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Mala Hammock Under Quilt

Mala Hammock Under Quilt



*Please note these Quilts are built to order and at present the lead time is in excess of 8 weeks though we are working to reduce this.

If you want to remain comfortable and warm in a hammock, then under quilts reign supreme. They hang underneath your hammock to provide critical warmth. For the hammock hanger the under quilt is the most critical part of your insulation system.

The Mala comes in a variety of lengths and temperature ratings to suit your individual needs.

Standard Features:

*Insulation - 850FP Water Repellant Grey Duck Down - Responsible Down Standard certified.
*Fabric - 15 denier ripstop nylon outer, 10 denier ripstop nylon inner.
*Suspension: Full length primary suspension with added prussik loops to lock the quilt in place
*Shape: Dual differential cut to ensure full lofting of insulation for maximum warmth 
*Stuff sack included


Two Thirds: Length = 116cm Width = 114cm (head and foot)
Three Quarter: Length = 132cm Width = 114cm (head and foot)
Full length short: Length = 180cm Width: 116cm (head) and 95cm (foot)
Full length regular: Length = 195cm Width: 116cm (head) and 93cm (foot)

Weights: Please note weights will be updated shortly ti include recent changes an additonal options.

195 +5c. Total weight = 572/Fill weight = 256g
195 +2c:
195 -1c
195 -4c
195 -7c = Total Weight 670g/Fill Weight = 372g 
195 -10c
195 -13c = Total Weight 795g/ Fill Weight = 484g 
195 -16c


Fabric options:
Outer (15 denier) - dark olive, moroccan blue
Inner (10 denier) - charcoal grey

,Temp rating:
+5C; +2c; -1c; -4c; -7c; -10c; -13c; -16c

Lengths: (Note: When using the shorter quilts a small pad will be needed for your feet in colder weather)

2/3 = 116cm

3/4 = 132cm 

Full length short = 180cm

Full Length regular 195cm 

Draft Collar: An optimally hung under quilt doesn't require draft collars however ddding draft collars can help assist with sealing in the warmth at either end of the quilt, and compensate for those times where the under quilt is not hung optimally. Most problems occur at the foot end when hanging an under quilt so a draft collar can be useful here, otherwise  a draft collar at both ends can be seen as good insurance especially in colder weather.

Quilt Hangers: For those with hammocks such as a Hennessy which don't have a point to slip the shock cord over such as on our hammocks then these Quilt Hanger hooks can be a simple way to connect your quilt to the hammock suspension.  They simply loop over the ropes at the end of your hammock. 

Comes with stuff sack.

Made in Tasmania.

Hanging your Mala:

Take note that on Full length quilts there is a head and foot end. The head end is wider.
Remove the quilt from the stuff sack and take the shock cord without the cord lock attached to the foot end of your hammock and loop it over the gathered end. If your hammock does not have a gathered loop you will need a small carabiner or mitten hook.
Walk the quilt to the head end of your hammock and place the shock cord with the cord lock over the gathered end. 
If this is your first time hanging the quilt some adjustment and fine tuning will be needed.
Pull the shock cord through the cord lock until is starts to raise up the hammock slightly. (You want the quilt to be snug up against the bottom of the hammock when you are in it so this may take a little adjusting at first).
Position the quilt in a central position on the hammock. It will slide freely at this stage. Once you are happy with the position of the quilt you can lock it in position by attaching the prusik loops to the hooks on the hammock corners. If you don't lock it in the quilt can slide down the shock cord slightly.
Cinch in the head end draw cord slightly (do not over tighten - you want it drawn in just enough that it seals against the hammock when you are in it.
Walk to the foot end and cinch in the draw cord. Please note that the full length quilts will usually need to have the foot end cinched in more than the shorter quilts. You just want the ends cinched enough that they provide a consistent seal at the ends of the hammock. This can take some adjustment to get right., and it can be helpful to have someone check it for you when you are in the hammock especially when doing it for the first time.

*If you are using the Quilt Hangers the above instructions are the same but you will not have a cord lock, instead you will adjust the length by pulling one end through the Quilt Hanger and tying a knot to set the length before locking off the cord by inserting it into the cut-outs on the side of the Hanger. Once the length is set you should should not need to adjust them again.

Once adjusted correctly any excess cord may be cut off if desired.

If you are having any problems or have questions feel free to contact us. Otherwise there are plenty of You Tube videos on this topic and we especially recommend Shugemery as a worthwhile resource.

Tier Gear Tasmania ABN: 44353556145

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