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    Sleeping bag recommendation?

    First post to these boards so apologies if this is a repeatedly asked question.

    My son (17, 6í, 155lbs) uses a Hennessey Ultralight Asym and prefers it over any tent. Iíd like to upgrade his sleeping bag for the spring and fall shoulder seasons (he doesnít yet winter camp and has a lightweight summer bag).

    Iím looking for something relatively lightweight and compact that will work with kayak camping space restrictions, but Iím a tent camper and havenít a clue about what might be preferable in a sleeping bag for a hammock.

    He prefers not to use a pad and Iím guessing down might compress too much for bottom insulation. Are there are bag designs/materials that work better in conjunction with a hammock.

    Any recommendations or suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Welcome to HF!!

    Most of us use some kind of quilt - check out www.jacksrbetter.com, www.speerhammocks.com, www.nanutakusa.com, www.fanaticfringe.com. If he doesn't want to use a pad, check out the underquilts at the first two addresses. Steep, but you get what you pay for...you don't see many underquilts being resold for a reason.

    If you really want to stick to a bag, center zip is great for a hammock...but other folks are happy with regular bags. Left-zip seems to work better in a Hennessy b/c of how the asym is.

    Maybe check out Big Agnes, too - a bit heavier, and less expensive, than other bags...but most BA users seems to be very satisfied as well.
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    He prefers not to use a pad and I’m guessing down might compress too much for bottom insulation. Are there are bag designs/materials that work better in conjunction with a hammock.
    If he doesn't like to sleep on a pad you could check out a HH super shelter or the JRB Nest. The nest is much better but more $$$. The Nest fits under the hammock so it doesn't compress.
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    Oh and welcome to HF. You came to the right place to find gift ideas for hammocks.
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    Big Agnes

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post

    Maybe check out Big Agnes, too - a bit heavier, and less expensive, than other bags...but most BA users seems to be very satisfied as well.
    I had kinda thought to look through ghe Big Agnes bags in any case. We have been very satisfied with all of te Big Agnes products we have purchased so far.

    I wonder if BA offers a center zip bag?

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    welcome to hammock forums,before i started using quilts,i just used sleeping bags as a quilt that had a 3/4 or full lenght zipper.i hav2 quilts from jacksrbetter http://www.jacksrbetter.com/

    and one quilt from speer hammocks http://www.speerhammocks.com/


    here is a bag that works well for 3 season hammocking,i even sent sgt rock one a couple years ago for christmas while he was in iraq.neo


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Sniper-Hunters-P...QQcmdZViewItem
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    welcome to hammock forums,before i started using quilts,i just used sleeping bags as a quilt that had a 3/4 or full lenght zipper.i hav2 quilts from jacksrbetter http://www.jacksrbetter.com/

    and one quilt from speer hammocks http://www.speerhammocks.com/

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    When did this happen and what is wrong with the universe? Neo has gone to quilts; my world no longer makes sense . Need more coffee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post

    What!?


    When did this happen and what is wrong with the universe? Neo has gone to quilts; my world no longer makes sense . Need more coffee!
    coffe is a good thingneo
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    I'll second the Big Agnes suggestion. Keeps the pad where it belongs, gives decadent comfort, also works well on ground with cushy insulated air mattress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post


    here is a bag that works well for 3 season hammocking,i even sent sgt rock one a couple years ago for christmas while he was in iraq.neo


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Sniper-Hunters-P...QQcmdZViewItem
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