Quilts Vs Sleeping Bags
Want to know the secret to using a hammock in the winter? The answer leads to quilts vs sleeping bags. And that is not even a debate in my opinion.
This infographic comes from Eagles Nest Outfitters.
The problem with sleeping bags in a hammock is that the bag will compress under you. The points where the sleeping bag compresses under you will end up freezing.
Usually, it ends up being your butt and arms getting the coldest. Which is why many think a hammock as being a summer sleep system only.
To not get a cold butt in a hammock you have a few options. You can sleep with a sleeping mat or use quilts vs sleeping bags.
I have used all these methods for staying warm in a hammock. With a sleeping mat, you will mostly stay warm. As long as the mat doesn’t move around beneath you.
Sometimes the mat will slide around on you. This will leave any part without a mat under you freezing.
Underquilts are definitely the way to go. With a quilt system, you won’t have to worry about compression or a mat slipping out.
The issue with quilts is in the price. Doing a quick search on amazon I found this one for $43. Many of the top ones are over $100.
There are some DIY options for under quilts. Here is one using a poncho liner. In the past I have used a poncho liner with great results.
What is your winter sleeping system? How do you stay warm? Let me know in the comments?
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