Hennessy Explorer Asym Ultralite undercovers and under pads looking for reviews
- I like the undercover. I have used it, the underpad, and a silver emergency
blanket down to about 26 F.
The colder it gets, the harder it can be keep warm, but the sleep I get is
well worth it.
The pad is rather bulky to pack in my opinion, but I still carry it.
- I bought one last year. It seems to work pretty well if the temp doesn't
drop below 50 deg F. I sleep warm too. This eliminates much of the
mountain season for me. I usually wear long bicycle pants for sleeping
(spandex type), and a long sleeve shirt. Sometimes a hat.
The pad rips easily, but can be fixed with duct tape. Mine has already
ripped in various places.
The super shelter is heavier than a quilt and a larger tarp too.
I am currently in the process of making an overquilt so I can use my JRB
nest under my hammock and not using the super shelter this year.
Oh, an underquilt is a little easier to setup in the dark when it is raining
I have never tried an emergency blanket. Emergency blankets are not
breathable so this can cause a problem with condensation.
For me, the better choice is a larger tarp with an underquilt.
However, the supershelter has some advantages. For example, it dries
(condensation) quicker than a quilt, the ripstop is waterproof, and it is a
better windbreaker than an underquilt. Although, a larger tarp can make up
for much of this, and gives you more room too.
I hope this helps.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
On 4/10/07, sails123man <sails123man@...> wrote:
> Hi, I'm new to the group and I am looking for information on how well
> the HH undercover and underpad works. Thanks Carl
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