Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Texas
Hammock: WB Blackbird
Tarp: WB Superfly
Insulation: HG Incubator
Suspension: Anything that work
heavy fog/drizzle & wind
Having just purchased a down UQ, what methods do you all use to keep the UQ dry when the conditions are very windy with 100% humidity (drizzle/fog).
With these type of conditions, everything gets very damp/wet or just plain saturated.
A well positioned tarp goes a long way, but this does not cut it for me.
Is there a peapod type of tarp available on the market that adds another layer of wind/moisture protection??
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cleveland, OH
Hammock: DIY DL 1.1 Ripstop
Insulation: New River Full UQ
Suspension: Whoopies n' Spike
Vapor barrier made from silnylon ripstop... Just jeffs makes an all in one similar to this and quadruples as a ton of other things (pack cover, water bag, etc...), but this provides the most protection
Scroll down, 4th product down...
2QZQ sells an UQ protector. Attaches like an UQ, light and fast.
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I made my own weather-shield. (I would just get one from 2QZQ as they are well made and beautiful) Made of breathable DWR rip-stop. It helps in wet/foggy weather but many a time I did not have it with me and was in fog/cloud at the Linville Gorge and somehow my body heat kept my UQ dry.
The grey hammocky thing is my weather-shield over my hammock
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Boston area
Tarp: WB Superfly
Insulation: hammockgear down
so silnylon or the DWR rip stop? which one is better. i live in new england and it gets mighty chilly, foggy, rainy in the Fall and Spring.
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Rosholt, WI
Hammock: WBBB 1.7 dbl
Tarp: Big MJ
Insulation: 3S Yeti & BM L
Uqp & uqp + yeti
I use the UQP (Under Quilt Protector) all the time.
Usually I hang it loose just to keep drafts & dirt off my WBBB.
Hung somewhat tighter and with the WB 3/4 summer YETI, it will also serve to absolutely eliminate the dreaded CBS.