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    NX-250 :thumbup:

    I finally got the NX-250 on Friday, and the suspension was already converted to whoopies. (I love them) I also have the Z-Liner insulation. I hung friday night in it with the Z-Liner and a 0 degree sleeping bag. It got down to the low 30's and I was toasty warm. I don't like sleeping bags so the next time I plan to try a TQ and lay on a poncho liner just to add some cushioning and warmth under me. The Z-Liner did well, but in the low 30's I needed a little more. I think a poncho liner will do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsaults View Post
    I think that there is no such thing as "dead air" in an un-stuffed CJH pocket. The warmth of your back combined with the cooler exterior air has to create convection currents that will eventually chill you. Yes, a hammock with pockets has to be a bit warmer than one without, but I do not believe by much, and certainly will not be suitable for fall temperatures without added fill to trap air. Demo's Wal-Mart soulution is a great idea. I have cut sections of reflectix to bit the six pockets of my 250 to add to the warmth of my 3-S Phoenix. But I cannot say just how much the Rftx extends the lower temp rating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    I finally got the NX-250 on Friday, and the suspension was already converted to whoopies. (I love them) I also have the Z-Liner insulation. I hung friday night in it with the Z-Liner and a 0 degree sleeping bag. It got down to the low 30's and I was toasty warm. I don't like sleeping bags so the next time I plan to try a TQ and lay on a poncho liner just to add some cushioning and warmth under me. The Z-Liner did well, but in the low 30's I needed a little more. I think a poncho liner will do the trick.
    thanks mate, youve given me something to think about as i carry a dutch ex army rain poncho in my kit always, it comes in handy for a lot of things and may do the trick, should i lay it inside the hammock and put my sleeping bag on it or hang it up around the bottom of the outside of the hammock? cheers Doz
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    For more warmth, you need to rig it under the hammock on the outside. I have the Z-Liner for insulation and just need a little more, so I plan on putting mine inside with a TQ. I like laying on the PL for cushy, warm comfort. I suggest an UQ if you are not using a Z-Liner, and even an UQ with the Z-Liner if it is real cold.
    I plan to sew something up in addition to my Z-Liner for insulation in the pockets. I was thinking of using a PL and cut it into peices that will fit into the pockets, and sew them up with some velcro at the top just like the Z-Liner. I can then add them in the pockets to the Z-Liner to help in colder weather.
    I figure I can cut the pieces the same size as the Z-Liner pieces, except twice as wide and double them up. Once sewn with the velcro closure at the top, they will enhance the Z-Liner insulation, and not add to much additional weight. They will mainly be used for short hikes or car camping. It would be too heavy for long hikes.
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    Almost forgot:

    If you decide to buy or make an underquilt, you can route the shock-cord suspension above the tab pockets for the hoop sections. Keeps the UQ where it belongs, and IMO makes a better wrap of the UQ around your body.

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    Has anyone considered removing any or all of the pockets from under the NX 250? I rarely use them and when I do it's usually only a few small items in one huge pocket. Not sure how much weight you would save but every little bit helps.

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    I got the TX 250. It only has pockets ate the ends not right under you. I use and UQ I just needed a few pockets to hold stuff.

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