Originally Posted by Paulie
Another benefit for me is I find it easier to get in a top quilt than a bag...just get in the hammock, put feet in the foot box, pull up quilt, and tuck in sides vs the sleeping bag twisting, etc. while trying to get situated in the hammock and then having a hard time, not to mention time consuming, trying to get the sleeping bag straightened out again while laying in the bag.
Never had that problem. I get in the bag outside the hammock, then get in, and thats it. No twisting and turning...last time I was out i was even had my bivi bag on outside the sleeping bag.
Also I am in afairly wet climate, so I don't trust down. So I use a artificial fiber bag. The fibers keep some of the insulation ability even when compressed. But it is at the xpense of bulk and weight of course. But when I need this sleeping bag it's winer and snow, so I use pulk, and that simply cancels both weight and bulk problems for me.
in summer I'll just use my Jerven bag as a sleeping bag/TQ.