Originally Posted by Owl
So, did test this out this past weekend somewhat.
Temps were 35 degrees both nights. First morning I didn't pay any attention for condensation, and didn't really notice any when I packed out and moved.
Second morning, I definitely saw some small amount of condensation in the HHSS. Both nights I used the HHSS WITHOUT a SB in place, but with the undercover and underpad both in place. Both nights I had the same gear in the hammock...travel pillow, Sierra Designs 20 degree mummy bag and a poncho liner.
Slept very comfortably both nights.
So condensation could be an issue, but the amount was so small it had no impact on me during this past trip at least.
Great results IMO! Warm 2 nights at 35F without even the space blanket? That's about as good as you can expect, and it sounds like you could even go lower a degree or 3. Not bad at all! And obviously no problems with fine tuning adjustment, as there is not much you can adjust anyway.
Is your bag down or synthetic and were you inside it or using as a quilt?
But the real amazing thing is that you had minimal condensation over 2 nights with no sp.B. I have slept once or twice in a SS with no sb, at temps above 40. I got away with it at least once. But one other time, at near 45-50F and no doubt very high humidity in the Olympic Rain Forest, I woke up nice and warm next morning, but the foot of my synthetic bag/quilt was wet and the foot of the pad was soaked. ( interesting that I did not get cold anywhere). Luckily all dried quickly. I used the sb rest of the trip and had no other condensation.
So good for you with minimal condensation and also being warm enough at near freezing. Keep us posted on your future results.