First S.P.E. adventures
- Perfect day here in Northern Virginia....!!! Finally quit raining
yesterday (Yeah!). We have blue sky, temps 68 F - 75 F and a good
breeze: 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
First chance I have had to clean gutters, mow, etc. THEN....! I
grabbed my new Mr. Speer hammock and the SPE. Just HAD to see how it
Tried putting the 1/4" X 20" wide gray foam in the SPE. That is a
struggle 'cause of the non-slip / sticky surface of the gray foam.
Gave up on that... Put my T-Rest 3/4 UL in the sleeve and the blue
foam in the "wings".
Even with the nice temps today, the breeze was strong enough to give
me an idea of what to expect because anytime I was against the hammock
fabric it was REALLY cool in ten seconds. But, the SPE kinda
"wrapped" around me without being constricting and protected my
shoulders down to my knees. Tossed and turned and fidgeted around and
the T-Rest-in-SPE moved around / slipped out of place here and there.
Next, I put the full 80" long gray foam in the hammock and the
T-Rest-in- ON TOP of the gray foam. That worked just fine because
there was no movement/slipping betweeen the SPE and gray foam. I
rather like the idea of using the full length gray foam becasue it is
under my head and lower legs & feet. Eventually, I will trim it down
and contour the corners for weight savings; but, may keep the full
length for really cold temps.
Tried 3/8" blue cc under the T-Rest-in-SPE. That didn't work quite as
well and there was some movement. I *REALLY* tossed, turned, twisted;
approximating side, back, belly sleeping.
Nodded off for 20 minutes or so... Checked Temp at 68 F... I was
damp with perspiration - wearing cotton tee, cotton work pants, cotton
Dropping to 49 F tonight with 15 - 25 mpg winds. Planning on polypro
long underwear and a light fleece blanket on top. Gray foam in
hammock on bottom, T-Rest-in-SPE with 3/8" blue cc in wings on top of
that. It appears I will be toasty!