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    Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
    Makes sense Silver... They are saying you lie diagonally across the insulation rather diagonally with the insulation. This puts their mid-section on the insulation and shoulders, head and feet on the non-insulated fabric. Just think of an X made by your body and the Trail Winders insulation panel.
    What I can't figure out is why you would order an asym underquilt if you have a symmetrical hammock. They also sell a symmetrical Trailwinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    What I can't figure out is why you would order an asym underquilt if you have a symmetrical hammock. They also sell a symmetrical Trailwinder.
    Underquilts like the Trail Winder or Wookie are essentially non-weight bearing, symmetrical hammocks, with insulation sewn on to match where you body will be. Because most users lay diagonally, that insulation will be asymmetric.

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    Making the insulation on them symmetrical is only necessary if you're going to swap between head-left and head-right. Otherwise it's just extra weight and extra space for no purpose.

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    I always use one even in Georgia. A small breeze can make for a cold night without one, even with a low temp of 75. In summer, I always have my 40 degree hg 3/4 underquilt. It weighs next to nothing and takes up almost no room.l

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    I use a Thermorest between the layers of my WBBB (circa 2008). I've found that for summer months I don't need to bring it, but if the temps are projected to dip below 65 or so, I bring it and use it. Typically if I don't use it below that temp level, I wake up and am uncomfortable.

    Having said that last night I hung out in the back yard and the temps here got down to 44. I slept through until the early hours when I had to get up to pee (curse you turning 50) and after that it was an issue trying to get back to sleep, basically for the typical cold spots (left shoulder etc). I think that I am going to break down and get an underquilt to see if that makes as much of a difference as everyone says. The idea that you can vent if too warm is appealing to me, and would solve all the issues...

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    Big E, If you are going to keep your WBBB for a while you might consider the Wookie UQ made especially for it. I’m guessing you specify the head/foot orientation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarmeat View Post
    Big E, If you are going to keep your WBBB for a while you might consider the Wookie UQ made especially for it. I’m guessing you specify the head/foot orientation.
    I had the same thought. I actually just bought an XLC with a new tarp from Brandon (hasnt shipped yet) and will hand over the old reliable BB to my wife as she is now getting interested in hammock camping. We've been waiting on our 13 year old son with Down Syndrome to mature a bit to start camping and he is ready as well so we are heading out - all in hammocks. Son will use my older son's old Hennesey Scout. I am looking forward to getting all three of us out there to enjoy some hang time together!

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