I need a top quilt, and I'm just going over my options. A really good wool quilt is just as expensive (case in point) so there's not any benefit there.
I, as a basic thing prefer natural fabrics, but not to the point of extreme. Sometime synthetics are just the way to go, especially where camping is concerned.
Have you ever tried/considered trying a wool top quilt in the hammock?
I know there would be a considerable weight penalty, especially compared to down/silnylon quilt, but there are some advantages too.
- Wool retains much of it's insulating characteristics even while wet, which I think could be beneficial in the case of condensation, or just a really humid environment.
- Compression would not be a problem.
- It tends to not retain odors.
It's seems unlikely that I'll go this route, considering that quilt that I linked to would weigh more than my pack, the hammock, my cooking gear, and 2 days worth of food, but if I'm still somewhere around 30 lbs., it seems like a viable option.