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    New Member thinkpol's Avatar
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    Cool Camo Tarp + Under insulation questions!

    What are the best (hammock) tarp manufacturers that will use a camo pattern? I emailed the MacCat guy about this and received no response.


    With a 15 degree rated top quilt and 3/8" or 1/4" Gossamer Gear ThinLight (or other sleeping pad?) how low of temps can you go with NO underquilt in a hammock?
    Any suggestions on sleeping pads that work well (or combinations of sleep pads) as bottom insulations would be helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkpol View Post
    With a 15 degree rated top quilt and 3/8" or 1/4" Gossamer Gear ThinLight (or other sleeping pad?) how low of temps can you go with NO underquilt in a hammock?
    Any suggestions on sleeping pads that work well (or combinations of sleep pads) as bottom insulations would be helpful!
    the best sleeping pad that I've used (in my opinion because it didn't move) was an EXPED down 9 reg . I tried an EXPED down 7 short (I use this a lot backpacking w/tarp tent) but I flat out could not keep it under me inside a hammock. the down 9 worked very well inside the hammock but is way to heavy for me to carry when backpacking. I've now made myself uq's. Questions on how low can a person go with such and such gear is usually subjective to the individual person. I could take your gear and where you might be toasty warm, I might die of hyperthermia The hammock could also make a big difference. I recently got to try ClumseyBears NA Clark and with no insulation on the bottom, I was burning up (summer time here in the south) But I can get into my tropical Clark and I'm fine. So I'm thinking that during the winter, I'll need way more insulation on the bottom of my hammock than if I was in ClumseyBears hammock (and they're both Clarks).

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    I wouldn't use the Gossamer Gear 1/4" pad below 55F. I got to low 30s with a thick blue ccf (egg crate style) but had Cold Butt Syndrome. Combining pads would probably do you, but the NeoAir works fine all on its own and packs smaller than any of the foamies, tho you will have cold limbs if they stray off the pad.

    With nothing, you'll get cold somewhere between 70-60F unless you are a member of the polar bear club.

    Underquilts are the BOMB. Srsly.

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    Claytor Jungle Hammocks has a sweet camo tarp.

    http://www.mosquitohammock.com/

    yes, I have one...

    Outer Island

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    you really need under insulation as much if not more then over insulation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outer Island View Post
    Claytor Jungle Hammocks has a sweet camo tarp.

    http://www.mosquitohammock.com/

    yes, I have one...

    Outer Island
    I agree, it is a sweet camo diamond tarp! I had one, sold it, want it back!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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