Originally Posted by russwestwood
The weather should be nice when we get there (summer) and wouldn't need an underquilt just yet. Hopefully there will be a good one out before end of the year for the Flex-180 model.
The site says they do plan on making a zliner for it. However, I would recommend just getting standard underquilts. You can get a down UQ for pretty much the same price, that will take you down to lower temps, pack smaller, and be compatible with other hammocks.
Down UQs can also serve pretty well as topquilts if you ever end up tent camping, or need an extra blanket for someone on the couch.
If you want synthetic, you will have about the same packability as the zliner, but probably cheaper, and still get the compatibility with other hammocks.
The only advantage to the ZLiner is that you can leave it on the hammock when you pack it up. It will be interesting to see how they make the zliner for this, since it seems like the width can change significantly depending on configuration. The zliner uses velcro to hold it up, which I would think would lead to interesting tension issues.
I note that the flex is different in one way compared to all the other clarks - it does not have an integrated stuff sack for storage.