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    i think jayo gave you very good advice.

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    I recently did a video on UQs.... full and 3/4...down and a synthetic.
    It may not answer all of your queries but will let you see some set-ups and may give you some ideas.
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    It also depends on where you live/going to use your quilt. On the last hang 3 out of 4 was still using winter gear - and we have midsummer
    Where i live we, have night temps around the mid 40's at the moment, so if you're tired or it's windy it gets cold real quick.
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    I always keep my down gear in a drybag. I don't understand how a wateproof/breathable bag could help dry gear, as there is no heat source to push the moisture out. I line my dry bag with a light garbage bag, no wet gear even when swimming with a pack.

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    As people have pointed out, you basically have two options:
    1. 3-season for added versatility in the summer, reduced cost, reduced weight, and a small space savings.
    2. Winter for added simplicity (only 1 tarp and no pads), peace of mind in border temps, ability to push it into true winter weather (15-0F).
    You just need to decide which set of benefits appeals to you more. You can't go wrong here. It's just a matter of which good quilt is the best for you.

    P.S. I'm in the exact same boat and I opted for the winter Incubator. I have used it in the high 50s without being overheated. Properly vented, it shouldn't be a problem if you don't mind carrying the weight.

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    +1 on what Wakozacho said above. Figure out which option you'll get the most mileage out of and go with that. I was in a similar spot, only I don't do winter camping. My decision was between the 3- Season or Summer Incubator. Adam advised me to go 3-Season to cover all my bases from spring to fall. I'm only 5'6", but I didn't want to use any pads in my hammock. The Incubator kept me plenty warm from head to toe at 30 degrees recently. I started with a 3/4 UQ, and I'm glad I switched to a full length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wentworth View Post
    I always keep my down gear in a drybag. I don't understand how a wateproof/breathable bag could help dry gear, as there is no heat source to push the moisture out. I line my dry bag with a light garbage bag, no wet gear even when swimming with a pack.
    HYOY, YMMV

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    3\4 vs Full

    I opted for the full. The foot pad thing did not sound comfortable to me. Comfort is why I switched to the hammock in the first place. 3 season or winter. Ask your self this what type of b ag do you prefer when you were a tenter and simulate the same for hammocks. I dont mind 15 * but lower than that I dont think so but look where I live california where every day is like you were watching baywatch JK. But seriously what bag would you keep if you could only keep one and thats your answer.

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    Thanks everyone for your input! It has been very helpful. However I still can't decide haha. You all make really valid point on which would be the right one to get.

    Is there anyone in Ontario and speak from experience what they would prefer to have when they are out throughout the seasons.

    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post
    I have both a winter incubator and 3S incubator. If you are only buying one UQ, get the winter incubator. You can vent the ends of the winter incubator to allow air flow on warmer nights, but you can't add down to the 3S incubator when you are butt cold.

    You will be happy with your HG quilt, no matter which way you go. They make great gear.
    How does the Winter incubator pack down in comparison to the the 3S incubator? Would you happen to have any picture of both of them in a stuff sack for comparison next to a nalgene or something?

    The Weight is not really an issue to me. I believe the winter one is about 8 ounces heavier. It is more the volume it takes up when packed.

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    As far as i know, they are delivered in the same size stuff sack. Of course the 3s incubator will be"softer" and have easier to conform to your pack.
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