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    Iv'e been using a North Face 40 deg. rectangular sleeping bag as an UQ for the past year. Coupled with a wool blanket between the layers of my WB double and a synthetic -35 deg sleeping bag, I comfortably hung at -10 deg. F this winter. Hoping a Singer 15-91 threadinjector is still at the local thrift store. If it is, will buy it today and properly modify the NF into an official UQ. Wish me luck. The Power Of Wool

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    "it really depends on if you are squishing the loft of the sleeping bag while in between the undercover and hammock"

    Wouldn't that be the same case with the Super Shelter OCF pad? I would think that if a quilt undercover is what everyone says is the best. . .isn't that the same idea as an unzipped sleeping bag used as an undercover?

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    Te-Wa is modding one of my sleeping bags to use as an UQ. Should work fine although its heavier than a down UQ...
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    I meant warm enough for winter, not summer. It is not warm enough for winter.

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    see my thread here about mod-ing my center zip sleeping bag into an underquilt here.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15000
    I've been trying to come up with a system for hanging or going to ground with as large as possible temp spectrum. I like when one piece of gear can do several things ..... sleeping bag for summer or uq in this case ....
    here is my blackbird,
    it will also work on my eno,
    with some adjustments to the shock cord length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kycamper View Post
    "it really depends on if you are squishing the loft of the sleeping bag while in between the undercover and hammock"

    Wouldn't that be the same case with the Super Shelter OCF pad? I would think that if a quilt undercover is what everyone says is the best. . .isn't that the same idea as an unzipped sleeping bag used as an undercover?
    Putting a sleeping bag inside the HH supershelter would compress the sleeping bag, which works by trapping warm air inside the loft of the insulation - pads work differently than fabric/fill insulation. The supershelter/undercover holds the pad up against the bottom of the hammock - ocf is less stiff than ccf, so that works. Stiffer pads need to be inside the hammock itself. With a sleeping bag or underquilt, having that extra layer of fabric to hold the insulation against the bottom of the hammock is unnecessary and compresses the fill so decreases the warmth of it. You might add a loose water resistant/proof barrier in the rain or wind to compensate for the weather, but you would not hang it so tightly that it constricts - an underquilt works best suspended on the hammock bottom without compression, which is what the supershelter would do, as it is intended to snug up a thin pad against the hammock bottom.

    I think that this might be what the OP was asking about - if not, hopefully he'll clarify or ignore me entirely.

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    I am looking online for cheap down sleeping bags and whatnot... And I find these Lafuma 40 and 30 degree sleeping bags... I was wondering if I could just use one of those for an underquilt? or even 2 and make a pea pod out of em? Just ideas for cheap and light?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lafuma-Warmn-Lig...item414da89fb9

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lafuma-Warmn-Lig...item3efda19165

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    Quote Originally Posted by theerb View Post
    I am looking online for cheap down sleeping bags and whatnot... And I find these Lafuma 40 and 30 degree sleeping bags... I was wondering if I could just use one of those for an underquilt? or even 2 and make a pea pod out of em? Just ideas for cheap and light?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lafuma-Warmn-Lig...item414da89fb9

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lafuma-Warmn-Lig...item3efda19165
    overstock.com has some interesting stuff you'd might consider. from their commercials you'd think is was only a girly girl place but, hey, they got camping equipment too? I recently got a sewing machine, I'm shopping at overstock.com, so what's next to challenge my manhood?
    http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...id=127814&fp=f

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    I have friends that are guys that have been knitting and crocheting since High School. They make hats n stuff. I dont know about the rest of the world but in the paciffic NW its no big deal to be crafty.

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    How do you keep a sleeping bag or diy underquilt snug against the bottom of the hammock??

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