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Finally Climashield Apex so its time for a hammock UQ. What weight
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Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F - MLife
Finally Climashield Apex so its time for a hammock UQ. What weight on 03/09/2011 20:07:11 MST Print View

So I am going to finally build an UQ.

I have a golite ultra 20, so what weight UQ would I need to get me down to

I am thinking a layer of 5oz + a layer of 2.5oz for a combined 7.5 oz or would 5 oz alone be enough.

Are there any instructions on how to set up the ends, cords etc.

What size would be best. Thinking 48" to keep the bulk down but full length would be nice.


Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Yippee! on 03/09/2011 20:36:52 MST Print View

Troy, good luck with your DIY hammock under quilt.

I think I'd MUCH rather have Climahield in my garments than any version of Primaloft. I've had a Primaloft summer bag lose 3/4 of its loft in 2 years (actually a total of 2 months) of use in the '90s.

Now, after extensive testing, that the Marine Corps has chosen Climashield for their 3 season sleeping bag. I think many more people will see that Climashield does have the durability we wish all synthetic insulations had.

Edited by Danepacker on 03/09/2011 20:38:23 MST.

Mark Hudson
(vesteroid) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Sierras
hammock forum on 03/11/2011 21:58:34 MST Print View

I believe there is a step by step on

it talks about layers of insulation and temps