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wkborder08
05-09-2014, 20:44
So i've been eyeballing the Underblanket, It seems very versatile, price dropped and supposedly down into low 20's? Anybody used it on a gathered end like the dangerbird? Realistic temp range? Also when you got those temps what kind of TQ were you using? Any info appreciated!
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craige
05-10-2014, 03:40
I noticed DD are now making an upgraded version of the Snugpak uq. I didn't like the snugpak quilt but it looks like DD have fixed a few issues on their version. Don't know how well the upgrades will have worked though...

wkborder08
05-10-2014, 05:40
I noticed DD are now making an upgraded version of the Snugpak uq. I didn't like the snugpak quilt but it looks like DD have fixed a few issues on their version. Don't know how well the upgrades will have worked though...

What is different that you can see? I've often heard reference to the snugpak. I assumed they were the same spec.

craige
05-10-2014, 06:48
Main differences are that the shape looks like it might taper less towards both ends and the head and foot end both have a cinchable (if that's a word) channel. They have also reduced the weight by 350 grams!

I think they were the same, certainly Snugpak were DD's supplier.

Latt
05-13-2014, 05:15
This new DD underblanket seem to solve some of the issues I have with the snugpak underblanket. Lighter and also cheeper (I think). I don't remember the snugpak temperature rating, but I've taken my snugpak underblanket to -5C with just a regular ol' down blanket as a TQ. It worked but I was pushing the limits for that setup.

wkborder08
05-14-2014, 20:17
I just bought a 15 degree down sleeping bag ( TNF Green Kazoo) Hoping this will get me down into the 30s with the DD Underblanket

craige
05-15-2014, 04:18
This new DD underblanket seem to solve some of the issues I have with the snugpak underblanket. Lighter and also cheeper (I think). I don't remember the snugpak temperature rating, but I've taken my snugpak underblanket to -5C with just a regular ol' down blanket as a TQ. It worked but I was pushing the limits for that setup.

+1, i have also had mine down to -5C usong my sb as a quilt, I was cool not too bad. If I had my synth bag zipped up I could probably squeeze another couple out of it. Methinks my snugpak blanket will be going on ebay soon.


I just bought a 15 degree down sleeping bag ( TNF Green Kazoo) Hoping this will get me down into the 30s with the DD Underblanket

Yeah you should be fine, especially with the improvements.

wkborder08
05-15-2014, 05:15
Thanks! EBAY? I sure someone on here would be interested.. Depending on the price and when your looking to get rid of it I may be interested.. Shoot me a PM

craige
05-15-2014, 05:44
I pm'd you, but for transparency, I would sell it on ebay because the new dd blanket seems better and is less expensive, if I was in your shoes I would go with that or an equivalent made in the US.

stoporko
05-17-2014, 05:32
Ive tested DD Underblanket in 10 C without any other insulation (like sleeping bag...) and I felt fine. I just tied the upper part of the underblanket with carabiners and it felt like a sleeping bag put around my hammock. :)

longwhitecloud
05-17-2014, 06:04
https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?33712-Review-of-the-DD-hammocks-(by-Snugpak)-Underblanket-with-Pic-s

Latt
05-20-2014, 01:25
Very nice link and review. I read it a few times before buying my Snugpak Underblanket.

But this thread is about the new DD Underblanket which is an improved version of the SnugPak Underblanket. So it's a review of another product than what this thread is about :)

mountainm
05-20-2014, 01:28
Very nice link and review. I read it a few times before buying my Snugpak Underblanket.

But this thread is about the new DD Underblanket which is an improved version of the SnugPak Underblanket. So it's a review of another product than what this thread is about :)

Is it improved? It doesnt go to as low a temperature.

longwhitecloud
05-20-2014, 02:22
Sorry for any confusion on the link. I thought it was what was being discussed.

sandykayak
05-20-2014, 13:13
Slight segue, but this reminded me that I bought the Snugpack Jungle sleeping bag but haven't had a chance to use it. It's versatile and would work well in a hammock. Some DIY-er might convert for UQ use as well. (Mod, delete if not relevant.)

http://www.amazon.com/SnugPak-Jungle-Bag-Black-SP92261/dp/B000O1PKGE/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1400608266&sr=1-1&keywords=snugpak+sleeping+bag

wkborder08
05-20-2014, 19:28
Thanks for the input. I think with the mods and versatility, combined with price, temp rating and size.. Im gunna give it a try.

sandykayak
05-21-2014, 15:19
Here's a youtube of the new underblanket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ups8ekfOYdQ

Switch
05-23-2014, 12:11
Thanks for posting that Sandykayak. There's not much on this I can find review wise so most appreciated you posting this up. I think I'll probably grab one for my Wife though. The price is amazing.

wkborder08
05-24-2014, 06:25
Here's a youtube of the new underblanket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ups8ekfOYdQ

Awesome Thanks for that!

Adino
06-06-2014, 14:17
what insulation do they use in the dd uq?

i see they have it compressed in one of their pics, i'm assuming that's not down in there

sandykayak
06-08-2014, 09:03
Synthetic.

<<<<We've finally made our own Hammock Underblanket which is compact, lightweight, easy to set-up and suitable for use in temperatures down to -5C.>>>

That's 23 degrees F. I have AHE's New River UQ and it fluffs up a LOT more than DD UB.

In one of the videos, the presenter (in UK) said it had been quite chilly (don't remember if temps were given) and he was comfy.

Firesong
06-08-2014, 09:21
"Quite chilly" describes the temperature when my wife puts on jackets and a fleece blanket around the campfire and I'm in shorts and a t-shirt :)

craige
06-08-2014, 12:22
Yeah, quite chilly in the UK is a strange thing. Temps only play part of it. I have been warm (while inactive) in a tshirt at 40f and freezing with a rain jacket and fleece (no rain) at the same temp. Our day to day weather (humidity, wind, rain and temp) changes so much... I reckon my snugpack uq (which I'm guessing is very similar insulation wise) would probably be warm for most to just above freezing. I am a warm sleeper and was and was warm at tamps around freezing and cool but able to sleep at 23F, I wouldn't want to try it much colder. Saying that I think that dd probably rate it for use with their bag, the synthetic insulation underneath, while compressed will probably still add a few .

Adino
06-10-2014, 06:48
i like the idea of synthetic insulation

think these are going to be our new uq's

has anyone tried these dd uq's on a bridge hammock?

i'm assuming they would work fine but would love to hear if anyone has experience w/ the on a wbrr

sandykayak
06-11-2014, 20:22
The DDH UB is oval shaped,

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cdnunn01
07-06-2014, 17:00
I plan on ordering the underquilt today. I'm cold natured, so I'm hoping that it combined with a HG 0 degree over quilt will keep me warm regardless of the temps, within reason of course.

Surfdog
07-07-2014, 05:59
Let us know how it works out for you. If it's anything like their Bergen pack the quality will be top notch.

07-10-2014, 12:23
Anyone try one on an HH expedition?

jscudds
07-19-2014, 06:41
Ordered a DD underblanket yesterday for canoeing trips in NorthBay, Ontario and Temagami in 2 weeks. cant wait to try it.

ckmaui
09-10-2014, 13:19
any updates ?


did you order one and have any chance to try it out yet :)

I plan on ordering the underquilt today. I'm cold natured, so I'm hoping that it combined with a HG 0 degree over quilt will keep me warm regardless of the temps, within reason of course.


would love to hear temps and how it worked would you buy it again kinda thing :)

Ordered a DD underblanket yesterday for canoeing trips in NorthBay, Ontario and Temagami in 2 weeks. cant wait to try it.

Thanks :)

cdnunn01
09-12-2014, 23:05
Yes, I did order it and I love it! Fits my hammock like a glove and stuffs down pretty small. It is warm, but it's just now turning cold here in Kentucky, so it hasn't been put to the test yet. This weekend it's going to get down to the low 50's and we are camping, so I'll report back on how it does in those temps. Great value though, and so soft. I also have the Bergen rucksack and love it. I'm very happy with everything I've purchased from DD thus far (snake skins, tarp, hammock, underquilt, and rucksack).

ckmaui
09-12-2014, 23:56
thanks :)
look forward to hearing your thoughts :)

coldglory
10-06-2014, 17:23
Just bought the DD myself. Going to test it this weekend. I'm in Michigan and its forecasted to the mid 30s. So I hope the 50s work for you.

ckmaui
10-07-2014, 22:15
look forward to hearing how it worked :) mine is to arrive tomorrow :)


Just bought the DD myself. Going to test it this weekend. I'm in Michigan and its forecasted to the mid 30s. So I hope the 50s work for you.

rockportkayak
10-08-2014, 12:11
we have the Texas Hang in Nov to really get a chance to test ours out hopefully.

goober
10-08-2014, 13:44
Does it just attach to the ridgeline? I have one of Dutch's Argon hammocks.

ckmaui
10-08-2014, 16:47
I have a Dutch and just got one of these DD Underblanket
wont be able to try it out for a couple days on the dutch (maybe a week) but cant see why it wont be able to ? its mostly like the others attache from the end kinda thing but it tightens in the middle which is different ?


Will this attach well to a hammock without loops? I have one of Dutch's Argon jobs.