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    Sleeping temp rating on bags used with thin CCF

    Hello all

    Iím new to this whole Hammock world and I gotta say I cannot wait to start hanging to sleep.

    Iím in Australia and most of the time our conditions are not as cold as you get so sorting out which pad/sleeping arrangement gets a bit confusingÖ..

    As soon as heís back only Iíll be ordering a Blackbird Double 1.0 and I think a thin pad will suffice for the general temps Iíll be sleeping in. Weather conditions will vary from a worst case 3∘C to a more likely 15-20∘C mark on average. Iíll not be using the hammock in winter.

    Should I up (Or should that say down .) the rating of sleeping bag Iíll be using. I know it will be trial and error but Iím a real minimalist on gear so was hoping to try a 1/8Ē CCF pad first with a good sleeping bag.

    Would a -5∘C rated down sleeping bag suffice for 15∘C night temps with a slight breeze when used with a very thin 1/8í CCF pad ??

    Any help appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pig.slayer View Post
    Hello all

    Iím new to this whole Hammock world and I gotta say I cannot wait to start hanging to sleep.

    Iím in Australia and most of the time our conditions are not as cold as you get so sorting out which pad/sleeping arrangement gets a bit confusingÖ..

    As soon as heís back only Iíll be ordering a Blackbird Double 1.0 and I think a thin pad will suffice for the general temps Iíll be sleeping in. Weather conditions will vary from a worst case 3∘C [37.4∘F] to a more likely 15-20∘C [59-68∘F] mark on average. Iíll not be using the hammock in winter.

    Should I up (Or should that say down .) the rating of sleeping bag Iíll be using. I know it will be trial and error but Iím a real minimalist on gear so was hoping to try a 1/8Ē CCF pad first with a good sleeping bag.

    Would a -5∘C [23∘F] rated down sleeping bag suffice for 15∘C [59∘F] night temps with a slight breeze when used with a very thin 1/8í CCF pad ??

    Any help appreciated.
    My brain isn't working at full efficiency at this early hour, so I edited the OP with Fahrenheit equivalents for us Yanks. Unfortunately, I have no answers for you...just thought I'd help others be lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pig.slayer View Post

    Should I up (Or should that say down .) the rating of sleeping bag Iíll be using. I know it will be trial and error but Iím a real minimalist on gear so was hoping to try a 1/8Ē CCF pad first with a good sleeping bag.

    Would a -5∘C rated down sleeping bag suffice for 15∘C night temps with a slight breeze when used with a very thin 1/8í CCF.
    Ok, you've basicly answered your own question!!

    What I've found is that I need more insulation under than on top so perhaps your idea of uping (or downing ) the rating on the sleeping bag should be changed to uping (or downing ) the pad that you're gonna use under you.

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    I think a 1/8 pad will be ok for the upper end of those temps, and could be ok for the lower end depending on how you sleep. A 1/8" pad is a little difficult to keep under you b/c it's so thin, though.

    Fortunately, pads are cheap so you can experiment with a 1/8" and a 1/4" pad.

    You'll likely find the bigger issue is keeping your shoulders and hips insulated b/c the hammock will compress the insulation as it wraps around you. Do a search for 'segmented pad extender' or SPE for more info.

    Your sleeping bag should be fine if you have appropriate bottom insulation.
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