Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Tx
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    maccat deluxe
    Posts
    45

    Summer TQ for the south-- anybody use the REI travel sack?

    I am looking for suggestions on a summer top quilt.

    The REI travel sack caught my eye... anybody use one? Would you recommend it?

    I'm in Tx, and much of my hanging is in muggy East Texas, so I've been thinking about the synthetic option. I do like to have something covering me, even in the warmest weather. I'm not much into DIY at the moment, so looking for a ready made option.

    ETA: I've also been looking at the Sea to Summit bag liners; any thoughts on those?

  2. #2
    Senior Member BullFrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Perryville, MO
    Hammock
    DIY, ENO DN
    Tarp
    MacCat Micro, GG
    Insulation
    ATP
    Suspension
    Whoopies & webbing
    Posts
    211
    You could just use a lightweight bed sheet if there's no chance it'll be cold. To cut weight you can cut it to size and hem the edges. I know you said you're not into DIY but it would be cheaper and lighter than a liner, and super easy!
    Comically bad at DIY

  3. #3
    Acer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana Wooded Hills
    Hammock
    WBRR, BMBH UL, Diy M90 MR Gathered
    Tarp
    HG Cuben 4/Tadpole
    Insulation
    Lynx/UGQ/TeWa
    Suspension
    Straps/Dutch Bling
    Posts
    3,808
    Images
    14
    Poncho liner,,and you can even cut it down alittle and hem the sides if its too wide for ya,,it will cool down alittle at nite. You might be able to find a sythetic bag that you can modify,,I did one for the wife out a Big Agnes Lost Dog sleeping bag that is perfect for summer. BA doesn't make them any more but I bet you could find one on the internet somewhere. Hot at nite...use a sheet,

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Tx
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    maccat deluxe
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by BullFrog View Post
    You could just use a lightweight bed sheet if there's no chance it'll be cold. To cut weight you can cut it to size and hem the edges. I know you said you're not into DIY but it would be cheaper and lighter than a liner, and super easy!
    Ok you made me lol with this followed by your sig line: comically bad at DIY!

    Inspiration that perhaps I should make some DIY attempt

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Tx
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    maccat deluxe
    Posts
    45
    Acer, thanks for the poncho liner suggestion. I've checked it out.. now sorting through the difference b/w GI liner and GI 'style' liner...

  6. #6
    Acer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana Wooded Hills
    Hammock
    WBRR, BMBH UL, Diy M90 MR Gathered
    Tarp
    HG Cuben 4/Tadpole
    Insulation
    Lynx/UGQ/TeWa
    Suspension
    Straps/Dutch Bling
    Posts
    3,808
    Images
    14
    Poncho liners are synthetic,,get it wet and still will put alittle warmth out..drys quick too,,full size is about 22-23 oz. I have used them not because I wanted too, down to 40 degrees in a pouring down Monsoon rain for months in Vietnam, wrapped up in a military issue poncho as well on the ground. I keep one in the car for the heck of it as a emergency blanket. dog lays on old one in the house till he gets too hot,,but he even likes it. You can beat them up and they still stay resillent. I still love my down..but for car camping, keep a couple with me always just for kicks.

  7. #7
    New Member brazenatl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DBL
    Tarp
    Equinox
    Insulation
    UGQ 40* Zeppelin
    Suspension
    Adj Web Suspension
    Posts
    43
    I have one of the REI travel sacks (50 degree bag). I've had mine for about 8-9 Years.
    I like it, I live in Georgia and it has worked fine. I've not used in a hammock yet, but plenty of times in a tent or house camping. It packs up small and light.

  8. #8
    gunner76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Beaufort, NC
    Hammock
    Blackbird 1.7 double
    Tarp
    Big Mamajamba
    Insulation
    Jarbridge UQ
    Suspension
    Dutch Clips
    Posts
    5,809
    Images
    39
    I got 4 poncho liners that I use especially as a TQ during the warmer weather and as an extra blanket with my cold weather TQ when its cold
    Merchants Mill Pond SP Swamp Hang

    www.neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    Hammock Gear Time Line ..............Hammock Friendly Sites in NC

    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

  9. #9
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    5,153
    You might consider a JRB Quilt Liner as a warm weather top quilt/blanket.

  10. #10
    AaronAlso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7DL
    Tarp
    HG CF 4s
    Insulation
    Shamu & RAB
    Suspension
    All in One whoopie
    Posts
    709
    Images
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    You might consider a JRB Quilt Liner as a warm weather top quilt/blanket.
    +1
    Having a look Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics' fleece selection, I don't think I can make one that light for that price. Unless, I made out of 40gm Thinsulate.
    "The more laws that are written, the more criminals are produced." - "The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be." - Lao Tze

    "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." -Plato

    Ephesians 6:10-17

    Hammock Forums is my social network.

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
  •