hammock help please

Discussion in 'Hammock Kit' started by lentenrose, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. lentenrose

    lentenrose Trail Blazer

    christmas-----------son wants hammock underquilt for a dd hammock---------any reccomendations
  2. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Cumulus do good quality down quilts and Gramxpert use Apex synthetic insulation. Email them to see how long delivery will be.

    DD Hammocks and Snugpack are widely available online.

    What temperature is he wanting it for, summer / winter etc?
  3. Bob-W

    Bob-W Trail Blazer

    I got a Cumulus Selva 250, see this thread https://www.trek-lite.com/index.php?threads/underquilt-questions.7760/ I did consider the 120 but then figured that it's easier to vent a warm UQ rather than try and boost a lighter one. Happy with it so far but not had a lot of nights out in it.

    What height is your lad? I'm 1m80 and the 250 is all but a full length quilt for me, just my head over one end but I've a pillow to handle things there. Is he hiking with it or is it for car/garden based hanging? There's the usual arguments regarding down/synthetic - looking at Gramxpert a 5C rated UQ needs a 6.5L stuffsack for example, the equivalent Cumulus down UG has a 1.5L stuffsack.
  4. lentenrose

    lentenrose Trail Blazer

    always think it is bad forum manners to ask a question then disapear so apologies and many thanks for replies----boy is 5 ft 11 ---summer camper----going to buy the cumulus 250-----expensive but -couldn t bear inflicting him with the bulk and weight of synthetic
  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Have you looked at Hammock Gear? If they are in your budget... Their uq & tq takes some beating.
  6. lentenrose

    lentenrose Trail Blazer

    thanks chiseller-------look ok but 10 weeks delivery and uk customs??
  7. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Sorry, I only absorbed the summer camper part rather than the Christmas...
    You could print the sales order and wrap that up :D if I was receiving the promise of a HG UQ with physical proof... I'd be happy happy happy. 10 weeks and at least he'll not be waiting as long before getting out with it!
    Who knows what customs could be like in 10 weeks?
    Trade deals being brokered etc?
    Im sure he'll be happy with a culumus.
  8. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    3 out of 4 of my TQ/UQ are HG, concur with the above.
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  9. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Another HG fan here

    There's a chap on ebay who's sold quilts for a good number of years, never tried his stuff but it looks decent for the price. Bluelavender I think?

    When I started hammocking I used the Snugpak UQ which was developed by a friend, after a couple of years I upgraded to down versions, when you're carrying top quilts and under quilts in cool weather pack volume is quickly eaten up.

    If it's for summer I'd be tempted to look at a 2/3 or 3/4 length with sewn through baffles
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  11. lentenrose

    lentenrose Trail Blazer

    (PS. I know nothing about hammocking .... -------------me neither-----i thought an underquilt was on top of the hammock but directly underneath you------thanks everyone for the education----cumulus 250 coming hopefully by christmas
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  12. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    A good choice given your constraints.

    Fancy new website I see for Cumulus but strange they dont put the actual UQ length measurements.
  13. Bob-W

    Bob-W Trail Blazer

    The old site used to but for some reason that piece of info didn't make it across. I'd assume from the data then that the Selva 250 is still 1.80m and the 300 is 2.20m
  14. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    The wording is jumbled and not easy to follow, it describes the 250 as a 2.5 season 'covering the full length of the hammock'.
    Think I'm just spoiled with the info explosion on US sites. It's of no real importance as I'm not buying one...but the 150 does look nice.

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