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    may i suggest a ba bag and an exped symnat or downmat? I used the synmat 7 and a buffalo park and have gone down to 30 degrees in my eno hammock quite comfortably. Some people laughed at the amount of cushion I had but they all admitted it was extremely warm and comfortable. I was cold with the ccf pad by my shoulders but not with the synmat.

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    I've always used a sleeping bag and pad in my hammock. Its comfortable for me. For the last year I've used a Big Agnes Encampment and the insulated air core (2.5 inch height).
    Boy is that nice! No slipping off the pad anymore. This is what I'll be using in my new WBBB I got yesterday.

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    Is anyone using on of the Park series bags with a 25" pad?
    To Boldly Hang Where No One Has Hung Before...

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    I would agree with all these comments, as that's what I used years ago. I still have my Horse Thief and Lost Ranger and associated insulated Air Cores, mainly to loan people that don't have gear. I should probably sell that stuff one day and buy another UQ with the proceeds....

    Sweeper
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    I've had my WBBB for a week. Slept out 2 nights in 25* weather. I don't have an underquilt, so I used my BA 15* Lost Ranger bag and BA Insulated Air Core pad. After about 4 hours I had to call it quits because my feet were freezing and of a cold backside.

    Next night I added a Walmart CCF pad into the sleeve of the bag. That pretty much took care of the cold backside, but my feet were still cold.

    The Air Core pad has an R value of 4. Might be worth investing in an Exped 9 with an R value of 8.

    I have a year to figure out what setup I'm going to use before my AT hike in 2012.

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    Cold Feet

    Go with a nice comfortable pair of down or synthetic booties. They're lighter than an extra pad and you can wear them around camp (and no cold spots). I forgot mine on the FL hang and deeply regretted it in the morning (25F).

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    i tried the same system for years and finally had to get a uq, i still use the ba bag though and i'm very toasty

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    in 2010 I used a big agnes pitchpine 40* bag for a month out on the AT and also on a couple of weekenders and numerous backyard test-hangs. I really like the weight of the sleeping bag (17oz!) but didn't very much care for the blow-up airpad. Sometimes it would be tough to get the pad to lay flat in my hennessy hammock and it was always annoying to put away in the morning when I first woke up. It was always a concern of mine that I would pop it or otherwise ruin it.

    Eventually I figured out that I could take a Thermarest Z-lite pad and trim it to fit into the sleeping pad sleeve of my big agnes bag. The end result weighs a little less(under 10oz after trimming), is much more durable, no inflating, and you can just stick it on the outside of your pack somewhere when you break camp the next morning.

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