asymmetrical GO! Hammock
and the outer-shell for it, the Apex Camping Shelter & Hammock Camping Tarp and the upcoming, and freshly released Kickstarter Project, the Adventure Under Quilt: Hammock Camping Insulation.
The idea of the UnderQuilt is to ensure that the underside of the hammock sleeper stays toasty warm. As more
people are switching from tent camping to hammock camping. they are coming across an unusual phenomenon; they often find that their backsides can get
cold fast, because it's exposed cool air
and wind. Some people use sleeping bags in hammocks but the insulation
gets compressed and doesn't work as it would on the ground.
Others sleep on sleeping pads, but
keeping them in place can be a nightmare in a hammock. They slide around and bunch up inside the walls of the hammock, and can be far from comfortable. The UnderQuilt adds a layer of insulation to the outside of the hammock, freeing up the internal space, which is at a premium, as well as adding an extra layer of weather-proofing.
Filled with 100% Polyester Max Loft 10° Insulation. but we have set the Temperature Rating of the
quilt conservatively at 20°F). plenty warm enough for anywhere I would want to camp in a hammock, to be sure. with a
210T Ripstop Polyester, Calendered, Water and Wind Resistant Shell Fabric and
210 Polyester, Breathable Liner Fabric not that it matters greatly as you won't be touching the liner, as the whole thing sits under the skin of your hammock. Designed with their own Hammocks specifically in mind, but will suit any
gathered-end hammock, thanks to the ingenious cinching self-locking
drawstrings and built in attachment systems, the UnderQuilt will suit up
to a 7' user.
It is 81 long and " 52" wide, and comes with its own weatherproof stuff-sack packing down to a mere 1lb. 9oz. (Includes: Under Quilt, Compression Stuff Sack, 2 Carabiners, and Built-In Shock Cord Suspension rig) all in a 8" diameter x 10" long bundle.
I really like the idea of this, and hope to back it myself, for those rare camping trips I get to take. Winter is coming, and I'm a skinny kind of guy at the best of times, and my bony ass needs all the warmth I can give it. Do check out the deals on their Kickstarter page, the bundles would make an excellent way of starting your own hammock camping collection.