Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 33
  1. #11
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Wauchula, FL
    Hammock
    Hennessy Ultralight
    Tarp
    HH Hexfly
    Suspension
    Whoopies.
    Posts
    41
    For that matter, what would be wrong with using any lightweight down blanket in a hammock? This might be blasphemy around here. I'm not sure. But what is the difference between a top quilt and any other blanket except potentially material and the enclosed footbox?

    Seriously, I'm a newb here, so it's not meant to poke holes in anyone's system... I just don't get it.

  2. #12
    Caveman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Springtown, Tx.
    Hammock
    WL Lite Owl / DIY
    Tarp
    Tadpole
    Insulation
    How cold is it?
    Suspension
    Always Changing :)
    Posts
    2,013
    CampWalker is a hanger. He says it works well.

    Brave...A regular blanket will work fine. The footbox is kind of nice.
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

  3. #13
    New Member zscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Utah
    Hammock
    DIY 1.1 Ripstop
    Tarp
    DIY Flat Silnylon
    Insulation
    DIY Down Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    49
    This system seems to be very similar to Katabatic Quilts other than the fact that the Katabatic quilts don't have a hood.

  4. #14
    Senior Member bowl-maker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Hammock
    Hennessy Explorer UL
    Tarp
    DIY Winter Dream
    Insulation
    DIY UQ/JCP TQ
    Suspension
    WS/MSH
    Posts
    398
    Images
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by BraveSaintStuart View Post
    For that matter, what would be wrong with using any lightweight down blanket in a hammock? This might be blasphemy around here. I'm not sure. But what is the difference between a top quilt and any other blanket except potentially material and the enclosed footbox?

    Seriously, I'm a newb here, so it's not meant to poke holes in anyone's system... I just don't get it.
    For me the difference is two-fold...having the footbox as well as the lighter material. Every down blanket I have ever seen is very heavy outer material.

  5. #15
    MAD777's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
    Tarp
    HG cuben,OES Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
    Posts
    8,596
    Images
    39

    Thermarest Haven as TQ?

    As a side-sleeper, the open back wouldn't work for me. Maybe I could twist my body inside the bag to sleep on my side, but my face would then be buried in the hood.

    However, for a back-sleeper who isn't restless, I think it would work. No worries about tucking in the side of a top quilt.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hammock
    WL Lt Owl
    Tarp
    HG Cuben fiber
    Insulation
    Burrow/Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    264
    I love my HG top-quilt not just because it is cozy when the temps are low but, it is easy to vent when I get a bit too warm. The Thermarest Haven doesn't seem as versitile.

    Good Luck

  7. #17
    Senior Member Slo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Hammock
    WBRR dbl
    Tarp
    Camo WBSF
    Insulation
    DMUL7/BAFH SB
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    2,110
    Images
    24
    for a 20* 700fp 2lb (might even be sub 2) SB that you can find on sale for under $150? I'd be willing to just tuck my feet in and use the rest like a quilt and not have to put my head in the other end, just pull it up to my neck. Definitely worth a look for people trying to get a worthy cost per ounce and a steal for it's class.
    "I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"

    - George Strait

  8. #18
    clean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hammock
    HH exped asym zip
    Tarp
    HH hex
    Insulation
    EETQ+reflectix pad
    Suspension
    Whoopies & hooks
    Posts
    628

    Thermarest Haven as TQ?

    I've thought a lot about it and I've decided to just buy what I really want (a couple Sierra Snivelers). The only problem is now I'll just have to figure out something else to get with the gift certificate and dividends…


  9. #19
    Senior Member Slo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Hammock
    WBRR dbl
    Tarp
    Camo WBSF
    Insulation
    DMUL7/BAFH SB
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    2,110
    Images
    24
    champagne problems

    maybe some Ti in your future?
    "I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"

    - George Strait

  10. #20
    Caveman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Springtown, Tx.
    Hammock
    WL Lite Owl / DIY
    Tarp
    Tadpole
    Insulation
    How cold is it?
    Suspension
    Always Changing :)
    Posts
    2,013
    I got my hands on one. I'll do a more formal review after I've had a night or two to test it out. Supposed to be in the mid 30s tonight, so that should be a decent test
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •