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    Fog and quilt saturation..

    Howdy all.. Lookin to cover all bases, have a uqp on the way thinkin it would be perfect for those mornings or days with thick fog to keep my quilt dry..
    Also thinkin my Black birds no seeum netting would work pretty well to do the same for my tq?
    What are your personal experiences on this? I am all ears...... Or eyes........
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    In Sweden, where I do my camping, this is an issue on most mornings. If it has rained the night before, you barely see the ground because of the mist.

    I bought a 2qzq uq protector as a first step, and also I invested in a new uq from HammockGear with dwr - perhaps the dwr is enough on its own, but I wouldn't count on it.

    Haven't been able to test it yet in those conditions though, so can't report any experience except for the absolutely soaked uq I wound up with before....

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    Dwr on the quilts does a surprisingly good job, HG being a good example. I've had blowing rain dripping from my UQ and was amazed how well it resisted absorbing into the down.

    David

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    Dwr on the quilts does a surprisingly good job, HG being a good example. I've had blowing rain dripping from my UQ and was amazed how well it resisted absorbing into the down.

    David

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    For the fog you are talking about the DDP with the JRB Weather Shield mod is the way to go, whether protecting a UQ or a TQ...It is the most breathable approach.

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    I've camped 2000' directly above the Puget Sound, with clouds coming in. We couldn't hardly take a photo with the flash as all we got was the water moisture. The rain blew in with it, soaking my HG UQ. The DWR did a pretty good job; however, with all the water, the down still got soaked. With the clouds, the moisture went in sideways or even up, coating everything.

    A good tarp with the doors closed (like my Superfly) will stop a lot, but I got a 2QZQ UQP and it really adds a level of protection. In addition, I found that it adds about 10* (when combined with my DangerBird's overcover). I would think that a sock would do about as much.

    I saw a video of the HangnOutDerigible on YouTube, which seemed like a good idea (part Cuben Fiber/Breathable Cuben Fiber sock).

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    What about Dridown or DownTek in the quilt, do you think that would be more effective. It would be interesting to see if that worked out better. Now if only someone made top/under quilts with the new hydrophobic down that we could try our in heavy fog/rain conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    I've camped 2000' directly above the Puget Sound, with clouds coming in. We couldn't hardly take a photo with the flash as all we got was the water moisture. The rain blew in with it, soaking my HG UQ. The DWR did a pretty good job; however, with all the water, the down still got soaked. With the clouds, the moisture went in sideways or even up, coating everything.

    A good tarp with the doors closed (like my Superfly) will stop a lot, but I got a 2QZQ UQP and it really adds a level of protection. In addition, I found that it adds about 10* (when combined with my DangerBird's overcover). I would think that a sock would do about as much.

    I saw a video of the HangnOutDerigible on YouTube, which seemed like a good idea (part Cuben Fiber/Breathable Cuben Fiber sock).
    Did you have the Superfly during that fog event when every thing got wet? What about the 2QZQ UQP, have you found that to block the fog adequately? Is it Sil-nylon or breathable?
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    A silnylon weathershield does a good job on the UQ, the netting on the BB does help but if you're out for days you're gonna notice the damp getting in.

    I've never worked out a total fog solution, it's a pain for extended hammock camping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    A silnylon weathershield does a good job on the UQ, the netting on the BB does help but if you're out for days you're gonna notice the damp getting in.

    I've never worked out a total fog solution, it's a pain for extended hammock camping
    Thanks everyone for the replies.. Shewie.. Spot on sir.. .. Thanks so much..
    We would be one step closer to world peace, if everyone slept in a hammock..

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