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    40 Degree Incubator

    40 degree Incubator review.

    I have used a 40 degree shirt for several seasons now. I am 5'8" and bought the short to cut back on weight and bulk. It did its job keeping me warm but because the geometry is wrong for my size I was forcing it to slip under me when st an angle and would wake up with my back cold.

    I sold the short and replaced it with a regular length one. Last weekend we went out in pretty windy conditions and a wet evening. I was not nervous about the low of 51 degrees but the added wind and wet made me worry. I didn't bring my under quilt protector and forced my self to get out of my comfort zone. I could have easily brought my 20 degree.

    Long story short I had to reach back and tighten my secondary suspensions on my shoulder side and I think my hang was too low on my head end sliding me too far up but all in all I stayed warm and felt zero wind robbing my heat. The trees were moving my hammock but my heat was where it needed to be.

    I trust the 40 degree even more now!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by blgoode View Post
    40 degree Incubator review.

    I have used a 40 degree shirt for several seasons now. I am 5'8" and bought the short to cut back on weight and bulk. It did its job keeping me warm but because the geometry is wrong for my size I was forcing it to slip under me when st an angle and would wake up with my back cold.
    I made the same mistake, but like you, fixed it with the standard length. Still one of my favorite pieces of gear.

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    Only think I think may be better is a slightly thicker shock cord on the 40 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blgoode View Post
    Only think I think may be better is a slightly thicker shock cord on the 40 degrees.
    I agree. My 30 Phincubator seemed to use the stuff on the 40. Borderline light, I swapped it out with heavier stuff to match my 0 and 20 quilts and feels right.

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    Did you use 1/8" I'll have to see what I have and how long it is. I have some but don't recall if I is 1/8" or 3/16"

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    I feel like it was 1/8 from Dutchware but not certain.

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    Changed to 1/8" shockcord today. Shock cord now feels much tighter overall and lifts the quilt up like it should. Will see how this does now. In this configuration I don't think secondary ones are needed at all in the 40 degree. So far I like it much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blgoode View Post
    Changed to 1/8" shockcord today. Shock cord now feels much tighter overall and lifts the quilt up like it should. Will see how this does now. In this configuration I don't think secondary ones are needed at all in the 40 degree. So far I like it much better.
    When the ambient temp is 40F they'll come in handy.
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    Really enjoy my 40F. I used it many times before I got the 20F 3/4.

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