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    which uq and tq

    hi, i am just new to this great site , i am looking for an under quilt and top quilt for my hammock ,maybe you fellas could give me some direction .i would buy used gear as well , i think maybe a synthetic quilt ,i would love a down filled set but maybe a bit expensive just now.

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    first question should be, what temperature range do you need protection too?

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    Gonna be a lot of different suggestions!

    If your heart is set on a synthetic quilt you should take a look at making one yourself. Itís not that difficult, really itís not.

    Here is a great underquilt to make with easy directions.

    Here is a great top-quilt kit with easy directions.

    Fun to make your own stuff, but highly addictive. You have been warned.
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    hi, i forgot to mention the temperature ,which when coming to the think about it ,the winter is just around the corner in scotland.and i am quite looking forward to the frost and snow.so probably be looking for something comfortable down to -6 or 8 maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonecold View Post
    hi, i forgot to mention the temperature ,which when coming to the think about it ,the winter is just around the corner in scotland.and i am quite looking forward to the frost and snow.so probably be looking for something comfortable down to -6 or 8 maybe
    Fo those of y'all who don't habla, that's 21.3 and 17.6 degree Fahrenheit, respectively.
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    Check out the reviews on Ed Speer's Snugfit. I've been very cozy to 30'sF with the thirty degree model. It is easy to use and fit's perfectly on most hammocks. The cost/benefit is well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Fo those of y'all who don't habla, that's 21.3 and 17.6 degree Fahrenheit, respectively.
    fwiw, 17f is a tad below most three season bags and quilts rated at at 20-25...they can often be stretched a bit with additional clothing or use of sb....traditional approach is to use appropriate gear for the forcast and use emergency techniques as required.... some ulers currently push this preplanned use of the reserve.... risky imho, but each to their own.

    the jrb winter nest, old rag mountain and rocky mountain sniveller quilts will all perform well into low teens.

    for the cold sleeper or those who simply want more warmth, the new jrb mt washington uq, which is also a snug right up under quilt, with dual differential design, constant height, body contoured baffles, 3.5-4 loft is a zero degree under quilt... below 30 oz.

    apoligies for lc, left arm/shoulder still trussed up from sugery....another 4-5 weeks to put up with one handed typing...

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    Last edited by Peter_pan; 09-02-2008 at 08:19. Reason: sp
    Ounces to Grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skipper View Post
    Check out the reviews on Ed Speer's Snugfit. I've been very cozy to 30'sF with the thirty degree model. It is easy to use and fit's perfectly on most hammocks. The cost/benefit is well worth it.
    I am glad you are pleased with your SnugFit. What type of hammock are you using it with?
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