I recently received my new Expedition but haven't had a chance to try it out yet other than set it out in the yard. No over nights yet but very soon as personal schedule allows.
But I'm gathering ideas on how best to use pads. I have a large windshild screen and a fleece bag to try inside the hammock. And I have an inflatable Big Agnus insulated mummy pad. Finally, I'm almost in the market for a new sleeping bag so I'm considering a Big Agnus bag to make use of the pad pocket. My thought is that a Big Agnus combo would work well if the HH has to be set up on the ground like a bivvy tent.
I read a few comments that using a BA pad and sleeping bag inside the HH is workable but not ideal. Another thought is to purchase the SS and use the BA pad deflated in the SS, with or without the windshield pad. But the mummy style would leave the sides exposed and I wonder if it's not worth the effort. BTW, I used the BA pad on the ground for a few years and like it. I'd like to get a sleeping system I can use both ways instead of carrying extra gear.
Any thoughts or suggestions?