Do you get cold sleeping in your hammock? This double hammock underquilt delivers ultimate protection from cold, wind and moisture, while retaining heat inside. =)
Why Use an Underquilt?
Most camping hammocks are made from a thin, parachute-like material to keep them lightweight and portable. Therefore, they offer no warmth whatsoever, especially from below.
Compressible underquilts, on the other hand, offer a significant amount of insulation. Plus, the large double-wide size weighs less than 3 or 4 lbs and can compact into a really small stuff sack.
You can even get this “shield cradle” warm enough for winter camping seasons. In other words, it has a temperature rating of 23 degrees celsius. Combine that with a cold weather sleeping bag, and you can plan on getting a comfortable night’s sleep.
Now, if you want to save some money and don’t camp in extremely cold temperatures, get the 3-season underquilt. You get less insulation, but the smaller quilt saves you about 1 pound in weight (ideal for ultralight camping).
Double Underquilt VS Single Underquilt:
First of all, you won’t find much of a price difference between these two versions. In other words, the single size doesn’t save you much money over the double wide.
Second, the single hammock quilt measures 4 feet wide, whereas the double measure 5 feet 6 inches wide. They each measure about 8 feet long (full length).
Third, you can save yourself about 1 pound in weight with the smaller size. Therefore, if a lighter carrying weight (or less bulk) is important to you, go for the smaller version.
On the other hand, if you have a double hammock, like to spread out more or have the sides of the quilt come up higher, you will probably like the double size underquilt more. (The larger version also works best for asymmetrical hammocks.)
How to Set Up Your Hammock Underblanket:
OneTigris makes these hammock camping blankets super quick and easy to set up. I mean, who wants a long, complicated camp pitching process at the end of a long day, right?
Each end of the outer quilt comes with a bungee cord and carabiner clips. Simply attach these to the straps of your already hanging hammock. In other words, you don’t really need instructions.
While the hammock is empty, the quilt may appear loose. However, once you climb inside, the underquilt fits snugly around you, keeping you warm and well-insulated.
Specs for the OneTigris Double Hammock Underquilt:
- Dimensions: 8.2′ Long x 5.6′ Wide
- Weight: 2.75 lbs (3-season) or 3.7 lbs (winter)
- Outer Shell: 20D Ripstop Nylon with DWR Coating
- Insulation Type: SEE Polyester Fill and 300T Polyester Pongee Lining
- Temperature Rating 23 or 40 degrees F (-5 or 5 degrees C)
- Season Options: 3 seasons & Winter
- 2 Color Options: Shadow Grey or OD Green
- Package Includes Stuff Sack, Bungee Straps and Carabiners
- Brand: OneTigris
- Get the Double Underquilt Here
Do I Need an Underquilt for My Hammock?
In my experience from sleeping outdoors in a hammock, it is easy to get chilled from below in cold weather. Therefore, if you don’t already have a hammock sleeping pad or a Hennessy Radiant Double Bubble Pad, I’d suggest getting an underquilt.
Underquilt VS Pad Comparison: Both options provide additional warmth. However the quilt surrounds your hammock from the outside and therefore offers better wind and moisture protection
Hammock Underquilt VS Sleeping Bag This double-size quilt does not come with a zipper and therefore is not designed to be used instead of a sleeping bag. Although this Underquilt/Sleeping Bag does zip.
Double underquilts work more for “layering” and give you an affordable way to ensure a more comfortable night’s sleep. You can always unzip your sleeping bag if you get too warm, right?
Other alternatives: ENO Doublenest Underquilt to fit ENO hammocks.