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Scaryfeet
09-13-2015, 10:39
Hi everyone,

I have the DD top quilt and underblanket and was pretty cold on a recent camp. I don't think I had the underblanket on right, but I'm a cold sleeper anyway and so am thinking about getting the Jura 2 in addition to try some winter camping. Would using the Jura 2 in combination with the top quilt bring the comfort rating down enough for British winters? I'd got my pack weight down to 7kg so am a bit disappointed I have to add to it, but needs must. I've never, ever had a night out camping where I've not been shivering, determined to fix that somehow, just can't afford down quilts etc. Any advice appreciated.

Jo

Sunndog
09-13-2015, 11:17
i'd get a cheapish second hand down sleeping bag to add to your TQ, and save up for a winter weight down UQ if it were me
my -20*c down UQ is smaller and lighter than DD's -5*c UQ

You could also add a sleeping mat to beef up the UQ as well

Scaryfeet
09-13-2015, 13:18
Thanks Sunndog, have been keeping an eye out for used down bags but haven't seen anything under the 100 mark.

Sunndog
09-13-2015, 13:34
Have you thought about a hammock sock or insulated over cover?

Ukhammocks do a sock for 35 iirc

I'll be trying an overcover this winter. I'v got to learn to use a sewing machine then do some mods but this is the kinda thing


http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u372/sunndog101/bushcraft/20150626_165710_zpse2qlcy2n.jpg (http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/sunndog101/media/bushcraft/20150626_165710_zpse2qlcy2n.jpg.html)


Or if you sleep REALLY cold....mega cocoon :lol: (that sleeping bag packs down to about 35ltrs! )

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u372/sunndog101/20141028_092544_zpswv7bvie1.jpg (http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/sunndog101/media/20141028_092544_zpswv7bvie1.jpg.html)

Scaryfeet
09-14-2015, 04:05
No I hadn't considered that, I think that might be part of my solution, thanks! I think I've spotted a cheapish down sleeping bag instead of the Jura, so will probably try that with the sock from UKhammocks and maybe a mat if needed, until i can afford some nice down quilts. Thanks again!

Sunndog
09-14-2015, 09:55
I'd be very interested to hear how you get on with the ukH sock....i'm on the top of a hill near buxton and serious gales are the norm here in winter so i'm considering a sock meself

On down UQ's
See that first overcover pic, thats two 10 childrens sleeping bags zipped together, really meant for indoor use
Well one of those coupled with the -20*c UQ does me down to just about 0*c.....i do sleep warm but it gives you an idea what a good UQ will do

bodhran4me
09-14-2015, 14:59
Check Gumtree and charity shops for down jackets and duvets.
https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/69057-Another-JC-Penny-Puffer-thread

Be sure to check tags as some are listed as down feather. Are they down , feather, or a mix?

Scaryfeet
09-17-2015, 06:35
Oh a fellow Derbyshireian! :D I will let you know, it won't be for a while as I spent all my cash this summer changing from tent to hammock and getting pack weight down. I like your ideas with those sleeping bags. I'm going to keep trying things until I can sleep comfortably. I bid on a few down sleeping bags but didn't win, going to have to get synthetic for now as I'm eager to get out.

Thanks bodhran4me, will dig around, cheers for the advice.

I hear you can send sleeping bags to UKhammocks and they will adjust them for use as quilts, so that might be an option.