Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member pig.slayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Maitland, NSW, Australia
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.0 Dbl & DIY 1.5 Gathered End
    Tarp
    HG 4S Cuben Baby !
    Insulation
    Phoenix's&Burrow's
    Suspension
    Dynaglide Whoopies
    Posts
    265
    Images
    23

    IX UQ or Te-Wa Summer UQ

    Okay okay after a good look around a UQ appears to be the G O for hammock camping over using a pad (for what I can gather the comfort is better and the weight change from a pad to a UQ is nothing.

    Either of these UQs look great, If I do plan on using it in colder temps Ill just add a CCF pad. (not as cold here in Australia anyway most of the year)

    Whats the biggest difference between these two UQs. I think the Macs is synthetic and the Te-wa is down. Does one have a better system for attaching to the hammock ?

    They both appear to have a similar rating, Anyone got any pros or cons for either one, Is the cover on the IX UQ just for appearance.

    More importantly - What size do they pack down to ??
    Is the Te-wa more compressable because it's down.

    I'll be ordering a WBBB 1.0 Double as soon as the site is back online.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    AHE Toxaway
    Insulation
    KAQ Lost River
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    114
    I too am interested the answer...

  3. #3
    Senior Member canoeski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    South-central Wisconsin
    Hammock
    HH UExpl; WBBB; JRB BMBH
    Tarp
    CCS; HH Hex; WB Su
    Insulation
    MW-3, Sierra Sniv
    Suspension
    Woopie, Dutch Clip
    Posts
    319
    Quote Originally Posted by pig.slayer View Post
    Whats the biggest difference between these two UQs. I think the Macs is synthetic and the Te-wa is down. Does one have a better system for attaching to the hammock ?

    They both appear to have a similar rating, Anyone got any pros or cons for either one, Is the cover on the IX UQ just for appearance.

    More importantly - What size do they pack down to ??
    Is the Te-wa more compressable because it's down.
    I have the Mac IX 3/4 UQ w/ a black outer cover (" The Baby Orca") and it fits easily into an old small lightweight Thermarest stuff sack. I checked last night and it measures 5x10", and weighs 9.9 oz with the stuff sack and 2 micro-biners. (It could compress more)

    I don't have a te-wa, but I do have a WB 3/4 Yeti. It's no larger (smaller I think but I haven't measured it), and a tad lighter.

    HTH
    (sorry for the English measurements)
    Not all who wander are lost.

  4. #4
    Bubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 SL
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    WB and UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies or Straps
    Posts
    6,294
    Images
    80
    Well for me a big factor was cost. I have an 3/4 IX UQ without the nylon cover. I'm a warm sleeper and don't need a lot of insulation I just needed something for the summer when it dip into the low teens (degrees celsius) and it was light and less expensive than other options. I may get a down UQ and TQ later but for now I am happy with the IX. You probably can't go wrong with either. Depends on what kind of materials and what kind of weight you want. MacInyre is excellent to deal with BTW.

  5. #5
    MacEntyre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Jamestown, NC
    Hammock
    Molly Mac Gear
    Posts
    7,627
    Images
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by pig.slayer View Post
    Is the cover on the IX UQ just for appearance.
    Yes, Canoeski said the IX UQ looked like adult diapers. After I covered it, he bought one!

    I bet the Te-Wa Summer UQ and the 3/4 IX UQ would work very well together, when it gets a little colder!

    - MacEntyre
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
    www.MollyMacGear.com

  6. #6
    Senior Member pig.slayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Maitland, NSW, Australia
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.0 Dbl & DIY 1.5 Gathered End
    Tarp
    HG 4S Cuben Baby !
    Insulation
    Phoenix's&Burrow's
    Suspension
    Dynaglide Whoopies
    Posts
    265
    Images
    23
    Thanks for the few quick responses.
    Can the 3/4 IX UQ be "Stuffed" like a down product or does it require rolling to pack better ??

  7. #7
    Senior Member drewboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gold Canyon, AZ
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Traveler/Blackbird
    Tarp
    HMG Cuben
    Insulation
    CrowsNest & IX
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    604
    Images
    109
    Either works but I find it easier to roll first and then cram into the stuff sack.

  8. #8
    MacEntyre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Jamestown, NC
    Hammock
    Molly Mac Gear
    Posts
    7,627
    Images
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by pig.slayer View Post
    Can the 3/4 IX UQ be "Stuffed" ...??
    I like to fold, roll, stuff into the sack, then compress the ends of the roll.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
    www.MollyMacGear.com

  9. #9
    Senior Member te-wa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    arizona
    Hammock
    BB
    Tarp
    zpacks cuben
    Insulation
    te-wa Freeze
    Suspension
    whoOpie slings
    Posts
    1,396
    Images
    129
    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Yes, Canoeski said the IX UQ looked like adult diapers. After I covered it, he bought one!

    I bet the Te-Wa Summer UQ and the 3/4 IX UQ would work very well together, when it gets a little colder!

    - MacEntyre
    yep, Mac. Id say the two would work swimmingly together. i have a summer uq for my personal use, and will be contacting you for a single IX when it gets cooler out here.
    new site! new gear! www.tewaunderquilts.com
    follow me on facebook!

Similar Threads

  1. New UL Summer UQ
    By Dblcorona in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-07-2012, 07:52
  2. FS: Summer IX TQ
    By G.L.P. in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-14-2011, 07:21
  3. Te-wa Summer UQ
    By MedicineMan in forum Bottom Insulation
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-26-2010, 16:49
  4. Summer UQs
    By Triptease in forum Under Quilts
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 06-15-2010, 19:21
  5. Summer Bag?
    By Certain in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-08-2007, 13:08

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •