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    JRB Mt Washington UQ or other options

    I know it isn't officially released yet, but I was curious to see peoples opinion on this underquilt. I am new to hammocking and am trying to decide how warm of a underquilt I will need. I am a cold sleeper but most of my camping is done at nighttime tempretures of 20* or warmer, and never below zero.

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    You'll probably be hard pressed to find anyone's opinion on the quilt, in that no one here on the forums (that I know of) has tried one yet or even seen one except for the pics on the website.. Most of JRB under quilts, like the Nest or No Sniveler, will take you down to about 30* or so and you could extend that range with clothing or a pad.
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    I tried one at Trail Days, but it was attached to the Bridge hammock. I was more concerned about the feel of the Bridge than the quilt. It IS a very nice quilt, can't imagine it wouldn't perform well. I do think this quilt will take you to lower temps than the other JRB quilts; more down and a better fit against the hammock bottom.
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    1st night using the Mt. Washington

    Used the Mt Washington(MWUQ) last night. Temps were forecast to drop down to upper 30's to mid 40's. Not sure if it was combination of elevation and south facing ridge, but temps where I hung only bottomed out at ~50F. So not a good test for the MWUQ.

    Under these conditions in a HH ULBP with the JRB WeatherShield, tarpless (dry RH, beautiful star filled night) and using the Nest as a quilt I overheated while wearing one layer of light Polartech Powerdry. I woke a bit chilled needing to pull the Nest over me completely only to pull it off in my sleep.

    Set up was a breeze. Using the supplied JRB tensioning system I just hooked things together, pulled the chords tight and went to sleep. Intentionally didn't mess around "fine tuning" the setup. Either got lucky and it was set up fine or unlike the Nest no need for fine tuning.

    If you plan to use it as a bag/quilt sewing some Velcro/OmniTape/zipper will be required.

    Sure hope the Jack's intend to incorporate the differential design in their warmer weather quilts. With the more efficient lofting a lighter version of Nest (sub 16oz?) would be a nice complement to the MWUQ
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    Finally a sub 0C night!

    Crystal clear, dry air and no wind night. Perfect night to go tarpless and hope to view some Northern Lights. Not sure how cold it actually dropped down to. Overslept until the Ravens woke me. It was ~8am and the temp was -3.5C. Was comfortable using the Mt Washington as an under quilt along with a WeatherShield2 on the WB Blackbird. Top quilt was the JRB Nest. Clothing was a wool knit nordic ski hat, silk weight baselayer and an old PolarFleece 100 weight pullover, real light weight wool socks. I'm a cold sleeper. Outside of my feet feeling initially a bit excessively warm I felt fine. This morning there was a coating of ice on side upper edges for a few inches and along the foot end for several inches. This was my 1st experience hanging below freezing. Is vapor condensing as ice on the outer surface of an under quilt normal? I'm assuming a part of the situation was due to the WS2 being cinched down tight. No real big problem. A quick shake to remove the ice. Then hang the quilt in the sun.

    No Aurora Borealis. Did have an unexpected visitor during last nights test hang. 1st time I've ever had a badger walk under me. So far, this season chipmunks, raccoons and a badger have walked under the hammock. Not looking forward to skunk, cougar or bear.
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    i've had ice on my sleeping bag shell before

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i've had ice on my sleeping bag shell before
    Same here.
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    Me too! I slept out two nights ago with new weathershield and had just the slightest bit of moisture it the foot of my top bag.. Nothing to worry about.
    Your set up sounds ideal.......
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