I slept out in my hammock the last two nights, and I was reminded of the elegance of the Nest as underside insulation. (I hadn't slept out since last year)
Now, I dislike my sleeping bag. It's nice and warm, and soft and cosy, but it's also big, bulky and heavy. (I'm a quite small person- my pack is only 50 litres or 4500ci) On a groundsleeping trip earlier this year (in the summer) I dumped my sleeping bag out of my pack and just took the nest and CCF pad, and it was great how light my whole sleeping system was! So, I was going to live with a pad in my hammock and use the nest as a top quilt.
But I've been spoilt- pad wrestling isn't for me.
So, I need to find a light, low-pack-volume top quilt.
I'm seriously considering getting a No-Sniveler to complete the set. This could be considered financially irresponsible... LOL. But I'm saving up... (I'm not impoverished... just... stingy.)
(light , packable , easy , expensive )
I could make a down quilt, but I'm living with my Grandma, it's not really my house and I can't really make an unholy mess (like down does... right?)
(light , packable , not easy price? )
I could try to make a non-down quilt, but material sourcing is an issue. (I'm in Australia, if you didn't glance at my location) What should I look for?
(light packable (not as good as down?) not easy (better than down) price )
I don't want to butcher my sleeping bag- it still is nice and small for car-camping.
Am I ignoring options? Am I completely wrong about something (say the complexity of down?)
(PS- slowhike- this thread's re this post )