Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    New Member Slow and Steady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Mid Coast Maine
    Posts
    5

    I Finally Made One Decision! Now On To The Next.

    I am new to hanging and plan to spend a good amount of time this fall on the AT in the Maine woods. I have been debating for a while on which UQ to purchase. I would love to make my own, but I just do not have the sewing skills. Anyway, it has not been an easy choice. There are some great products out there, and the Hammock Forums have really helped to make sense of it all. After a great deal of back and forth I ordered a 3 season Crows Nest this morning. Why did I choose a Hammock Gear product?

    1. High Quality Products. Based on all the feedback I have seen it is obvious that Hammock Gear takes pride in it's products and craftmanship. But other vendors do as well.

    2. Balance. For me, the 3 season Crows Nest is a great balance between weight, quality and thermal protection. But there are other UQ's that are also provide these attributes.

    So why ultimately did I choose Hammock Gear? I love the fact that Adam is so involved with his customers. He actively communicates on the forums and it is clear that he listen's to their feedback and is always striving to better his product and service. I have worked in retail sales for over 20 years and to me who I am buying from is as important as the product they sell.

    So thanks for being a great vendor Adam. I am counting the days until I can enjoy your product. Get it here fast man. I don't want to miss the Fall weather up here.

    So now I could use some thoughts on a TQ. I am a hot sleeper and will have the Crows Nest below me with a CCF pad for the feet. I want to go as light as possible for the TQ. What does everyone recommend for temps down to the mid 40's?

  2. #2
    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Irving, TX
    Hammock
    not quite eno..
    Tarp
    10x12 DIY
    Insulation
    insultex+momentum
    Suspension
    DIY whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,479
    Images
    2
    do you already have a summer weight down bag? try turning it so the zipper opening is down, stick feet in and drape it over you...too warm? push it down; too cool? put on a hat; or add a fleece layer (jacket or 'sofa throw' type item)
    This might give an estimation of how much top insulation you need. Back yard experimentation will reveal all! HTH, KM

    NB- this should be done with UQ in Place, as under insulation is soo important!

  3. #3
    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    14,488
    Images
    62
    He cares a lot. I have camped with him. He is the Bubba Gump of UQs....
    Shug
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    155
    Shug- From one MN to another MN

    I spent all last summer on the AT finishing up on Katahdin on October 6, 2009. I will tell you, it's VERY cold that time of the year even so early. If it's 40* here in MN, it could be 25* there since you could be 2-5000 feet higher. Just an FYI.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Kukri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Corydon, Indiana
    Hammock
    Blackbird DL1.1 / ENO DoubleNest
    Tarp
    Speer Winter Tarp
    Insulation
    WntrYeti/Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Whoopie + Webbing
    Posts
    441
    Why deviate from what you already know is good? My Burrow is my new favorite piece of gear. It feels so nice and is extremely light for the amount of warmth if provides. It has some very thoughtful features and the quality is excellent, as always with Adam's products.
    oldgringo's reply to my worrying about owning extra hammocks:

    How many pairs of underwear do you own? Do you refer to them as "extras", simply because you're not wearing all of them as we speak?

  6. #6
    New Member Starrione's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Mobile, Al
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7
    Tarp
    MamaJamba
    Insulation
    Stormcrow and Jack
    Suspension
    Whoopie!
    Posts
    17
    I can relate to this, I too put alot of thought into it before I buy. I have my own debates too about equipment and how to find what works for me. In the TQ arena, I have to think about both warm weather and cold. I am going to try using a silk liner to make my set up as adaptable as possible. An extra 10 of warmth is alleged.. ktstone thinks I'm nuts, but this gear has to serve a dual purpose for me. I am NOT spending another month sleeping in a hot house in the South without AC after a storm.. And I HAVE to be able to sleep to do anybody any good after a storm.
    For Cold, I went with the Jacks... Hudson river... So far, so good. Still testing stuff. Good luck and watch and read... that is what I have done.

  7. #7
    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    14,488
    Images
    62
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Saint View Post
    Shug- From one MN to another MN

    I spent all last summer on the AT finishing up on Katahdin on October 6, 2009. I will tell you, it's VERY cold that time of the year even so early. If it's 40* here in MN, it could be 25* there since you could be 2-5000 feet higher. Just an FYI.
    I don't know why your telling me this..... I did not select his UQ for him.
    Just letting him know that it is a good product that I feel for sure will go to 30 and he said he is a hot sleeper.
    By the way.....Way to go on the thru.......
    Shug
    Last edited by Shug; 09-10-2010 at 20:32.
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

  8. #8
    MacEntyre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Jamestown, NC
    Hammock
    Molly Mac Gear
    Posts
    7,559
    Images
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    He is the Bubba Gump of UQs....
    And when he hikes, others look after him and say, "Run, Adam! Run!"

    I've never seen anyone hike like him!
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
    www.MollyMacGear.com

  9. #9
    New Member Starrione's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Mobile, Al
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7
    Tarp
    MamaJamba
    Insulation
    Stormcrow and Jack
    Suspension
    Whoopie!
    Posts
    17

    hahaha

    Somebody call Nick Saban quick!!

  10. #10
    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Schuylkill Co. PA
    Hammock
    DIY,WBBB,DutchBridge
    Tarp
    Cuben,Superfly
    Insulation
    Quilts :P
    Suspension
    Dutchware
    Posts
    5,107
    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    And when he hikes, others look after him and say, "Run, Adam! Run!"

    I've never seen anyone hike like him!
    Dutch runs too...there like freaks of the trail
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •