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    To Shug and other pod users: Questions, questions..

    Q1: Do pod users (or sleeping bag pod people) tend to be back sleepers? Seems to me that side sleeping whoud complicate the system - maybe require a pod/bag with greater circumference.

    Q2: "Summer insert"? I have a Crrowsnest and a 3S Burrow, but I am not familiar with an "insert". Is this just a Summer Burrow, or does Hammock Gear have a prototyps device in testing?

    Q3: There is NO question 3. At this time, that is.

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    kind of funny about the peapod experiment. Last weekend I took hamhocker out and we tried an old Speer peapod on the hammock (treklight double) she slept in. It was tight when wrapped around her. Almost to the point of not being able to velcro it shut but we managed. Wish I had taken a picture of her in it. She had a 3/4 UQ on the bottom and my Marmot bag opened up as a TQ. I may try it on a different hammock and see how well it works
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsaults View Post
    Q1: Do pod users (or sleeping bag pod people) tend to be back sleepers? Seems to me that side sleeping whoud complicate the system - maybe require a pod/bag with greater circumference.
    You are correct! The PolarPod accommodates side sleepers better. It's wider and longer.

    I'll leave Q2 to those in the know...
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourdog View Post
    I think we may have an convert !
    Thanks for the review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Great report, Shug! You are fortunate to have those temps right there in your backyard for testing.

    I'm keen on avoiding overheating, and that's probably why I rarely get any condensation, other than from breathing. I under dress my torso, and over dress my legs and feet.

    You don't have to sacrifice the asym lie completely with a Pod. As your video showed, you end up sleeping like Thomas Jefferson, bent at the waist but each half flat.

    Thing1 and I are anxious for the next 48 hours to be past, so we can put on our snowshoes and pull our pulk full of pods down the path and into the piney woods at Mt Rogers!
    Ya'll have fun there.
    I could have used less from knees to waist last night.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jsaults View Post
    Q1: Do pod users (or sleeping bag pod people) tend to be back sleepers? Seems to me that side sleeping whoud complicate the system - maybe require a pod/bag with greater circumference.

    Q2: "Summer insert"? I have a Crrowsnest and a 3S Burrow, but I am not familiar with an "insert". Is this just a Summer Burrow, or does Hammock Gear have a prototyps device in testing?

    Q3: There is NO question 3. At this time, that is.

    Jim
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    I call it a winter insert ... it is a slightly modified summer TQ. Different footbox. I don't summer camp much so it is an insert that I plan to insert into my Warbonnet 0 Black Mamba to get down to real nice sub 0s
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    kind of funny about the peapod experiment. Last weekend I took hamhocker out and we tried an old Speer peapod on the hammock (treklight double) she slept in. It was tight when wrapped around her. Almost to the point of not being able to velcro it shut but we managed. Wish I had taken a picture of her in it. She had a 3/4 UQ on the bottom and my Marmot bag opened up as a TQ. I may try it on a different hammock and see how well it works
    Like the 1970s .... all thing cycle around.
    Let us know how it shakes out for you.....
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    got to watch it this morning. Pretty cool stuff there Shug. It's a shame Speer got rid of some of hammockforum's favorite gear.

    Seems like a lot to carry I assume that's for the pulk sled correct?
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    got to watch it this morning. Pretty cool stuff there Shug. It's a shame Speer got rid of some of hammockforum's favorite gear.

    Seems like a lot to carry I assume that's for the pulk sled correct?
    It is a pulk item for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    It's a shame Speer got rid of some of hammockforum's favorite gear.


    Speer PeaPod

    Speer PolarPod

    Still available! Ed just doesn't inject thread anymore.
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    Awesome DIY of the Pea Pod. Do you still feel while laying in the Pea Pod that you can still lay ASYM to get that flat lay, or do you have to lay more in line with the hammock because the Pod is constricting. That has always been my ? / concern with the pod.
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    Awesome DIY of the Pea Pod. Do you still feel while laying in the Pea Pod that you can still lay ASYM to get that flat lay, or do you have to lay more in line with the hammock because the Pod is constricting. That has always been my ? / concern with the pod.
    Just a little less of an asym but still asym. If the bag/pod was wider I could get more asym.
    Did I type asym enough?
    I was very comfortable last night .... like Temple Grandin.
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