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    Yeti for winter hangs

    Now, I'm going to preface this thread by saying that I live in southern california, so when I say winter-hang-brrr-thats-cold I mean temperatures in the 20-35 degree range if I'm in the Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear area. None of that minus-what degree stuff you guys do in really cold places!!

    My Mamba and Yeti 3-season setup has been just awesome over the summer. I'd like to keep getting out on the trail over the winter, and I'm trying to see if I'll still be fine with a 20deg setup or if I need a warmer TQ or UQ or both. I've been using refletix pad for below knee, but I think I'd need to use ccf for lower temps.


    For yeti owners, are you comfortable at 20deg temperatures? Is that with mamba 3-season or..? What's the coldest you've been with Yeti UQ and still comfortable?


    Many thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent00111 View Post
    Now, I'm going to preface this thread by saying that I live in southern california, so when I say winter-hang-brrr-thats-cold I mean temperatures in the 20-35 degree range if I'm in the Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear area. None of that minus-what degree stuff you guys do in really cold places!!

    My Mamba and Yeti 3-season setup has been just awesome over the summer. I'd like to keep getting out on the trail over the winter, and I'm trying to see if I'll still be fine with a 20deg setup or if I need a warmer TQ or UQ or both. I've been using refletix pad for below knee, but I think I'd need to use ccf for lower temps.


    For yeti owners, are you comfortable at 20deg temperatures? Is that with mamba 3-season or..? What's the coldest you've been with Yeti UQ and still comfortable?


    Many thanks in advance!
    I have both a 3 season Yeti and a Winter Yeti. Once it goes lower than 30 degrees I switch to the Winter Yeti. I have used the 3 season Yeti down to 20 to 25 degrees and got chills and CBS which I'd have to remedy by sticking the foam pad from my backpack or piece of reflectix in the hammock.

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    I've used my 20 degree Mamba and Yeti to their ratings and was ok but I did feel the occasional bit of chill. I am a warm sleeper though. You may want to at least upgrade the bottom quilt. I don't know how unnpredictably cold it might get for you but its better to have more of a comfort margin IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizza View Post
    I have both a 3 season Yeti and a Winter Yeti. Once it goes lower than 30 degrees I switch to the Winter Yeti. I have used the 3 season Yeti down to 20 to 25 degrees and got chills and CBS which I'd have to remedy by sticking the foam pad from my backpack or piece of reflectix in the hammock.
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    So is the consensus that the 3 season Yeti isn't able to keep one comfortable at its rated temp?
    Any success stories?
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    I might be mistaken but i think the older and newer yeti3's are rated different. I bought mine 4 years ago and i thought they were rated for 30, then everyone else started bring out 20 degree 3 season UQ's and brandon started adding a bit more down and rating it his 20. I could be wrong with this, i just remember it this way. I've had mine down below freezing but i wouldn't be able to do 20.
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    Yeti for winter hangs

    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    I might be mistaken but i think the older and newer yeti3's are rated different. I bought mine 4 years ago and i thought they were rated for 30, then everyone else started bring out 20 degree 3 season UQ's and brandon started adding a bit more down and rating it his 20. I could be wrong with this, i just remember it this way. I've had mine down below freezing but i wouldn't be able to do 20.
    Could be although I have seen the newer ones and they didn't seem to have any extra down in them compared to mine. Mine is an older model that I got discounted from Brandon because it was from his prototype run with some less than perfect stitching. I still like it though. I have taken mine down to around 20F to 25F and gotten CBS. Since I have a winter Yeti I just pack that once it gets below 30F.

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    Hey guys, thank you for the great input. I'm going to go ahead and order a winter yeti, and switch out from my 3-season yeti to that when I think it will be under 30deg. I'll keep my 20deg warbonnet black mamba TQ, and just regulate with additional clothes (versus getting the 0deg mamba TQ) as needed.

    I think that 20deg is a fair rating for the WB 3-season Yeti, but to me that's the low boundary. So if the weather forecast has a low of 20, I'd prefer to have some margin with a winter yeti in case it goes below that.

    And again, here in San Diego we'll complain about very cold weather in the mid-50's..

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    We did add a couple oz of down a few years ago to bump it from 30 deg to 20 deg.

    The temp ratings are based on an "average" sleeper, so the numbers for a cold or warm sleeper would vary by 10deg in either direction (10 for a warm sleeper or 30 for a cold sleeper), these ratings also assume you have an appropriately warm leg pad being used with the yeti and appropriate wind protection (tarp)

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    I've pushed a 20* full length uq with a 0* tq down to -25* and was comfortable. Besides being dressed right and preheating my quilts, I used a vapor barrier bag liner, and beneath the hammock I piled pine needles all of the way up to the uq. You would be fine with your setup if you supplemented it. But then again, it's always fun buying new gear...

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