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Old 05-07-2013, 05:32 AM   #1456
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Trying out my WBBB and Superfly setup for the first time away from the house at the Eastern/Rick's RV next weekend. That is, if WB gets my tarp shipped in time. Don't have an underquilt. Hoping I can make a sleeping bag work.
I've got a ENO ProFly and Thermarest pad you can use if you want.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:55 AM   #1457
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I've got a ENO ProFly and Thermarest pad you can use if you want.
May have to take you up on that profly if my superfly doesn't arrive in time. I paid a few weeks ago not realizing there would be this significant delay. Guess demand is high with nice weather around the bend. We'll see!

I have an inflatable thermarest I will go ahead and bring, although I haven't tested it out with the hammock yet. Will serve as a good backup in case I end up going to the ground.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #1458
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The Thermarest works well in the hammock too.

I can bring a extra tarp if needed too. Just ask before the 14th as I'm headed south early Wednesday morning.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:59 PM   #1459
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Used Hammockgear top and bottom quilt hiking on the AT this spring, worked very well but defentily takes some practice.


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I hung at the ADV Old's School Rally at Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso, NC, the last weekend in April. It rained pretty much all weekend, and it got into the 30s both nights.

I stayed warn 'n' dry using my Warbonnet Superfly tarp over my Warbonnet Blackbird hammock with Hammockgear down underquilt and topquilt.





DocWells was there with his rig. Anybody else been out hanging?

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Old 05-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #1460
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Used Hammockgear top and bottom quilt hiking on the AT this spring, worked very well but defentily takes some practice.
I've heard that before. What's so difficult about setting them up?

I've got a 20Degree Incubator on the way.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #1461
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I installed Dutch quilt hooks and it makes hanging and adjusting my HG quilts no problem. Plus I was able to remove some extra cordage on the ends. That made packing and unpacking easy when I am leaving the underquilt on all the time. No tanglement issues.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:41 PM   #1462
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I had never used a hammock or quilts before and the temps were down in the 20s or 30s, had to learn how to set up the hammock and keep the gaps out of the ends of the under quilt, I had it down after the first 2 or 3 nights

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I've heard that before. What's so difficult about setting them up?

I've got a 20Degree Incubator on the way.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:21 PM   #1463
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I'm getting all my stuff ready for the RDV too. I can pack an entire shelter system (2 hammocks, rain fly, bug net, under quilt, and straps) in a bag the size of my tent body alone. I think it's going to work nicely.

Now to go hose everything now in Nikwax. The hell if I'm having a leaky Superfly this year when it shit pours on us.
Got my superfly in the mail Friday! Gonna try figure it out and do some test hangs beforehand, but if you spot me at the RDV struggling please feel free to intervene.

I ordered guy line, so i have that to use for rdgeline(s), but it didn't come with any shock cord to stake out the corners. Gotta track some of that down ASAP.

The search for an UQ ended when I realized a decent one was going to run $200 or more. I'll bring my thermarest and a sleeping bag, hopefully that'll get me by. I enjoy sleeping cooly anyway.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:24 PM   #1464
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Got my 20 degree incubator in the mail yesterday. Tried to set it up today, but first time in the hammock I fell asleep for an hour. Woke up and had to head out to Mom's house.

Guess it works.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:07 PM   #1465
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SynMat or DownMat?

Just looking for a little input on what I should expect for necessary insulation.

I'm giving the hammock a go this year and have decided I'll go with an Exped mat instead of figuring out a quilt. I think this will give me better options if I have to go to the ground or return back to tenting.

I'll be going with the size 7 LW, just can't decide if I'll need the higher R value of the down (5.9) or if the synthetic (4.9) is suitable.

Or perhaps I even need to step up to the Exped 9. Down - 8.9, Syn 6.0.

Does anyone have some real world experience with the difference in Expeds?

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:55 PM   #1466
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I have an Exped 7. On the ground, with a 5 degree bag, it's good to 10 degrees (I'm somewhat old(er) and get cold more easily). In a hammock, using the same bag and pad, I was comfortable at 20 degrees. At least until I got up to pee!

I have slept in a hammock at 11 degrees. It was a long time ago, the hammock was hung low and I had a very nice reflector fire going. Exped wasn't around then and I had two layers of Ensolite under me and a good 0 degree bag.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #1467
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One vote for the Downmat 9 DLX........ spend the money the first time and then enjoy the benefits for a long time.

The extra thickness is nice for when/if you need to go to ground.
The higher R value was what initially sold me () works great for replacing an underquilt. Fully inflated for those cold windy nights or just flat under me as a warming windbreak on a milder night... a very versatile piece of kit IMO.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #1468
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Thanks, Racerman27410 and 6USMC6.

I don't mind spending the money to get the right thing, I just don't want to waste money if it's overkill.

If there's other feedback, I'm happy to hear it.


Perhaps additional info may help.

I'm about 5'11, 200 lbs. I plan to use it inside a Hennessy Asym Expedition. Probably won't do *much* camping in freezing temperatures, but again, you can't predict mother nature.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:02 PM   #1469
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I forgot to mention that mine is down filled.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #1470
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I've had pretty much all of the expeds. Great products. For ground the 9 downmat dxl is great and was one of my favorites. I have not used a henessy and most of my hammocks are double layered, making it easy to use a mat.

With the down you are not supposed to use your breath to inflate. I strongly recommend the schnozzle and the shrink bag. The wide mouth of the shrink bag makes it easy to stuff your hammock in the bag when packing up.

note that the dxl mats may not fit well in some aysm hammocks, so a regular may work better, and a mummy shaped mat (pacific outdoors) may be the best compromise.

BTW-When you get a underquilt you can use the mat as a vapor barrier and you can get away with a summer quit that is a little less expensive.

The r values maybe way off in the hammock because typically the pad isnt inflated all the way.

A wool blanket coupled with an emergency blanket can work really well as an underquilt too, but does little for when going to ground.

I have an underquilt and a small neoair now. Packs a little smaller and is very comfy through a wide range of temps.
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