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    Is a 20 to 25 degree down underquilt too hot for summer???

    New to hammocks. Purchased 25 degree down underquilt from member here soon to arrive.

    Do I need something else for warmer weather????

    Doesn't seem to me that this works like a sleeping bag that I can just open zipper and vent etc. there most of us just carrying a 20 degre or so and adjust venting etc with warmer weather

    Doesn't work like that with an under "does it?

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    Is a 20 to 25 degree down underquilt too hot for summer???

    I can't speak for NJ, but here on Utah I use a 20* HG incubator all summer. In fact I let my brother use it this weekend and I used my 40* incubator and was a bit chilly. I find that I can vent the underquilt during the summer and have never had a problem. That being said we have no humidity and even in the middle of summer it can and does drop below 40 here in the mountains. Congrats on the new uq!

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    Thats what I do is vent it from the hammock.
    2 inches at 65 degree area,4 inches over 75.
    Been many cold morning that I was glad it was along.
    The weight increase is worth it for me,and I dont have to own too many things.

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    I have used my 20* 3/4 UQ and my 0* full length UQ this summer in overnight lows as high as 75 degrees. I haven't gotten hot and haven't vented, but I usually vent on top, not on bottom.

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    You CAN vent an underquilt if you need to.

    But...do you vent your mattress when you're laying in bed at night?

    Unless it gets really hot, you probably won't need to vent it. You may opt not to use any top insulation, but again, think about sleeping in your bed in this weather.

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    Is a 20 to 25 degree down underquilt too hot for summer???

    Well thanks for all the feedback.

    I'm happy to hear that you actually can work with one piece of UQ equipment.

    Because being a new hanger(Learned that terminology here!) the price tag sure is adding up fast......!!!!!

    Thanks again to everybody putting my mind at ease that buying one good quality under quilt will work In many temperatures and environments and last a long time properly maintained.....

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    There are a few ways to vent an underquilt. If it is on sliding channel suspension, you can slide it towards the head end, creating a gap. You can also loosen the suspension a little bit, creating an all over gap, or slide it completely off, putting it back under you when you get cold.

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    I recently acquired a 20* Warbonnet Yeti underquilt and I had no problems sleeping with it on two recent camping trips. The lows were probably mid to high 60's and I did not get hot underneath. I pulled the UQ up a little bit beyond my shoulders, which created a gap that allowed for some ventilation. I had literally zero issue staying cool and comfortable underneath. I'm thinking that anything under 70 degrees is comfortable for me.
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    I only have a 0F full lenght underquilt which I use until 40F and a 40F 3/4 which I use during warm summer nights. I think with venting I could use the 0F as well, but its a lot more bulk and in summer its really just about avoiding cold shoulders and butt.

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    Is a 20 to 25 degree down underquilt too hot for summer???

    Thanks again to all

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