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    Temperature to NOT bring your UQ with you

    At which temperature do you feel safe to NOT bring your UQ with you ?

    There is a wind factor that "could" but probably not make a difference and the min temp for me this week end is 14 celcius (57.2 Fahrenheit) so a 3 season phoenix would be too much i guess..

    would you leave without it ?

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    No way would I leave my quilt behind at 57f. Too many times the weather has not lived up to expectations and it's been cooler than predicted.
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    Un less its going to be 75 and no wind all night I bring a UQ with me. Hammocks offer little to no insulation underneath you and most of your warmth comes from underneath. If any thing I'd leave my TQ at home in hot summer months and just bring an xtra layer to sleep in. Simple put I would never leave my UQ at home in pretty much any temps. You never know which way the wind is going to blow
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    I have never left mine behind (even when I had the HH SS), as weather can be unpredicatable, and I would rather not get caught without it. I think that, as a piece of safety gear, it packs up so small, and is so light, that I dont even consider going without it. If I did, I would likely pack a Heatsheet, just in case-but I would not go without ANY under insulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    Un less its going to be 75 and no wind all night I bring a UQ with me. Hammocks offer little to no insulation underneath you and most of your warmth comes from underneath. If any thing I'd leave my TQ at home in hot summer months and just bring an xtra layer to sleep in. Simple put I would never leave my UQ at home in pretty much any temps. You never know which way the wind is going to blow
    + 1 Those are my words nearly verbatim.

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    I agree that its better to be safe and bring it than sorry and get cold.. also that the UQ is very lightweight.. but it does take a good space in my pack (this week end, i was planing on leaving my ULA at home and carry something around the line of a Maxpedition Vulture-II instead and was wondering if i could save space there. looks like a bad idea now that i read your advices.

    My 3S Phoenix is packed in its original stuff bag, and i know it can get compress more for a very short while.. maybe i could shrink it for this trip of just carry the ULA (which is lighter by a pound, approx)

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    Try not putting the quilt in the stuff sack. You'll be surprised how little room it takes when it's allowed to fill in all the little spaces between your other gear.
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    Not even use the stuff sack can be an option - bag it and keep it loose so that it can conform to all the empty spaces in your pack. I find it much easier that way with smaller packs.


    Edit: +1 for Cannibal's advice. Seems i need to refresh the pages more often!
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    Are you guys not affraid to damage your precious UQ with other gear (but i understand that its not a problem for me, everything is well taught off and classified in pouchs inside the backpack)

    good idea for the shoving UQ in the pack!

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    Never had any problems. I put the quilts in first (bottom of the pack), then throw my hammocks and clothing bag in on top of the quilts. Anything that might cause damage is on top of those two things, so the quilts are fairly well (forgive the pun) insulated.
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