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Old 10-10-2018, 05:51 PM   #1
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Hammock-compatible bag

Anyone ever try one of these? They seem like they would be a good answer if you only wanted to buy one thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=619j3Swj4YA
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:49 PM   #2
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Looks like an interesting design of the bag itself. However, when I tell anyone unfamiliar with hammock camping, the first comment I get is usually " I can't sleep on my back in a "U" shape". I can't either, whereupon I tell them that a well designed camping hammock allows you to lay comfortably off center almost flat, including side sleepers.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:06 PM   #3
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Looks like an interesting design of the bag itself. However, when I tell anyone unfamiliar with hammock camping, the first comment I get is usually " I can't sleep on my back in a "U" shape". I can't either, whereupon I tell them that a well designed camping hammock allows you to lay comfortably off center almost flat, including side sleepers.
Yes, that's one thing that intrigued me about it. They said it was wider so you could offset a bit. I've mastered the flat lie on my back, but not yet on my side. Someone asked that question on the vid. Their answer was:

Great point on the diagonal lay Claus! The extra width of our hammock compatible bags compared to our standard mummy style sleeping bags allows for a partial diagonal lay in the hammock that some of us utilize. A full diagonal lay is only possible with a under-quilt and top-quilt, two items we hope to add to our Hyke & Byke product offerings in the future.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:27 AM   #4
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While I like the idea, I think I'll stick with my top & under quilt for now. I really need the diagonal lay in my hammock. I'm not sure their "partial" lay would be enough for me and I don't have the additional funds to find out

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

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Old 10-11-2018, 02:44 PM   #5
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While I like the idea, I think I'll stick with my top & under quilt for now. I really need the diagonal lay in my hammock. I'm not sure their "partial" lay would be enough for me and I don't have the additional funds to find out

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

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I'm currently trying to price out a quilt/underquilt. Which did you go with?
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:39 AM   #6
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Both of my quilts came from Hammock Gear. They seemed to be comparable in price to the other companies and they have a great reputation. So far, I'm very pleased. I did go with the 20 F range on both but haven't used them at those temps so far.

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

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