Lately I have been doing much better avoiding left calf problems in my WBBB, either with a normal hang or especially with a shorter ridge line. Which means I have been hanging a lot more in this hammock since it is otherwise so dang comfy PLUS has such great features.
So today I finally got around to checking something I have often wondered about, though I have heard of someone else doing this(who?). But I guess I figured it would take a lot of mods. And it would be harder with my old style HHSS, with the small holes meant to be threaded with rope, as opposed to the webbing on my WB. But the newer style just clips around the ends of the WB with ease.
The larger #2 system fits with plenty of room to spare. Works as is, but will work better with some minor mods to allow side tie outs. I was originally thinking of sewing on some Grosgrain loops to run a tie out elastic through the SS UC/pad loops. But I think in stead I will just Larkshead some shock cord through the pad/UC loops and run that up to the WBBB upper netting tie out. And something similar on the foot end.
The over cover also fits with plenty of room, but some little mod will be needed much more with it than with the UC/pad. You can move thee UC or pad where you need them after you get in, and they seem to stay put pretty well. But the OC def needs some side tie outs to keep it in place, or the wind will just blow it right off to one side when only attached on the ends.
I don't know if the #1 SS would be too small, it might be too tight.
It felt like normal SS warmth. A down vest added under the pad was hardly compressed at all, due to this larger SS being used on the BB. This resulted in scorched back sydrome with these temps in low 70s.
Though usable as is, some experimentation might be called for with suspension tightness to determine the correct tension for the base pad or added insulation. Considering this is no custom fit, and technically too long I think. But not too wide, I think the BB is wider than my Explorer. Thus, the sides of the SS don't seem to come up as high above me as on the HH, though high enough.
We used this #2 SS on my friends HH Expedition on my last trip. It was definitely bigger than needed, but still seemed to function just fine, my friend loved it. Looks like it will work just as well on this WBBB. I can't wait for a freezing night to try it out! I think I would have loved this combo on my recent Sawtooth trip, what with all the room under the net. With all of those mossies outside the net, rather than counting on Picaridin on my face/hands and hoping it would work all night(it did!).