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    New Member Honey Badger!'s Avatar
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    Great price

    Great price on the jackets, mine were 14. Good luck! You will love it when its done. I have mine down to 14 Degreess with a 32 D bag. A little cool but bearable. :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by Vincebus View Post
    Bought a couple of the JCP down jackets a few months back @ the $5 clearance price. Going to start working on the UQ for my sleep system here soon. Lots of great ideas to work from...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmike65 View Post
    It seems a shame to cut up perfectly usable items, just to make another. (though there are some really nice projects out there!) Here is what I came up with using two JC Penny jackets:

    http://youtu.be/9gJAE2Zq9ys

    The jackets were $20 each and the finished item weighs 18.5 oz. with the suspension. I have successfully used this down to 40* overnight inside my hammock sock. I like this because it gives me two wearable vests that serve a double-purpose in my kit.
    GREAT VIDEO mrmike. thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerfu View Post
    I have a vest I bought on clearance also. Is there a link to this mod somewhere?
    Use the vest as an add-on to a 3/4 UQ. that is what I do... easy to hook up to cover your feet.
    .... the Aardvark (earth pig)... a rather unremarkable creature whose sole claim to fame is that it is the first animal listed in the dictionary.
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    I have a few extra 2XLong (black) that I'll likely never get to. I paid $30 a piece for them. If anyone is interested hit me up!
    Directionally challenged...comicly so.

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    Homemadehiker I sent you a pm

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    Okay then, just got done ripping the seams so I can put my UQ together and I gotta say, I don't envy you guys doing more than two. That is, If you had the seams I have, jeez, what a pain and it took me about 3 hours per jacket. The seams were stitched together and capped with a small strip of the same material. Ended up basically ripping every seam twice! Seems some others lucked out with the seams just stitched without the cap. Lucky!

    It's not the glide in the ride, it's the swing in the sling...

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    The Stove Daddy HomeMadeHiker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincebus View Post
    Okay then, just got done ripping the seams so I can put my UQ together and I gotta say, I don't envy you guys doing more than two. That is, If you had the seams I have, jeez, what a pain and it took me about 3 hours per jacket. The seams were stitched together and capped with a small strip of the same material. Ended up basically ripping every seam twice! Seems some others lucked out with the seams just stitched without the cap. Lucky!

    You can slice the each cap down the center then just rip the primary seam.
    Directionally challenged...comicly so.

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    yeah, I realized that would have probably worked after the fact... I'll be sure to try it that way the next time I decide to do that much seam ripping... Ugh! :P Good thing is, the Puffer UQ is assembled, just need to put seams to clean up the bottom and top edges and then, of course, the suspension. Don't use the thread injector very often so it takes a little bit of trial and error before my lines straighten up.

    Couple pics of the UQ so far...



    Length view



    Still a work in progress but, it's coming along...
    It's not the glide in the ride, it's the swing in the sling...

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    Nice looking project you have there. Mine is a two layer UQ so it's a little different but I love the zip out feature!
    Happy Trails to one and all.
    Enjoy the outdoors wisely and elevate your perspective.

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    Another Really cool JC Penny Puffer instructional- https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...141#post953141

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    Awesome now to see if the local JCP has any of these laying around yet. If I can find 4 that will be enough for 2 of our hammocks to also hopefully make TQ also.

    Off to go looking

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