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  1. #21
    Mullach' Abu XTrekker's Avatar
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    My next DIY TQ is actually gonna look very similar to this design. I think this will work great in a hammock.

  2. #22
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    Well...I survived the nigt. The temp read 38 when I got up. I was toasty warm and actually had to vent a bit during the night. (I had my 0* Incubator)

    Things I noticed:

    Good: I was able to warm up pretty quick once in the bag. I actually like the fact that it hugs around me and I don't need to tuck it in. Just stick your head in and it pretty much tucks itself in. The hood is nice and if I don't want to use it I just tucked it under my head like a pillow. It was good. The bag is pretty light and packs down really nicely. It also has a small loop into the top so you could attatch it to your ridgeline if you were so inclined.

    Bad: (and this is a pretty minor thing) When you are all tucked in nice and snug it's a bit tricky reaching out of the hammock (for a water bottle or what not). It wasn't bad, it just wasn't as easy as I'm used to with other quilts. For things on the ridgeline I was able to reach through the hood hole and access things. It was only when I went for my water bottle (on the ground) that I had to "untuck" and then get tucked back in afterwords. Again...not a big deal, just different.

    So far I really like this bag. After a few more nights I'll update some information and maybe do a video review or something.
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

  3. #23
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    Thermarest Haven as TQ?

    Interesting! Thanks for the report. How does venting it work if you get too hot? That was a concern for me that drive me to pursue another choice.

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    The hood area has a drawstring that allows you to open it up prett good. I'm actually able to stick my arm up through and above my head if I wanted to. I also found that you don't have to put your head in the hood area. If you want you can put your feet in the box and use it like a regular TQ. It doesn't tuck well like that, but it works if you don't want to trap a lot of heat.
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

  5. #25
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    I've just got the alpine one! Rated at 35f. Will be perfectly adequate for summer in the hammock. Has added side baffles so might be extra good for keeping out those draughs. as i'm a cold sleeper it will need teaming up with something else for the weather we have here at the moment. Its supposed to be used attached to a pad and has snap fasters around the edges. You can't feel these protruding at all. Handy storage pocket at the neck end. Packs down great snd lofts well. Lovely and soft outer shell. Nice foot box shaping. Not for anyone too large in stature and I recommend getting the longer version for average height. That will give enough down to snuggle around your head.

    http://cascadedesigns.com/en/therm-a...ket-35/product

  6. #26
    Senior Member bmwrider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by clean View Post
    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…

    I was just interested in what you did with that REI gift card and dividend.
    We know it was burning a hole in your pocket.

  7. #27
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    Thermarest Haven as TQ?

    Actually we bought Enlightened Equipment ProdigyX TQs.

    The gift card remains untouched.

    Dividend bought a Snowpeak canister stove.


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    Senior Member bmwrider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by clean View Post
    Actually we bought Enlightened Equipment ProdigyX TQs.

    The gift card remains untouched.

    Dividend bought a Snowpeak canister stove.

    The gigapower I would assume

  9. #29
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    Thermarest Haven as TQ?

    Yessir. With piezo.

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    I am a
    Side sleeper so this definitely would be a drawback for me. Guess I'll just keep dreaming about my Hammock Gear burrow. Sigh

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