Hammock camping is new to me so I've been reading, listening, watching everything around here - driving my wife nuts.... but oh well.
I've spent a few nights in a hammock in the basement this spring and since temp was in the 60's, it was cool enough to try bottom insulation. I ended up trying different pads for insulation, all pads I've had around over the years as a ground dweller. I discovered that regardless of what I used - CCF, Thermarest, SPE with CCF and/or Thermarest, fleece-covered all of the above - I always woke up "wet" - I guess I sleep hot.
Last night I finally slept outside and hoped that since it was cooler (30's) maybe things would be different. I used a single layer hammock with a SPE with 3/4 thermarest and CCF wings covered by a CCF full length pad inserted into a fleece bag - just so my skin wouldn't be in contact with the CCF pad. I wore just shorts, a cotton tee shirt (so I could gauge how damp/or not I got) and a light fleece 1/4 zip top, plus a fleece cap with ear flaps. My top quilt was an old synthetic sleeping bag partially zipped for a footbox. I have no idea of its rating, but I'm pretty sure it's a summer weight. I was totally warm, in fact a little too warm - I woke up wet as usual, my shirt, the pad(s), fleece. It seems the only thing left to do is to go with a UQ and separate myself from the insulation...
Meeting up with Hobbit this weekend to take that Summer Phoenix off his hands