I am trying to not think about winter yet until I get hooked and comfortable setting up. THEN I won't mind the extra weight! There are so many options as far as keeping warm. SO I KNOW I am going to a down bag...I wanna test out a ccf and down sleeping bag then see if I wanna try a UQ. Thanks for the advice though I will remember it for future reference! And most thanks for the mesh tarp skin contribution! The minute I read that I was like YES my tarp can dry out more easily! You hangrs are tho thmart!