Newbie underquilt question for Explorer Ultralight Asym Classic (velcro)
I am new to the forums and hammock camping in general, and have so far spent only a few nights in my Explorer Ultralight Asym. I tend to sleep cold, so I quickly began looking into pads and the Speer-type segmented pad extender (SPE). I made an SPE which added 6-inch "wings" to widen my ThermaRest Pro-Lite pad into a bathtub shape, but found I was still cold when it dropped below 50 degrees. What I would like is something that will take me down to 20 degrees, which would handle the majority of the year in Upstate NY. I could add another pad to the SPE (I do have a RidgeRest foam pad), but that gets really bulky both in the hammock and the backpack, and I find it pretty awkward to sleep on.
It seems like the conventional wisdom is to move to an underquilt if you're cold. However, I'm not certain whether a conventional UQ will work well with the velcro-entry in the classic Hennessey. Has anyone done this? Or do you use an UQ designed with a slit entry like the JRB Nest?
I am also contemplating whether to request 2QZQ's zipper mod for the HH classic. With a side entry, it seems like there are a lot more UQ's available, and it appears to be economical with an UQ relative to JRB.
JRB Winter Nest (5-10 deg) $335
2QZQ Zipper Mod #2 $50, plus
Hammock Gear Incubator 20-Degree $240 (or 0-Degree $264)
So, any thoughts on:
1) rectangular UQ's with classic velcro entry Hennessey?
2) Classic vs side entry for UQ -- which is better?
Thanks for your input! I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I'm not having any luck finding it by searching the forums.
Trying Incubator as first UQ
Thanks! Yesterday I was fortunate enough to stumble upon an Incubator 20-deg being sold by Canteen Boy, so that will be my first attempt. I had previously emailed HG asking about using an Incubator with HH classic entry, and they assured me that it works well, or at least works well enough that their customers haven't reported any issues. Now, whether *I* can make it work is another story...