So staying warm in a hammock comes down to 2 components, top Side insulation which covers just as it says your top half. You can use any sleeping bag you have or a top quilt. Top quilts are easier to get in and out of but a sleeping bag works too with the zip undone and draped over you like a top quilt would be. In hot weather, you can sub in a blanket too as lightweight as is appropriate...In warm places, a light fleece may be enough or even just a sheet.
The second component is underside insulation. For this you can use a pad like you would on the ground, just keep in mind that a pad distorts the comfort of the hammock, they tend to slip out from under you and they also tend not to be wide enough to cover your shoulders well in a hammock. So the replacement (upgrade) that most folks graduate to after a pad is an underquilt. Underquilts hang under the hammock and insulate you from the convective cooling that hammocks are susceptible to. As they are below the hammock they insulate without being compressed by body weight, they don't change the feel of the hammock and are wide enough to give your shoulders insulation.
Here at Arrowhead-Equipment.com, we are strong proponents of quality Made in America synthetic Under and Top Quilts. We have been building them here in our shop for more than 9 years. Every quilt that we make is 100% Allergen & Cruelty-Free, It's an ideal alternative to down products produced by animals. We build Under Quilts to fit nearly every brand of hammock on the market, including but not limited to our own hammocks. And we offer several designs of Top Quilts and Blankets to suit everyone's sleep style and insulation needs. Check out our full details at our Kick Ass Quilts store page.
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