Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21

Thread: UQP in Summer?

  1. #11
    Great info thanks so much guys! Alex I will certainly look into your options

  2. #12
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,650
    Images
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    It depends on your local conditions where you set up camp.

    You could try to set up where your out of strong winds to minimize the sideways wind, but I always think you should be prepared.

    Here in Florida, it rains everywhich way on any given storm so I have my poncho that I can use as a UQP. And yes, it does add a little warmth from down low and stops the wind from robbing my warmth.
    Above ~50º F, I use my poncho as well. I stuff a crumpled-up space blanket into that as a semi-Garlington insulator. It blocks enough air movement that I'm comfy at those temps. For most folks, I'd recommend it above ~55º-60º or so.

    Hope it helps!
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
    --Floridahanger

  3. #13
    Senior Member onfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Brecon Beacons, Wales
    Posts
    125
    Im watching this with interest as I have just knocked up a UQP from spare ripstop pertex / nylon ... it is only about 150cm long though so Im not sure it will work at all

  4. #14
    dirtwheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Northern South Carolina
    Hammock
    DIY, Miskito, Streamliner
    Tarp
    Spinn Edge
    Insulation
    UGQ, SSUQ, Greyloc
    Suspension
    UCR's, Whoopies
    Posts
    1,392
    Images
    10
    Under Quilt Protector believer here, in SC there are times that's all I need. I made one as my 1st DIY project, 2QZQ surely make a better one. Hang inside with it to see where you're comfort level is.
    Give me more darkness said the blind man,
    Give me more folly said the fool,
    Give me stone silence said the deaf man,
    I didn't believe Sunday School.
    Phil Keaggy

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kansas City, KS
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe+2QZQ Mod #4
    Tarp
    HH Hex w/ 2QZQ OFS
    Insulation
    OWL 20* TQ/UQ's
    Suspension
    Whoopies+Biner
    Posts
    1,305
    I've been curious...how low would a PLUQ, with a breathable UQP, and potentially even a mylar space blanket be good to?

  6. #16
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,650
    Images
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    I've been curious...how low would a PLUQ, with a breathable UQP, and potentially even a mylar space blanket be good to?
    For me? Probably just below freezing.

    For the theoretical "average" sleeper? Probably somewhere between 35º and 40º.

    This assumes that the person using it can manage the vapor barrier effect of the space blanket well. It also assumes good top insulation and that the PLUQ is snug against the bottom of the hammock.

    For most folks, a PLUQ is good to ~45º on its own. An UQP is good for ~5º of warmth, especially if the wind is blowing.

    Hope it helps!
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
    --Floridahanger

  7. #17
    Senior Member Floridahanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    SW Volusia, FL
    Hammock
    Diy gathered end/Fronkey bugnet
    Tarp
    Diy 11x10 w/doors
    Insulation
    DIY synth TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Straps/Speed Hooks
    Posts
    2,351
    Images
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
    For me? Probably just below freezing.

    For the theoretical "average" sleeper? Probably somewhere between 35º and 40º.

    This assumes that the person using it can manage the vapor barrier effect of the space blanket well. It also assumes good top insulation and that the PLUQ is snug against the bottom of the hammock.

    For most folks, a PLUQ is good to ~45º on its own. An UQP is good for ~5º of warmth, especially if the wind is blowing.

    Hope it helps!
    This is the most important, IMO. Too many folks are either afraid or not familiar with the principles of why it needs to be snug.

    My UQ for FH4 down to 23*F was a 3/4 length, 2 layer mylar infused insulfleece with about 1" between the layers. Having it snug against me was the key to heating the UQ and keeping me warm.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

    My fantastic Photographer wife: http://www.capturedhearts-photography.com

  8. #18
    oldpappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Hammock
    HH BE in bug season, DIY when cold
    Tarp
    Asym DIY Pole Mod
    Insulation
    Jarbridge or Pad
    Suspension
    Dutch Speed Hook
    Posts
    690
    Images
    19
    I posted this on the 'UQP users" post but didn't get any feedback so I thought I'd try here.
    I plan to order a UQP for mild weather use (above 40F) and would like some feedback from users on Sil vs non-sil.
    I understand sil will have more condensation - but what temps? I like the idea of sil for multi-purpose use, but will condensation be an issue above 40F and medium relative humidity (at night temps just above dew point).
    Also, has anyone ever use one with a bottom entry HH? - my 3/4 UQ works in the HH by pushing it off to the side to enter/exit - would the UQP suspension allow it to work this way as well?
    Thank-you.
    Enjoying the simple things in life.
    Hennessey and DIY
    2 Seasons: Bug season and too cold for bugs

  9. #19
    From the bit of reading I've been doing it seems as though the non-breathable UQP can be an issue with condensation, even in winter. It's amazing how much moisture your body will give off at all times of the year. I think Ill be opting for the breathable version. Although it wont be waterPROOF and windPROOF I think it is a better trade-off imho

  10. #20
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    15,754
    Images
    62
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    From the bit of reading I've been doing it seems as though the non-breathable UQP can be an issue with condensation, even in winter. It's amazing how much moisture your body will give off at all times of the year. I think Ill be opting for the breathable version. Although it wont be waterPROOF and windPROOF I think it is a better trade-off imho
    Even the breathable UQP is very windproof……I used mine in the Linville Gorge last Fall and had high winds all night and the UQP did it's job and I kept all my UQ heat in.
    Shug

    See the UQP at 5:55 in the video below



    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

Similar Threads

  1. New UL Summer UQ
    By Dblcorona in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-07-2012, 07:52
  2. FS: Summer IX TQ
    By G.L.P. in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-14-2011, 07:21
  3. Te-wa Summer UQ
    By MedicineMan in forum Bottom Insulation
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-26-2010, 16:49
  4. Summer UQs
    By Triptease in forum Under Quilts
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 06-15-2010, 19:21
  5. Summer Bag?
    By Certain in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-08-2007, 13:08

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •