I just had my first hammock experience this past weekend and loved it! I had a standard closed cell pad, a cheapo 30° bag I got off Woot, and an inexpensive grand trunk hammock. Once I found a position that had the pad under me, I was snug and warm over the two night racing event. It was very wet on Friday with a low of 39°f and my next race event looks very similar, but with a lot more wind. Windy sounds like a big problem so I've started searching for underquilts. I'm finding that they're prohibitively expensive (buying two sets of everything, one for me and one for my girlfriend). Are there cheap options out there? I tend to think that a couple more sleeping bags and some rigging should work.
Weight is not a consideration unless it threatens to break something. Our longest hike to a site is less than a mile. I just want a good experience with hammock camping without spending thousands of dollars on features that are worthless to me (like weight)
Thanks in advance!