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    Hello. My name is Matt, I'm looking into the Vertex. It will be the first hammock I've ever owned. I almost always camp with my best friend and we were looking at splitting the cost of one of these. Love the features, but my question is about insulation. I notice there are no pockets on the bottom of the Vertex. I'm from North central Mn, so cold is always a possibility. Any input is greatly appreciated. And this site is AWESOME!!

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    Matt:
    Welcome to HF from Bama........take a look at some of Shug Emery's videos on youtube for information on the perils and joys of hanging in the extreme cold. Also, I think Cannibal, on of the forum members, has a Vertex so hopefully he will be able to give some better insight into the hammock and insulation needed. I have one question, how are you going to use the hammock if the friend cannot join you?
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    Hopefully that will helP persuade the wife to start camping. Lol. She likes the radisson fir camping. Lol. In six years or so we've always gone together. The best friend and I.
    Last edited by MatthewA; 09-20-2011 at 09:35.

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    I'm also eyeing up the Nx-150 in camo with the XL rain fly. But I is a considerable purchase. But I LOVE the features, and it's made in the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    Also, I think Cannibal, on of the forum members, has a Vertex so hopefully he will be able to give some better insight into the hammock and insulation needed.
    I wish I had a Vertex.
    I got to play with one for a couple of months and developed a bit of a crush. Insulation is pretty easy. A couple of minor mods would make underquilts a no-brainer.
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    Cool!! Thanks Cannibal.

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Enjoy the fun!
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    Do you think the balance would totally be off if only one person was in it or are there stakes to stabilize?

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    You attach the vertex to 3 trees, so it is very stable with only one person. Effectively you are in your own hammock that happens to have some fabric connecting you to a second hammock. But structurally they are not dependent on each other for balance.

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