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    I just took the plunge for a 4 door cuben from Hammock Gear, so hopefully that will help cut down on the chills from drafts.

    I have slept in the 30's with a pad, woolens, and down jacket, but i just find it hard to keep from shifting all night off the pad. I bought the Incubator but didn't get it until June, so it's been too hot to use it yet!

    I'm thinking I will eventually get a summer 3/4 UQ and can layer that with the incubator, but now that I just dropped all the $ for the tarp, I need to make due with the pad and UQ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    I just took the plunge for a 4 door cuben from Hammock Gear, so hopefully that will help cut down on the chills from drafts.

    I have slept in the 30's with a pad, woolens, and down jacket, but i just find it hard to keep from shifting all night off the pad. I bought the Incubator but didn't get it until June, so it's been too hot to use it yet!

    I'm thinking I will eventually get a summer 3/4 UQ and can layer that with the incubator, but now that I just dropped all the $ for the tarp, I need to make due with the pad and UQ .
    You might save the funds for the summer UQ and just get a Evazote Torso Pad for 12 bucks. At 26X49 inches and 1/4 inch thick, it should make that 20 degree Incubator get you into the single digits. It also serves as a sit pad, kneel pad and food prep surface. I use one of those alone to get me into the mid 50's during warmer months and carry it with me as a booster for my other insulation along with the other functions. At 4.3 ounces, it's a pretty good bet. If you need more than that, just crawl into your bag instead of using it in TQ mode. That should buy you another 10-20 degrees underneath as well. You can even put the pad between the Incubator and the hammock if you prefer.

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    is your hammock a double layer?

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    ....and practice

    Practice setting up taking that wondrous cuben jewel from HG to the ground on all sides. This will give you the tent effect and add another 10-15 degrees. Yes it will often be a low setup but after the sides are close to the ground you can push up duff/leaves to seal the gap if any and be surprise how warm it can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comet_Seeker View Post
    is your hammock a double layer?
    This is a key question. Many of the issues people have with pads can be solved, or at least mitigated with a DL hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    I just took the plunge for a 4 door cuben from Hammock Gear, so hopefully that will help cut down on the chills from drafts.

    I have slept in the 30's with a pad, woolens, and down jacket, but i just find it hard to keep from shifting all night off the pad. I bought the Incubator but didn't get it until June, so it's been too hot to use it yet!

    I'm thinking I will eventually get a summer 3/4 UQ and can layer that with the incubator, but now that I just dropped all the $ for the tarp, I need to make due with the pad and UQ .
    You got a sweet setup! I think you'll be fine. I might suggest some down booties. My feet get cold quickly hanging around and booties warm them up quickly when I get in my hammock. While you are at it get a few of the large chemical heat packs. You know the 12 hour kind with adhesive. I dont use them but my wife and my dog swear by them

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    Wow! I've been away a few days and look at all the advice! Thanks guys.

    I have a single layer Hennessy Hyperlite. I have looked at JRB down sleeves, would they work as double duty slippers?

    I am super excited about the 4-door cuben. I am really trying to come to the MAHHA hang but have a wedding to go to

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