One problem when sleeping in a hammock is the wind-chill which can come at you from all angles due to sleeping at an elevated level. The Snugpak Hammock Underblanket combats this by sitting snugly to the outside of your hammock, insulating you, and the hammock from the cold, making your night sleeping under the stars a warm and pleasant experience.
The Snugpak Hammock Underblanket is filled with the renowned Snugpak Softie Premier hollowfibre insulation, very much like the range of Snugpak sleeping bags, the underblanket works in a similar way.
The Snugpak Hammock Underblanket is designed to be used in conjunction with the Snugpak Bushcraft Quilt to provide a comfortable and warm outdoor sleeping experience without the hassles and stresses of trying to get into a sleeping bag whilst suspended from a hammock, which can be tricky to say the least!
All New - DD's own Hammock Underblanket! We've finally made our own Hammock Underblanket which is compact, lightweight, easy to set-up and suitable for use in temperatures down to -5C. For those who are new to Underblankets - they are regarded by many hammockers as the best form of hammock insulation in colder weather. The Underblanket hangs below your hammock and when fitted well (easy to do) creates a small pocket of air between it and your hammock. This air pocket will heat up and keep you warm. In hammocks the majority of heat loss is from below due to the compression of your clothing/ loft in your sleeping bag by your body weight - the Underblanket combats this by hanging below your hammock so the loft is not compressed. It should be hung close to your hammock so it gently hugs the hammock when you're inside. DD Underblanket is 2m long - so when set-up it will provide almost full length insulation for most people. We recommend setting it up with a little bias towards your head end of the hammock so if anything only your feet will be just outside it. As shown in the diagram it comes with 8 lengths of elastic all with DD mini karabiners attached for easy set-up. It is possible to set-up using just the 4 end karabiners. However all DD Frontline, Travel, Jungle and Superlight Hammocks (made since 2012) have side attachment loops to attach the side karabiners to for a closer fit. *To get the best hang you will need to adjust/ shorten the length of the elastic cords slightly depending on your hammock. Pack size is: 20cm x 17cm x 17cm Weight: 950g
The DD Underblanket is a compact, lightweight and easy to use winter warmer, designed to fit on the underside of your hammock to keep you warm and toasty as you sleep out in the open. The DD underblanket is effective down to -5C, but will add an element of protection in any condition.
A hammock underblanket, for those who don't know, is considered to be the best form of protection from the cold weather whilst sleeping in a hammock. The majority of heat-loss is caused from the underside of the hammock where your body presses against the base and your clothing, meaning there is no air circulation. The hammock underblanket hangs below the hammock, creating an air pocket which warms up and keeps the cold at bay.
The DD Hammock Underblanket is 2 metres long, large enough to provide full insolation for most people.
A DD Hammocks underblanket overview made at the request of Fog360 and in appreciation of all his hard work to make us better informed. Check out his channel. Great guy! Great channel!