Originally Posted by callook66
I'm guessing that a UQ's temp rating would be just as important as a TQ's... But just wondering, does anyone use a summer UQ much lower than it's rating with any luck? If I can get away with a 40* CrowsNest, I'd like to!
Also, do you think a coyote brown WBBB with coyote brown TQ and coyote brown UQ is too much coyote brown?
Where are you going to be camping, in Yellowstone? If so, summer only? To me, a 40*F rated UQ would be very marginal in the mountains of WY, even in summertime. (but I guess you already know all about that if you live there) But as has been mentioned, if you have a torso size pad ( also a sit pad), you could easily add a lot of warmth for when the cold fronts move through.
My personal record for summer in WY is 24*F with well over a foot of snow, on June 27 1985, at about 10,000 feet. I can tell you I went to bed so tired and cold, had I been hammock hanging I would have loved a zero degree UQ! Even if it was almost July!