Originally Posted by hammock engineer
Nice report Michele.
Where you cold from underneath or all over? For your temp needs you may need a thicker pad at those temps. I found out something really cool. I can use my jacket as a pillow and a face/head cover. I was warm like this down to around 30 degrees without another hat or face cover.
Oh and I'm not going to say how last Friday night in Cincy it only got down to around 50.
I was cold all over...not just underneath (I learned what that felt like last time I was out!). I think it was originally a combination of not enough layers and my tarp being pitched to wide, so air was going up under it and over me and my bag, whisking away all of my body heat.
If I end up getting a fleece layer for upper/lower body, I may be able to use my micropuff vest like you're describing. However, as soon as temps drop into the 50's, I have to wear a hat....I must have one empty head full of hot air, because I'd bet I lose 95% of my body heat through my head/ears.