7678Re: Sleeping system for HH
- Dec 22, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rebraswell" <rebraswell@y...>
> I have just ordered a HH. I have never used a hammock forcamping.
> My concern is a sleeping system. I currently have a Pro Lite 4in
> regular size therm-a-rest and Mountain Hardware Quantum 3D - 1st
> Dimension (30 degree) bag. I understand that there is difficulty
> keeping the air pad from slipping out from under you. I amthinking
> about going to a Big Anges Zirkel (20 degree) or Horse thief (35nights
> degree) and combine with the Lost Dog (50 degree) on very cold
> (would be 2 pads). Another option I am considering is Westernto
> Mountaineering Ultra Light (20 degree) with Lost Dog. I plan using
> my hammock with temp ranges down to 20 - 25 degrees. I would love
> hear from others on their sleeping systems. Thanks - RobI use a Prolite 3 Long with the WM UltraLite for 3-season use, with
add-ons as conditions suggest. (I mainly hike in the Smokies and
surrounding areas.) Can't fault the UltraLite--it's as praiseworthy
as everyone says, if you can stand the cost. It has no side-block
baffles, so shake all of the down to the top... Then use it quilt-
like when warmer, and zipped up when colder.
The Prolite does tend to drift somewhat, mainly when you get in. I
tied on two "haul" lines at each end of the hammock bugnet line to
make shifting about on the pad a little easier. (Grab the pad with
one hand, grab a loop with another, and pull; everything slides
together.) The Ozark Trail eggcrate pad won't hardly move at all,
which is great once you get it settled, but makes you get in & out of
the hammock until you've figured out exactly where it should go.
Trimming the thing down helps the fit.
I agree with the others here that you need some kind of undercover.
At the very minimum you want to keep cold airflow off the hammock
bottom. Here's a good description of a Garlington Insulator setup...
And if you decide to get a bigger tarp to replace the stock HH,
here's Gear Collector's description on how you can adapt it as a
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