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    I'm not sure, but I would guess that you don't have something tweaked right. I've not had any trouble with my down keeping me warm as long as it's dialed in.

    Other than that, I can't imagine what could be wrong.
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    if i get cold one more night i am throwing it in the campfire and using my pad lolneo
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    It really sounds like you have an air gap or some issue. I've used a Phoenix with it improperly hung, and I was cold. Once I got a better feel for the suspension, it works fine to it stated temp range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    It really sounds like you have an air gap or some issue. I've used a Phoenix with it improperly hung, and I was cold. Once I got a better feel for the suspension, it works fine to it stated temp range.
    i hope i can get it right becausing i am not kidding about through it in the campfire lol.neo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    if i get cold one more night i am throwing it in the campfire and using my pad lolneo
    Do you plan to use it this weekend at the hang?! If so, I'll come down, do some late-night stealthy sabotage, then stand by the fire the next morning and grab anything you throw toward the fire!!!

    Rain Man

    P.S. Truly, I might consider trying it out and maybe taking it off your hands for a fair price. I've ordered fabric to make an UQ or two, but wouldn't reject buying a good used one.

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    Got the right side up?

    Have someone adjust the suspension with you in it to make sure there's no compression or gaps etc.

    my first night in my UQ was cold until I got it hanging right. Since then it is very nice. It's hard to feel the fit while you're in it.

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    Sounds like a venting problem

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    I'm pretty sure it's defective. My 35 with an extra ounce has been toasty down to 23. Send it my way and I'll dispose of it properly. I don't want to see you suffer.
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    Exclamation Don't throw it in the campfire!

    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i hope i can get it right becausing i am not kidding about through it in the campfire lol.neo
    Send it to me (I'll pay for shipping) I've got a buddy that I am 'converting' and that would be a big help in that effort...I'm serious.

    I have a 20-deg phoenix, 2 20-deg incubators and a 0-deg incubator. I have used the 20-degree gear down to the mid-teens with really good results. (Caveat, like previous poster to this thread, I sleep WARM). That said, it seems that something is not right in your setup.

    But if you are getting the results that you want from your synthetic UQ(s), then by all means, keep on keepin' on with them.

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    my first UQ was/is synthetic and, i think, they're more forgiving in how tightly they can be suspended.
    synthetic insulation doesn't like to compress as easily or as compactly as down.
    i can draw the shock cords tight with my synth. and it really doesn't matter how tight,
    against the hammock/body, it hangs it will hold it's loft more evenly.
    with down, too tight = CBS or too loose = CBS ? with synth. too loose = CBS and too tight is alright.
    it took me several coldish nights to learn how to better suspend my down UQ.
    there is also the "migration" issue that is more pronounced with down.

    i hope that makes since?

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