Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    20

    Question Does anyone make a under & over quilt system that...

    I am still new to hammock camping, I have bought a hammock, tarp, and I am about the order tree huggers, whoopie slings, and an adjustable ridgeline.

    What I still need is either a sleeping bag or a set of under and over quilts.

    Most of my camping will be done from a hammock; however family camping and camping in a GoLite Shangri-La 5, modified with a stove, will require a sleeping bag.

    What I am wondering is, can't you have the best of both worlds, an under quilt that mates together with an over quilt to form a sleeping bag of sorts.

    I have read about people modding sleeping bags to be under quilts, that is not my pursuit, I am after a purpose built under and over system that becomes a bag.

    Anyone make something like this?

    Is it even possible?

    Thanks.


  2. #2
    olddog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    WL SS UQ, WL SS TQ
    Suspension
    UCR SLS
    Posts
    3,626
    Images
    3
    Welcome aboard from Florida, gmitchell. Interesting question, been here 6 months and can't recall a system like that. Maybe someone else will respond.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  3. #3
    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    near Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    ZPacks CF
    Insulation
    Te-Wa / HG / WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hooks
    Posts
    9,686
    Images
    92
    I have not seen anything that does what you are describing, and I'm familiar with pretty much every quilt or bag discussed here.

    However, a Top Quilt that is wide enough to 'tuck' around you when you are on a pad when you use the tent would be the solution. Many dedicated tarp and tent campers use quilts in just that manner anyway.

    So, I'd suggest a TQ/UQ combo just being sure that you get at TQ that is wide enough. Any number of the vendors here either already make models that will work, or will customize to suit you.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

  4. #4
    Senior Member hippofeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    DIY DWR nylon
    Insulation
    DIY pad
    Suspension
    Depends
    Posts
    411
    Sure. One separating full length zipper (the original), and on the side that would be folded (like laying on your back, its the left?) cut it and put in nother zipper. Then add channels on the lower piece. Above the zips maybe, so when in sleeping bag mode, the channels are inside, when in underquilt mode, the zipps dont touch the hammock.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

  5. #5
    Senior Member hippofeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    DIY DWR nylon
    Insulation
    DIY pad
    Suspension
    Depends
    Posts
    411
    I got a spare bag. I could make one, but it may take a bit. My GF says I am doing too many things.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

  6. #6
    dant8ro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    HH Deep Jungle XL
    Tarp
    AHE Hard Rock 12'
    Insulation
    DIY Karo + HG TQ
    Suspension
    AHE Web/Buckles
    Posts
    530
    Images
    1
    Jacks-R-Better makes something similar to your needs, and along the lines of Angry Sparrows Comments.

    Check our the JRB Down-to-Earth Converter kit.

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/DTEPC.htm

    and pair it up with one of their wide quilts: I recommend the Sierra Sniveler

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/Wearable%20Quilts.htm

    Add in a FLOT (full length Omni-tape) mod when you buy the quilt.

    BAM! exactly what you want. Quilts or a bag, at your leisure.

    Dan.

  7. #7
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    It would be really easy to do.

    The resulting bag would be be wider than normal, and you'd have to build in some draft tubes, but, yeah, doable. Neat idea, in fact.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,650
    Not separate TQ and UQ that mate, but wouldn't a Speer PeaPod or PolarPod (from TTTG) work in both situations? Then again, many ground sleepers just use a TQ with their pad as any portion of a sleeping bag under you is compressed and not adding much insulation anyway...

  9. #9
    Two Tents's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Hadley, Pa.
    Hammock
    Wilderness Logic Night OWL
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    Pheonix 3s, te-wa
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    956
    For three season use as long as the top quilt can get to the 3 season range it will do as is providing it's wide enough. Sleeping in a tent will require a pad under you. To put an under quilt under you and then think it will insulate well is not going to happen. dant8ro gave the answer if you are set on getting a bag like your original idea.. I like how you are thinking of ways to make it happen.
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

  10. #10
    MacEntyre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Jamestown, NC
    Hammock
    Molly Mac Gear
    Posts
    7,566
    Images
    6
    Whatever is used to attach the TQ to the UQ for use on the ground will be a pain in the hammock. Perhaps it could be done with very light weight ribbon ties.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
    www.MollyMacGear.com

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
  •