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Old 06-25-2013, 09:19 PM
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Warm Weather Hammock Sleeping Gear

What do you use for for bottom (UQ, mat,...) and top (e.g. quilt, blacket,...) insulation in your hammock when it's warm? For the sake of this thread, let's consider "warm" to be 50° Fahrenheit (10° Celsius) or warmer.

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:50 AM
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For me, any temps below the high 70's requires an underquilt (or pad). If it's too warm having the underquilt snugged up to the hammock, it's very easy to adjust things to let in more air to help cool it down.

Right now, I'd likely grab my Yeti underquilt.

I'd also be using my JRB No Sniveller top quilt. I can move some of the down over to one side if things are too warm.

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Old 06-27-2013, 09:00 AM
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i can make do without the underquilt, using just my bag down to the low 50s. the bag's rated to 20 degrees and is synthetic, so it still retains a little insulation when i'm in it.

for our coastal trip ever august i take along my bag, hammock, and a wool blanket. bag goes in the hammock, i go on top of the bag, blanket goes over me.

it's not perfect. if i toss too much the bag shifts uncomfortably, but when everything's lined up it's quite comfortable down into the 50s.

if i had my druthers, and money to spare, i'd be making a BDD underquilt and using that and the wool blanket for this year's trip(eventually there'd be a topquilt, but the wool breathes so nice and yet it's so warm...)

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In warm weather I use a USGI poncho liner rigged as a under quilt. and a NorthFace Cat's Meow as my top quilt.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:17 AM
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I still use my underquilt, and move out of the top further
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