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    Senior Member jefftrex's Avatar
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    JRB 3 season set

    I am a new to hammock camping and am looking to get a simple lightweight system for three season use. I am between a cold and warm sleeper (leaning more toward cold side).

    i have bee flooded with info on Hammock forums. I don't have alot of money but don't mind spending the money for something that will lst me a long time.

    Right now I am looking at

    Hennessy supershelter ordered from Hennessy.com

    or the Jacks r better 3 season set (the nest and long no sniveler quilt)

    or just the Nest and some other TQ.



    I have the HHULBB and like the birth canal opening and don"t see my self changing it.

    I am not into making my own gear and would perfer to either buy used or something made.

    the only thing I don't like about down is the settling and the fact that it cannot get wet.

    My other option is I have been e-mailing Macentyre about his Insutex underpads that he started making that are nestable and compact. I was thinking to get a Hennessy undercover and use the two of the insutex under pads that MacEntrye makes and then a down TQ.

    would appreciate any feedback.

    I am from Ontario Canada and looking right now to get early spring to late fall use.

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    Senior Member Rug's Avatar
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    Welcome, several of us Ontarioans are on this forum, where are ya from?

    If it's 3-seasons you are looking for then the Nest is a great quilt that will cover you easily in those temps. I also have a JrB Old Rag Mountain that I use as a TopQuilt.

    Most of the reaction to the supershelter on this forums is lukewarm, you will find most people lean away from it.

    You might also want to consider StormCrows 3/4 length quilts: http://www.theperfecttrees.com

    They make for a lighter alternative to a full-length quilt.

    I have (or had):
    JrB Nest
    JrB Winter Nest
    JrB Old Rag Mountain
    PerfectTrees Ptarmigan

    The only reason I sold the Nest was because I wanted something to easily extend comfort into winter.

    You will not be disappointed by ANY of those quilts.
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    Also don't forget to include the Arrowhead Equipment Kick *** Quilt (Potomac) model that is made especially for the Hennessy Hammocks and it is made with Climashield insulation. You lose a little in compressibility, but it is traded off against cost and no worries if it gets wet.

    Cheers

    Brian

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    Nest is a good quilt...also look at the Mt Washington 3 for a differential-cut UQ.

    Have you considered a partial UQ and leg pad?
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    I think I am going to bite the bullet and just order the JRB nest for not it seams like a good choice. I am just looking to use it a a TQ for now. and having the slit opening will be nice if I want to use it as a UQ with the JRB weathersheild.

    Thanks for all the input from you guys, much appreciated. The nest seams to be a multi purpose item ( a wearable quilt, UQ with the Hennessy slit, and TQ) I priced it out and the price is going tobe 303.95 us and converted over thanks to the strong Loonie I am looking at 309.95 Can .


    not too bad, All of the Jacks r better stuff seams to get rave reviews. I guess i can be extra careful to keep it dry.

    Oh yeah I am from Mississauga, Ontario.

    Looking forward to the Ontario Hang in August.

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    i use the HHSS and it works great for me. that and a cheap colman 40 bag i can go down to 35 and be good
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