I was just wondering how people feel about the HH SuperShelter as a viable option to down underquilts? After a year or more at this site, there are now a bunch more people with UQ experiences, but I think still relatively few with actual SS experience. It seems to me that when I first started posting here, the SSs were held in fairly low esteem compared to UQs. And that probably included me, after my initial week of use, especially my first cold night which was a total failure. So I pretty well assumed that the UQs, though a good bit more expensive, would be far superior.
But as I continued experimenting with the SS, I decided it would easily work for me ( when set up correctly ) into the 30s, and was easy to "soup up" with light weight, cheap approaches that could take me to the 20s or even lower. But except for maybe a couple of folks, I always had the impression I was alone in that belief.
Though I am currently enamored with my PeaPod, a very efficient and easy way to be warm in a hammock, I still think highly of the SS. I feel that, especially considering the price, and additional wind and water resistance you get for the weight and bulk, and probably more security from water than down, it is a reasonable alternative to down UQs.
What do the rest of you folks think? Whether you have actually tried it or not, what are your impressions/