I ordered my incubator on a tight deadline which was my fault. I put on The order when I needed it by. HG had my new gear candy in all its glory sitting on my porch the day before I left. Thanks to the awesome customer support I didn't spend my trip in the single digets freezing! My gear was great! I had watched a few videos on the product so I knew what to expect and the did not disappoint at all. I will be ordering more gear from HG. Revolutionary product for hammock enthusiasts! It's like having an electric blanket underneath you when you're hammock camping.
There's no substitute for this kind of quality. I have the Incubator 0. Slept in -7c with comfort. I am a total gear junky who owns way to many pieces of gear! I was pleasantly surprised with the great quality. I also have to confess that when I ordered it I mad a bone head move and ordered the wrong color. I will tell all my friends in the backpack community! I can't believe I didn't buy this underquilt sooner. Such a great investment and much better than the air pad I had been using for quite some time in my hammocks.
I'm hooked for life Well made and very toasty warm. Review for both Incubator and Burrow 0 degree quilts When the quilts arrived I immediately set up in backyard for a comfortable night sleep in below 20 degree weather. As I watched the snow fall past the edge of my tarp I knew I made the right choice buying my quilts from Hammock Gear.
Truly awesome piece of kit to extend your comfort in the hammock in cold weather. Just used it out in the field this past week-in the Cascades in -5 degrees and was comfortable for about 6 hours of straight sleep-after that my body began to feel a little chilled and I woke up.
I would rate this a because it was doing its job. Very pleased with the quality too. January Customer service and communication was first rate. Quality of workmanship and materials are excellent. I have used these products for 17 consecutive nights in temps ranging from 60 degrees F to 9 degrees F. After a short learning curve on adjustments of underquilt I have been warm and comfortable.
I am amazed how quickly the underquilt and pillow warm up. Compresses well for backpacking and lofts back up quickly. Great products and worth every dime spent. I purchased this thinking 0 degree would be more like a 20 degree rating. I was surprised how warm it was. I gave it a couple of test runs at -8, and 0 degrees.
I didn't use a sleeping bag just laid in my hammock and read for a couple of hours. I could feel the heat on my back. I can't imagine how warm it would be if I had ordered it with extra down! I was very impressed! Definitely going to purchase another one! Purchased on the suggestion from Schug! I took it on its maiden voyage for my first Hammocj experience, Adirondacks with the temperature in the teens This was the most comfortable and warm sleep I've ever had camping!
I feel completely confident taking this under quilt below zero temps. The folks at Hamic gear rushed my order out so that I could bring it to an ice climb. Much appreciated on the delivery time and workmanship! I will definitely be back to buy more products from Hammockgear. Well I have to say I got it in time before my trip. I tried it out the first night. I was surprised how well it worked out for me for someone who never did winter camping before I'm amazed buy there product I do recommend there gear.
While I have not tested the limits of my brand new Incubator, the craftsmanship is wonderful! Questions were answered very promptly and wait time was minimal.
Wonderful company and would buy from again in a heartbeat! Great warmth and great product. I am a believer in a little overkill and normally don't go into 0 degree weather and have been very happy with the incubator 0.
I'd rather sleep a little warm than on the cool side and that's why I skipped the Incbtr 20 for this one. Fantastic underquilt, light weight, if you have a hammock and are looking for more warmth this is the way to go. I love my Incubator--used it last weekend in the Adirondacks with a Burrow 0 top quilt. Even better was the customer service. I ordered my quilt on the Tue before Thanksgiving and asked for delivery before 9 Dec--It was sewn and shipped the next day, and I received it on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
I don't think anyone could do better than that, and it far exceeded expectations. Thanks, HG, for a superior product and superior service! I just purchased my 2nd 0 deg incubator. Superb quality, design, and performance. I have taken the incubator down to -5 deg and was still amazingly warm. It's as if there is no bottom limit.
Kidding, of course, but I am continually impressed with this piece of gear. Hats off to the folks at Hammock Gear. I got the Morracan blue inside and charcoal grey outside and it looks sick. I'm extremely pleased with the quality of this product. The 0 Degree Incubator kept me cozy in my hammock through 22 degree nights with little top covering, and I couldn't find a missed stich or flaw when looking it over. The product looks very professional and hammock gear is great to work with!
I just ordered my third and fourth quilt from hammock gear. Great quality all the way around. These guys even got it to me super fast so I could make a trip. I couldn't be happier with my new zero degree Incubator! The folks at Hammock Gear were great to deal with and the quality on this quilt is exceptional. Lightweight and well made. Very short wait time. Can't wait to try it out in cold weather!
I ordered 2 Incubator 0 under quilts with overstuff and did not place the order in time for an upcoming trip. I called and they were more than happy to expedite the order. We received the product earlier than expected but unfortunately was unable to make the trip due to a death in the family. That said, The Service couldn't have been more helpful or professional. On to the Under quilts Mother Nature has not helped with this. Each time we've attempted to use this or have used it, the weather has been much warmer than anticipated.
My wife and I are both cold sleepers, and our bags are not that great. The'yre rated for 35 degrees, however we've been cold in 50 degrees with our bags.
While using the Incubator 0, we both sweat our tails off when in the bags. The quilts are extremely warm and very easy to set up. I would love to have the 20 degree or 40 for the warmer weather, but my budget demands I choose only one. I chose the zero degree to use throughout the entire season if possible. If you don't buy one of these quilts - you're doing yourself an injustice.
We can't wait to keep trying out the limits as the temperature drops. Thank you Hammock Gear - we are enjoying an extended camping season thanks to you. Even though I had to pay shipping and then import tax on this Under quilt.
I'm glad I did as it beats any of the UK made down quilts hands down and makes main branded ones look like baby blankets. Not tried over night yet but tested in the back yard and already know it will easily reach 0 deg. Thanks guys for an awesome item. Great underquilt keeps you warm in freezing temps without over quilt. Great customer service would highly recommend going to hammock gear!
Ordered this for my wife and think it will work excellent excited for a chance to try it out. Out of the box was very nice. From the time of ordering until it arrived on my doorstep was 10 days total. They told me I was around 3 weeks out, so it was nice to see it so soon.
The stuff and storage sack is a nice touch also. Setting up took a little time, but was pretty straight forward once I became familiar with everything. The color matching double wire-gate biners really impressed me, as well as the d clips on the sides of the UQ. I just wish the biner clips didn't have the teeth in the gate. They snag everything while hooking on my straps or hammock.
The quality of material and loft of the quilt was very nice. You can see what you paid for. The adjustment strings and elastic bands seem to hold up just fine, even if snugged up very close. Stitching looks great, I haven't found any blown out or missewn areas yet. Unfortunately, on a day trip, at 40 degrees, I began to feel a cold spot on my right hip that wouldn't go away.
Even with 2 oz overfill, I could feel about a 4x4 area that wasn't as warm as the rest of my body. It was cold, and uncomfortable.
I tried fluffing and adjusting to see if that would help, but it didn't. So in preparation for my November high mountain trip, I'm going to try a backyard overnighter. I'm really hoping the cold spot is gone, or I will have to reach out to HG for support. Overall the quilt is good, and with this being my most expensive piece of equipment, I'm ok saying I paid total for this.
This underquilt from Hammock Gear is every bit as good as the other reviewers say it is i. So instead of repeating their accolades overmuch I'll give you a few anecdotes. The fabric and stitching are of excellent quality. I have not found any flaws and have often stopped to admire this product. I have found this underquilt, once optimally suspended, to be nearly impervious to strong gusts of freezing-cold wind even without the protection of a fly tarp. That's a big difference.
My experience with Hammock Gear customer service has been great. They were happy to provide me with tips on how to optimally hang my underquilt which is very important to get the full performance of this product.
I recommend purchasing a pair of Dutch's Ridgeline Quilt Hooks along with the Incubator - they are inexpensive and help to ensure a snug fit between the Incubator and the bottom of your hammock. This is my second UQ that I have purchased. I sold my first one to buy this one and had special work done on the new one.
One the 0 deg quilt I had an extra baffle added to give me the added coverage that I wanted for my wide shoulders. With this added baffle, I love the coverage this one provides. Thank you HG for the great work. I used my new Incubator for 2 nights in the Cascades of Oregon. The weather was periodic rains and cool temperatures of 45 degrees in the day and mid to upper 30's at night.
Constant moisture in the air. This underquilt combined with my down bag worked together to provide a warm cocoon of bliss. I did occasionally pull my bag open to vent so I know I can easily do colder temps. I've never slept so comfortably in the outdoors. I have a Hennessy hammock with rainfly. Tested 2 nights on Hennessy Explorer Deluxe also fits smaller Hennessy temp 0 degrees celcius. Once adjusted properly even not and its very easy to adjust unbelieve difference to hennessy 4 seasons kit which just didn't do it for me even in warmer conditions.
I was very warm and comfortable, looking forward to testing at celcius soon. Heading to New Zealand south coast today into "storm" conditions I have every confidence in this quilt its just awesome. I was concerned with the fit on a larger hammock but its fine, may be even better suited to a hammock without size guylines but "it just works" and is considerably faster and easier than previous options which were frankly, a joke in comparison.
I used the underskin which you can get for hennessy's to double up the end seals due to a cold wind during testing, thinking I didn't need to though. I bought this underblankets ingubator 0 , and the quality is just amazing and all the stitching is complete and the customer service is really good e-mail will be answered really quickly hammock gear is the best i recomended this shop very good Job.
Love my incubator 0 with 1 Oz over fill. And the customer service is truly top notch. I needed it for a trip and they went out of their way to make sure I had it in time. My boyfriend has ordered in the past and convinced me this was the company to choose for the best quilt and underquilt. I am so happy with the purchase. Sleeping outside in New Hampshire for the past week and I'm so cozy! Still summer, so I haven't tried the quilt, but I expect the both will keep me warm all year!
Beautiful product and excellent communication with staff! I won't be able to use this underquilt in cold conditions for a few months, so I don't have an opinion on the insulating quality, but the craftsmanship is beautiful. The quilt follows the contours of the hammock excellently, all the stitching is top notch, the draft strips at the ends are really well made.
I must first say that I am just a customer making an honest review. I first purchased a Mt. Washington 3 from Jacksrbetter and was thoroughly disappointed. Their design is flawed. The direction of their baffles allow gravity to pull the "down" down away from ur shoulders and arms leaving those parts exposed to the outside temperature. Buyer beware of that and their return policy It's not consumer friendly and expensive to return. Now for the Incubator 0. Honestly, everything from the stitching to the baffles to the speed which I received the underquilt is and should be a benchmark for all in the industry.
It only took 5 days to receive my underquilt but I also live in Ohio which is only a few hours away. I was wanting a zero degree underquilt for cold weather applications but afraid of it being too warm for the summer. This quilt is perfect for 4 seasons no doubt. This summer I tested it with both ends open to allow more airflow and slept perfectly in a 87 degree evening. If you are in the market for an underquilt, don't make the mistake I did with Jacksrbetter.
Save your time and money and get it from hammock gear. You will not be disappointed! Now get out in those woods and sleep well! Thanks again Hammock Gear! As winter never really ends here in the high country of Colorado I needed high quality gear to keep up with the low temps!
It took 3weeks to recieve this puppy! It out 3times since then. With the coldest night only dipping to 30 or so. However I was snug as a bug in a rug. And experienced optimal warmth. This underquilt is easy to adjust to eliminate gaps and packs down small.
Thanks HG you have earned a lifetime customer! This UQ kept me warm on my 5 night trip with some chilly nights with continuous rain. I couldn't ask for a better product! When I first got it, I thought it was going to be too bulky, but being down it compressed just fine to a manageable size.
No problems at all. Compared to my DYI insultex quilt it is more compressable and stays in place better as I move around in my Blackbird. No — but here is why. I carry a single wall Snow Peak ml cup because I use it just to make coffee and heat the water in the cup. Double walled cups requre you to heat in another pot and transfer.
I made a cozy to go around my cup and that works to keep heat in as well as a double walled cups. I got one of those as a gift, but I never bring it on solo trips because my cooking set has an integrated mug.
The SnowPeak would just take up extra space in my backpack. For cost based functionality: The double wall adds additional weight whose only function is insulation. Other cups with a koozy can insulate your drinks just as well. The double wall further means you cannot heat a liquid in this cup over a stove.
For vanity, fun and love of gadgets: Sure, what the hell! I sometimes use my bandana under and around my Ti sierra cup to provide a bit of insulation when needed. A friend uses one of the Snow Peak double walled mugs at the office. Again, not needed for functionality but fun. Even if you want a double walled ti cup to drink out of why would you carry one this big? Half the size and still plenty acceptable amount of warm refreshments.
My year-old sierra cup still works fine. And it seems that the touted replacement cycle is getting even shorter. It was worth it for me because my brother in law bought one and gave me his single wall cup, which works just fine for me, although I have to be careful not to burn my lips when I first pour my drink in it. Now, would I buy one myself? For me, one function of a cup of warm drink is use as a hand warmer.
If I want insulation I make a cozy out of bubble wrap. Lighter and way cheaper. Whatever gets you moving in the morning is worth it, despite the redundancy spotted by eagle-eyed ultra-lighters. If you are transitioning to lightweight backpacking, remember that your experience remains beyond the spreadsheet. Once your pack weight is pretty low, that number on the spreadsheet is almost as much of an aesthetic pleasure as a beautifully crafted ti mug, or a pure-tasting cup of coffee.
Assuming you have a pack and a load that keeps the weight on your hips, your base weight should be considered as a percentage of your body weight, so a few ounces is really barely noticeable. Its more about the simplicity of carrying fewer items. In this case, you would need a lid to make it really work as insulation, though, and it seems snow peak only makes them for their smaller mugs.
Ounce and a half? So basically it comes down to whether you need to drink coffee out of something more pure than plastic, and, of course, the associated price.
My cup is a tupperware-like thing from the container store. I didnt want to mess with the tyvek sleeve that TD sends you, which has questionable durability anyway.
I thru-hiked the PCT with it this year. I used a plastic pour-over cone with built-in steel mesh filter for coffee, so I needed a second vessel anyway. The lidded cup also works for re-hydrating meals during an afternoon of hiking, if you are scrimping on fuel and can improvise another spot for the sidewinder. Likewise, it can increase your water capacity, or just help you draw water from shallow sources. I adjusted a lot of gear along the hike, but these pieces remained unchanged.
More than a few times, it got everybody moving in the morning! If you wanted, you could also carry coffee with you for the first few miles of the day. The cup that comes with my thermos is very light and keeps my hot drinks hot. So when backpacking I leave the thermos home but take the cup. Now I use the double wall at the office.
Great for coffee and it will last forever but not worth the weight on the trail. My wife and I both use these cups because the double wall keeps the contents warm longer. I used to use a plastic cup lighter and cheaper but I admit, the contents cooled off pretty quickly.
We use them to carry our lunches which we hydrate in the mornings. Whether something is worth it to you depends on the level of satisfaction you get from using it and the time spent working to acquire it.
My double walled Ti cup, along with the premium coffee I use to fill it, is a small luxury that brings me satisfaction above and beyond the price I paid. Since I just need my sleeping bag, clothing, food and minimal gear I plan to bring my titanium insulated mug and enjoy hot beverages.
Different adventures require different gear. I would not bring it on a backpack. I have 3 snow peak double walled mugs. They are things of beauty, and I got the first in Tokyo at a Snow Peak showroom, so it has sentimental value but too large and heavy for my current cook kit options.
Absolutely, unequivocally, without any doubt, NO. Since it is double walled, you cannot use it to cook, as it will burst. Much better option IMHO: GSI Backpacker mug — 3. On winter trips, I sometimes also take a vacuum-sealed stainless steel insulated thermos, holds about 18oz, my guess is the weight is about 8oz. Sometimes I also use an empty plastic salsa tub as a mug. I own a blue Snow Peak double-walled ml cup—and I luv it.
Usually my brew is gone before then. But I mus admit, each time I pack it into my pack it is the last piece of gear I pack—and I always feel guilty about bringing such non-essential luxury with me. But hey, i weigh 90 kg and have enough muscle to hump those extra grams of luxury. I LOVE my titanium insulated cup. I have a ml, slightly smaller and thus even lighter! There are cheaper things out there, obviously, but my mug makes me very, very happy in a slightly absurd way.
Large enough to rehydrate a meal AND keep it hot. Or lately makes a nice cereal bowl for bran flakes and cold milk from powder. Plus it takes a beating and keeps on performing. I considered a single-wall ti cup as it can be used for cooking, or for warming up cold coffee. Ti beats most other materials in toughness.
A quality that is perhaps more important to long-distance hikers than to those who go on shorter trips. I was packed and ready to go on my first long section of the AT in when a birthday present from my son arrived. I had a single-wall ti cup in my pack, along with a ml ti cook pot. But when I opened the box, there was a Kupilka Cup! It was heavier, better insulated, and much groovier than the single wall ti cup. But while everything else in the pack was replaced, tweaked or thrown out over the next few years, that cup ended up accompanying me on every mile of the AT.
I have a GSI plastic cup that weighs 2. Kind of clear which one I prefer, huh? I use a Nalgene flask with a DIY cozy. Also good for daytime tea, I can brew and go instead of sitting. Unless I want to sit. It works fine then, too. No, not worth the premium price, but I don;t begrudge folks splurging on hiking gear as I am guilty of that also. There are other options that are cheaper and work just as well. The GSI mug holds17 fluid oz and is constructed of 5 polypropylene which is the most benign plastic and is not known to leach harmful chemicals in any significant amount.
The Snow Peak double walled mug shown in the picture would weigh and cost even more than the Snow Peak With either Snow peak mug in my opinion it would be necessary to buy a plastic lid to prevent burning the lips, thus adding to expense and weight.
The angst have at what other people spend money on is entertaining though. Our Water Heater System heats pressure water added by a garden hose, can draw from a stream or lake, or just recirculate water in the Hammock heating it to your desire. Anyone enjoy long showers, or concerned about water bills, water shortages? We are off to a good start. Please it is your personal sharing which may make this campaign succeed.
The 4th of July Parade was our first public debut and we made it to the front page of the Sunday Mail Tribune. Other excitement and hype from our press release quickly spread around the world and has generously been Tweeted and posted on Facebook all over. It is a unique invention which offers so much to the future. Units available forearly delivery dates and bargan prices are steadily being sold out. If demand is really strong we will cap the units available at as to not overdue our capacity.
How cool is that. There's really nothing like this anywhere Its removable so you can take it with you and can be put where pools can't go. I'm in love, it's where I hang on Sundays. When surfing here in Northern Cali even with a full wet suit, hoodie and booties the cold water hurts.
I am now able to run out, jump into my Hydro Hammock to get my core heat back and surf more. It's portable and easy to bring to the beach, set up in the snow, or just hang it between two trees or my porch railing. The Chocolate Fondue alone makes my friends scream. Another brilliant point, no chlorine. I like soaking in salt water with essential oils for a healing rejuvenating mineral soak.
I like to think as if I have my own little portable hot spring. This product is off the chain!!!!!!!!!!! I love the Hydro Hammock. Whether I'm camping or I just want to relax in the back yard or play with the kids, it is easy to set up anywhere. I can cool off in the summertime and excited for the relaxing soaks in the winter.
I can't believe it took so long to come up with something like this. One challenge I have had is to keep this under the raps prior to launching. With a unique product, patent pending or not, the main goal is efficiently brand the product and take it to market before anyone another company. I am overjoyed that we have pulled this off.
Thanks to everyone who has taken interest, shared, written about and most graciously backed our life enriching rewards. I have studied the success and challenges of other KickStarter campaigns especially new product designs and fulfillment management.