Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. #11
    Senior Member Beast 71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Big Lake, MN
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 dbl.
    Tarp
    WBSuperfly w/doors
    Insulation
    JRB TQ&UQ quilts
    Posts
    1,352
    I use my JRB Mount Wash. 3 convertible all by itself until the temps. get into the single digits, then I throw in my Therm*A*Rest pad. I've been warm to -11F.
    "In your face space coyote"-HJS

  2. #12
    New Member TreeCamper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    UK
    Hammock
    Green Hornet
    Tarp
    2 x 3m DPM
    Insulation
    CCF & Fleece
    Suspension
    DoubleString Biner
    Posts
    26
    This is very helpful stuff for me guys. I will probably take a chance get an UQ and have an overnighter with just that. I can see the point of the mat helping to keep a bit of width in the Hammock. I will have to see how it hangs ;-)
    Tony

    Remember LNT

  3. #13
    BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,463
    Images
    353
    Quote Originally Posted by Beast 71 View Post
    I use my JRB Mount Wash. 3 convertible all by itself until the temps. get into the single digits, then I throw in my Therm*A*Rest pad. I've been warm to -11F.
    As you can see from responses/experiences like this, you will not need a pad if you use an UQ. UNLESS you exceed the capabilities of the UQ. Or unless you develop some fit problem with your UQ even within it's normal ratings, or are unable to block the wind or you get your quilt wet. And finally, I think finally, you are forced to ground. Oh, nope, another: if you need it for your legs with a short UQ.

    So a pad is a lot of insurance, especially considering you may already need it for a sit pad. But, no, you will not normally need a pad if you have an UQ.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Granite Falls,Wa
    Posts
    224
    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    I hear of people in really cold situations using both, but I live in Louisiana, so we use pads because the Mosquitos can't bite thru them!
    What? There are mosquitos down there that are large enough to bite through at least three layers of nylon not to mention inches of lofted down?

  5. #15
    New Member TreeCamper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    UK
    Hammock
    Green Hornet
    Tarp
    2 x 3m DPM
    Insulation
    CCF & Fleece
    Suspension
    DoubleString Biner
    Posts
    26

    The Verdict

    Thanks to all for their tips and advice.

    I decided to have a go and ordered a full length underquilt.

    Arrived in good time for my overnighter yesterday.

    Tried it without the CCF mat and although the hammock did not hold its shape like it does with the mat, this was not a problem.

    The underquilt came well up each side and even if you toss and turn around it more or less stayed put and did not need adjustment.

    I made sure it was not too tight or loose underneath and had a very cosy nights sleep. Most of the night did not need to be totally in my sleeping bag.

    Looking forward now to testing it out in some colder weather.

    As far as packing goes it took up less space than my CCF mat and Picnic blanket that I have been using in the past.

    Its a thumbs up from me.

    TC
    Tony

    Remember LNT

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •