Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Redmond, OR
    Hammock
    DIY Sinister Ariel Black
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Integrated Down
    Suspension
    Kevlar and Spyder
    Posts
    233

    Talking Sinister Black Integrated Insulation Ariel Bridge Hammock

    A big thank you to Grizz and Just Bill for their input and suggestions.

    In keeping with my other integrated hammocks I thought it was time to try out a bridge hammock. The design is Grizz's Ariel. (youtube Ariel bridge hammock for his excellent build and also see his Trickin out the Ariel video)

    I continue to experiment with insulation and thought I would try Primaloft Gold from RSBTR. In comparison to Climashield it is much more compressible and more supple to the feel. Also more expensive. I used Primaloft Gold 6 and made the insulation 66 inches long and 36 inches wide. Basically from spreader bar to spreader bar which for my 6 foot tall frame is more than adequate as a diy pillow acts as head insulation. I have included photos and a .pdf build.

    This was a prototype and as such not my prettiest work but I had to get over that. I must have seam ripped about 5 times to get the insulation just right so as not to have compression. The suspension also took some time and effort to get everything just right.

    So real world use. I have spent several night now in the hammock and for sure this is a much flatter lay and allows me to sleep very comfortably on my back, side and slight fetal. I used RSBTR 1.6 HyperD and it is very soft and comfortable. (although do find I snore more in this hammock. see other post)

    In terms of the insulation, I just got back from a night below South Sister at Green Lakes. Temps dropped into the low 40's and I was very comfortable but I did use a second layer of Primaloft 6 between the hammock and integrated under quilt. Last weekend I was at Sparks Lake and the temps got into the low 30's and I was cold. I had to put my HG Phoenix down under quilt under to stay warm. In future builds I will definitely go with the Primaloft over the climashield primarily due to the compression being much better with primaloft. yes you do need to quilt (run a seam) with primaloft but not that much more time to do so. I went every 9 inches or about 2 rows length wise. My next build I plan on making a down quilt to integrate. I have said before you need to know your weather. Central Oregon 3 season nights are cold and I personally don't like being cold. I plan on at least a 20 degree down quilt. I can use my Phoenix to place under it for winter camping.

    I also made a triangle piece for the head end that fit over the suspension to place some items into. This was a replacement for saddlebags. It also created a barrier for the overcover that I modified from my gathered end hammock. I really really like this overcover. It worked great last night and truly made a 10 degree difference as well as keeping the wind and "boogie man" away from me.

    Love to hear thoughts and comments.
    Ariel Build.pdf

    IMG_3213.jpgIMG_3214.jpgIMG_3216.jpgIMG_3217.jpgIMG_3218.jpgIMG_3219.jpgIMG_3220.jpgIMG_3221.jpg
    Last edited by theclark5; 09-11-2016 at 10:52.

  2. #2
    FJRpilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    El Paso, Tx
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge /Draumr
    Tarp
    DIY Silpoly
    Insulation
    DIY UQ and TQ
    Suspension
    PolyStraps/Huggers
    Posts
    1,816
    Looks great! I thought the PLG had to be quilted every 3 inches?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”

    - Edmund Burke

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Redmond, OR
    Hammock
    DIY Sinister Ariel Black
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Integrated Down
    Suspension
    Kevlar and Spyder
    Posts
    233
    Had to add a quick video I took also of the hammock while salmon fishing on the Columbia. Also pics of the Sparks and Green Lakes hike.
    IMG_3224.jpgIMG_3242.jpg


  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Redmond, OR
    Hammock
    DIY Sinister Ariel Black
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Integrated Down
    Suspension
    Kevlar and Spyder
    Posts
    233
    Quote Originally Posted by FJRpilot View Post
    Looks great! I thought the PLG had to be quilted every 3 inches?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

    So lots of discussion on the quilting. Just Bill has done a lot of research and he suggested about 10-12 inches. I went 9. I think the thicker the Primaloft the greater the distance. Time will tell.

  5. #5
    Otter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    FL
    Hammock
    DIY Hexon 1.0, Hexon 1.6
    Tarp
    HG Cuben Palace
    Insulation
    HG UQ's, EE TQ
    Suspension
    Dutch Dyneema/Poly
    Posts
    2,230
    Man it looks great!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Redmond, OR
    Hammock
    DIY Sinister Ariel Black
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Integrated Down
    Suspension
    Kevlar and Spyder
    Posts
    233
    Quote Originally Posted by Otter1 View Post
    Man it looks great!
    Thank Otter1. Hope you are well.

  7. #7
    GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Hammock
    GrizzBridge Ariel
    Tarp
    HG Cuben Winter
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Posts
    4,769
    Images
    564
    very nice looking (and evidently nicely functioning) piece of work. I'm sure you feel well-justified satisfaction.
    Grizz
    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

  8. #8
    Senior Member Zilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Jersey Pinelands
    Hammock
    DREAM HAMMOCK
    Tarp
    U G Q .
    Insulation
    U G Q .
    Suspension
    RSBTR STRAPS
    Posts
    3,803
    Images
    11
    Looks greatt, love the top cover.!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Redmond, OR
    Hammock
    DIY Sinister Ariel Black
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Integrated Down
    Suspension
    Kevlar and Spyder
    Posts
    233
    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    very nice looking (and evidently nicely functioning) piece of work. I'm sure you feel well-justified satisfaction.
    Thanks to you Grizz!

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Redmond, OR
    Hammock
    DIY Sinister Ariel Black
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Integrated Down
    Suspension
    Kevlar and Spyder
    Posts
    233
    Finished an update to this hammock. I completed my first down under quilt and integrated it to the Ariel design.

    IMG_3291.jpgIMG_3294.jpgIMG_3296.jpgIMG_3297.jpgIMG_3299.jpg

Similar Threads

  1. The Grizz Bridge Ariel
    By Overland in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-15-2017, 18:58
  2. Video: Engineering of the Grizz Bridge Ariel
    By GrizzlyAdams in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 11-06-2016, 14:27
  3. yet another Grizz Bridge...the 'Ariel'
    By GrizzlyAdams in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 03-09-2016, 18:16
  4. FS: DIY Bridge Hammock w/ Integrated Net and Other Features - $120 plus shipping
    By Boston in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-04-2015, 19:31
  5. Integrated Insulation Hammock Questions
    By theclark5 in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-19-2015, 21:15

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •