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    renegadepilgrim's Avatar
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    First Winter Hang with Incubator UQ

    I got my first UQ on Friday, just in time for my first winter hang. Four of us headed up to Mt. Hood for a snowshoe/backpack adventure to Clear Lake. I used the new Incubator 20 UQ and my 15 degree Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina sleeping bag (need to save for a real TQ) and I was snug as a bug in a rug. I think the low temp at night was around 30 (I'm not a 100% sure...but we did get a light dusting of snow, so it was definitely at freezing or lower) and I was super warm.

    Very happy with the craftsmanship and overall quality of the product. It was worth the wait after the Black Friday sale.
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    The Incubators are great! One of my favorite pieces of gear - the suspension system, craftmanship and service are all top notch. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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    I love my Incubators. Snug as a warm egg.

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    Senior Member HammockDreamer's Avatar
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    Nice 1!

    You guys make me feel like a wuss when I complain about our winters

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    http://wenthiking.com/users/140-rene...oebackpackhang

    The above link will take you to my trip report. Nothing much there, but a few pics.
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    Thanks for the link. Looks like a long hike, but the snow was packed down pretty well...

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    Used my incubator 0* first time saturday. It was 30 outside, and I was in my 20* bag with it open to my waist, with only a light fleece shirt covering me (the breeze through the net kept cooling off my top). It felt like I was on an electric blanket. Bravo to the hammock gear people! The end got a little wet from rain/ice, so now my closet smells like a wet duck, but it's drying okay.
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    Senior Member Lorax's Avatar
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    I'm just about to order a new 0* Incubator.

    I would say my average night time temps are 20-40* but I'm often exposed to the wind. I would also like to go with a 0* because my wife would enjoy it more (especially if I carry it in my pack)

    I also get out in the winter and would use it quite a bit.

    My 20* Incubator serves me very well and I've had it out to 23* with comfort. The 0* incubator will be just a little more insurance, a solid dedicated winter quilt which I could vent and another piece of gear to help outfit friends who travel to come out with me and want to opt to use a hammock instead of a tent.

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    Lorax when it gets warmer the zero deg uq can just be lowered a little from the hammock so its not too warm. I sleep cold so It prob won't bother me until the 60 deg range. I love my 0 deg incubator.

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    Senior Member Lorax's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosman View Post
    Lorax when it gets warmer the zero deg uq can just be lowered a little from the hammock so its not too warm. I sleep cold so It prob won't bother me until the 60 deg range. I love my 0 deg incubator.
    Thanks for the tips! I plan on going to a pad or maybe even getting a light summer type UQ if it gets near 60 at night. But those nights here are few and far between for a very short time.

    My goal this year is to have my 0* which is ordered, my 20 that I already have and a warm weather UQ hanging in the gear room.
    I want to have one for every occasion.

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