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    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy View Post
    best gear buy ever when I got my peapod!!!
    How cold can you go in a peapod without anything else in the hammock with you?

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    One of the things I really like about the better hammocks is being able to sleep fairly flat. Can you sleep diagonal with a peapod or are you pretty much in-line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by john30563 View Post
    How cold can you go in a peapod without anything else in the hammock with you?
    freezing point so far for me. With the 30 degree model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pastorus View Post
    Can you sleep diagonal with a peapod or are you pretty much in-line?
    The pictures on Speer's website that show the hammock unloaded are misleading... look at the pictures of the Peapod with the top open, where the occupant is on the diagonal. I can't find any just now... when I do I'll post the links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john30563 View Post
    .......But I could never afford one.......
    Keep your eyes peeled over here. Once in a blue moon you'll see one for sale, but it almost always goes pretty doggone quick.

    Quote Originally Posted by john30563 View Post
    How cold can you go in a peapod without anything else in the hammock with you?
    Ed's site says 20 degrees, but I have no personal experience in a PeaPod so don't know for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john30563 View Post
    How cold can you go in a peapod without anything else in the hammock with you?
    Pretty much as rated for bottom warmth(for me). So that is probably 20*F ON BOTTOM. Naturally, all according to the individual. Cold sleeper? Warm? In between? Also that is assuming good wind/water protection, of course. I have done 11*F under benign conditions with the addition of a space blanket below me in the Pea Pod.

    Top warmth is trickier. I think the admitted cold sleeper Ed Speer only rates it for 50F by itself on top. This will, IMO, vary with the hammock. A Speer or most wide hammocks will hold the hammock above your body, decreasing the warmth even though it is 2.5" loft top and same on bottom. A more narrow hammock probably will allow it to lay close to your body, maybe even in contact with you. Then I think it starts getting pretty close to same as bottom warmth. But something to consider is: If it has a gap on top and is 2.5" above your body, and you fill that gap with 2.5" of top quilt, then how warm is that 5" total TOP loft? Pretty darn warm I think!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pastorus View Post
    One of the things I really like about the better hammocks is being able to sleep fairly flat. Can you sleep diagonal with a peapod or are you pretty much in-line?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    The pictures on Speer's website that show the hammock unloaded are misleading... look at the pictures of the Peapod with the top open, where the occupant is on the diagonal. I can't find any just now... when I do I'll post the links.

    No dif with diagonal for me. But if you are really closed up, it is quite a different feel width wise, and as far as an wide open feeling. Can't find the words here. IOW, especially if you are pretty wide, it might pop open, especially if you put your hands under your head. If you have a top quilt or clothing filling the gap, you probably wont have it close all the way any way. And if you do, it's going to be WAY warm. But basically, no problem on the diagonal for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Keep your eyes peeled over here. Once in a blue moon you'll see one for sale, but it almost always goes pretty doggone quick. .
    Yeah, I'm starting to think about it, but I don't know. I've got too much stuff, and lot's of it is good.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    ...starting to think about it...
    PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Only the double layers have a zipper. My Traveler is "zipper-free".
    Brandon stopped putting zippers on the Traveler, even the doubles, to my understanding. I think they now have a simple entry slit like the BlackBird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    ...a simple entry slit like the BlackBird.
    I had no idea! Is is an overlap, or a velcro closure?
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