Originally Posted by greggg3
Hobiecat, did you get the problem resolved? If so, can you share what you changed on the rigging to fix the problem?
I have a 1.7 double BB, and I'm trying to decided on whether I should get an underquilt and if so whether a Yeti or a snugfit. The Yeti looks really easy to use on the video, but I don't know whether it would be warm enough this winter.
My only experience with underquilts was with an Old Rag Mtn. on a HH Explorer UL, and I didn't like it. I could never get/keep it adjusted right, and I had to get out everytime I wanted to adjust something, which was a PITA. The ORM became my goto winter quilt (top quilt on the inside, I love it for that use) and I switched to a Claytor with ccf pads. I think Neo's posts convinced me to try that and it worked pretty well down to 5deg or so with no problems. Now I have the double layer BB which is plush delux, and I was happy with it and ccf pads until I say the Yeti video. Now I'm wondering about underquilts again...Anybody using a snugfit on a BB?
No problem... and yes, I did get the Yeti dialed in. Looping the foot end over the footbox was a must. I also added a small piece of shockcord with a hook to the left shoulder side. This attaches to the left side hammock pullout and alleviates any "hot dogging" as I like to term it. The UQ slides back and forth fairly easily making one arm, inside the hammock, adjustments an afterthought.
This is my first UQ, so I don't have any level of comparison. But for my money, something that packs down the size of a nalgene bottle, weighs next to nothing, sets up in literally 10-seconds (just string over the hammock ends!!), and got me blazing hot on just the trial hang..... is worth every cent. I love the loft on the Yeti and the added "lip" on the ends to trap heat was very clever.
I used to use a Thermarest in my HH, but in my opinion (I know there's others here who feel differently) a pad takes away from my hammocking experience. I like to lay in all different positions - sideways, fetal, indian style even and there's nothing more enjoyable than that cocoon feeling... esp when it's a large, almost silky - 1.1 ripstop, BB cocoon.