When it is truly "summer" time; I seldom use a top quilt. Just a small-ish fleece blanket seems to be plenty when combined with a thermal or ccf pad between hammock layers. So, only really need a Winter TQ- mostly.
I've used a Thermarest Neo-Air pad down into the 30s at night with a JRB High Sierra Snivler as a TQ - Toasty! Nevertheless; a UQ is definitely a superior way to prevent CBS.
I finally did purchase the WL "summer" underquilt and am looking forward to trying it outdoors this summer - it works GREAT for indoors - even with the window open a bit!
OK, I bought the full length WL winter UQ too...
That JRB as a TQ and the WL full-length as an UQ are super down to mid-20s for me (haven't camped any colder yet) - and guessing I could go down to 15-20 if needbe with those two. Can't go wrong with any WL products - they're Great!
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
— John Muir
Last edited by Loki; 01-29-2013 at 07:01..