You will love it Chigger, and it will come in handy at the hang.
My UQP just shipped. My setup is coming together nicely.
My status has been changed to shipped also. Holy Cow that was fast and now I am overly excited!!!
I got one last month after seeing one in action. I've noticed a boost in temp and overall comfort. I just got in from backyard hang in 40 degree, 100 percent humidity and rain for most of the night. Started out with 16" of snow and now it's half that. Needless to say, it is very damp out. The results with the UQP and my KAQ New River UQ? It worked perfect as the first level of protection and kept my UQ bone dry. A must have for any kit
2nd Annual Green Timbers Big Tree Hang in the Pigeon River State Forest Feb. 26-28, 2016...Bring on the bacon
Picked up a 2QZQ UQP from the for sale section (thx RadicalHoope) and have been using it for a couple days.
Definitely noticed the increased warm from the blocked airflow.
Temps went from 34-53 last night with rain, i.e. heavy humidity. The UQP is damp, unfortunately the New River is a bit damp as well. This is the breathable UQP but it is not magic and condensation happens.
Still, there is no doubt, this is part of my full time kit short of very warm temps and clear weather. Very happy to have it.
Apparently, signature that I used from 2006 no longer tolerated so now deleted.
I don't use an UQP, but instead use my WB Traveler Sock as a UQP.
I carry it almost always. I will always hang it if it is at all cool out or I expect weather, but leave it unzipped and rolled up on my ridgeline.
I can then unroll it to cover my underquilt like an underquilt protector. If I want more warmth and/or weather protection, I can zip the ends in as far as required.
I now carry a lighter top and bottom quilt because of the sock and I would expect the same results with an UQP.
UQPs and socks are the future. They add a lot more protection and warmth for their weight than other options.
It just takes a while for most people to realize/believe this.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
-- William James
I'll have to give mine another try. I purchased the breathable version but ended up with ~2oz of water in mine in the middle of the night! Luckily my Incubator didn't absorb any. It also held in a lot of condensation that formed on the UQ.
Maybe I should just save it for warmer trips to block any rain blowing in from t-storms?