View Poll Results: So, which UQ will McRat be using for the next year?

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  • Incubator - the warmth is worth the weight and will extend the hammock camping season

    27 47.37%
  • Phoenix - lighter, you'll eventually need a winter UQ anyways for New England winters

    29 50.88%
  • Other - please post comment in thread.

    1 1.75%
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  1. #21
    Senior Member mountaingoat's Avatar
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    Incubator

    I didn't read all the follow up posts of yours, but if you run cold, camp in the cold, and have cut back enough weight to afford some luxuries....I'd go with the Incubator.

  2. #22
    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    I went with Phoenix in the poll because you backpack...saves pack space and weight. That said I really like my Incubator, though that opinion would probably change if I was lugging it on my back instead of in a motorcycle pannier. HG gots nice stuff!
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

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  3. #23
    Senior Member Hooch's Avatar
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    Backpacker to backpacker, go with a Phoenix. It'll save you a little weight, some space and you already have a pad to put under your feet/legs. I absolutely love mine (Crow's Nest)!
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

  4. #24
    Senior Member carolinasbackpacker's Avatar
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    I just bought a winter incubator. I was able to do this without the weight of my rig changing... Ok, I'll explain. I bought a whole new set up for winter.
    3 season:
    WBBB 1.7 dbl
    Leighlo's 3 season UQ

    Winter:

    Traveler 1.1 dbl
    winter incubator

    With the weight savings on the hammock. It actually just about evens out to what I carry in the summer. Also for me, personally, it is easier to carry a little more weight in colder months. but that's just me
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  5. #25
    Senior Member McRat's Avatar
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    Trigger pulled

    I have just placed an order for the 20F Phoenix, the winner in a fairly close race. Can't imagine I'll be unhappy with it. That's democracy in action.

    Thanks for all your advice.

  6. #26
    Senior Member jonesy's Avatar
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    I have a crowsnest 3 season and soon to order the Phoenix winter.i know first hand ,not sure what has changed from the design ,from the crowsnest .but that was without a doubt the best investment ive made for hammocking..

  7. #27
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    I think you'll be happy with your choice McRat!
    Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!
    I like hiking as it's like exercise!

  8. #28
    Senior Member DemostiX's Avatar
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    Keep this poll open, and the meaning of the question changes. As of this reply we know what McRat ordered from #25. But the poll question is "What will he be using for the next year?"
    So, voters for the Phoenix who want to be proven right ought to send McRat supplements --say over-the-calf down booties (or Flame Thrower Socks, to spread the love and $$ around)-- to help him have no regrets, not feel he shorted himslef, however cold the winter around Baaaaaston.

    All smilies implied.

  9. #29
    Yoda's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Keep this poll open, and the meaning of the question changes. As of this reply we know what McRat ordered from #25. But the poll question is "What will he be using for the next year?"
    So, voters for the Phoenix who want to be proven right ought to send McRat supplements --say over-the-calf down booties (or Flame Thrower Socks, to spread the love and $$ around)-- to help him have no regrets, not feel he shorted himslef, however cold the winter around Baaaaaston.

    All smilies implied.
    Well then since you were the first to out it, you can be the first to send it to him!
    Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!
    I like hiking as it's like exercise!

  10. #30
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    If you have to get over-the-calf down booties to wear with a Phoenix - wouldn't it have been better to have gone with an Incubator in the first place?

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