Iíve been working on building a winter UL hammock kit for low temps below freezing.
I started with..
Shelter: WBBB (Warbonnet Blackbird) hammock
total = 52oz. (26ozs per item with suspension & guylines)
Suspension note; On any of my hammocks I have switched out stock suspension to dynaglide whoopie slings & amsteel tree straps. using dutchware hardware (mini biners, hooks or tarp flyz)
This is my current winter setup (for below freezing temps).
UQ #1 3 season Yeti rated at 20-25degrees? 25/30+* is my comfort zone with this quilt = 12.5ozs
UQ#2: hammockGear.com winter phoenix rated at zero degrees. 21.5ozs
TQ: 3 season Hammockgear.com burrow top quilt. 20.1ozs
Warbonnet traveler hammock with modified suspension. 10ozs
hammockgear.com cuben fiber tarp 7.5ozs with guylines
mydiygear.com winter hammock sock 8.5ozs
The setup today included UQ#2, TQ & the 3 shelter items listed. If my math is right total = 67.6ozs (4.25lbs)
Thatís 1.6lbs? lighter than what i started with ó plus Iím carrying an extra item (the hammock sock) with the current setup.
When I was testing the setup today - there was a bit of wind. As soon as I pulled up the hammock sock I could not feel the wind.
It was funny trying to setup cuben tarp in the wind. Need to work on that skill some more..
Iím really happy with the current winter setup. Iíll be testing this combo/setup for the first time next weekend. Iím excited to see how it performs. Night time temps looks like they might be well below freezing in NW GA.
pics & report when I get back.