SUGGESTION Kompound Hammock Mod

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Has anyone used the Kompound Hammock and thought about adding a zipper to allow the bug net to zip off? My thought is it wouldn't be hard to see in the saw zipper it has on the entry side on the other side. It would allow the bug netting to completely zip off for winter uses when bug aren't out.
 

rwfeldmann

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I am loving the Kompound hammock, and here are my thoughts after about 5 nights sleeping in it (I will add a picture with my ideas drawn in as soon as I can):

1. Yes, make the bugnet either completely removable, or make it unzippable to one side, with its own tiny pouch, opposite the end where the cover sheet is located with its pouch.
2. Add about 15% more fabric to the bugnet so it's a little looser. I'm 6', 230lbs and when I get in the hammock, it pulls the bugnet pretty tight, makes me wonder if it's stressing the stitches.
3. Add some more stitching/reinforcement to the points where the side guylines attach. I love this feature, by the way, it really helps open the hammock up and make it more roomy.
4. Add two small, reinforced loops to the outside edge of the hammock, one about 3/4 of the way to either end of the hammock, so that additional guylines can be attached to pull out the hammock or so that an underquilt like the Twilight Trekker can be anchored to keep it from slipping.

So far, the Kompound is one of my favorite hammocks. Excellent job, 1TG!

Edit: Ah! It looks like someone else had similar ideas to mine in this thread: http://1tg.onetigris.com/index.php?threads/kompound-hammock.922/
 

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Thank you for your suggestions. We will take them in consideration.

2. Add about 15% more fabric to the bugnet so it's a little looser. I'm 6', 230lbs and when I get in the hammock, it pulls the bugnet pretty tight, makes me wonder if it's stressing the stitches.
Will the bugnet collapse when we extend the the fabric.

4. Add two small, reinforced loops to the outside edge of the hammock, one about 3/4 of the way to either end of the hammock, so that additional guylines can be attached to pull out the hammock or so that an underquilt like the Twilight Trekker can be anchored to keep it from slipping.
I am confused about this suggestion. A simple sketch will be easy for us to understand here.
 
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Brumz7

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Thank you for your suggestion. It's very helpful. We will submit your idea to our R&D. They will take it in consideration. ;)(y)
What about just the ability to zip the netting down to one end then some sort of small stuff sack for it? Then you never have to worry about not having the net or leaving it somewhere.
 
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rwfeldmann

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Yes, a bugnet that can be zipped all the way down to one end is great. I do apologize about not getting any sketches for my previous idea, I just kept getting busy with work and life. Attaching a quick image here -- the circles would be the spots where the side guylines would be so we have more choices to pull the hammock out in certain directions, could be added to both sides of the hammock.
 

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Yes, a bugnet that can be zipped all the way down to one end is great. I do apologize about not getting any sketches for my previous idea, I just kept getting busy with work and life. Attaching a quick image here -- the circles would be the spots where the side guylines would be so we have more choices to pull the hammock out in certain directions, could be added to both sides of the hammock.
Shared your suggestion with the designer! Thank you, Private!
 
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