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    Cool Down booties + 2/3 UQ

    hey everybody out there in hammock wonderland, i was wondering if anyone had experience with using down botties instead of a bad with a 2/3 or 3/4th or 1/2 uq. Not being a big fan of pads, this may be a way for me to save some weight while still staying comfy. So chime in with the weight of your down booties/uq combo if you want to. Or just tell me your experiences with a setup like this. thanks everybody

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    Two main threads right now about this:

    What is the best way to keep feet warm?

    goosefeet, down socks

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    Yea but those thread don't have any commentary on swapping them for a pad during use with a less than full uq. What im after is people who use uq's that are not full length, and use down booties instead of pads for their feet.

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    ah hell, i'm sorry.

    Umm, didn't shug talk about this in one of his recent videos (???) anybody recall (???)

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    The down would compress anywhere your feet touch hammock and you would still need to cover the legs from the knees down. I am not a pad fan either but a small pad under the legs is easy to manage compared to longer ones. Plus it is a good idea to have a pad for backup.

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    I have used down booties in my TQ with a pad beneath my feet ..... my feet got cold around 4AM ...... I did wear the booties around camp BUT I think my feet got too hot and sweated too much.
    I always have better luck with 2 pair of socks and the JRB down sleeves if needed.
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    what i did on my last hike was put my Patagonia down sweater in the footbox of my quilt to help keep my feet warm....

    but in the winter time i use a small pad i call the Jpad ...
    i put the jpad in my footbox of my quilt ...this way hen i move around at night the pad doesn't slip away...it's not a big pad either...maybe 12x20
    then i stick all my extra cloths in between the layers of my dbl layer hammock
    worked good in 11 degree weather



    and i can use it as my sitting pad in camp so it has more then one use...

    only other thing i can tell ya is make some synth booties...
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    WHy synth greenlespaul, why not down? Anyway, i've used my montbell thermawrap on my feet before and that was nice. Im thinking thermawrap + down booties + no sniv tq and uq outta be enough down to 10-15F. i slept comfortable in 20F with just a thermawrap and the 2 no snivs and my smartwool socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I have used down booties in my TQ with a pad beneath my feet ..... my feet got cold around 4AM ...... I did wear the booties around camp BUT I think my feet got too hot and sweated too much.
    I always have better luck with 2 pair of socks and the JRB down sleeves if needed.
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    Hmm i will look into the sleeves, one thing i was interested in was down booties that had a drawstring at the top, know of any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    WHy synth greenlespaul, why not down? Anyway, i've used my montbell thermawrap on my feet before and that was nice. Im thinking thermawrap + down booties + no sniv tq and uq outta be enough down to 10-15F. i slept comfortable in 20F with just a thermawrap and the 2 no snivs and my smartwool socks.
    synth are easy to make....
    that and i think you will have better luck with synth booties if your not going to use a pad ...
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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