my BMB. If you hang your pack at the end of the hammock from the spreader bars, it helps. If you have a winter tarp (closeable ends), even better.
    FishinFinn, JJ, Et al,

    The ends of a BMBH are 1.9 oz DWR like most hammocks, you should have no more heat loss though them than any other hammock... Especially since you are not in contact with them in the sleep position.

    That said hanging the gear hammock/pack cover on the end is about a perfect match that addes two layers of silnyl and whatever you put in it as insulation to the end.

    Hanging the pack from the spreader bar is not recommended as you can bend the spreader bar if there is too much weight in the pack.

    Again the key to eliminating wind issues is first good site selection and second adequate tarp/tent.


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