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    just say no to CBS!

    Last weekend I was trying to find the best use for a yard of Warm Window. It's a relatively thin, four layer material for making insulated window treatments, which FishinFinn wrote about last June, and I discovered last week.

    When I turned in, I put the WW inside my KAQ. I got up at 0130 with CBS. The WW was too heavy for the tiny KAQ suspension cords, so air leaked in where it pulled the KAQ away from my hammock.

    I removed the WW, and laid it out inside the hammock. After climbing in and getting situated, I was amazed at the immediate warmth from the Warm Window under me! Unlike a pad, it's thin enough that you don't feel it at all. It would be cool if a square of this stuff were built into the hammock, right under your bum.

    I'm going to use this yard of WW for my kids. I want them to know that hammocks are always warm and cozy.

    Warm Window is a good cure for CBS. You don't need a yard of it... a half yard of the stuff is light weight, and packs like a hand towel. If you face it with nylon, it could double as your sit-upon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Last weekend I was trying to find the best use for a yard of Warm Window. It's a relatively thin, four layer material for making insulated window treatments, which FishinFinn wrote about last June, and I discovered last week.

    When I turned in, I put the WW inside my KAQ. I got up at 0130 with CBS. The WW was too heavy for the tiny KAQ suspension cords, so air leaked in where it pulled the KAQ away from my hammock.

    I removed the WW, and laid it out inside the hammock. After climbing in and getting situated, I was amazed at the immediate warmth from the Warm Window under me! Unlike a pad, it's thin enough that you don't feel it at all. It would be cool if a square of this stuff were built into the hammock, right under your bum.

    I'm going to use this yard of WW for my kids. I want them to know that hammocks are always warm and cozy.

    Warm Window is a good cure for CBS. You don't need a yard of it... a half yard of the stuff is light weight, and packs like a hand towel. If you face it with nylon, it could double as your sit-upon.
    And don't forget that if you get it at JoAnne's, you can usually get it for 40-50% off with their weekly sale coupons, if you get their weekly fliers.

    I like the idea about the sit pad - face the thing with sil, and use it as a "bun" warmer, or a sit pad - brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    The WW was too heavy for the tiny KAQ suspension cords, so air leaked in where it pulled the KAQ away from my hammock.
    Hi MacEntyre --

    Thanks for the information on Warm Windows material. What size sheet do you have and what is it's weight?

    I wonder what level of warmth would be generated if used inside and under, as you used it, and also as an overcover for the hammock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwg View Post
    What size sheet do you have and what is it's weight?
    I bought a yard, which is 60" wide. I don't know what it weighs. The web site has nothing in the specs about weight.
    Quote Originally Posted by bwg View Post
    I wonder what level of warmth would be generated if used inside and under, as you used it, and also as an overcover for the hammock?
    The insulation in the fabric is thin, but it is compressible. Inside the hammock is less desirable because it will be compressed. Just make a double thick UQ instead.

    A WW overcover... might be a bit bulky.

    You got me thinking... if I bought two Wiggy's poncho liners, and sewed them together with a layer of WarmWindow in between, that would be one warm synthetic top quilt!
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