Ever try sleeping at 20F in a 20F quilt with only a fleece beanie on your head? Not cool. Cold, but not cool...and possibly the reason some folks think 20F quilts are too optimistic in their ratings. For winter quilts, you need more than a simple beanie or balaclava on your head.
JRB hoods are luxurious in their warmth, and lots of folks are happy with the BPL Cocoon series. They're also more than a lot of folks choose to pay. Or maybe you're just the DIY type and want to scrounge or make your own, b/c of the challenge of it.
I was in REI two days ago and saw a great solution...removable hoods from their winter jackets. Warm enough, perfectly shaped (within reason), and readily available to sleep in. But this got me thinking of all the winter coats at Goodwills, Salvation Army stores, thrift shops, etc. Lots of hoods could be cut off and hemmed to make a perfect sleeping hood for winter hammocking with a quilt.
Could probably do the same with a good sleeping bag hood.
Anyone tried this already?