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    Will I be too hot?

    Hello everyone! I'm new to hammocking and I was wondering, If I have a 0 degree underquilt on a warm summer night will I be too hot?

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    Will I be too hot?

    Look up Shug Emery's channel on youtube. He has a video about venting cold weather hammocks in warmer weather

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    You just hang it looser underneath and it's prolly OK. 0 is a bit over-kill, but...

    [ You say you are "new"...Might as well just get the truth out to you now. And that is that once you get the hammocking bug, you WILL end up with more TQ/UQ combos than your wife is gonna be happy with, so it's gonna be a moot question pretty quickly.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menkel View Post
    Hello everyone! I'm new to hammocking and I was wondering, If I have a 0 degree underquilt on a warm summer night will I be too hot?
    No, I've done it. You'll be fine. Just loosen the UQ suspension until you're at an ideal temp. You can also adjust your top insulation accordingly.
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    TY Flash Grundelore. Yeah it's overkill but I want to avoid having several quilts and I may want to try some winter camping which is why I'm thinking about a 0 degree.

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    The short answer is yes. The longer answer is you can make it work but it will require some fiddling around with adjustments, like others have already stated. You will probably eventually find it a pain to get up and out of your hammock in the middle of the night to adjust the underquilt if the wind picks up or temperature drops more or less than you thought. I certainly did. I understand your desire to minimize your cost for insulation but realistically, it will be a lot easier for you to have a quilt set for at least 2 temperature ranges. If most of your camping will be spring/summer/fall, you would probably be better off starting with a warmer weather quilt set and supplementing it with warm clothing and additional insulation like inexpensive down throws/blankets in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menkel View Post
    Hello everyone! I'm new to hammocking and I was wondering, If I have a 0 degree underquilt on a warm summer night will I be too hot?
    Not if you do not use the quilt Depending on what the defintion of warm is you could probably get by with a Costco throw or go for a very inexpensive summer under quilt.
    https://www.hammockgear.com/economy-phoenix/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menkel View Post
    Hello everyone! I'm new to hammocking and I was wondering, If I have a 0 degree underquilt on a warm summer night will I be too hot?
    Ditto on some other comments above but......Yeah you'll be just fine. I have a 20* and now a 0* and like has already been mentioned - Shug is going to be a great resource to you - see link below;

    https://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery

    If you don't like watching videos the easiest way to "vent" your underquilt is to put your water bottle in it just below your hammock. The weight alone will open up the end a bit and allow that hot air to escape and a bit of cool air to enter thus cooling you down. Fret not. Perhaps look to invest in another underquilt for your 3 season camping and keep the 0* for the winter in the future. And has already been mentioned above - learn to duck and cover because the wife will most certainly NOT be HAPPY at the money pit you chose for a hobby
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    I use either a 0F or 20F UQ year around.

    My TQ for the warmest part of Summer is a Costco Throw.

    For where I Hang what is under me does not cause me to become too warm.

    In my personal experience for mild to hot weather my UQ does not matter if it is Winter weight or not. What goes OVER me needs to be appropriate to the weather conditions.

    You just need to experiment to learn exactly fits your needs.
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    As mentioned, venting a 0* UQ can work, but the other consideration is that it is a lot of extra bulk to carry when you don't need it.

    And, really, what hobby isn't a money pit?

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