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    fleece blanket

    I had a used fleece blanket that I have converted into a underquilt, does anyone have any recommendations for going down into cooler temps? I have a pad that I could put in between the fleece and the hammock but not sure if it will work.
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    Some people really like pads. I'm not one of them.

    Things like the PLUQ are quite popular and get good reviews from the DIY/Budget crowd.

    I'm very pleased with my Shamu IX Underquilt, down to about 40Fdeg. If you expect to be out much below that I would recommend a real UQ, and nothing (absolutely nothing) compares to the magical goosey goodness. (it's worth every penny)

    Now, for a cheap, addition/modification to your fleece UQ you could add a layer of Insulbrite. This will noticeably increase the warmth, but it will be bulky.
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    I have a sleeve with fleece on one side and nylon on the other that hold a foam pad. I find the fleece provides a better surface to sleep on as it ventilates a bit. I do not think fleece is a good choice under a hammock due to weight and porosity. I might add some to my Hennessy setup in the form of spare clothes flat in the undercover.

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    One disadvantage to using fleece from personal experience is that if it touches the ground it is a trash magnet. My first rig used fleece for top quilts and worked for keeping me warm and I still use fleece in one layer of my 3 layer TQ but it does require care and attention.
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    i have a fleece UQ & TQ that i use during the warmest part of summer.
    the coolest i have used it was the mid 50s and i felt a little chilled.
    my fleece UQ does not stop wind very well so i use my UQP with the fleece for coolish
    or windy hangs.
    my fleece season is from June-August.
    i haven't tried a pad between UQ and hammock, i don't think i could keep it in place?

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    Did not catch that you already made it the first time. The first thing I would add is an over cover sewn on the outside to block wind and help with the trash collection.

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