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    Cover in hot temperatures

    As summer approaches and my 40 DIY TQ (which has brought me to 36 comfortably thus far, whoop!) I am thinking that is a rating that is not needed and the weight can be dropped when night time lows are 70's +.

    I am curious as to what you use? To make it worth it the weight of the TQ would have to be less than 13 ounces, as that is what my DIY TQ weighs. Thanks for any and all suggestions.
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    Some days, nothing is needed. But usually around 3-4 am it can get a little cooler. A poncho liner could be plenty to ward off the am chill, but thats around the same weight as your tq.

    I keep the uq in place, just adjust the suspension for a looser fit in warm temps.If its really warm (80+ degrees at night), I'll slide the uq off to one side and then if needed I can reach around and pull it on.

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    I have a PLTQ that weighs in at just over 15 oz...

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    I admit, even in July/September in Oklahoma, I still use my 20* Big Agnes. It's impressive how cool even warm summer evenings can feel in a hammock. First time we summer camped with our hammocks daytime highs were in the low 100's/w nighttime temps probably dropping into the 70's. I had my sleeping bag with me bit didn't start out using it but before the night was over, I had pulled it over me. Unfortunately, my brother in law had to keep his tent open just to stay a little cool. A fleece blanket also does the job.

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    From about 75+ I start sleeping I a pair of swim trunks and tank top with a silk bag liner as TQ and fully vented dri ducks poncho hung below mostly to stop wind.
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    I, too, use a modified silk liner. I ripped the seam from the head to near the foot. I left about 16 inches intact at the foot. This way I can use it just like a top quilt with a foot box. Works great for me in the summer.

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    Venting and moving the UQ works; however a summer weight UQ, or a poncho-liner, or a suspended fleece blanket, or a dry-ducks (or any) poncho, or maybe just a UQP means you may not even wake up in the wee-hours. It is mostly about stopping the wind or breezes beneath you if the temps at night are 55* or higher. If it's 75* or higher at night you may want nothing at all for a UQ.
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    Try it out before you take it out anywhere. A week ago I camped for a week in my DIY setup. It was getting to low 40's overnight and I was more than comfortable with a PLUQ and a PL for a top quilt in a hammock sock. Had to remove the sock and both top and bottom quilts for midday naps, it was too warm with any of them.

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    HG Quilts

    I use a HG Phoenix 40* 11.7oz and a HG Burrow 40* 15.5oz, vent if I get too warm. When really hot I use a Sleeping bag liner (6oz) as TQ and no UQ, but it has to be above 70* at night or I get chilled with no UQ.

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I wonder how much a silk liner weighs.

    I am one of those sleepers that needs something on top of me. Maybe a sheet would suffice. As far as the UQ, I have done without it in summer. Sometimes it bit me in the butt and I got a little cool, but nothing to keep me up all night. Most of the times I was pretty good. I am feeling like 75 is the threshold. But, regardless, need that top cover lol.

    I do have a modified poncho liner but it still weighs a bit over my DIY 40 TQ. Thanks for the ideas though, folks!
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