10536Re: [Hammock Camping] Exped DAM
- Sep 27, 2005You have come up with a very intriguing concept! Your idea has the
added benefit of having bottom insulation that is applicable if you
have to go to the ground using the hammock as a bivy. The under
quilts don't allow for this contingency.
In hammocks like the HH, do you think that the approximately 3" of
insulation under you may result in too confining of a top space?
What hammock types are you going to test with? Do you think the
wider Exped Dlx would eliminate the requirement for the SPE and
closed cell foam wings?
> Bill - Below 30F is why I'm looking at the DAM. I figure I can dothe
> it with underquilts, but I want to test the weight and bulk for
> same warmth once it gets really cold.that
> - JRB Nest and NS - 42 oz, 7x7x14 stuffed, $400
> - Exped DAM 7 - 35 oz, 5x12 stuffed, $150
> -- SPE with pads - ~10 oz, plus the bulk of the CCF wings
> The thing is, 2 underquilts give 3" of loft, just like the DAM 7
> (2.8" fully inflated). And the bulk with the SPE wings makes them
> about equal. However, according to Ed's site the DAM will get you
> to 0F. (Youngblood says that hasn't been tested, but it's an
> I don't think the 2 JRB's will get me to zero, but I don't know
> for sure. I hope to find a place to test them both soon!
> What's the coldest you've been in yours?
> Thanks for the comments, guys! Anyone else want to post cold-
> weather (below ~15F) results?
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