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    Underuilt and insulation

    I live in Ohio and would like to try some winter hammocking, I don't have allot of spare money with 4 kids. I just bought my first hammock and discovered I need an under quilt they are very expensive and I can't sew, soooo I might just have to buy one already made. That said, I can only afford to buy one so my question is can I buy one that will work in most seasons and a way to beef it up for the cold weather by adding a layer inside or something like that? I've been checking out all the sites, if I were to buy one where would be the best deal? Thanks

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    With the holiday, there should be some great saales for you. If you are primarily a winter camper, then a winter UQ may be the key. For something that can give you a bit more spread (other than venting that 0 degree) you can try a 20 degree and add a sock or pad or reflectix for winter and vent in the summer.
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    Arrowhead Equipment has synthetic underquilts. Specifically they have a 3/4 length rated to 30* for $100 (Jarbridge). For an additional $50 you can get the upgrade from 3 season to 4 season.
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    Paul at AHE has the Jarbridge for around $100. Cheaper than that is a PLUQ. The No-sew version is easier to add additional layers of insulation to. Although it may not take you low enough for winter usage without a pad for additional insulation. You could also look at converting a cheap sleeping bag into a suitable, if heavy, UQ.
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    Technically you don't NEED an underquilt, but some form of insulation. Eno Hotspot is a commercially available way of extending your pad that is based on the Speer Pad extender.

    You can get by ok with pads.

    See also the Garlington Insulator.
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    Have to agree on the KAQ Jarbridge, one thing I've been experimenting with, I went and bought a cheap sunshade at Walmart for $7 and slipped it between my quilt and hammock. I was so warm last night I kicked my top quilt off. I picked up the jumbo version, you can modify with scissors and some duct tape. On my first Hammock Camping trip I used a cheap Blue CCF pad from Walmart in the hammock and my 20* sleeping bag as a Top Quilt and was comfortable into the low 30's.

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    I have a Arrowhead Equipment Jarbridge, used one night, I will sell you for $70. This is a 3/4 length underquilt, rated to 30 degrees (see their website). After some amount of expense and effort I have realized there is no way I can get a good nights sleep in a hammock.

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