The ultimate ultralight saddle?

Discussion in 'Saddle improvements and customization' started by justsomedude, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. IkemanTX

    IkemanTX Well-Known Member

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    I’m hunting the wrong dang state...


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    @sampotter what kind of fleece hammock? Dimensions? Fabric? I've been wanting to make a fleece blanket/hammock to help keep me warm, basically a blanket that you pull up under your saddle.

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    Total beast!


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    For inspiration you should look at underquilts for hammocks.
     
  5. sampotter

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    Pretty much the same dimensions as what justsomedude describes earlier in this thread. The fleece I used I think I got at Walmart, but I recently found a website where you can buy almost any modern camo pattern for pretty cheap. Camofabricdepot.com I didn't sew my ends, I just did the quick and dirty fold over method. Fleece is quiet but stretches a lot. I might shorten this one a bit because of that although that will probably restrict the width of which I can spread the material. I wouldn't look into fleece for warmth. All that is compromised when it stretches out.
     
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    This is my fleece saddle. I've killed 4 deer out of it so far. It's a doubled layer of fleece, and I sewed the ends to some 2" webbing after folding it over some 2" webbing on the end. Super comfy except my rock climbing harness causes some pressure points. Looking to go to the kestrel next year so I have an all-in-one solution.
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  7. donnieballgame

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    Looks good, why bother wasting money on a Kestrel, lol!
     
  8. BCHunter

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    I don't like the pressure points created by the rock climbing harness under the saddle. Plus one less thing to forget in the car :)
     
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    It's interesting that you are getting pressure points. I've been doing the sit drag with a RCH and haven't had an issue yet. Obviously, something like what you have is a lot bigger, but I would think that would just spread out the pressure. Anyway, I'm definitely gonna try making one, although I think I"m gonna start with the Hammock underquilt to stay warm. Has anyone done anything like that for a hammock?
     
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    I wear a Black Diamond harness with mine. I never feel it.
     
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    I’ve been looking at adding this to my Christmas list, no gear loops to interfere. Might add some soft loops to rig a linesman belt , but not sure that I couldn’t just get used to using the center loop for that.[​IMG]


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  12. FUSE

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    Put together an ultralight today... I was very impressed, but it will need further testing. IMG_7193b.jpg
     
  13. FUSE

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    Packs nicely, for comparison...
     

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    Interesting. That's as light as I can imagine. I'd be a little nervous at 25' up!
     
  15. FUSE

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    It is ultralight and surprisingly comfortable. This one is 1.3 ripstop. I will try another in 1.6 HyperD ripstop, and possibly 500D or 1000D cordura. I'll be using RCH regardless.
     
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    I would hope it’s used with a rock harness!
     
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    Yes. Exactly!

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