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  1. Thread: Down booties?

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    Do 100% overfill. It's only like 1oz more and...

    Do 100% overfill. It's only like 1oz more and will make them much warmer. If you go custom that is.

    On the other hand I am rarely disappointed by montbell. No experience with their booties though....
  2. Thread: Hammock pillow

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    I tried replacing my inflatable pillow with a...

    I tried replacing my inflatable pillow with a hammock gear pillow. The HG pillow was not large enough for me so I went back to my inflatable. I actually love my nature hike inflatable but with the...
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    FS/FT: Reduced prices - Bump -Hammock Gear 11' DCF...

    Reduced prices - Bump

    -Hammock Gear 11' DCF tarp Snake Skin - $25 shipped

    Simply Light Designs Catch all hammock sack - 9.5ft long, standard width, with mesh vent, with zip strap pouch - $25...
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    Hm, Interesting comments on the socks. I carry a...

    Hm, Interesting comments on the socks. I carry a sleep-only pair of Darn Tough Mid weight crew length. They are indeed "not loose" on my feet. It sounds like this may be part of my problem.
    One...
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    FS/FT: 12' skins sold to Cougar

    12' skins sold to Cougar
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    Differential Loft quilt - does one exist?

    Hey Gang,
    I always have cold feet. Always. Im tired of it. Yes, I could get down booties, but thats a crutch more than a cure. I just want my quilt to keep me fully warm. If I bought a full 0* thats...
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    FS/FT: Just noticed my PM's were full. If you just tried...

    Just noticed my PM's were full. If you just tried to message me try again
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    FS/FT: 2 Snake Skins and SLD Catchall sack

    Im clearing out some unused stuff. All is in like new condition.

    Pics https://imgur.com/a/Keoa9di

    FS:
    Hammock Gear 11' DCF Snake Skin - $30 shipped
    SOLD SOLD SOLD Hammock Gear 12' Mesh Snake...
  9. FS: What's the weight on one of these? I'm debating...

    What's the weight on one of these? I'm debating my backpacking saw options
  10. Thread: 1 Dutch Clip

    by mcimes
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    1 Dutch Clip

    I somehow managed to lose 1 Ti Dutch clip so am searching for 1 replacement.

    LMK if you have an extra one ganging around

    Thanks!
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    I have this exact setup and my wookie needed...

    I have this exact setup and my wookie needed about 8" of shock cord added to the foot end to make it adequately loose (it was too tight without the additional loop and I was worried about how much...
  12. This rule is dumb. This reminds me why I hated...

    This rule is dumb. This reminds me why I hated living in CT. One of the worst run states in the US.
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    Yes, I have an XL on my Wide and it works well...

    Yes, I have an XL on my Wide and it works well with some small adjusting. I assume the regular would works similarly with a regular hammock
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    FS: Yes, forgot that. Post has been fixed

    Yes, forgot that. Post has been fixed
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    FS: Hammock Gear Econ Incubator 30 underquilt

    I'm cleaning the gear closet and decided this can go

    Hammock Gear economy Incubator underquilt
    30 degree
    Regular length
    Regular fill (800fp DWR)
    Black exterior
    Gray interior

    Basically...
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    That looks like exactly what I need. Great idea....

    That looks like exactly what I need. Great idea. I'll try this this weekend
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    Thanks turtle and Shug! Good to know it seals...

    Thanks turtle and Shug! Good to know it seals well where it matters.

    Can anyone comment if the loose fabric flaps in a 10mph wind? I often sleep without a tarp and have low to moderately windy...
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    Best quilt clips for very delicate fabric?

    I have a DW Chameleon and bought a custom Wookie XL UQ.

    There is flappy extra fabric on the Wookie and I dont see how it will get a good seal without some quilt clips. Not the like dutchware ones...
  19. Superior Hiking Trail/Northern MN hiking spots?

    I have 2 nights / 3 days to hike along the north shore of Superior in MN. I was thinking of doing an out and back section of the SHT, probably somewhere between Gooseberry and Lutsen. Possibly as far...
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    Hmm, its almost like Harry read my mind... or...

    Hmm, its almost like Harry read my mind... or maybe just this thread :)

    This is why HG kicks ***. In my experience, ask and ye shall recieve

    I will pick one of these up next time I order form...
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    Anyone use Timmermade quilts?

    I stumbled upon Timmermade recently. They dont get much press, but seem to have extremely competitive lightweight insulation and wind blocking products. I'll probably pick up their Alpha Direct pants...
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    Looks like a perfect forest for hanging! What...

    Looks like a perfect forest for hanging! What species of trees are pictured here? Looks like some Oaks in the first pic, what are the tall ones with no undergrowth? Very pretty
  23. Thread: First Topquilt

    by mcimes
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    That will be warm! 16oz of 900 should be ~15*...

    That will be warm! 16oz of 900 should be ~15* comfort rating if your baffle height and construction was adequate. Nice work
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    After sleeping in my hammock for a week straight...

    After sleeping in my hammock for a week straight on vacation I decided to go for an Asym Wookie XL.

    I've never been dissatisfied with the sym incubator, but after contemplating the finer details...
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    Alright, I spent a week sleeping outside hanging...

    Alright, I spent a week sleeping outside hanging from an AirBnB porch during the Gorge Downwind Champs in Oregon. The overnight lows were 58-72. I had my 30* incubator under me, no problems there,...
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    Small world, my wife's italian friend lived in...

    Small world, my wife's italian friend lived in Turin. Looks beautiful around you. I'd love to visit sometime!
  27. Thread: Hello

    by mcimes
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    Welcome aboard! I've been replacing some gear...

    Welcome aboard! I've been replacing some gear with nicer stuff and reminded myself Buy One Cry Once (or be content with what you have, probably the wiser apoproach). My ambitions within a hobby often...
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    Hm, been looking for a hammock for my wife and...

    Hm, been looking for a hammock for my wife and this might be perfect. They're symmetrical? Good prices on his gear.

    I like that he makes a selfie stick video for most of the products. The pics on...
  29. FS: All Items Sold

    All Items Sold
  30. FS: Burrow reduced to $215 Incubator is sold.

    Burrow reduced to $215
    Incubator is sold.
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    Anyone have some pics of Moss Green 10D?

    Im debating between Moss Green or Dark Olive Green for a new Burrow. I have an DOG burrow currently but can only find the official pics of Moss Green.

    Does anyone have some real life pics of a...
  32. FS: Incubator is sold pending funds

    Incubator is sold pending funds
  33. FS: HG 20 degree Econ Burrow and Incubator quilts

    I got into medium distance backpacking and am upgrading to premium quilts. These are otherwise very lightly used and basically flawless. I'm very anal with my down gear and these never touched bare...
  34. Thread: Canoe poling

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    Post this on Paddling.com forums as well. There...

    Post this on Paddling.com forums as well. There are a decent number of Canucks on the forum over there and inherently are interested in paddling.

    I canoe plenty but never poled. Would be cool to...
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    Symetrical UQ vs Dedicated lay?

    I have 2 HG Econ Incubator's. I like them very much but am going to upgrade my 20* to a 10D or 7D UQ in the near future. I am considering a Premium incubator and also a dedicated lay UQ like the...
  36. Still looking. Also if you have a Regular but...

    Still looking. Also if you have a Regular but want a Long, I have a 20* Long I could trade + cash, or im happy to buy your quilt outright.
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    You can make your own too, just use commercial...

    You can make your own too, just use commercial silnylon from ripstobvytheroll, don't waste your time trying to waterproof non silicone fabrics yourself. Or consider a commercial version, whatever...
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    If you used standard nylon and "waterproofed" it...

    If you used standard nylon and "waterproofed" it yourself, its likely not very waterproof. Backpackinglight tested many fabrics waterproofness and found that light and ultralight fabrics, few met...
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    15. Or 10 if you can. So far Ive been very...

    15. Or 10 if you can.

    So far Ive been very happy with the durability of 10D, surprisingly. I am careful though. 15 is plenty durable for an Underquilt. The odds of a UQ getting damaged is about...
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    Also a fan here. at 12oz its the best Non-DCF...

    Also a fan here. at 12oz its the best Non-DCF long distance hiking fly. I havent had it out in gnarly weather but it feels nearly as secure as my HG Journey, though in high wind I have noticed the...
  41. TERSUS Supercritical CO2 cleaning for Down gear

    I stumbled across Patagonia’s recommendation that their 1000 fill jacket never be cleaned with soap and water (even down-specific soap). Their instruction mention they send the jacket to Tersus for...
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    Genius! Why didnt I think of that? Do you lose...

    Genius! Why didnt I think of that?

    Do you lose an inch or 2 making the 'knot'? Part of my goal is to maximize the length of the quilt as I fit in a Regular, but dont have extra length to spare.
    ...
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    I have a jacket and HG Econ quilts with 800FP. I...

    I have a jacket and HG Econ quilts with 800FP. I also have a HG 950 and a 1000 jacket. A couple-few down clusters have come out of the 800's and they're small-ish. Like, the size of my ring finger...
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    Zip-Cinch foot boxes - I'm Not a fan

    I've had 3 top quilts so far. All have had sewn footboxes up till now. I recently got a HG Burrow 40 Premium 950 with a zipper footbox and tried it out this weekend (got a good deal on it 2nd hand...
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    I picked up a 50" burrow and just slept my first...

    I picked up a 50" burrow and just slept my first night in it this weekend. I had my dog with me so it was hard to get a solid read on the width conundrum, but I think it will be fine. I didnt have...
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    FS: SOLD to Theo. I'll move the thread later tonight...

    SOLD to Theo. I'll move the thread later tonight

    Thanks!
  47. WTB - HG 20* Premium Under quilt Regular Length

    Well I've decided to pull the trigger on my white whale of a UQ, but figured I'd see if anyone has one they want to part with first.

    Im looking for a Hammock Gear Incubator Premium
    20* with...
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    FS: $140 shipped

    $140 shipped
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    FS: $150 shipped

    $150 shipped
  50. I use the solid Argon 90 cover for my Dutch...

    I use the solid Argon 90 cover for my Dutch Chameleon all the time now. In SoCal, since we NEVER get rain, I've stopped bringing my tarp and just using the moonlight top cover 90% of the time.

    I...
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