Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    New Member Toes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Hammock
    GrizzBridge Clone
    Suspension
    Straps & cinches
    Posts
    24

    Summer Insulation

    So there's obviously a lot of info here about really warm insulation systems, which is great for winter.

    But I don't see a lot of discussion about summer insulation system.

    You don't pack your UQ and TQ with you on summer hikes do you?
    Do you choose a UQ/TQ based on moderately cold weather and then supplement that with other things when it gets really cold?
    Or do you get two completely separate systems for warm and cold weather?
    What kind of system do you use for weather that doesn't really get below 50s / high 40s?

  2. #2
    Jayson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Ontario
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    HG
    Suspension
    WB webbing
    Posts
    1,088
    I use a 0* Pheonix 3/4 length year round and just change my top insulation.

  3. #3
    flatline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    high point, nc
    Hammock
    Wilderness Logics Night/Lite Owls
    Tarp
    WL-TP/OMW/BF
    Insulation
    WL-TQ/UQ x3
    Suspension
    Dutch-n-Whopies
    Posts
    2,992
    Images
    44
    I use the Wilderness Logics Summer Series. They're just the ticket for me.
    Here's a thread.
    __bob__

    >_please add your name to the world wide H F member location list_<


    _________f___l___a___t___l___i___n___e_________

    " just jump in where you can and hang on!" - briscoe darling

    ___the_cure_for_flatline_disease_can_be_found_here ____

  4. #4
    Mannowar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Humboldt, Ca..
    Hammock
    Dream Hammock Freebird
    Tarp
    HG Cuben/ WB MJ
    Insulation
    UGQ, JRB
    Suspension
    Strap/Rings/Dutch
    Posts
    101
    DIY PLUQ, is a cheap and easy option for what you seek...
    Fair Winds & Following Seas.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    prescott WI
    Hammock
    warbonnet BB, dream hammock, BMBH
    Tarp
    WB superfly
    Insulation
    AHE jarbidge
    Suspension
    woopies
    Posts
    300
    Quote Originally Posted by Toes View Post
    So there's obviously a lot of info here about really warm insulation systems, which is great for winter.

    But I don't see a lot of discussion about summer insulation system.

    You don't pack your UQ and TQ with you on summer hikes do you?
    Do you choose a UQ/TQ based on moderately cold weather and then supplement that with other things when it gets really cold?
    Or do you get two completely separate systems for warm and cold weather?
    What kind of system do you use for weather that doesn't really get below 50s / high 40s?
    good call on the cold to warm supplement. I was thinking of getting a summer under quilt to use alone or add to my 30f quilt if it gets colder than 20f or so. anyone do this or does it not work??

  6. #6
    Senior Member desmobob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    upstate NY
    Hammock
    WBBB XLC dbl. 1.7, ENO Dblnst
    Tarp
    Superfly, MCat Dlx
    Insulation
    Zep/Incu/NewR/SSnv
    Suspension
    tree strap/whoopie
    Posts
    354
    Quote Originally Posted by Toes View Post
    So there's obviously a lot of info here about really warm insulation systems, which is great for winter.

    But I don't see a lot of discussion about summer insulation system.

    You don't pack your UQ and TQ with you on summer hikes do you?
    Do you choose a UQ/TQ based on moderately cold weather and then supplement that with other things when it gets really cold?
    Or do you get two completely separate systems for warm and cold weather?
    What kind of system do you use for weather that doesn't really get below 50s / high 40s?

    I bought my three-season UQ based on the fact that I'm a warm sleeper and rarely hang out when the low temps are below the 20's. I picked a 40* rated full-length quilt and had an extra ounce of down added. I use it year-around and have taken it down to 20*. I leave my top quilt at home when it's warm (50's and up) and use a fleece sleeping bag liner and/or a cheap fleece blanket for top insulation.

    I think a down UQ is so light and packable, it's not a big deal to use a three-season version all year and just adjust it for warmer weather use. At some point down the road, I will buy a dedicated warm-weather TQ to take advantage of the savings in weight and packing bulk.

    Take it easy,
    desmobob

  7. #7
    New Member Toes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Hammock
    GrizzBridge Clone
    Suspension
    Straps &amp; cinches
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by desmobob View Post
    I bought my three-season UQ based on the fact that I'm a warm sleeper and rarely hang out when the low temps are below the 20's. I picked a 40* rated full-length quilt and had an extra ounce of down added. I use it year-around and have taken it down to 20*. I leave my top quilt at home when it's warm (50's and up) and use a fleece sleeping bag liner and/or a cheap fleece blanket for top insulation.

    I think a down UQ is so light and packable, it's not a big deal to use a three-season version all year and just adjust it for warmer weather use. At some point down the road, I will buy a dedicated warm-weather TQ to take advantage of the savings in weight and packing bulk.

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
    Great! Thanks for the info!

    Do you typically use anything else with your quilts? Like a pad or anything?
    Do you find you rely a lot on your clothing system too when it comes to your hammock insulation?

  8. #8
    yooz85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Berwick, pa
    Hammock
    HH/SLD/GTUL
    Tarp
    WL BD/MLD UL/OES
    Insulation
    te-wa/KAQ/WL/HG
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    441
    tewa freeze and wilderness logics 3 season TQ for winter months. tewa breeze rated to 40f with 50f burrow with and extra ounce of down for summer time use. perfect setup for the weather here in PA. the 3 season setup sees more use though...

  9. #9
    Loki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Western, NC
    Hammock
    WB, JRB, WL
    Tarp
    How's the weather?
    Insulation
    JRB, UGQ, WL
    Suspension
    Strap'BinerWhoopie
    Posts
    1,712
    Images
    50
    FYI: UGQ makes some nice summer series TQ and UQ as well http://www.undergroundquilts.com/

    I like the DWR down for summer.
    Last edited by Loki; 05-09-2013 at 06:37.
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

  10. #10
    dakotaross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Chamblee, GA
    Hammock
    DL Streamliner
    Tarp
    Toxaway w/doors
    Insulation
    JRB and/or HG
    Suspension
    webbing/buckle
    Posts
    936
    Images
    8
    Warm trips, I take a JRB torso pad. Wide and about as long as a short UQ, thin and kinda tacky, which makes it stay good in the hammock. Its lighter than a UQ.

    Have a 40 UQ, too, which I take for higher elevation in summer, or anytime expecting nights in the 50s.
    "If I weren't so weird, I wouldn't be so normal" -- scope

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
  •