Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Hammock: DIY 12' Dbl 1.1 Gathered End
Tarp: DIY Black Cat 12'
Insulation: UGQ 40* Full
Suspension: DIY UCR, 1" Straps
Zipper/Omni Velcro attachment for bug net?
Has anyone tried using both zipper and omni velcro on a strip to attach their bug netting to allow complete removal via the velcro while still allowing easy entry/exit via the zipper? Ill try to add some ascii art to show what I am talking about:
Bug Net (sewn to 2" strip of ripstop)
(strip of 2" ripstop)
Hammock Body (attached to strip via omni)
Omni would go 100% around the hammock. It sucks getting long distances of velcro to line up, so would only have to do it once per year.
Zipper would go along 1 side of the hammock only in the center 50%, allowing you to enter/exit easily.
Any cons you can think of using this method?
Or am I overthinking it and should just make a 2nd hammock for non-buggy times of year?
Have not tried both. Hammock will not compress to as small a bundle, due to bulk of velcro and zippers, if that is OK, go for it.
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Last edited by ExPXGUY; 10-17-2013 at 21:18.. Reason: added words for clarity
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Tarp: OES 4 season
Insulation: DIY Down UQ
You could just use separating zippers on each side, or one long one all the way around.
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