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Hammocks let you rest outdoors with stability and comfort by swaddling you in durable material. But for hammock camping to be a truly year-round hobby, it’s essential to have insulation for the cold and windy nights that pop up.
What to Consider When Buying an Underquilt
What Type of Hammock Do You Have
Underquilts are designed to conform to the curved shape of most hammocks. They’re thicker coverings made by stuffing pre-cut baffles with insulation. The construction allows the underquilt to flex around the hang of the hammock and make a tight seal, surrounding everything from your head to your toes.
Underquilts are made from different types of insulating material. Check the temperature rating before you purchase to learn the coldest recommended conditions of an underquilt for sale. A rating of 0 degrees Fahrenheit will have slightly more insulation than one rated at 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Think ahead to the conditions you’ll be using your hammock in. Fortunately, the difference between temperature ratings will add only a slight amount of weight in most circumstances.
What Suspension System Do You Have
An underquilt is typically attached using a system similar to that which hangs the hammock. Some of these products come with pairs of hooks or carabiners that will connect directly to your hammock suspension.
The primary suspension is a thicker strap that provides a slight lift for your lower body and prevents sag and compression. The secondary suspension can be tightened and loosened to let the underquilt slide where it’s necessary. Both suspensions work together to create a perfect fit that leaves no gaps for cold air to seep in.