Originally Posted by Owl
So I've been using the HH Explorer Deluxe, with the HHSS UC and OCF pad for a good while now. I've just ordered a down UQ from one of the cottage vendors, and should get it in this week.
Like you, I've considered whether or not I could use the UC with the UQ. I've pretty much decided that I can't...I believe that the UC is too "small", and would end up compressing the UQ, resulting in a loss of insulative factor.
I think that the best thing to do would be to make or buy a "Underquilt Protector" like those sold by 2QZQ. It's like the UC, only larger and designed with the intent to fit outside of a UQ.
I've also debated on trying to use a space blanket on top of the UQ in the same fashion you do in the HHSS. I'll probably explore that more when cold weather returns in the fall.
that's what I plan to do is replace the HH UC with a driducks UC
Originally Posted by lilprincess
I put the Underquilt Protector under mine this weekend and it does make a big difference. I also have to secure the ends of my UQ over my hammock or I get a cold spot. THe other thing I do if a cold spot wont go away is to put a piece of reflectex that I always carry right under me where the cold spot is. Seems to work great. I've never used the slug before so I can't help you there. Sorry.
I have decided that im going to add a second ridgeline outside the bug net so I can hook my UQ adjuster thingy I made to. on my net less hammocks I just use the normal ridgeline its gonna look funny but I think it will work perfect