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    Quote Originally Posted by bkautzman89 View Post
    So with your experience of the NW arczeneb, should I go with synthetic since I live here full time? Also, right now I don't do much hiking, and don't really have a place to store my quilt in the lofted position. So maybe synthetic would be better? I can store it, and not worry about it getting wet. And I assume that synthetic works as good as down?
    If you go synthetic recommendation was given on Arrowhead check out his site. For example the Potomac 1lb 12 oz 30* full length. Your not backpacking much and summer rarely gets to 90* and that's July. My suggestion is go to REI downtown store in Seattle grab a bag goose or synthetic walk over to the hammocks then you'll have a better idea; weight, size etc. Look for a Big Agnes bag flip it over.
    Right now I think they are in their winter moving gear toward summer. Only you know the many factors; type of sleeper, gear, etc. what is known is your wet environment logic says synthetic. Me I'm goose also kayaking using dry bags. Storage use the large bag included and hang but not compressed. Finally I started with synthetic no harm having both.
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    Is there a way to make some sort of weather protector to go over(or I guess under) the UQ. Say like a poncho or some sort of other waterproof material. Maybe modify a backpackers tarp from Walmart to hang under the UQ? Lightweight ish, but also weather resistant. And I'm all for goose, but knowing it can be stored but not compressed is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkautzman89 View Post
    Is there a way to make some sort of weather protector to go over(or I guess under) the UQ. Say like a poncho or some sort of other waterproof material. Maybe modify a backpackers tarp from Walmart to hang under the UQ? Lightweight ish, but also weather resistant. And I'm all for goose, but knowing it can be stored but not compressed is good.
    If your not a DIY check out 2QZQ under quilt protector breathable or waterproof I have one works great and lightweight mine is breathable only 8ozs.

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    I'm all for diy. How hard can it be to make a protector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkautzman89 View Post
    I'm all for diy. How hard can it be to make a protector?
    Not hard fabric two sewn channels on the ends with shock cord and cord locks
    D.I.Y. Supply Gear has fabric in various colors along with other goodies.

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    What about a backpackers tarp from Walmart? It's cheap. I have shock cord and maybe cord locks at home. And I can sew.

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