I'm a total newbie to hanging. I for years have had a large net hammock I'd set up camping with the family at Myrtle Beach SP. That led me to a HH Exped Asym, which I don't care for, primarily because I cant keep the bottom shut. (It probably doesn't help that I'm 15 pounds over the 250# limit, and am almost 6'3").
I'm 57 years old, and as such am slowly becoming a colder sleeper. Maybe not "cold", but certainly cooler than I was 30 years ago. I've had two back surgeries and a severe neck injury; when I sleep on the ground- or a mattress- I just about have to sleep on my left side with my left arm under my pillow and head. This has led me to using a 25" wide T-rest, a rectangular down bag, and various gloves and tops to keep my left hand and arm warm on cold nights. Even the T-rest doesn't stop me from waking up with sore hips, though; that and the great summer naps in the big net hammock at the beach (including, there, sleeping on my back) have brought me to hanging as a way not to go lighter but to sleep better.
Last night I bought a used Claytor JH from Redbeard (thanks again!). I'm hoping the big-guy dimensions/capacity and side entry will ease my probs with HH.
Hopefully that will only leave the problem of sleeping cold.
Thanks for reading this far. Here's the q: will a Big Agnes Park series rectangular bag mated to an (insulated) BA Air Core 25x78x2.5 pad work inside the Claytor? My thoughts are that once I can get in it and get
it zipped I should be comfortable and able to sleep on my side or back. Further, if I'm forced to go to ground above treeline in the Winds or on the JMT I'll have the full monty BA setup.
If the BMB was just a little wider I think it would be perfect for me.
Anyway, do you think the Claytor and BA can marry up?
TIA- and thanks also for an unbelievable community sitting here waiting for me to discover it. I have a million other ideas and questions to pester you with, but lets KISS for now and start with getting a sleep system into the Claytor.