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    Senior Member earplug94's Avatar
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    Yeti in Traveller?

    Hola,
    Does anyone use the Yeti on the Traveller hammock? Was just wondering how it has worked out for you in the field?

    Thanks,
    Earplug

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    Senior Member earplug94's Avatar
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    And of course - that would be Yeti in the Traveller.

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    Works great! That's my UL set-up when I'm being a gram weenie.
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    Thanks Cannibal.
    Do you like the lay of the Traveller?

    Thanks!
    earplug

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    Quote Originally Posted by earplug94 View Post
    Thanks Cannibal.
    Do you like the lay of the Traveller?

    Thanks!
    earplug
    Love It!
    Easily my favorite of the 'simple' hammocks.
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    +1 Cannibal

    one of the best hammocks you can get
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    I would love any tips on the traveller. I love my blackbird and use it a lot. I have tried the Traveller for UL as well but have struggled on the comfort front. I use underquilt vs. pad. I am much more comfortable in an ENO Double but it is a lot heavier than the traveller. Any tips appreciated.

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    My biggest issue with the traveller and a 2/3 underquilt is the foot end of the UQ has long shock cords that go to the gatthered end but when you lay asym in the traveller your feet have to cross that line. then a few things happen...either you go on top or underneath but one of the ways (underneath I think) it is quite uncomfortable. My first night in my traveller was difficult therefore. Add to that a top quilt and Pad and I found as I adjusted my feet i lost my top quilt multiple times off the side because it was about 39 degrees out and the same cord kept getting stuck on the small piece of foam pad I had that also was getting stuck on the shock cord lines. At least 3 times I lost the pad or my quilt during the night and I found it very difficult to lie on my side as it caused the whole problem to start over again and by the time i reached under and repositioned the 2/3 UQ and the foot pad and the top quilt I realized I was now on my back again and eventually I had to give up trying to sleep on my side. It was very frustrating.

    I fixed it mostly by switching to my full legth quilt and thus getting rid of the piece of padding and switching from the topquilt to my winter bag which is a little depressing in terms of weight but I sleep much better and can more easily turn on my side without losing my insulation over the side or having my feet stick out.

    My solution.....no paritial UQs for me in a traveller. Please someone tell me how to fix this?!!! I will be very greatful!!!!

    Now in an eno or a clark a 2/3 UQ doesnt have that problem at all. In fact the eno is the easiest to rig the insulation consistently and reliably. The tradeoff is you lose the flatter lay of being so asymmetric in a traveller but it seems much easier to stay warm in both those hammocks (for me) with the same insulation in comparison to the traveller.

    Just what I found for me you understand and yet the traveller is more comfortable .... If I can GET comfortable if you know what I mean.

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    cooldays - When you enter the hammock and get asym, make sure that the shock cords are 'above' your feet. It takes a couple of seconds to position your feet and pad so that is the case, but it will stay that way IME.

    Me? I sleep in a Traveler almost exclusively. It's my favorite gathered end hammock. And I use either a 3 season Yeti, a Te-Wa Winter Coat, or a PeaPod depending on how cold it is.
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    Thats what I needed! some advice. I reaaaaly want it to work with my 2/3 uq for weight reasons. I will try it and see in the next day or two thanks sparrow. It really is wider than the eno or the clark so you can lay more flat If I can just figure out the insulation....Although it was a learning curve on the clark as well.

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