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    Summer Series UQ

    Well, I wanted a lighter more packable alternative for summer hiking, so I did some searching around and was very interested in the Summer Series quilts that Marty makes. It was just my luck that one of the guys I hang with from time to time (also a forum member) had one of the underquilts that he was looking to sell. Needless to say, I've got it now

    First night I slept in it I had a pretty bad cold spot on my lower back and couldn't get it dialed in quite right. It only got down to 59*, so I knew I wasn't doing something right. The next day I had the wife come out and relax in the hammock while I made adjustments. Turns out that I didn't have the suspension tight enough so it was creating a pretty good size pocket of cold air up under me. After tightening things up and checking for gaps, I relieved her of her duties and we went about our day.

    Last night I hit the hammock at around 2200 (52*)and slept like a baby until about 0445 when I woke up with a cold back again. I moved around a bit, but finally got up and went inside. The temp was now 36*, so I'm calling this one a success. The quilt is only rated to about 45* and I was in a t-shirt and shorts only. If I would have been in a fleece, I'm confident I would have been fine. Not to mention, I got this thing for summer hiking trips, and in Texas it doesn't get to 36* in the summer.

    In conclusion, I think I'm going to spend some great nights with my new gear. Thanks again Wilderness Logics!
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    Senior Member easttex's Avatar
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    Awesome! Glad it's gonna be good for ya.

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    Congrats on your new UQ, most of the time when I get a cold spot I just have to do a little adjustment and I'm back to being warm. Sounds like a great piece of gear
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    you're gonna have a great time with your WLSSUQ!
    Wilderness Logics Summer Series quilts are my favorite quilts.

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    I cant wait to try mine out tomorrow. It will be a real test for sure. It is supposed to get down to 28*. I am thinking with the SS TQ/UQ and combination of a double layer hammock, Gossamer Gear pad, and proper clothing layers I should be ok. We shall see. I am bringing a fleece bag liner just in case.

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    How far out are you going?

    You will most likely be fine, but it's always a good idea to test when you can bail if need be. You are going to be pushing that top quilt pretty hard though. Be safe and have fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by tnvarmint View Post
    I cant wait to try mine out tomorrow. It will be a real test for sure. It is supposed to get down to 28*. I am thinking with the SS TQ/UQ and combination of a double layer hammock, Gossamer Gear pad, and proper clothing layers I should be ok. We shall see. I am bringing a fleece bag liner just in case.
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    I have one and LOVE it, with an UC and space blanket I've used mine @ 23*.

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