Originally Posted by LandoCommando
In the very near future I will be purchasing a 20*° UQ. If I had an equal 20° TP would I be able to stay warm in 0° weather by just adding extra layers of clothing or would I need a whole nother sleep system rated for 0°? Does having a tarp with doors do anything for residual heat or is that just for keeping the elements out?
I have a HG 20 degree UQ&TQ that I recently did some testing at 0 degree according to my Casio Pathfinder watch and the weather prediction...I used no tarp but was under my back porch hanging from my Turtle-Dog Stand. I also used a Frogg Togg Poncho as an over cover...and also a small fleece blanket that I partially covered my UQ with...and as for myself...I was wearing top and bottom typical longjohns, wool socks and a beanie and that was it. I had no problems ...slept through the night...
Before this test I tested my 20 degree system at 20 degrees with just boxers, a wife beater(tank top under shirt), no beanie no socks just the poncho over cover. And I was fine...however I am a very warm sleeper(my wife loves me for that)and some people are the complete opposite (like my wife) so what works for me may not work for you. I hope this helps out and if you can test your gear at home that is the best ....cause if you get cold you can figure out why and fix it and if not just go back inside where its warm!!! And as for the tarp with doors....IMO..YES... a tarp with doors will help keep out the wind that can rob your UQ of its warmth...However a UQP can help with that as well.... Good luck and Hang On!!!!!