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    Peapod vs Snugfit

    I'm considering these two options, since they're basically the same price and weight. Does anyone have any thoughts? (since most of you lucky b*ggers seem to have first hand experience with these two items in recent times!)

    It seems to me that I'd need to take a top quilt for use in the peapod anyway, so it makes sense to got for the snugfit underquilt. Hmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wentworth View Post
    I'm considering these two options, since they're basically the same price and weight. Does anyone have any thoughts? (since most of you lucky b*ggers seem to have first hand experience with these two items in recent times!)

    It seems to me that I'd need to take a top quilt for use in the peapod anyway, so it makes sense to got for the snugfit underquilt. Hmmm.
    Funny how some folks oftentimes tend to answer our own questions when we least expect it. I've never used a PeaPod, but having been lucky enough to "test-drive" a SnugFit UQ, I can say that Ed and Dave have put together a quality piece of gear that is worth the bucks you'll wind up shelling out for it. It's a very labor-intensive piece of gear to produce, which is what drives the price of it up, but well worth it, IMO.
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    Oh come now, you know that I'm really just wanting you to tell me what I want to hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wentworth View Post
    Oh come now, you know that I'm really just wanting you to tell me what I want to hear!
    Ok, buy the SnugFit.
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    With the SnugFit, you'll need a thicker top quilt. With a PeaPod, you already have some top insulation so you can get by with a thinner (lighter, cheaper) top quilt. The SnugFit will fit more hammocks, but the PeaPod can be used as a robe or a sleeping bag by itself on the ground.
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    The only reason a Pea Pod wouldn't work for me is my love of side tie outs. You can't use the Pea Pod when you have a hammock with side tie outs.

    At Hot Spings the Snug Fit I used was the Speer model with the velcro on the edge and even though it was not attached to the side tie outs in any way the UQ conformed to the hammock once I got in. It really impressed me.
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    Does the peapod have to be snugged up to the bottom of the hammock the way an underquilt does? Or does it completely encapsulating the hammock negate this?
    I'm just trying to get things sorted in my head....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wentworth View Post
    Does the peapod have to be snugged up to the bottom of the hammock the way an underquilt does? Or does it completely encapsulating the hammock negate this?
    I'm just trying to get things sorted in my head....
    You don't really want air spaces with any insulation system. I'd guess it wouldn't be as MUCH of an issue with the fully enclosed Peapod - the air will insulate you as long as it's trapped - but it would still take longer to heat up with a fair bit of air in it.
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    BB is right - it should be snuggled up, but in my experience it isn't as much of an issue as with the underquilt.
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