Each of the four sides has a channel for shock cord to run through. This allows for a better fit of the under quilt against the hammock body.
- 1.1 oz DWR Ripstop from Wal-mart. ($1.50/yd. I used about 6 yards total)
- 1 piece of 5oz Climashield XP from a member of Hammock Forums ~ 2 yards for $20.
- Shockcord from outdoor store ($5 for about 25 ft)
- Outdoor Polyester Thread (free, due to it being leftover from previous projects)
Total: $35-40 Dollars
To have purchase a comparable underquilt like this would have ran me over a hundered dollars, so I am really happy with how cheaply I was able to make a quality piece of gear.
It took about 4 hours of actual sewing and a few weeks of me trying to figure out how I wanted to do it. My plan was to make it multi-purpose so I could use it as a underquilt in the cold and as a top quilt for the summer months.
I have been able to test it out at about 30 Degrees Farenheit and was toasty warm.