Are you a hot, cold, or average sleeper?
So, just out of curiosity, and because of all the "cold weather setup" discussions on here right now, I'd like to find out if most people consider themselves a hot, cold, or average sleeper. To determine this, I'm basing it off of real-world experience with "rated" gear, mostly from commercial suppliers. (This would also tend to infer whether manufacturers rate their equipment honestly). DIY gear isn't really "rated" by anybody other than the person making it, usually for themselves, but if you based it off of a temp rated product sold by a vendor, by all means, vote.
If you tend to sleep comfortably in temperatures at least 5 degrees lower than your UQ/TQ/Sleeping bag manufacturer rates the gear for, you are a "hot" sleeper, like me.
If you tend to get chilled in temperatures at least 5 degrees higher than your UQ/TQ/Sleeping bag manufacturer rates the gear for, you are a "cold" sleeper.
If you tend to sleep comfortably right at the temperature the manufacturer rates their gear for, but couldn't go any more than 5 degrees colder, you are an "average" sleeper.
Obviously, different manufacturers rate thier gear differently, and things like CCF pads, reflectix, socks, extra clothing, etc have to be taken into account as they aren't really "rated" for a sleeping temperature.
I tend to use just a 40 degree sleeping bag as a TQ, and a 40 degree Phoenix as my 3 season setup. I wear shorts, hiking socks, and a t-shirt when I sleep, and have taken this setup to 27 degrees. I have to vent somewhat at 40, and I have to pull the UQ off to the side at anything above 55, but I don't think I'm near "the norm", so hence, this poll. :shades: