So I got a Te-Wa Freeze (w/ 1 oz overfill) for XMas & just took it out for the 1st night in the backyard. This is my 1st UQ. I have a Warbonnet Blackbird. I did some basic adjustments during the day & hoped in at around 10pm. Got to sleep around 11pm. Woke up around 2am, fiddled until 3am & then came inside for the night. I got what I can only imagine is the all-to-common Cold Butt Syndrom. It got down to about 31* F.
Here are my observations.
- At first I did not have the right foot shockcord above my feet. I think this created a hole for cold air to enter
- I wasn't sure exactly where to connect the side pullout. neither guyline seemed quite right
- I had about a 5" gap between the bottom of my hammock & the inner surface of the UQ... I was having trouble reducing this.
- Once in a while I would feel part of my back get nice & toasty warm. I'm assuming that this was when some part of my UQ setup was "correct"
#3 id my biggest concern. I can only adjust the length of the footend lines, the head end lines are fixed. I tried reducing the tension on my ridgeline with little effect.
In regards to #2 the importance is that I felt as though the UQ wasnt coming high enough on my left side.
So, all you gurus. Please help this newb sort out his UQ so he can sleep all snuggly warm in his hammock!