Using your mummy bag just won’t work well for hammock camping.
When you try to use your mummy bag in the hammock, you’re going to end up squishing all of the insulation on your back side, thanks to the hammock body fabric.
Since insulation is what actually traps your warmth (so you don’t get cold) it’s important for it to maintain loft to do its job (loft = fluff). But if the insulation is compressed, it can’t do its job and trap your heat, so your warmth just flows right out of your back.
This is especially noticeable when winter winds wrap around your hammock and literally cause your back side to freeze.
The best way to avoid this is by placing insulation on the outside of your hammock, so you can maintain loft while cozy inside your hammock. The best way to do this is with an Underquilt. Think of an Underquilt as a sleeping bag for the outside of your hammock. You attach it to the outside and this creates a barrier between you and that cold wind.
We created two different takes on Underquilts.
- The Inferno, a complete insulation system that is engineered to maximize your warmth and minimize the weight you carry when camping. The Inferno Underquilt works with all of our hammocks, especially the Ninox (which has an unusually aggressive diagonal lay)
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- The Puffle Adventure Quilt, our most versatile piece of insulation. This quilt will work as a Top Quilt, UnderQuilt, Blanket, it’s Stackable, and Linkable. It works great as an underquilt with all of our hammocks and will give you the versatility to use it in a plethora of other activities in your life.
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