Given that you're not starting from scratch with camping, I'd say you are a long way already.
- You have a sleeping bag - that's your top quilt. It's what I use.
- You have a pad - can be used in the hammock too, I started with a foam pad myself. I bought a cheap snugpak synthetic UQ to try it out - liked it a lot, so invested in a hammockgear incubator. But the pad was scertainly functional.
- You have a hammock, I guess, since you started trying already.
- Do you have a tarp from the other camping you do? If you do, it works fine.
There, a complete set-up to start with. And then as you go along, you decide what to invest in. My first step was to get a better hammock than the one I started with. The second was to get an UQ - this was a more important step for comfort. I still use my regular sleeping bag, see no need (so far) for a TQ.
Btw, get in the bag before you get into the hammock. Sit in the hammock, insert your feet and get the bag up as far as possible, then stand up and pull it up all the way. Sit back down in the hammock, and proceed to enjoy your soon-to-be comfy, rocked-to-sleep, cradled night of Z:s.
Last edited by K0m4; 11-15-2012 at 08:21..