Originally Posted by TXHC
You sir make a good point, here is a bit more info on why I asked what I did. I will be going out in December here in Tx. It might be 20 at night or 50 at night. We really dont know till it happens LoL. I have a "mosquito hammock" the "jungle hammock" model. I have used it in only warm weather to where all I took was my pad and a sheet and was fine. Now the mat I have is the blue "workout" matt you find at walmart. I think it will work just fine but now I am torn on a sleeping bag. I hate sleeping when I am cold and I like the idea of a "mummy" type bag. I am willing to spend some money on it (bout $100 give or take). I do not currently have a "cold weather" bag so I am seeing this as an investment.
To everyone that has posted, thank you there's been a lot of good input and some I was confused about LOL
Ah. When you first said jungle hammock, I was thinking you meant the old school army hammocks that look like a suspended cot - I re-read your post and see you have a double layer hammock...
Well, it sounds like your okay with pads and are more interested in feedback on sleeping bags or top quilts for top insulation.
Now you mentioned "investment." When I hear investment, I think of high quality products that will last a for years. Honestly, in my opinion, for a hundred bucks I'd be looking for a down bag rated at 20 degrees plus, and use that as a top quilt (most top quilts designed for hammocks are closer to 200 bucks.) I figure I could get a pretty light, easy to pack down sleeping bag that I could use in the range your looking at (20 to 50 degrees,) and go colder with extra layers of clothing if need be. In fact, for my top insulation I do just that (I use a 30 degree North Face down bag that packs small and sleep in light layers - works great down to 20 degrees with good bottom insulation.)
On the other hand, if you're going to invest in true winter bags or quilts that will take you below 20 degrees, then you're likely looking at over 200 bucks (unless you're okay with bulky and/or heavy cotton or synthetics.) That's what I did to be sure I was safe and comfy even in winter conditions - I invested in a full length Incubator, and it is a warm bundle of comfy goodness!
Oh. and here's a link to a comparison chart
for some of the most commonly used bottom and top quilts.