Originally Posted by nataPOtata
Also I have a question about underquilts/pads. I have a thermarest neoair since I have been tent camping my whole life and It's an awesome pad, super light and blows up to almost a raft. Can I just continue using my neoair for the summer or should I not even bother carrying the weight? And then invest in an underquilt later (since their $190-$215 at warbonnet) or shoud I actually get one before my trip? Also what temp of underquilt should I get since I normally camp fall or spring not too much in the winter, but still in some cold weather? Warbonnet underquilts seem very expensive so ya woundering if theres anything better/cheaper/lighter out there.
I used a thermarest pad in the beginning. It did the trick, but was kind of a hassle in my opinion. Insulating your bottom is important, think about bridges freezing first. I would not leave home without something, and your pad will work until you decide to drop the money on an underquilt. Temp ratings on the UQ depends on whether you're a cold/warm sleeper and expected lows (30s are typical in fall/spring here in OH). 20*F is the safest bet, but if you sleep warm a 40* with some overstuff may work (I prefer HammockGear. Good people, you can give them a call or send an email with questions and they will help you out. Plus, they are fellow Ohioans
). I prefer a full length uq, less fiddle factor. Prices are pretty typical across the board.