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    I just put the rain shield on to keep the skeeters off if they'er bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I find that a 3 season quilt (of whatever make you prefer) is usable even in HOT weather.

    It's not unlike sleeping on a mattress, which has a high R value. As long as you can vent on the sides and top, it's not a problem to be warm underneath. And that certainly is better than waking from a chill in the wee hours, even in summer.
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    hot weather UQ

    I worked on this last year and came up with an IX UQ/TQ solution using 1 or 2 layers that I tested in August on the AT in VA and was very happy with. There is a thread about the project you could hunt down. If that were too warm, which is certainly possible if night temps were in 80's or higher, I would just use a bug net as my UQ/TQ
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    We're in roughly the same boat, climate-wise, in LA... highs in the high 90s or even low 100s at times, with night time lows only in the mid to high 70s. However, i too find that i freeze at those temps if i'm acclimated to the daytime times. i use an underquilt year-round. i may leave the doors open, so to speak, by not pulling the end drawstrings quite tight, but i do always use something underneath for warmth. i think some of this depends on personal body metabolism. mine seems to shut down entirely when i sleep, so as i've gotten older, i seem to be getting colder at night.

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    Since you've got the swamp thing hammock the double layer should protect you from skeeters.

    +1 on the poncho liner as a under quilt. I bought two one for a top quilt an the other was made into a PULQ ( poncho liner under quilt ). I'll use these for spring, summer and fall or till the temps drop below 45*. Carrying both is like two pounds in the back pack. Also on a side note you can use the poncho liner as an over cover in the winter to help keep heat in.
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    First of all I am in Texas and summer is hot.
    When I went from my Heenssy to my WarBonnett Black Bird I went to a a double layer. My plan was to be able to get by with no under insulation and not get bitten by skeeters.
    I tend to sleep warm and in the summer its not unusual to lay down and have a good sweat going, lack of insulation helps to dry off and cool down so a good night rest will come before the heat of first light starts warming things back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    We're in roughly the same boat, climate-wise, in LA... highs in the high 90s or even low 100s at times, with night time lows only in the mid to high 70s. However, i too find that i freeze at those temps if i'm acclimated to the daytime times. i use an underquilt year-round. i may leave the doors open, so to speak, by not pulling the end drawstrings quite tight, but i do always use something underneath for warmth. i think some of this depends on personal body metabolism. mine seems to shut down entirely when i sleep, so as i've gotten older, i seem to be getting colder at night.
    +1...I use a PLUQ and open up the ends just a bit. Works fine here in west central GA. Another thing that helps a bit is to climb in later at night (11:00ish)...usually somewhat cooler and the skeeter activity has usually died down to almost nothing.

    I've been toying with the idea of making a single-layer PLUQ for the really warm nights just to have a layer under me but not hold too much heat...

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    I modded my poncho liner into a 3/4 UQ. Only one layer. Keeps it pack able. I've been down into the 30s with it once. I didn't freeze but slept well.

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    If I want sc hot... I'll stay home. I went up to Tennent mountain last year in August. In Columbia it was 92. On top of Tennent it was in the sixties, cloudy and windy. It was nice to be cold in August.
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