Originally Posted by cataraftgirl
Yep, it's a catch 22. I don't do any true winter camping, late spring to fall. I was thinking of the BBO for a little extra wind & temp protection either with or without a tarp. I'm still a bit worried about my claustrophobia and I don't want a damp down Burrow. Just a thought. Paul did mention that you can always pop off the BBO suspension at the head end and allow it to come down a bit.
Thanks for the input. Always good to bounce ideas off others.
You've probably already noticed that when your bugnet is deployed, it will add about 5° of warmth. It doesn't block wind from outside, but it does reduce it. It does not hold air inside the bugnet, but it does reduce the outward flow as well. The BBO is just like that but on steroids.
I've found weathershields to be useful in cooler temps, but they tend to shine the most once the temps get well below freezing. I get condensation, but it freezes. If you're "careful" when exiting your hammock, you can avoid the snow shower. That frost on the weathershield usually means that I don't have frost on my quilt. You're basically just moving the condensation point off of your body and onto the weathershield.