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    gonna ditch my tent

    Before I purchase a hammock I was wondering about the BB in the summertime, all the videos ive seen looks like the wind will be partially blocked by the sides of the hammock... any complaints about the BB being too hot?

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    I've used the Blackbird on 80 degree Georgia nights, and once you pull out that under-insulation, you'd be surprised how well it cools you. The little bit of a wind block is much less important than the fact that wind blowing along the bottom of the hammock will cool you from the bottom.

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    Had it out warm - no issues. Just as Mustardman mentioned, watch what UQ I use and how much I vent and I'm good.
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    I had problems breathing on hot nights. Air wasn't flowing thru bug net. I slept on my side and had to unzip bug net near my head.
    I got nothing

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    Hammocks compress any insulation you are wearing against your back, making it worthless. The hammock presses up against you tight and your back will often see more cooling then if you were standing up.

    With out underinsulation, I get too cold for comfort around 70deg, and I sleep kinda warm.

    Nothing is comfortable if its truely hot... And if your a sweaty mess pressing sil-nylon against yourself wont be great... But that aside you will generally be cooler in a hammock then standing.

    Edit: bug nets can get stuffy though, as mensioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohoulihan View Post
    I had problems breathing on hot nights. Air wasn't flowing thru bug net. I slept on my side and had to unzip bug net near my head.
    True that. However it a catch 22 in a Texas hot night, with bugnet off its comfy but the mosquito become problem. Maybe in Midwest its better
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    For what it's worth, I've had mine in the desert of Death Valley. Get's a tad bit chilly at night there. I stayed nice and cool in the day time by pouring water down my backside, getting the hammock wet, keeping me chilled.
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