My buddy just got and used his NX-250 once, but it was not terribly cold weather. I got in it for a few minutes and loved it. The design, the comfort level, it's all very nice.
So, for my birthday, I ordered one and my Clark NX-150 is on its way. I ordered the NX-150 because I am only 5-10 at 200lb compared to his 6-5 at 250lb.
The design of the NX style four-season is such that they have the six pockets underneath for storage and, maybe by design or not, will act as a temperature barrier against the cold air against the backside.
Will these pockets be enough to keep you warm -while filled with items to add to the dead air space in the pockets.
Our thought is this:
The six pockets, with items inside like boots, clothes, stuff sacs and the like, will act as the Underquilt.
With the weather shield deployed, that will also help keep the heat trapped inside the hammock.
Then, to add more dead air, bring the rainfly down close to the ground to help block the wind, also helping to keep the warm air contained.
So I pose this question to other Clark hammockers...
Is an Underquilt really necessary?
I understand that this is a personal choice, and since I am quite hot-natured, I may be warmer than some but colder than others in the same conditions, I am just looking for some experienced Jungle hammockers to chime in here to post their experience with and/or without an underquilt with the NX series that has the six-pocket design.
Thanks for your time and input.