you will receive a number of suggestions as you already have, and I'm sorry to tell you, but you my friend are going to have to make the final choice between some very good pieces of gear.
But with that said, you might want to keep in mind...
1. If you are cold or warm sleeper.
2. You can't really have too much insulation.
3. The budget limits, that only you know.
4. Do your feet get cold...3/4, 2/3, or supplemental insulation.
5. What are the actual temps. you will experience, and how many times per year.
I wish I could be of more help to you, but the great thing about HF, is the collective brain trust that exists within.
"If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
A little off topic, but I must admit, I really enjoy the way his website is configured – so easy to place an order for a custom quilt with just a few clicks. Out of all of the cottage manufactures for camping gear (not just hammock-related camping) I will say that Stormcrow has one of the best websites out there, Well designed, and easy to navigate. The marketing just works… It’s always one of the first to pop into my mind because of it too. Good job.
One thing, I’m still at a loss as to how a differential cut actually serves any beneficial purpose to the user? To me, it seems like just a marketing gimmick. While on that subject, can someone enlighten me on how this works and the purpose of differential vs standard cut quilts? I must be missing something here.
The JRB WM4 is one of those highly recommended items that I’ve written off due to price. I know it’s was one of the only winter UQ’s on the market and have proven itself through others praise, but it does not seem to compare well with others on the market when comparing price. It’s really at the high end of the spectrum. That’s said, is it worth that extra $100 over a Stormcrow Winter Incubator?
My criteria: (Should have mentioned earlier)
-Supports 0 degrees
-Light as possible
-Compact, lease amount of space used in pack
I appreciate all the input! Please keep the suggestions coming!
Although, this is not my first time living in the country. From 2002-2007, I spent 90% of my time working at various jobsites as a project manager and start-up engineer. Spent time in Vancouver, Quebec. Ontario; Timmins, Sudbury, Barrie, Newmarket, London, Sarnia Toronto, Windsor to name a few places.
I see you are from London. I lived there for 7 months. When you drive up and down the 401, there is a small automotive manufacturing plant called “BROSE” – White building, lit sing with red lettering. That was one of my projects a few years back.
2) I will argue this point if you goal is to go as light as safely as possible -- everything weighs something. But I understand what you meant.
4) Cold feet? Not with GooseFeet Slippers! I think 3/4 is what I am after.
5) -10 to 10 below, 15 nights.
Last edited by Distortedaxis; 09-08-2010 at 23:00.
You've been around Canada more than I have. Glad to have you another time round