Re: Hammocks and Big Agnes
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> Has anyone used this combination in camping? My son is lookinginto
> buying ta new bag and we already have a hammock from Ed Speers.I have a Horse Theif which I used several times this summer with
> Please give me some feedback pro and con of this system.
great success, and recently purchased a Lost Ranger two weeks ago
which I used on a weekend AT hike where the temps fell into the
lower 40's in the evening. I was toasty warm, using the blanket as
a quilt more than a bag. I have a Hennessey Expedition Asym that I
use, although I'm thinking of adding a Speer to my growing
collection. My one caution that I've seen with the Big Agnes bags
is that you need to make sure that you have the pad wide enough. I
supplement the pad that I put in bag sleeve with a 6 section Z-rest
(I use it for my G4 backpack's frame) under my shoulders and they
don't get cold at all. I did have some problems with my feet
sliding off of the narrow part of the pad in the night leading to
cold feet, but it was more an irritant than anything else.
I use two variants with my bags, 1) a 3/8 Walmart blue pad cut to
fit and 2)a 3/8 Walmart pad with a top of Relfectix cut to fit the
Walmart pad. I used 3M spray adhesive to join the two with
reasonable success, but it's still to early to tell if it will hold
up the entire winter. I do not own a Big Agnes made pad, but I might
look into that at some point.
In closing, I love my BA bags!