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    Too warm in an underquilt?

    After my third night backpacking with just the GG pad, I'm convinced that an underquilt is in my future. I went to hammocks for comfort reasons, and that pad just isn't doing it for me (although it provided a great "sofa" for cooking and playing chess under the tarp in the rain).

    So, I'm thinking the Rocky Mountain Sniveller quilt is the way to go as winter is approaching. How much versatility will I have with such a warm quilt? Will I regret its added warmth in the spring time?

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    I don't have any experience with that particular quilt, but I've used several other underquilts before. IMO, even the warmest of quilts can be vented enough to be comfortable up to temps where an underquilt is no longer required.
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    You are not going to need something with the loft of a Rocky Mtn Sniveler come spring, I think. I use the Old Rag Mtn (same amount of loft as the RMS) and while I certainly needed it for sub 40 degrees and could use it for 40-50 degrees, above that it was simply too warm. And I'm a cold sleeper.

    I now have both that for cold temps and the Nest for intermediate temps. Not sure what to recommend to you though.

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    I have an ORM clone that I use as a bottom quilt and a Nest on top. I use them into the 50s. Above that, I typically swap the Nest to the bottom and use a lighter top cover. Above 70-75, I don't use anything under. YMMV.
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    Will I regret its added warmth in the spring time?
    Maybe, but I bet you won't regret it in the winter It is easier to vent the UQ and have the extra loft when needed. I have been looking at he RMS quilt and feel the extra 6oz is probably worth it

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    Both the JRB quilts and the Speer Snugfit have options for venting the under quilt (creating an air pocket between the quilt and the hammock body) so that it can be used pretty much year round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Both the JRB quilts and the Speer Snugfit have options for venting the under quilt (creating an air pocket between the quilt and the hammock body) so that it can be used pretty much year round.
    I have a Snugfit. How do you vent yours?

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    i have my eye on getting a rocky mt sniveler for cold weather use too as soon as i can.
    i don't think you can expect the same quilt to be just right for year round.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    even if you can vent a quilt, why would you want to carry around all that extra weight? i can vent my -5* sleeping bag too, but i don't want to carry it with me when i don't have to. so...

    i'm working on a synthetic under quilt that you can open and add/remove layers of climashield xp. it has one permanent layer stitched in, and the additional layers are attached to the perma-layer via loops of thread. to remove just cut the loops, to add just use a big quilting needle and loop them together with 20 or so thread loops around the perimeter. very simple, very easy, and you don't have to carry around alot of extra bulk and weight you don't need.
    Last edited by warbonnetguy; 10-30-2007 at 22:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qpens View Post
    I have a Snugfit. How do you vent yours?
    If you notice the shock cord on the end on the quilt, where the biner is at, has several knots tied in it. If you move the biner to a different set of knots, it will make the quilt hang more loosely on your hammock
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