IX UQ review
I've been using the IX UQ now for a few weeks now on my Warbonnet Blackbird hammock. This week I experimented with the layers a bit, wanted to test the single layer with torso heater out on its own. The night I went with a solo layer, the low happened to be 69*. It started out ok, but as the night progressed I had cold spots. Inside I had a summer UQ and a capilene baselayer long sleeve top and bottoms. I threw on an extra layer and was fine. From here on out I have used both layers and have had no cold spots. I am also a bit of a cold sleeper, so obviously one layer might work for those that are warmer sleepers.
I happened to recieve the UQ the weekend I spent with Dutch, and there was a bit of a cold snap. The low one particular night was 38* and I supplemented the UQ with a weathershield and was warm all night. So as much as the weather has allowed me to experiment the IX UQ has ranged from 38* to 69* using both layers, which is pretty cool IMO. It's light weight and has that wide of a temp range. I havent gotten it wet yet, so I can't say from experience if it retains heat when wet.
I also like the width of the quilt, it has great coverage IMO.
That's all I really have to report, it's definitely my new favorite piece of gear:lol:
Thanks for the info, Snow White and keep those journal updates coming. Can't wait to see if your feet write back to you. ;)
Will do ;) Oh, I'm sure they will have something to say later on today :scared:
Originally Posted by Boris Losdindawoods
Thanks for the review. Received my IX UQ about two weeks ago and was wondering just how low I could go. I am heading to Maine for three weeks in August and am hoping I will stay warm with it.
Thanks for the post. What type of weathershield were you using that got you to 38?
take an extra clothing layer, just for backup!
Cold spots in a specific area? Wondering if the if the warmth from adding the second layer is the result of an air space between the layers and the the cold spots were the result of minimal or no air space between you and the IX layer.
Waiting on IX UQ order from Mac. If the 2nd layer is a removable layer am hoping that a single layer would be adequate for temps down to 50*F's. But maybe not for this cold sleeper.
What about stuffing a thermawrap inside the gap between the 9 and the hammock to increase insulation?
Took me a search to find THERMAWRAp = TYVEK... :)
What was the undercover or sock you used?
Well wishes for the walk
Thermawrap = mont bell thermawrap, substitue any lightweight jacket under 11 oz