I've been lurking here for a while, gathering information and making my set up.
Making one for my son, too. I've hung outside in my backyard for the last three nights. I've got a DIY gathered hammock, Tadpole Tarp and single line suspension with tree hugger straps. I bought a cheap (I know, you get what you pay for) Suisse Sport 30* bag from Amazon because it got such rave reviews. The weather has been eerily awesome for March here on the East Coast in Virginia so I gave everything a hang. Well, the temps got to about 58*-60* at night and I FROZE after about 1:30 am. Oh, I'm using CCF blue from Walmart. I taped shoulder and knee extensions to my pad and bought a Marmot Aspen Down Adventurer 15* bag from ****'s yesterday. Last night the temps got to 46*-50* and I got cold again! I think my bag, being a regular adult is just too big for me. I could turn and curl up in it just fine and it is mummy type. I'm 61 yrs old, 5'2" and 112 llbs. I'm a girl.. In the doctors office years ago, I measured myself on the tape on the wall and I am the size of a typical 11 year old!!!
I'm thinking that I definitely need a woman's bag or even a child's. Am I right? Would the size make that big of a difference? I was wearing poly/cotton long underwear.
My brother is bringing his wife's down bag this weekend and I will give that one a try and report back.
Thanks for listening and any feedback