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    Using a HH Explorer Ultralight Zip with a top cover and a shout out to HH

    I saw, then promptly lost the conversation on how to use a top cover with the Explorer Ultralight Zip. has anyone got any ideas? Will I even need this if I use a good sleeping bag?
    I have a SS#2 and top cover showing up in a week and was wondering if I need to do anything special to make it work. James at HH informed me it was designed for a bottom entry and may not be the best solution. My response was something to the effect of;
    "Hypothermia is the mother of invention, I'm confident we can figure something out."
    I'm not sure if this is a stupid question as I don't have it in my hands yet. Am I thinking too much about this?

    In other news, this equipment (HH explorer Ultralite, OC, SS#2 and snakeskins) were provided 100% free of charge by HH to my military unit for evaluation purposes. Words cannot adequately express how grateful I am to HH for this equipment and an opportunity to test it. I hope I can convince my coworkers this is the superior solution. Our mission takes us to some unusual places, and the small tents we currently use....well, they suck. If I wanted to sleep on the ground I would have joined the Army. Us AF guys belong up in the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaven Wookie View Post
    I saw, then promptly lost the conversation on how to use a top cover with the Explorer Ultralight Zip. has anyone got any ideas? Will I even need this if I use a good sleeping bag?
    I have a SS#2 and top cover showing up in a week and was wondering if I need to do anything special to make it work. James at HH informed me it was designed for a bottom entry and may not be the best solution. My response was something to the effect of;
    "Hypothermia is the mother of invention, I'm confident we can figure something out."
    I'm not sure if this is a stupid question as I don't have it in my hands yet. Am I thinking too much about this?

    In other news, this equipment (HH explorer Ultralite, OC, SS#2 and snakeskins) were provided 100% free of charge by HH to my military unit for evaluation purposes. Words cannot adequately express how grateful I am to HH for this equipment and an opportunity to test it. I hope I can convince my coworkers this is the superior solution. Our mission takes us to some unusual places, and the small tents we currently use....well, they suck. If I wanted to sleep on the ground I would have joined the Army. Us AF guys belong up in the air.
    Fantastic! If you are ( like me ) one of the lucky ones which the HHSS works great for, then it should work just fine ( actually better IMO ) with the zip model. There is absolutely no difference for bottom insulation. But the zipper makes it easy to add a jacket below for added insulation and make sure everything is in the right place.

    The only difference is the top cover. You are going to have to work out some minor technique on getting in and out without stressing the over cover, but this has been quite easy for me. Or you can just do a couple of simple mods so that you can close the OC with some kind of clip after you get in.

    Take your time in figuring out how to attach it correctly, not backwards or upside down. Watch the setup videos at HH site. Don't forget your $2, 2 oz space blanket on top of the OCF pad, an essential part of the system. Good luck and have fun!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaven Wookie View Post
    My response was something to the effect of;
    "Hypothermia is the mother of invention, I'm confident we can figure something out."
    Hypothermia may be the mother of invention, but she isn't your mother. Just remember this particular mother is as unforgiving as a momma bear protecting her cubs. Have a decent backup/bailout plan.

    Keep Hangin' High and Dry brother

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    Thank you for your service. Glad to see HH giving you a chance to try it out!!

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