So things should be slowing down here after the holidays for us, and my wife and I are gearing up for some hiking trips in the next few months. I want to make some changes to our stuff to help with the cold weather.
We currently use 2 Wildernesslogics Tadpole tarps, but we have always hung hammocks together, and pitched the tarps together/overlapping for extra coverage. Not the best setup, I want to do away with the 2 small tarps and use one large one with doors. I'm considering a Warbonnet superfly, or a JRB universal tarp. The JRB is a foot longer, but more expensive too.
I have a couple 3/4 length UQ's,(JRB Greylock 3 and 4) which my wife struggled with in the cold. I think it had a lot to do with no wind/breeze blockage from the small tarps though. She used my JRB Hudson river TQ in "UQ mode" with great success in cooler temps, but its my "cold weather" TQ, so I will need it if temps drop much below 30. (My only other TQ is a 40deg JRB Shenandoah.) Would the wind protection from a large tarp with doors be enough to make the 3/4 length quilts work for us?
I don't really want to buy a 0 deg full length UQ, atleast not without trying to sell one of the 3/4's. I'm running out of room to store the stuff lol.