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While I have been getting my hammock setup fully prepared for three seasons I had to stop using my sleeping pad and GG 1/8th” pad for bottom insulation to help cut down on the condensation they end up creating leading me to find a true underquilt.
What I found is a very diverse set of gear from many vendors using down and synthetics and learned I cared a lot about packability and space within my backpack more than many other gear as this space leads to larger backpacks if not managed, hopefully, the list below of underquilts will help you make the right decision!
Our Best Underquilts for Thru-Hiking
|Gear Name (Normalized to 20 Degrees)||Weight||Fill Power|
|UGQ Zeppelin||25, 24, 23 oz||800, 850, 950|
|EE Revolt V2||24, 22 oz||850, 950|
|HG Premium Incubator||21, 20 oz||850, 950|
|CRO Convector||20 oz||850|
|Wooki® Underquilt||17 oz||850|
|HG Economy Incubator||25 oz||800|
|OV Stormloft™ Down Underquilt||23.5 oz||800+|
|CRO Convector UP||29.9 oz||Synthetic|
|Arrowhead Equipment Jarbidge||20 oz||Synthetic|
|OV LoftTEK™ Hybrid Underquilt||35 oz||Synthetic|
I apologize for these not being all complete and fully fleshed out, these take time when you don’t hire someone to spam out Amazon lists and I am working to make them the best resource on the web. Hopefully, soon they will be live.
Best Underquilts for Thru-Hiking
Choosing the best option for you on a thru-hike will come down to many choices, I chose to only list full-length underquilts as most long distance thru-hikes will begin in early spring and last into late fall meaning cold weather is unavoidable.
HG Premium Incubator
HG Economy Incubator
OV Stormloft™ Down Underquilt
CRO Convector UP
Arrowhead Equipment Jarbidge
OV LoftTEK™ Hybrid Underquilt
How to Choose an Underquilt for Your Thru-Hike
Size and Length
Common Underquilt Thru-Hiker Issues
FAQ About Underquilts for Thru-Hiking
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