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    Do I need a full length or torso length

    pad? I just bought a Traveler, with Yeti 3 season deluxe UQ I will use my old 35* REI synth. bag for summer with just an old piece of blue CCF, but when the weather gets colder next fall I will buy a TQ, probably the JRB Hudson River.
    For colder weather(no colder than mid to upper 20's at most)would I still need to go with a full/or at least torso length pad to stay warm, what thickness? Like a lot of women, I sleep cold, but wear wool/syn. thermals, balaclava, socks, glove liners. I am trying to figure pack volume before I actually buy one (a pack).
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    I have a Yeti and it works fine for me. I bought an Incubator for my wife, who is also a cold sleeper, and she loves it. I have used it several nights and I am starting to like having the full length UQ. In fact, I just ordered a 3 season full length. IMO, the only reasons to use a 2/3 or 3/4 UQ is cost and weight.

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    you can't go wrong with a hudson river...i have one and it's my goto quilt for colder weather....

    that with a 3 season yeti should be a good mix....
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    You may .... try without when the weather chills ... but have the pad with you and add if needed. The 1/4" Gossamer Gear type ccf pad is good and very light.
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    If the pad makes you sweat, you might find that the 3-season Yeti with leg pad is more comfortable in the summer than a thin full-length pad. You can vent the Yeti so you don't sweat...but you can't adjust the pad if you're laying on it. Just a thought.

    The UQ+liner should get you down to below freezing...or around freezing if you sleep cold. If you're going colder than that, you can add a full-length pad to the yeti and be good.
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    Hassle free , breathable, nothing in the hammock, comfort... go with the full length UQ...Should you ever misjudge the expected temp your sit pad, assuming you carry a small one, can be your CBS eliminator or reange extender.

    Weight issue is about equal given the smaller sit pad than the pads most fractional UQ users are reportedly using.

    I may be biased but JRB sells both full size and fractional UQ so this is a fair opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Hassle free , breathable, nothing in the hammock, comfort... go with the full length UQ...Should you ever misjudge the expected temp your sit pad, assuming you carry a small one, can be your CBS eliminator or reange extender.

    Weight issue is about equal given the smaller sit pad than the pads most fractional UQ users are reportedly using.

    I may be biased but JRB sells both full size and fractional UQ so this is a fair opinion.

    Pan

    i disagree with that. people carry torso uq's and leg pads specifically because of the weight savings (which is signifigant with the yeti at least)

    "hassle-free" could be debated as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post

    I may be biased but JRB sells both full size and fractional UQ so this is a fair opinion.

    Pan
    They also sell the Mount Washington 3 Convertible, which is a full sized UQ that converts to a torso length UQ . I really like mine!

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