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Scott8691
01-14-2015, 20:36
Totally amazing, I ordered my DD under blanket Monday evening and it arrived today. I Am hanging in my garage where the temp is 40 degrees F. Very comfortable, I can not wait to get out on the trail!

cricky101
01-14-2015, 21:39
Totally amazing, I ordered my DD under blanket Monday evening and it arrived today. I Am hanging in my garage where the temp is 40 degrees F. Very comfortable, I can not wait to get out on the trail!

Congrats on the purchase! You don't happen to have any photos of it do you? Particularly in the stuff sack? I've been eyeing those but am not sure how well they compress.

Scott8691
01-15-2015, 04:58
Cricky101, here are 2 pictures. Compressed and uncompressed compared to my Nalgene. I am really impressed so far, this will meet my needs quite well!http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/15/9ba4af6ad2cec56cf7f2a9ffe03fccc3.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/15/77acdb5e2bd79171d8875879047812f9.jpg

cricky101
01-15-2015, 11:22
Thanks for the photos!!

Mittagsfrost
01-15-2015, 17:09
Yes, it is amazing! I love my DD underblanket. Every night.

jscudds
01-16-2015, 14:18
I was pretty impressed with mine when I got it. it really insulates you well. I figure i'll use it until i can afford a sweet down filled one and then sell the DD

Deathstar77
01-16-2015, 14:29
I was so close to buying that. The pro being that when you order it, it shows up in few days.

unktscha
01-16-2015, 15:17
I ordered it as a xmas gift for my girlfriends little boy, he has a DD hammock and DD tarp. He was really surprised! I myself have the predecessor from snugpak which is lovely and aaaawwwwful. Now I'm surprised about the small pack and I'm wondering how it will work on our next trip.

Deathstar77
01-16-2015, 15:23
Anybody have one of DD's top blanket things? I'm curious as to how well they work while I work up the nerve and the cash to buy a JRB top quilt.

Mittagsfrost
01-16-2015, 16:02
Have a look at the thread here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/99919-DD-Underblanket-DD-Top-Quilt
I like the top quilt too.

bindibadgi
01-16-2015, 18:36
I myself have the predecessor from snugpak which is lovely and aaaawwwwful. Now I'm surprised about the small pack and I'm wondering how it will work on our next trip.

I'm curious: why would you say it's aaaawwwwful? I have the old version too (from Snugpak), and although I haven't used it in really cold weather for enough time to say for sure, I've been pretty impressed.

My coldest experience with it was a strange one. It was about 20F when I had to give up and go inside, but not because I was too cold. At the time I was suffering from a nasty allergic reaction which gave me hives all over, and I thought a hang out in the cold would do me good. I think there was just too much fabric in contact with me and it drove me nuts with itching. I was by no means cold though. To tell the truth I was a bit disappointed at the time because I actually wanted to be cold to stop the itching! So I would say the UQ kept me a bit too warm!

mrh_on
02-03-2015, 12:07
Has anyone gotten the DD underblanket shipped to Canada? I'm considering it and wondered what kind of import fees I'm going to get dinged for.

mrh_on
02-19-2015, 11:31
Well I went ahead and ordered one today (now that they've gotten them back in stock) so I'll be able to answer my own question soon.

mrh_on
02-23-2015, 21:25
Just a follow-up...ordered it on the 19th, and it arrived today...which is pretty much 2.5 business days from the time I ordered it to when it got to my house. That's pretty amazing all on it's own. To answer my own question above, it arrived and I had to pay no duty or tax on it over and above what I paid for shipping from the UK. Awesome stuff! Looking forward to getting to test it out on a hammock.

ckmaui
02-23-2015, 23:59
going to be redoing my shock cord material mine has totally gone flat :( not a bad thing but going to change the way its done a bit
mine is up 24/7 as my main sleeping hammock and goes camping when we go for our youngest

just seems the cord material did not last to long so something to think about down the road maybe depending on how much its used :)

mrh_on
02-25-2015, 07:39
just seems the cord material did not last to long so something to think about down the road maybe depending on how much its used :)

Good to know...I'll keep an eye on mine as I use it this coming year.

mrh_on
03-18-2015, 06:58
Just a follow-up... To answer my own question above, it arrived and I had to pay no duty or tax on it over and above what I paid for shipping from the UK.

Just got a bill in the mail from FEDEX for $21.24 for tax and duty. A little less than I had initially thought it might be so not too bad I guess. That's the first time I've gotten a bill so long after getting some goods like that...it's usually come with it.

So there ya have it...posting it for future reference for some Canuck in the future who might want something from the UK :)

oldfatguy
03-18-2015, 15:19
I ordered two last Friday. They were delivered yesterday (t0 the US from England). I have not yet had the chance to try it out, but it looks great and exactly what I wanted. Great company!

sandykayak
03-19-2015, 07:51
I switched out the shock cord from both the UB and the Superlight net. The thickness seemed more adequate for kayak rigging and overkill for these items. I tried weighing them to satisfy the gram weenies but got totally frustrated: three digital scales all gave different weights! The average seemed to be about half.

Sorry, I don't even know the diameter of the shockcords either. BUT this photo shows the difference in bulk

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bananachunks
03-20-2015, 11:44
Posted these in another thread and figured they could go here as well. Aside from the suspension (I prefer the suspension on my Potomac) I have zero complaints on the Underblanket and Top Quilt. I actually like the Top Quilt more than my Owyhee. I've only had the UB in the back yard down to the mid-40s, and it was comfortable.

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RiotShaven
05-27-2015, 17:44
The DD Underblanket seems to be the cheapest underquilt I've found. I've heard mostly good things about it, but what would you guys say are some of the downsides compared to a $150+ down-version? Just so I can make a balanced decision, because right now I'm really itching to get one of those for Autumn.

Detman101
07-05-2015, 15:38
The DD Underblanket seems to be the cheapest underquilt I've found. I've heard mostly good things about it, but what would you guys say are some of the downsides compared to a $150+ down-version? Just so I can make a balanced decision, because right now I'm really itching to get one of those for Autumn.
Also interested in comparison notes as i plan to purchase one of these in the coming weeks...

ckmaui
07-05-2015, 17:14
I use mine full time inside when we go camping my youngest kid uses my DD
for me outside the cut end shape makes it a touch small at the end and seems my feet dont always get that pulled up around coverage which I dont like compared to my HG ?
I am 6 foot 200+ lbs size 12 shoe and it seems just a touch short feeling on the foot or head/shoulder end and I can only think that is the cut shape

for camping wife and I use HG incubator and IMHO no comparison but they are 3x as much or more so its not a dig on the DD

had to replace my suspension cord on the DD seemed to stretch out rather quick and stay stretched also not a fan of the way they did it
so basically cut the ends open and threaded shock cord through it all the way to the ends and kept the stock stuff that was sewn on to adjust the ends back and forth and to keep it from sagging down in the middle

for the money they are a great buy of course if you are backpacking extra weight and size is a consideration

IMHO something about down that breathes better and can vary temps much greater meaning for me if i had a syn quilt that is good to say 40 I can only use up to about 50 or so then they dont seem to breathe as well ? even my wifes 0 degree TQ I can use in warmer temps with no problem maybe vent it a bit
we have 0 degree UQ setup which I love warm when its below freezing and when its 60 out I just use less of a TQ and its comfy and breathes so the down IMHO can vary the temp ranges much more my DD forgot the exact temp ? but was something like 40 and it was cold spots and drafty feeling to me and above about 65 it starts to get that non breathable feeling that synthetic gets for me with my down I can lay out in 65 and just not use a TQ and dont get that feeling its not breathing :) hope that makes sense

but I think the DD is a great buy just know its shortcomings and think about redoing the suspension as that helped it a lot with the cold spots etc... was a huge difference in warmth

go for it and eventually get a nice HG or other down setup as they are better but you pay for it :)



The DD Underblanket seems to be the cheapest underquilt I've found. I've heard mostly good things about it, but what would you guys say are some of the downsides compared to a $150+ down-version? Just so I can make a balanced decision, because right now I'm really itching to get one of those for Autumn.

Intimidator
07-05-2015, 18:43
I use mine full time inside when we go camping my youngest kid uses my DD
for me outside the cut end shape makes it a touch small at the end and seems my feet dont always get that pulled up around coverage which I dont like compared to my HG ?
I am 6 foot 200+ lbs size 12 shoe and it seems just a touch short feeling on the foot or head/shoulder end and I can only think that is the cut shape

for camping wife and I use HG incubator and IMHO no comparison but they are 3x as much or more so its not a dig on the DD

had to replace my suspension cord on the DD seemed to stretch out rather quick and stay stretched also not a fan of the way they did it
so basically cut the ends open and threaded shock cord through it all the way to the ends and kept the stock stuff that was sewn on to adjust the ends back and forth and to keep it from sagging down in the middle

for the money they are a great buy of course if you are backpacking extra weight and size is a consideration

IMHO something about down that breathes better and can vary temps much greater meaning for me if i had a syn quilt that is good to say 40 I can only use up to about 50 or so then they dont seem to breathe as well ? even my wifes 0 degree TQ I can use in warmer temps with no problem maybe vent it a bit
we have 0 degree UQ setup which I love warm when its below freezing and when its 60 out I just use less of a TQ and its comfy and breathes so the down IMHO can vary the temp ranges much more my DD forgot the exact temp ? but was something like 40 and it was cold spots and drafty feeling to me and above about 65 it starts to get that non breathable feeling that synthetic gets for me with my down I can lay out in 65 and just not use a TQ and dont get that feeling its not breathing :) hope that makes sense

but I think the DD is a great buy just know its shortcomings and think about redoing the suspension as that helped it a lot with the cold spots etc... was a huge difference in warmth

go for it and eventually get a nice HG or other down setup as they are better but you pay for it :)
Thanks for this. Been doing alot of research and comparison. Definitely helps

oldfatguy
07-07-2015, 07:23
Finally had the chance to try out my DD Hammocks Underquilt this weekend. It worked perfectly - very easy to hang and made sleeping extremely comfortable.

Have to give another shout out to DD Hammocks - I had the chance to try out one of their 3m x 3m tarps over the weekend and it was like someone magically made what I wanted. Easy to set up and great coverage. I ordered one for myself on Sunday and got notification on Monday morning that it had shipped already. Great job!!!

oldfatguy
09-29-2015, 16:14
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My hang in Grand Teton National Park this summer.

DD Hammocks underquilt and 3X3 tarp.

dehler
10-07-2015, 07:40
Picked up the set, free tshirt too :) Ordered on the weekend and got it Tuesday in Canada. Super fast shipping. But it was fedex so I got stung with duty, only $36 so it could have been worse.

TDHanger
10-07-2015, 11:09
I have been looking at this quilt for sometime. I think I will order one for this spring. Has anyone used this in winter?

Mittagsfrost
10-07-2015, 11:14
I tested it in a warm winter night (3C) and I slept well, warm and safe.

TDHanger
10-07-2015, 11:40
I tested it in a warm winter night (3C) and I slept well, warm and safe.

So that' like 37.4 F very nice. I wonder if they would work well in the -5C -6C range 20's Fahrenheit

Mittagsfrost
10-07-2015, 12:37
They say it's suitable for use in temperatures down to -5C and I trust them. Of course, if the underblanket is mounted in the right way and you are a "normal" sleeper :)
YTRMV (Your temperature range may vary)

Detman101
10-09-2015, 19:21
Loving mine!!

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AUBuilderman
11-10-2015, 09:00
Loving mine!!

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How does it fit with your blackbird foot box? That is my hesitation on getting one, the oval cut and how it wraps the foot box.

Detman101
11-10-2015, 09:50
How does it fit with your blackbird foot box? That is my hesitation on getting one, the oval cut and how it wraps the foot box.
I just hang it on a diagonal and it covers my footbox well. I had to have my wife lay in my hammock so that I could setup the underquilt properly and label it head and foot so that it's the same every time.
I also routed the strap that ties back the netting through the loop on the underquilt so that it doesn't slide around and move from under my right side.
I'm going to sew on another loop on the head side to hold it in place under my head as well.

AUBuilderman
11-10-2015, 12:21
Thanks. Also I noticed in your photo that your net tie out appears to be attached to your tarp. Is this just when you are not closing the net, or do you do this for your normal set up? I just thought it was interesting and may try it on my next hang. I also question if the tie out of the shelf is really needed most of the time. I only have about 7 or 8 nights in my WBBB, so I am still tweaking my setup. I do love how comfortable it is, and that is with half my hangs using a pad and poncho liner UQ. My DIY UQ is really only sufficient for temps 55-60 and above, I don't really even trust it for that yet.

Detman101
12-14-2015, 19:25
Thanks. Also I noticed in your photo that your net tie out appears to be attached to your tarp. Is this just when you are not closing the net, or do you do this for your normal set up? I just thought it was interesting and may try it on my next hang. I also question if the tie out of the shelf is really needed most of the time. I only have about 7 or 8 nights in my WBBB, so I am still tweaking my setup. I do love how comfortable it is, and that is with half my hangs using a pad and poncho liner UQ. My DIY UQ is really only sufficient for temps 55-60 and above, I don't really even trust it for that yet.
Oh, that setup was only to be used when the tarp isn't down and closed off.
Normally I tie the pull-out to the nearest tree or stake it down to the ground.

Toxic
03-25-2016, 14:43
Is this underquilt the equalivalent to the sugpak underblanket? I am a bit confused as i though tbese were the same but maybe this one is rated lower?

megatate
04-05-2016, 14:31
Just a follow-up...ordered it on the 19th, and it arrived today...which is pretty much 2.5 business days from the time I ordered it to when it got to my house. That's pretty amazing all on it's own. To answer my own question above, it arrived and I had to pay no duty or tax on it over and above what I paid for shipping from the UK. Awesome stuff! Looking forward to getting to test it out on a hammock.

Hey - sorry to resurrect this thread. Just wondering how you have found the DD underblanket after a year or so. What hammock do you use with it? How does it hold up to the temperature range indicated on the website in Ontario weather?