Originally Posted by DuctTape
Too many clothes does NOT make one colder. Restrictive clothing makes one colder.
It does not matter whether your insulation comes from more clothing or more down in a quilt, it provides more insulation. However, not using that insulation correctly can have negative effects as is the case with clothing which restricts blood flow. As is the case with a quilt with extra down pulling it away from the hammock bottom.
A snug quilt and loose clothing will be warmer than any combination of of less optimal conditions.
Well said. You are not going to get colder with properly layered clothing.
Have someone lay in your hammock while you make adjustments or you lay in there and have them make the adjustments. It's amazing how easy it is to get gaps just by moving a little bit in the hammock. It's also easy to create gaps by over-tightening the ends.