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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlito View Post
    Can't wait to bust out some ninja move on those trout!
    Haha... Nice!
    Adam
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  2. #22
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    Default Thanks Carlito!

    Speck Lover, that night that you and your daughter got too cold would have been a lot more pleasant with just the undercover system. I can sleep comfortably in my hammock with just the undercover and no pad down into the upper 40s (I have a 19 degree Western Mountaineering down bag). You get down into the lower 40s and you need the undercover + the pad. I hope that helps!
    Thanks for the information Carlito, I figured there had to be a better way. My daughter and our frozen azzes thank you too.
    Dave







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    Quote Originally Posted by Speck Lover View Post
    I can attest to that. I bought two Hennessy Hammock's last winter, one for my daughter and one for myself. Last July we went on an overnight backpacking trip on the AT, setting up camp just outside the Grayson Highlands State Park boundary in Virginia. The temperature dropped down to 40 degrees with a light wind the night we camped, and although we were both sleeping in Mountain Hardwear 20 degree synthetic sleeping bags, we were both miserable all night from the cold air passing below our hammock's. We had to get up and set by the fire to get warm. They are an extremely comfortable sleeping system, but like all gear, they have their limitations. I understand that Hennessy makes some type of reflector that aids in keeping the hammock warmer, although I don't know anything about them.

    Mac, I'm in no way throwing off on your Hennessy Hammock. I just don't want to see you get in a jam if the temperature drops on you while out in the backcountry. To me, there is nothing more miserable in the backcountry than trying to sleep while being cold. On second thought, being cold and wet ranks pretty high on the list.
    I use a car windshield shade cut to fit in my hammock when it's really cold works like a charm you will love the Hennessy a great hammock

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotlight View Post
    I use a car windshield shade cut to fit in my hammock when it's really cold works like a charm you will love the Hennessy a great hammock
    Dude, that is a freaking awesome idea!
    I got no style, I'm strictly roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotlight View Post
    I use a car windshield shade cut to fit in my hammock when it's really cold works like a charm you will love the Hennessy a great hammock

    Thanks for the information spotlight, I'll give that a try.
    Dave







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    Default Stayin Warm In The Hammock

    The best way to stay warm in the hammock is to go ahead and pack along an insulated sleeping pad.
    I generally fold mine in half and put it under my butt and shoulders.
    It will help out quite a bit with warmth and keep the hammock a little more rigid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed43 View Post
    I broke down and finally got a Western Mountaineering down bag and I can't wait to try it out on Hazel Creek this spring....
    Wise investment. You're in for a treat.

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