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    Second hang, 18F, great when I went to sleep, but...

    When I awoke around 6:00 AM my back was quite cold. I think it was from sweat, but the thought crossed my mind that it could be condensation too. I used a Big Agnes pad with a North Face 15F down bag for insulation. I was also wearing 2 layers of wicking shirts and a fleece on top (making it had to tell if I was sweating), with long underwear and double layer sweats on bottom.

    I felt REALLY cozy and warm as a I was waiting to go to sleep around 2AM, so I was really excited to get a full night's rest. The only semi cold spots were my shoulders, but they weren't touching the hammock, and were cover by the bag. Needless to say I was quite disappointed when I woke up.

    One thing I learned, is sleeping with your head in the bag is a bad idea in the winter... especially with down. Though it didn't cause me to be cold, had I stayed out longer, I think the down would have become quite wet. I guess I'll have to wear more intense headwear next time.

    Any ideas how to prevent sweating (I think) on my back? I think if this hadn't happened I would have been in great shape. I'll be happy to give more details if anyone wants to understand the situation better. Thanks a lot.

    Luke

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    So you were generally warm to start with .. maybe too warm. Combine that with the pad which cannot breathe ... sounds like a good formula for sweating.
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    An UnderQuilt! Stopped my sweating.....
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    Last weekend, around 32F, my boys both had a bit of condensation (using CCF pads) while I did not (using UQ)

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    yeah, i am the worlds worst sweater, and yet with my winter UQ, my back wasn't sweaty.....now that shug mentions it, it must be the underquilt. When i used a ccf and a sleeping bag inside the hammock, i had lots of condensation on the ccf pad when i woke up and the bag was damp. hmmmm.....makes sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    An UnderQuilt! Stopped my sweating.....
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    The answers I feared the most! Seems my only solution is to buy an underquilt... Time to start saving some money..

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