Would some good old 550 Paracord work in this situation, or should I be looking at something else?
Underquilt for XLC
About anything will work. It doesn't need to really hold much weight. I used what I had laying around - a few continuos loops of amsteel. I'll probably switch it out with something else when I get around to it (lazy!)
Originally Posted by ofsjason
I have a DIY torso-length Climashield UQ. I use the Dutchware ridgeline quilt clips to pull up the longitudinal shock cords so it pulls up tight. At the foot end, the clip is maybe three feet up the ridge line and the shock cords are at a 45 degree angle (or so) - this doesn't seem to to get in the way for ingress/egress, but keeps things tight. The head end is a bit different because of the shelf and the bug net tie out, so it's more a matter of making sure the shock cord is snug underneath them.
just the thread I was looking for.
I ordered my first hammock, a xlc bb double 1.7, with the idea of buying the best, and not want to get something else later. Also got in on the handy hammock discount. $143 shipped.
After combing the forums I am seeing nothing but good reviews and recommendations for Incubator's. I was wondering about the possible length issue, and am glad I found this thread.
Do you all have the Incubator or the Incubator Long?
How does the Olive Green Incubator look with the xlc compared to black?
anyone have pics?
Most of my camping trips will likely be by an ocean facing beach (half moon bay), hence the handy hammock, or Point Reyes. Both places tend to be quite windy... half moon bay had 10-20mph gusts last time I was there, point reyes was probably 0-15mph gusts
Would you suggest I just get some refletix or some foam/air pad (and shove it in the double layers, to use until I know for certain that I need a UQ?
Would a Incubator Long 0 degree be too warm for California camping? from reading, you can always loose the UQ a bit to solve that. 40 degrees is likely the lowest temp I will see for the near future, but I would like to be able to hang in the snow, for winter trips to tahoe for snowboarding. Should i get the 0 deg and overstuff 4oz and be able to hang in any weather?
If I get an Incubator, what additional dutchware products would I want to be able to adjust my setup? I see dlm3 mentioned ridgeline quilt clips
I mostly car camp so weight is not an issue, perhaps short hikes, longer if I can quit smoking. A good UQ would help me not need the 9lb military sleep system, that thing is huge, but warm.
anyways, any suggestions on how to proceed are appreciated, I haven't even got my xlc shipping info yet, ordered apr 4th... been 33 days already.
xlc bb double 1.7
Tarp is a Kelty 12x12 - pics from 'my first hang' trip report
4-pc military modular sleep system ebay'd for 80 shipped
I am 5'10" 170lbs... if that helps.
+1 here, same set up and works great...
Originally Posted by Black Foot
This Thread is info I was looking for. No hammock yet but looking at XLC.
What about using some triangles for the underquilt. Also how do you pull up the center section of the quilt with the bug netting over the ridge line.
I have an XLC and I got a New River full size under quilt from Kick *** Quilts. I haven't tried it out in the field yet due to the heat, but I have it hanging under the XLC in my hobby room and it appears to cover the hammock. I guess I will find out for sure in the fall.
I used a 12 inch continuous loop of LashIt and attached it with a larkshead knot to my Leighlo UQ on the foot end, then just looped the other end over the whipping on my xlc. Worked great to get the quilt where I needed it. I tried shorter loops on each end but found the 12" on the foot worked be for me.
Both my underquilts (UGQ Zeppelin and KAQ New River) are the "long" versions and they fit my XLC with no issues.
Take it easy,