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    Bag or top quilt for winter hanging?

    What do ya all think would be best for winter hanging. In 20 to -10 temps. My set up is a claytor jungle hammock I've added a double thick walmart egg crate ccf pad with wings on one pad and a thermarest self inflating pad. I have a -20 degree bag.... Should I be using it as a top quilt or can I just crawl in it like I always have? I don't mind the hassle of getting in and out of the bag...... My main concern is condensation accumulating in the bag under me or do you think it wont be a issue?...... I do role around allot when I sleep and I am a fairly warm sleeper........Thanks! Jason

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    i like using a quilt, but since you're considering the same bag for both options, at least you can play around w/ both & see which you like best.
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    I think that if you keep a foot box in your bag but let it lay on you like a quilt you will have much more loft and you will find that it is easy to tuck in aroung you to seal of cold spots. If you get in, and I have done this, you have what you have and cannot do much about it. I vote for using it as a quilt. Mule
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i like using a quilt, but since you're considering the same bag for both options, at least you can play around w/ both & see which you like best.
    What he said. Man this is fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    What he said. Man this is fun.
    how's it going w/ you man?
    i've gotten behind in my journal reading<g>
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    I'd suggest a Feathered Friends Winter Wren. The drawstring foot opening and the arm holes are just the ticket. If you have deep pockets the Nunatak Raku can be custom built to your loft specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    how's it going w/ you man?
    i've gotten behind in my journal reading<g>
    A lot better. Headed back out to finish up in a few days.
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    I think you risk soaking the part of the bag that is between your body and the pad. Using it as a quilt means there's no insulation there to soak. Use it like a quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I think you risk soaking the part of the bag that is between your body and the pad. Using it as a quilt means there's no insulation there to soak. Use it like a quilt.
    Wouldn't that be the same risk as using it on the ground as a sleeping bag on a pad, or do you think using it in a hammock would increase it?
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    Hammocks increase it. When you're flat on the ground, there's only a small part of your body actually touching the pad. Then when you roll over or move, that area has time to disperse the moisture.

    In a hammock, the pad wraps around your body. That means there's a lot more surface area in contact with the pad (with the sleeping bag in between, obviously), and that there's a lot less surface area for the moisture to escape. Hence, more condensation stuck in your bag by morning.
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