Hey Guys and Gals,
I haven't checked in for a while so I thought I'd say hi and let you know about a winter setup I'm field testing now. I am hanging again in the winter for the same weight penalty of my tent setup . I bought a Feathered Friends Winter Wren (I assume the Rock Wren would work the same way) It has zippers on the sides so that you can get your arms out while in the bag. This gives me access to my pee bottle at night. It also has a drawstring bottom so that you can wear it around camp. It is a center 1/2 zip and with the bottom open slips right around my hammock. I unzip and slide it to the foot end of the hammock, get in, pull the bag up and zip it up to my chin. Since the hood is underneath, I wear my Cocoon hoodie jacket from BPL with just my head in the hood. The loose part of the jacket is then stuffed around my neck and shoulders to seal out drafts. So far it is working out well and has kept me toasty without a closed cell pad below freezing (how far below I do not know). I will probably modify my summer bag in the same fashion and am considering sending this bag back to FF to modify with a drawstring in the back of the hood so that it will completely cover me when zipped up. Has anyone else tried anything along these lines? Just wondering.