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    Poly top and bottoms, beanie and ...........warm furry socks! My feet are like my head, keep both ends warm - toastie on the outside, warm in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    you may want to try one of these...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/P7010103.JPG
    Slowhike, is that a homemade from the pattern over at thru-hiker?

    As I am still VERY much in the learning phase of all that is sewing, I can't figure out how those pattern measurments work. How do you adjust the final size? Sorry if it's a dumb question, but I don't know. Looks comfy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Slowhike, is that a homemade from the pattern over at thru-hiker?

    As I am still VERY much in the learning phase of all that is sewing, I can't figure out how those pattern measurments work. How do you adjust the final size? Sorry if it's a dumb question, but I don't know. Looks comfy!
    it's a pro 90 balaclava from <http://wwwbackpackinglight.com>
    i modified by adding the zipper.
    some people might think i'm crazy for buying an expensive piece of gear & modifying it first thing, but it's going to be way more comfortable & have a much wider comfort range w/ the zipper. i have no regrets.
    more info in this thread http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ghlight=cocoon
    Last edited by slowhike; 07-26-2007 at 00:15.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Hey all,

    First post here. Wondering, are you saying you wear all of this instead of using a bag or quilt? Had a HH for a few years and have always used a pad and a sleeping bag piled around me, but am looking for something better. Wondering how warm ya'll can stay if you're just in long undies with a hat. I sleep pretty cold, and am about to do a trip with possible 50* lows, wondering if I can get by with just clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manbert View Post
    Hey all,

    First post here. Wondering, are you saying you wear all of this instead of using a bag or quilt? Had a HH for a few years and have always used a pad and a sleeping bag piled around me, but am looking for something better. Wondering how warm ya'll can stay if you're just in long undies with a hat. I sleep pretty cold, and am about to do a trip with possible 50* lows, wondering if I can get by with just clothes.

    Thanks,
    Manbert
    Welcome to the forum Manbert.

    I think everybody is talking about clothing worth in conjunction with another insulation method, especially in colder weather. If you are shooting for the 50* mark, pick up one of those $6 blue, Walmart camping pads. That and clothing should keep you warm at 50*.
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    Hi Manbert!

    I think everyone here would agree that, no matter what you wear or whether you use a bag/quilt or not, you've got to have under insulation of some type. IMO, temps under 70° will be too cold to do otherwise. To date, my 'warmest' nighttime low in a hammock is 56° consequently the pad is always with me.

    After that, it depends on the 'system', the climate (crisp dry nights, warm muggy nights, wind?), and, most of all, the individual. I prefer to rely on cold weather clothing because it's already being carried (depending on the elevation, any night can be below freezing in my backpacking range). See my post of 23 July in this thread.

    Backyard experiments are key to keep you from freezing your bippy on the trail.

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    And you know it can never be a good thing when you freeze your bippy!
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    Thanks for the clarifications. I've always used a 3/4 length blue CC pad and pile a mummy bag on top. I'm excited to lose the bag and just wear my warm fleecy bits. Will definitely lighten the load, and make those trips out of the tent, behind the tree much more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manbert View Post
    Thanks for the clarifications. I've always used a 3/4 length blue CC pad and pile a mummy bag on top. I'm excited to lose the bag and just wear my warm fleecy bits. Will definitely lighten the load, and make those trips out of the tent, behind the tree much more comfortable.
    Welcome to the site Manbert,

    I'd still use some form of bag or fleece throw or something else on top at that temperature.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    that makes sense, thanks fanatic. I'm headed to the BWCA soon and plan to throw in a fleece blanket just in case. I'm more used to backpacking than canoeing, and it's a struggle to fill those huge portage packs. So I can afford the extra weight and size the blanket will take.

    Manbert

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