Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    24

    Mummy Sleeping bag question.

    So I just picked up this bag and it is a 15 degree bag. I was wondering what temps you think i might get down to using it in a hammock. I know it will compress underneath me, but it only cost $30 and I think it will make a good top quilt as well, but since i don't have a UQ right now, i thought i would ask.

    http://www.amazon.com/Suisse-Sport-A.../dp/B002H10PW8

  2. #2
    Senior Member JohnSawyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Hammock
    WB RidgeRunner
    Tarp
    8x10 DIY (speer)
    Insulation
    KAQ Lost River
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    4,696
    Images
    108
    Lay on a nice, wide pad and you'll be plenty warm... 15-degrees? maybe, but that depends on you, the wind, how you setup your tarp, whether you have a sock or not, etc...

    At 5lbs, it's heavier than I would expect...


    John
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    24
    I don't think that description is accurate. This looks like my bag, but mine weighs about 3 pounds.

    I don't think I will be camping out at those temps, but I might on the odd occasion.

    Thanks for answering.

  4. #4
    New Member flannery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Hammock
    ENO Single Nest and Reactor
    Tarp
    ENO DryFly
    Insulation
    Thermarest and bag
    Suspension
    ENO Atlas Straps
    Posts
    49
    Reading some of the reviews for the link you posted it looks like there is 3# of insulation and 2# of cover, zipper, drawcords, etc. for a total weight of 5#. The comfort range for the bag is stated at +5 to +40. I would be much closer to the +40. I have a +20 REI synthetic sleeping bag that I get cold in if the temps get below +45. Some of the complaints of the bag are that you feel wind along the zipper (no or insufficient draft tube). You could improve the warmth by adding a top blanket to keep out wind and keep in extra warmth, add a bag liner, add hand warmer packs and/or add a sock covered nalgene with hot water in it. Also realize that you need something under you. A form pad or underquilt will help prevent heat loss from your backside. It's certainly a great price!

    Cheers!
    Mike

  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    24
    Thanks, I plan on sleeping with this, plus a PLUQ and if needed a fleece blanket.

    I don't think I am that worried about getting too cold in it, I just want some colder weather so I can test it out now

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Hammock
    Hennesy
    Tarp
    various
    Insulation
    pads, foam
    Posts
    4,449
    Images
    17
    Use it as a top quilt then. Zip the bottom a for foot or 2 to make a box and just pull it over you.

  7. #7
    deerfu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Smyrna,Ga.
    Hammock
    BB 1.1 & 1.7
    Tarp
    superfly
    Insulation
    AHE Jarbridge
    Suspension
    Whoopies & straps
    Posts
    531
    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Use it as a top quilt then. Zip the bottom a for foot or 2 to make a box and just pull it over you.
    This is how I've been using mine. Don't know how well it's gonna work in colder weather but I'm gonna see how low I can take it.

  8. #8
    gunner76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Beaufort, NC
    Hammock
    Blackbird 1.7 double
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    UGQs ZEPPELIN
    Suspension
    Dutch Clips
    Posts
    7,998
    Images
    39
    I have used a Northface Ibex (no longer made) down mummy bag as a TQ with a wallyworld blue pad underneath down to 18 degrees. I have a UQ now so I plan to see how well this new combination works this winter.

    Recommend you test your setup under controled conditions so if your setup does not work as exprected you can bail.
    Frosty Butt Hang Jan 2015 .................. Fat Butt Hang April 2015..........Hunger / Halloween Hang Oct 2015

    neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    I am 18 with 44 years of experience !

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-12-2014, 05:37
  2. Big Agnes Insulated Air Core mummy sleeping pad
    By tdg in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-12-2013, 08:05
  3. Mummy style sleeping bag with HH?
    By pulsemod in forum Hennessy Hammocks
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 05-22-2012, 22:51
  4. SOLD: Wiggies Ultra Light Overbag Mummy Style Sleeping Bag
    By pulsemod in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2012, 09:03
  5. SOLD: Lafuma Warm'n Light 800G Down II Mummy Sleeping Bag
    By Kukri in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-13-2010, 06:02

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •