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    UQ Suggestion for HH Explorer Ultralight

    Just looking for some suggestions on a reasonably priced (under $200) UQ for a beginner.

    Question regarding a UQ, does it basically replace a sleeping bag?
    Last edited by Black Phoenix; 09-29-2009 at 15:05.

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    I recommend the JRB Nest (or Winter Nest). I recently bought one used from a member of this forum and have been VERY pleased with the extra warmth it provided.
    The UQ goes under your hammock so it does not replace a sleeping bag. I could replace a pad though.

    This is my basic setup: (top to bottom)

    'Mummy' sleeping bag (unzipped) as a top-quilt (feet in foot-box).
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    JRB Nest Underquilt.

    This combination kept me very comfortable down to low 40's. I only woke-up when exposed skin got chilly (because I had kicked off the mummy-bag).

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    Ok, it replaces the sleeping pad, makes sense.

    Thanks

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    _For the money_ you can't do better than the HH Super Shelter. Other underquilts will do the job and maybe better in terms of how many pieces of kit you need to carry, but the Super Shelter can not be beat _for the price_. I have taken it to the mid teens with a crappy Coleman 0* sleeping bag as a top quilt.
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    So lets see if I understand how it works...

    A Under Quilt will replace a sleeping pad?
    A Over Quilt will replace a sleeping bag?

    I apologize for being a hammock noob, since I've always been a tent camper I just need to relate these new terms to what I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr l33t d00d View Post
    So lets see if I understand how it works...

    A Under Quilt will replace a sleeping pad?
    A Over Quilt will replace a sleeping bag?

    I apologize for being a hammock noob, since I've always been a tent camper I just need to relate these new terms to what I know.
    Yes and Yes basically

    But there can be various combinations till you find the right one that suits your use, climate and wallet. No need to apologize!

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    I've seen the pack size of the JRB Nest, decent size/weight.

    What about the Hennessy SS? Seems like it would be a lot bulkier but I could be wrong. Anyone have the stats on it, weight and pics of it packed up?

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    It is most likely bulkier. I have the pads packed in an 8L dry bag. The undercover is always attached to my hammock so not really any added bulk there as far as I am concerned. I don't have weights on anything I own, but it's not all that heavy. I'm sure someone else as it down to the micro gram.
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    If I was to purchase the SuperShelter for my Explorer Ultralight I would need to get the UnderCover/UnderPad (139.95) and the OverCover (39.95)?

    Direct link to SS info.

    It seems like a pretty good deal considering the other options for cold weather, $180 is reasonable.

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    The over cover is... first of all... not a requirement, although it is helpful. Second.. in my opinion somewhat of a ripoff IF you have any DIY chops at all and source of cheap fabric. If you have to pay full price for fabric then it might be worth buying it. Otherwise... DIY for a whole bunch cheaper. There is a current thread or two regarding this process. I simply cut some ripstop a little bigger than the bug net and added some shock cord attachment. IMO even simpler than Grizz KISS design but not multi-model in application.

    Incidentally.. the overcover does NOT have to fit tightly. It is loosey goosey (yes that's a technical term) and probably doesn't actually need the air hole. Mine is loose enuf at the edges that I get lots of air exchange.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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