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    If you have a structural ridgeline, it would help if you had some shock cord sewn midway along the UQ and then have it go up and over the ridgeline to support the middle of it.
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    Sv: Frozen butt syndrom while using DIY UQ

    I replaced the shockcord running in the channels with 550 cord and tied a loop in each end, attached a piece of shockcord to the loop and ran it to the ridgeline of the hammock.

    Haven't tried it outside just rigged indoors and it LOOKS better.
    Have to trie it out to be sure but i can't do until tomorrow. ..

    Thanks for all the responses and i'll get bsck with the results i the morning...

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    Yup, if it's too tight anywhere it compresses the insulation, and if it's loose a gap will let convection cool you, too. The heavier the UQ, the harder those problems are to deal with, and the tension and angle of the suspension system become critical. It can take quite a lot of experimenting to get it right. All those factors work against people making their first synthetic underquilt. Persevere!

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    Due to the weight in the middle you may need some lifters to make sure it is snug against you. You can see what I did on a heavy UQ on this video at the 3:00 minute mark.
    Hope it may help.
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    Sv: Frozen butt syndrom while using DIY UQ

    Yep, it's synthetic and a bit heavy.

    I'll try Shugs way if the way i got it hooked up now doesn't work.
    Wonder how i missed that Shug, having watched all of your vids over and over again.
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    Last edited by maximillian; 06-03-2013 at 12:33.

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    Sv: Frozen butt syndrom while using DIY UQ

    I tried a combination of the advice given to me and use Paracord in the suspension channels connecting it to the ridgeline of the hammock and used two support shockcords in the middle of the UQ. Worked great!

    Then i hooked UQ over the whipping and using the two support cords and that worked even better as i got a better angle on the UQ when laying in the hammock but it was quite uncomfortable to sit in the hammck due to the 550cord.

    So i'm back to using shock cord all the the way but i don't have the time to test it out right now but i think it'll work..

  7. #17

    Sv: Frozen butt syndrom while using DIY UQ

    ..... and i'm back to sqaure one....
    Tried it last night and got a cold spot around my back and shoulders, this time i hand a support line pulling it up as Shug suggested.

    I solved the problem by slipping i CCF pad between the hammock and UQ and was fine the rest of the night.

    I know have two theories on the issue.
    Either the bugnet is to tight and compresses the UQ to the point that it loses it's insulation capability, easy fixed with a DIY netting as i have the materials for this but havent had the time to get cracking on it.

    Or the sleepingbag i used for my UQ is to old and has been well used and probably stored wrong as in compressed.

    Any takes on these two theories?
    I'm thinking about spending the money on a down one but it's kinda like surrendering, and i hate that

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximillian View Post
    ..... and i'm back to sqaure one....
    Tried it last night and got a cold spot around my back and shoulders, this time i hand a support line pulling it up as Shug suggested.

    I solved the problem by slipping i CCF pad between the hammock and UQ and was fine the rest of the night.

    I know have two theories on the issue.
    Either the bugnet is to tight and compresses the UQ to the point that it loses it's insulation capability, easy fixed with a DIY netting as i have the materials for this but havent had the time to get cracking on it.

    Or the sleepingbag i used for my UQ is to old and has been well used and probably stored wrong as in compressed.

    Any takes on these two theories?
    I'm thinking about spending the money on a down one but it's kinda like surrendering, and i hate that
    Could be either.

    I may have missed this somewhere, but is the UQ still at least semi-usable as a top quilt/bag? If so, try sleeping with it as such and see if you get cold. If you do, it's the bag. If you don't, it's probably the netting.

    Just a thought.
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    You may want to look at Leigh-lo's suspension set up. It allows you to adjust to match your diagonal sleeping position. I believe most of the other cottage vendors have a similar rig now. I had to modify my older Underground Quilts under quilt rig to work for me. I also always use an under quilt protector like the one in Shug's video. It serves several puposes - wind, water and dirt protection.
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  10. #20

    Sv: Frozen butt syndrom while using DIY UQ

    I tried to put the UQ outside the netting this morning and noticed a improvement in the warmth.
    I also noticed that the QU seems to bunch up on the channel suspension and isn't fully stretched along my body, maybe thats another reason for cold spots?

    When i get home i'm gonna DIY myself a better mosquito net to replace my DD hammock netting and attach corner suspension tieouts.

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