I had the larger hex fly, but my son was using that as an improvised shelter and sleeping in the gortex bivy and wanted that so he had a cover over him to cook in etc. I think that would have helped to cut down teh wind drastically.
I was wearing my polypro [ecwcs] expedition weight thermals with fleece over that. My problem again is my back injury, the cold penetrates it and I can not get warm for anything. So a normal person could have been fine. I even wore a down jacket to bed. I knew the down compressed on the back some...however. I had a thermarest ridgerest pad also. Even though I have thought about getting the small version and cutting it out like the foam pad that HH provides. I even called and talked to Tom @HH about addiing some primaloft to the interior of the undercover.he seems to think the foam he provides is much better as it does nto compress. I find this confusing a bit, sinc ethe under cover is not a support but a cover that encompasses the exterior of the hammock. His opinion was that it would be too compressed to do any good.
Yeah, I have seen all of the Shug videos before I decide to hang, He is insane is a good sense
What I expereinced and my biggest complain is that the under cover and top cover of the 4 season insulation system do not seal perfectly when you enter the hammock. They open up to reveal a gap along the edges. Maybe with no wind I would have not cared? I am thinking that I may sew some primaloft into the undercover. Then again that money could also be better spent towards an UQ.
Since I just built 3 DIY hammocks from the resources I found here, I might just have to try and build my UQ & OQ too!
I really should never have been out there with my injury and the severe conditions we were having. However sometimes what nature dishes out is the best conditions for testing gear. It was all part of a winter bug ot contest on another forum...