Originally Posted by BillyBob58
It does help, thank you. Most impressive! Though very strange that you would be warmer WITHOUT the WW pad than with it! Don't have a clue what could account for that, unless it was colder or windier/wetter the first night.
The first night wasn't as cold (base temps) but there was quite a bit more wind. My thought is that a pad inside a hammock completely changes the overall geometry (I've confirmed this via measurement). I think the pad created air spaces both between me and it, and between it and the UQ. If that's the case, especially the air pockets in the UQ would cause problems.
To be fair, I should correct a detail about my earlier post - the first night I didn't use the NS on top. I used my 15* Marmot bag, opened as a quilt.