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    Survey - sleeping bag use

    I'm curious. several months ago I got my new WBBB and have enjoyed it all summer. With the cooler weather settling in, I'm now looking to more insulation. Since I don't yet have an UQ setup, I've used a sleeping bag with pretty good success, however the zip on the bag is right and the BB is left, so getting in requires effort to smooth out the lumps. I'm curious how many of the folks here use bags or skip the bag and go directly with an UQ system.

    So here's the survey
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    Q1 - do you rely solely on a sleeping bag /pad when hammocking in cooler weather (below 50)

    Q2 - do you use a pad with an UQ

    Q3 - do you use an UQ with a bag or without (not counting bags used for TQ)

    Q4 - if using an UQ, what do you use for top coverage (i.e. open bag, TQ, blanket, etc.)

    Q5 - if not using a bag, do you use any bedding in the hammock (under you)
    -b

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    .......I've used a sleeping bag with pretty good success, however the zip on the bag is right and the BB is left, so getting in requires effort to smooth out the lumps.......
    Why not just turn your head end around? Then you have right handed zipper on both sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Why not just turn your head end around? Then you have right handed zipper on both sides.
    Don't own a WBBB I see

    On the BB, the foot box is added for the flat lay and while I know some do turn around, it really isn't made for use in either direction. I've already decided that the next BB I get (my son is already asking for mine) I'll ask Brandon to reverse the zip for me - unless I abandon the bag altogether - hence the survey.
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    Here are my answers to your questions.


    Q1 - do you rely solely on a sleeping bag /pad when hammocking in cooler weather (below 50)
    No Ill also use a UQ



    Q2 - do you use a pad with an UQ
    I have but got condensation when I did

    Q3 - do you use an UQ with a bag or without (not counting bags used for TQ)
    sorry didnt get this?


    Q4 - if using an UQ, what do you use for top coverage (i.e. open bag, TQ, blanket, etc.)
    I use a open bag or quilt.


    Q5 - if not using a bag, do you use any bedding in the hammock (under you

    just a silk sleeping bag liner that I cut up and re-sewed. keeps my gear a bit cleaner from my trekking dirts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Don't own a WBBB I see
    Actually, I do.

    <---------See

    My resonse is called a joke. Please come to HF armed with a sense of humor.

    Besides, my idea will work. Just call the foot pocket a head pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Q1 - do you rely solely on a sleeping bag /pad when hammocking in cooler weather (below 50))
    Sometimes I will choose to use a pad, but when I do that it's normally with a double layer hammock so that the pad goes between the layers. I don't use a bag in a hammock, though, only top quilts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Q2 - do you use a pad with an UQ
    Certainly. It is very easy to extend the temp rating of either a pad or UQ by using them in combination.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Q3 - do you use an UQ with a bag or without (not counting bags used for TQ)
    Without. Again, I don't use bags, only top quilts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Q4 - if using an UQ, what do you use for top coverage (i.e. open bag, TQ, blanket, etc.)
    Top Quilt

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Q5 - if not using a bag, do you use any bedding in the hammock (under you)
    No, typically only an underquilt beneath the hammock and top quilt on top of me.
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    I use an UQ with a top quilt. Tried pads, prefer quilts.

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    My experience so far, beyond some testing with a new UQ, has all been with pads. I've used pads in a pad pocket, pads outside the pad pocket, pads with a sleeping bag set up like a quilt, and pads with me fully inside the sleeping bag.


    In very cold weather, I prefer to be inside the sleeping bag, regardless of what I'm using for bottom insulation. I like the way the bag moves with me if I roll, and I like being able to cinch a mummy bag's hood down over my face so all that's open is a tiny hole to breathe through. I just can't imagine a hood velcro'ed on to a top quilt will ever be that warm.


    This season, we're hopefully making the switch to UQ's - we've got a couple of custom UQ's from Hangnout's daughter with a few tricks up our sleeve, and MrsMustardman is probably gonna end up making us some serious winter UQ's too, with some mega loft. She just finished up her own winter tarp, and I've got my OES 12x10 ready to go. BRING ON THE COLD!!!


    (not Shug-level cold, though )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I'm curious. several months ago I got my new WBBB and have enjoyed it all summer. With the cooler weather settling in, I'm now looking to more insulation. Since I don't yet have an UQ setup, I've used a sleeping bag with pretty good success, however the zip on the bag is right and the BB is left, so getting in requires effort to smooth out the lumps. I'm curious how many of the folks here use bags or skip the bag and go directly with an UQ system.

    So here's the survey
    --------------------
    Q1 - do you rely solely on a sleeping bag /pad when hammocking in cooler weather (below 50)

    Q2 - do you use a pad with an UQ

    Q3 - do you use an UQ with a bag or without (not counting bags used for TQ)

    Q4 - if using an UQ, what do you use for top coverage (i.e. open bag, TQ, blanket, etc.)

    Q5 - if not using a bag, do you use any bedding in the hammock (under you)

    dude all i need is a 5.00 dollar army surplus pad and a 20 degree bag as a quilt
    down to single digits,been doing it for yearsneo
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    No sleeping bag. No UQ. No quilt, either.

    I use a " Oware pad which, with the rest of my sleep system based on cold weather clothing, is good to 25.


    FB

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