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Sewing an underquilt directly into the hammock
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Jesse Taylor
(JTCreative) - F
Sewing an underquilt directly into the hammock on 05/19/2009 18:06:33 MDT Print View

I've just ordered a bunch of the Texsport Hobo Hammocks that are on sale a places like SportsmansGuide. It's about $15 for 2 hammocks and claims 11oz per Hammock+hanging kit.

What I am thinking of doing is ordering a couple layers of Primaloft Sport 3oz and sewing in the insulation directly into the hammock, then adding a thin layer of silnylon to the outside.

Does anyone have any feedback or additional ideas for me?

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Re: Sewing an underquilt directly into the hammock on 05/19/2009 19:09:05 MDT Print View


Ask this question at

I am in the process of getting off the ground and those folks are as nice as the BPL faily here. They are totally dialed into hammocks though. Great source of info.

Remember, whatever you add to the hammock, has to have th ability to give and stretch with your movements and load. A hammock is a dynamic, not static thing.

Good luck!

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Sewing an underquilt directly into the hammock on 05/19/2009 19:34:38 MDT Print View

JustJeff, one of's founders, has made several down-insulated hammocks which can be found on hammockforums or his personal site

This should get you started on the concept on insulated hammocks.

Don't use Sil on the underside: due to lack of breathability you will be asking for condensation problems. Use a DWR breathable material like DWR ripstop, or a driducks oncho, or a neatsheet.

Show us pics when you're finished!