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    For that matter, what would be wrong with using any lightweight down blanket in a hammock? This might be blasphemy around here. I'm not sure. But what is the difference between a top quilt and any other blanket except potentially material and the enclosed footbox?

    Seriously, I'm a newb here, so it's not meant to poke holes in anyone's system... I just don't get it.

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    CampWalker is a hanger. He says it works well.

    Brave...A regular blanket will work fine. The footbox is kind of nice.
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    This system seems to be very similar to Katabatic Quilts other than the fact that the Katabatic quilts don't have a hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BraveSaintStuart View Post
    For that matter, what would be wrong with using any lightweight down blanket in a hammock? This might be blasphemy around here. I'm not sure. But what is the difference between a top quilt and any other blanket except potentially material and the enclosed footbox?

    Seriously, I'm a newb here, so it's not meant to poke holes in anyone's system... I just don't get it.
    For me the difference is two-fold...having the footbox as well as the lighter material. Every down blanket I have ever seen is very heavy outer material.

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    Thermarest Haven as TQ?

    As a side-sleeper, the open back wouldn't work for me. Maybe I could twist my body inside the bag to sleep on my side, but my face would then be buried in the hood.

    However, for a back-sleeper who isn't restless, I think it would work. No worries about tucking in the side of a top quilt.
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    I love my HG top-quilt not just because it is cozy when the temps are low but, it is easy to vent when I get a bit too warm. The Thermarest Haven doesn't seem as versitile.

    Good Luck

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    for a 20* 700fp 2lb (might even be sub 2) SB that you can find on sale for under $150? I'd be willing to just tuck my feet in and use the rest like a quilt and not have to put my head in the other end, just pull it up to my neck. Definitely worth a look for people trying to get a worthy cost per ounce and a steal for it's class.
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    Thermarest Haven as TQ?

    I've thought a lot about it and I've decided to just buy what I really want (a couple Sierra Snivelers). The only problem is now I'll just have to figure out something else to get with the gift certificate and dividends…


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    champagne problems

    maybe some Ti in your future?
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    I got my hands on one. I'll do a more formal review after I've had a night or two to test it out. Supposed to be in the mid 30s tonight, so that should be a decent test
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