I have a jarbridge UQ, 30F and I don't know my down bag rating. I use it for snow camping and it has kept me warm when I tent camped with 2 pads around 10F
Do you guys think a hammock sock and the UQ is good enough for 10-20F or do I need to add a pad? I'm hoping to leave the pad, but what do you experts think?
The sock should gain you 10 to 15 degrees, so you should be close to what you want. Only by trying it can you be certain. I'm a "very cold" rated sleeper and need a little (a lot) more insulation. If you only need 2 pad and a 30* bag to get to 10* then your doing much better than me!
Originally Posted by Girotogo
I was considering making a top cover for my bb based on the one here:
My question is, how we'll would it work if I were to add strips of Velcro (or some other fastening method) along the under side of the top cover so that I could then add an undercover (thus making something like a sock)? Too much work? I know that fin later made one large one with a zipper to join the two sections, does anyone know if it was still useable as just a top cover or did that turn it into one large cover?
I like the idea of a modular design vs a top cover and a sock.
Also, how much warmth would just a top cover add?
That's exactly like I made mine - I just didn't use Velcro. I used shock cord in certain places to hold the cover close to my WBBB. In 20* winter weather with light wind, I gained about 10* in warmth. If it was really windy I gained 5*. My cover is not coated in any way and is 1.1 ripstop. It does make a difference in internal temps.
Originally Posted by Jrprince
With no wind and the tarp pulled down around the hammock, I have gained as much as 15* inside the hammock.
The sock gives me an average of 15* even if the wind is blowing hard and up to 25* in ideal conditions (no wind). It's a DWR coated fabric.