Couple of questions
Posted: 03 July 2007 07:00 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hey Ayce,
I’m doing some things again and need some weights for design ideas.
How much does the grosgrain weigh? Not sure what width I’m going to use yet.
How much does the nanoseeum weigh?

The last question is about insulation.
This would be used in double layer hammock like this
http://www.mosquitohammock.com/images/picExpeditionHammockDoubleLayer.JPG
I not trying to get an underquilt type insulation but some insulation for coolish weather.
So, I was thinking of cutting some primaloft (or whatever) and putting it in there like a sandwich.
The catch is, it will be compressed.
I know I could use a ccf pad, but I had pads in the hammock :-)
So I’d like to have some sort of soft insulation that I can ‘slide’ in there.
So any recommendations for something useable that will be compressed would be great!
muchas gracias

Scott

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Posted: 04 July 2007 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I weighed some grosgrain awhile back.  A 5’ section of 3/4” grosgrain weighed .2 oz.  5’ of 1.5” flat webbing weighed 1.5 oz. 13 feet of 1” webbing weighed 2.7 oz.

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Posted: 05 July 2007 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Neither the continuous filament nor the short staple insulations I sell would be suitable for slipping into that pocket under your hammock.  They would be compressed and not work.  You’re going to have to go a different way, either with a less compressible insulation like foam or by redesigning.

You’ve got two layers… maybe you can seal it up like an air mattress. If you could keep air pressure in there under body weight, you could then keep the pocket from collapsing your insulation.

AYCE

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Posted: 09 July 2007 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Thanks for the weights Johnny.
Ayce, thanks for the input.
I’m developing an adjustable insulation system which allows me to lower or raise the under insulation from inside the hammock.
I can let it breathe or pull it up snug.
I’ll be going with down for colder temps but want to investigate synthetic for coolish weather.
I’m also interested in making this work like layering in clothing.
This way, I can adjust the layers from inside the hammock if temps change during the night.
So I might have a synthetic thinnish layer and then a down layer maybe even a 1/8” ccf pad in there.
Using it like that, what synthetic insulation would you recommend?
Gracias
Scott

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Posted: 09 July 2007 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I’m developing an adjustable insulation system which allows me to lower or raise the under insulation from inside the hammock.
I can let it breathe or pull it up snug.
I’ll be going with down for colder temps but want to investigate synthetic for coolish weather.
I’m also interested in making this work like layering in clothing.
This way, I can adjust the layers from inside the hammock if temps change during the night.
So I might have a synthetic thinnish layer and then a down layer maybe even a 1/8” ccf pad in there.
Using it like that, what synthetic insulation would you recommend?
Gracias
Scott

I don’t have any recommendation other than to say that in something with large panels, such as you describe, continuous filament is able to span greater distance with less quilting than a short staple insulation such as primaloft sport where unquilted sections should be two square feet or less.

Interesting idea.  I wish I could give you better info, but I’ve never tried anything similar to what you’re proposing.

AYCE

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Posted: 10 July 2007 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Thanks for the reply Ayce.
Here’s a link to a thread that has some photos of the hammock
http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1297&page=21
Not sure if you can see the pics if you aren’t registered though.

For the insulation idea I have pics and a description here
http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1438

If you can’t see the pics and are interested let me know and I’ll post them on the web somewhere.
Thanks
Scott

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Posted: 10 August 2007 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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How about a down filled air mattress?

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