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    WBRR with sleeping bag

    Does anyone use a sleeping bag with their WBRR? I don't have the money for a top quilt and was wondering if anyone had any luck with a sleeping bag.

    Mummy or rectangular?
    Does it work well with a sleeping pad?

    Thanks.

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    New Member TxTiger's Avatar
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    I've used a sleeping bag on my first trips. I've had my RR hammock for a couple of months and my rectangular sleeping bag has worked great. However, with the temps getting hotter I will get a sleeping bag liner in lieu of the sleeping bag. As far as pads go, they work really well. I currently have a 20" wide that is not wide enough as it moves to one side. I started a thread inquiring as to the best width, and 26" was the recommended width. Don't get one to thick or it will set you up too high in the hammock.

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    Didn't read thread close enough. I thought it was WBBB, NOT WBRR.

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    Senior Member ChacMool's Avatar
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    Pads still work fine in the Ridgerunner; something like the Thermorest self-inflating pads are fine because they are an inch or two thick. Avoid something that looks like an inflatable raft you might go swimming with, because that would put you too high up. Probably the best pad would be the one Gossamer Gear sells on their website for hammockers. Its about 1/4" thick, and 39" X 5 feet -- you'll need to cut down the width, but you may want wider than 26" for the RR.

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    I was looking at these pads:

    http://www.foambymail.com/MC2-/cross...-foam-2lb.html

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    I use a semi rectangular sleeping bag with my RR and it works fine. I usually partially zip it and use it like a top quilt. When it's really cold I may occasionally zip it all the way and I like having that option.

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    A bag works better with the RR than most hammocks. The open nature makes it easier to get in/shift around. With that in mind, +1 to others' recommendation to unzip the bag 2/3 of the way and use it like a top quilt. Easier to manage, more comfortable and more roomy.
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    Except when it gets below 40*F, I only use sleeping bags - unzipped and draped over me like a quilt. At lower temps I use a quilt. I use everything from torso length reflectix pads (24" wide, I think), a 20" wide x 60" Big Agnes Insulated Air Core inflatable pad and a 25" wide Thermarest NeoAir All Season inflatable pad - depending on conditions/temps. The colder it is, the wider you'll want your bottom insulation to wrap around you.

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    Senior Member ChacMool's Avatar
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    Anyone know the maximum width for a pad (e.g., the Gossamer Gear one) that fits easily inside the pocket in the double layer Ridgerunner? I want the pad to curl up around me on both sides, protecting from wind etc. Thanks.

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