4490more hammock pants
- Jan 27, 2004I tested the hammock pants with an airbag insulator. The conditions
were 20F & breezy. Dressed in 100wt fleece inside ff Winter Wren
sleeping bag. The rigging included the hammock, GI shell, airbag
with 'space blanket', and hammock pants. This stuff weighs about 2.5
lbs all together.
Slept comfortably for 2 hours and woke with a couple of cool spots.
I didn't feel cold at all, but felt an uncomfortable coolness at a
couple of points. Found out that the airbag had deflated and there
was a gap between the hammock bottom and the insulator bag.
A fair amount of condensation had formed inside the hammock pants.
Lessons learned: Hammock pants extend the temperature a fair amount
(maybe 10F), but need to be made of a breathable fabric. This means
that the airbag/hammockpants combination is good to 20F. make sure
the bag doesn't leak.