Originally Posted by whiskeyjoe
I'm new to hiking and hammocking, but after 3 1/2 weeks on the AT in my Speer every night - I have definitely formed some opinions.
I like sitting in my hammock to put my shoes on in the morning and taking them off after a long day on the trail. I like the coverage of the Speer tarp (although that is probably a little off topic on this thread). With the peapod, I could put my sit pad under the hammock to give my torso that extra bit of insulation on those cold nights. Finally, when it got down to 11 F plus wind and snow, I was the only person in camp that was warm all night (ceptin' the obligatory potty break at 2 a.m.) In fact, throughout my hike, I can say I was never cold even though we rarely enjoyed more than a 40 degree night and saw more than 1 subfreezing sleep
Great report, very useful info, WJ! Did you have one of the newer 20* bottom rated PeaPods? What kind of bag did you need inside that PeaPod on the 11* night?