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    I used the same UQ. A thicker one can be hung lower in warm weather. No good way to get around 2 setups without a lot of extra weight in the warm parts. Nothing wrong with bouncing stuff ahead.

    I ended up sleeping in shelters more than I planned. Having a pad that will work on the ground helps with that and will all the breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I have a pretty good collection of the gear used for hammock camping. I also thru'd and I can't imagine a system that is good for GA in March, PA in July, The Whites in Aug, and Maine in Sept.

    I guess the best you can do is double up in the beginning and end. You could go with a pad and a thin UQ for the colder months. And lose one of them for the middle. Same thing for the top insulation with 2 thinner TQ.

    I would suggest instead you have a cold and warm weather system. Also consider the possibility that you may lay on a hard surface now and then. There are hostels that don't have mattresses and you may even wind up on someones living room floor or God forbid a shelter. I would stretch out my pad and lay in the sun on rocky overhangs to eat lunch. For that I really like the z-lite.

    If you still only want one system I would try a 3 season UQ with a half of z-lite pad that can be a torso pad. That way you can move it up to your torso and put your pack under your legs for the real cold nights. Then in the summer you will probably just forgo the pad and loosen the UQ on hot nights.

    For a top quilt you will need a 20 degree bag to start with. That could be a good 3 season TQ or 2 summer TQs. I would have to attach them together somehow or one will slip off the other. I'd still suggest a 3 season TQ and something light for summer.

    I did SNP to Glencliff with a fleece bag as a TQ and a marmot helium for the beginning and end. I only used a z-rest for the entire trip but that is because my hike predated Under Quilts.
    +1 Nothing like actual experience. Thanks Dutch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R00K View Post
    Is it that you don't think this will work? Will I end up too hot or cold? Just trying to clarify!
    Will it work, sure it will work.
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    Thanks Dutch! And thanks Coffee. It is all about being open to changing your plan. Just really trying to pick the brains of you guys with the experiance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R00K View Post
    Thanks Dutch! And thanks Coffee. It is all about being open to changing your plan. Just really trying to pick the brains of you guys with the experiance!
    I think you are going to Mahha, see you there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I think you are going to Mahha, see you there.
    See ya there.
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