Round 2 of testing the supershelter and no sniveller testing first reported here http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1859
Bmlarson, his son, my daughter and I went for an overnight hang this weekend. It turns out that finding suitable locations for two hammocks grouped together is tougher than you would think. Just when you've found that perfect triangle, there is a young sapling in the way, or there is too much underbrush, or the ground is a field of what looks suspiciously like poison ivy and you are too paranoid to strip naked and roll in it to find out for sure.
After rushing around, setting up, and then moving to another adjoining campsite that was abandoned, we had our hammocks in the air. The temperature went down to a low of 55 F.
Bmlarson's son was in a Hennessy with a homemade prototype quilt underneath and a sleeping bag on top. He was toasty.
Bmlarson was in an Amazon top loader without bugnet and a paracord suspension to get him to the tree huggers. They failed at 5:30 am, by the way, and he spent the rest of the night on the ground on his 3/4 Thermarest which he was using for bottom insulation anyway. He was toasty, but on the ground.
My daughter was in her Ultralight backpacker, No Sniveller underquilt, and 15 degree Sierra Designs bag on top and long pajamas. She was toasty.
I was in my Hyperlight with supershelter and 15 degree Sierra Designs bag on top. I did a better job of adjusting the tension on the supershelter (I pulled the prussic knots out quite a bit more than I usually do) and I was also toasty. I was wearing underwear only.
All in all, very successful and I will no longer carry the tent as a backup.
The only problem is that my Hennessy underpad ripped at the junction between the pad and the diagonal bungee channel. I don't know if I tensioned it too much or if this was the result of a product flaw.