One of the things I really like about the better hammocks is being able to sleep fairly flat. Can you sleep diagonal with a peapod or are you pretty much in-line?
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Top warmth is trickier. I think the admitted cold sleeper Ed Speer only rates it for 50F by itself on top. This will, IMO, vary with the hammock. A Speer or most wide hammocks will hold the hammock above your body, decreasing the warmth even though it is 2.5" loft top and same on bottom. A more narrow hammock probably will allow it to lay close to your body, maybe even in contact with you. Then I think it starts getting pretty close to same as bottom warmth. But something to consider is: If it has a gap on top and is 2.5" above your body, and you fill that gap with 2.5" of top quilt, then how warm is that 5" total TOP loft? Pretty darn warm I think!
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