JRB 3 season set
I am a new to hammock camping and am looking to get a simple lightweight system for three season use. I am between a cold and warm sleeper (leaning more toward cold side).
i have bee flooded with info on Hammock forums. I don't have alot of money but don't mind spending the money for something that will lst me a long time.
Right now I am looking at
Hennessy supershelter ordered from Hennessy.com
or the Jacks r better 3 season set (the nest and long no sniveler quilt)
or just the Nest and some other TQ.
I have the HHULBB and like the birth canal opening and don"t see my self changing it.
I am not into making my own gear and would perfer to either buy used or something made.
the only thing I don't like about down is the settling and the fact that it cannot get wet.
My other option is I have been e-mailing Macentyre about his Insutex underpads that he started making that are nestable and compact. I was thinking to get a Hennessy undercover and use the two of the insutex under pads that MacEntrye makes and then a down TQ.
would appreciate any feedback.
I am from Ontario Canada and looking right now to get early spring to late fall use.
Welcome, several of us Ontarioans are on this forum, where are ya from?
If it's 3-seasons you are looking for then the Nest is a great quilt that will cover you easily in those temps. I also have a JrB Old Rag Mountain that I use as a TopQuilt.
Most of the reaction to the supershelter on this forums is lukewarm, you will find most people lean away from it.
You might also want to consider StormCrows 3/4 length quilts: http://www.theperfecttrees.com
They make for a lighter alternative to a full-length quilt.
I have (or had):
JrB Winter Nest
JrB Old Rag Mountain
The only reason I sold the Nest was because I wanted something to easily extend comfort into winter.
You will not be disappointed by ANY of those quilts.
Also don't forget to include the Arrowhead Equipment Kick *** Quilt (Potomac) model that is made especially for the Hennessy Hammocks and it is made with Climashield insulation. You lose a little in compressibility, but it is traded off against cost and no worries if it gets wet.
Nest is a good quilt...also look at the Mt Washington 3 for a differential-cut UQ.
Have you considered a partial UQ and leg pad?
I think I am going to bite the bullet and just order the JRB nest for not it seams like a good choice. I am just looking to use it a a TQ for now. and having the slit opening will be nice if I want to use it as a UQ with the JRB weathersheild.
Thanks for all the input from you guys, much appreciated. The nest seams to be a multi purpose item ( a wearable quilt, UQ with the Hennessy slit, and TQ) I priced it out and the price is going tobe 303.95 us and converted over thanks to the strong Loonie I am looking at 309.95 Can .
not too bad, All of the Jacks r better stuff seams to get rave reviews. I guess i can be extra careful to keep it dry.
Oh yeah I am from Mississauga, Ontario.
Looking forward to the Ontario Hang in August.
i use the HHSS and it works great for me. that and a cheap colman 40 bag i can go down to 35 and be good