Going on a group backpacking trip next week and have to go to ground.
I will be using my HG 3S Burrow instead of a sleeping bag.
Night time temps in the 40's and sleeping on an uninsulated Big Agnes Air Core pad.
Looking forward to 3 good nights of sleep.
My quilt is lighter than my bag, but I wouldn't say it's changed my hike. What it has changed is my sleeping. That's improved because I can move now... I'm more comfortable.
With our powers combined... we should be able to get these hammocks out of the dirt.
I agree with the no zip,less weight,more freedom to move.Will only add-don't forget the down,wool or synthetic headcover!
Not having to deal with a zipper has been the biggest benefit for me. As to creatures being a bother when on the ground, I once saw a guy sleeping on the ground have a dog go up and lick his face early early in the morning. From all the screaming and yelling, I'm surprised the dog made it out alive!
a little less weight. However as I've compared UL tarp / pad / bag combos vs. hammock rigs it all ends up about the same.
I have found, for the ground and because I'm a side sleeper, I prefer a sleeping bag.
In a hammock it's TQ and UQ all the way.
If I had to only have one top insulation it would be a high quality, lightweight down bag and I would add the UQ when hanging, good pad when grounding...
great post .do the top quilts that do dual purpose as a camp coat work well for both functions?hope i dont rub the o p wrong for asking this,all respect.
I do not miss the zipper stabbing me or the 4 pounds less in my pack at all. My bag was an old school synthetic. My TQ is a Golite 20F down.