Over the last one decade, the way people go camping has changed completely. While people used to carry heavy camping equipment that made the process very difficult and complicated, Hammocks have changed the narrative. A hammock only requires several trees to tie the ropes and enjoy an undisturbed rest in the woods. So effective are the hammocks that you can complete the setup in less than 10 minutes. To make every minute of your camping enjoyable in the hammock when camping in the mountains, you need the right insulation. In order to establish how to stay warm in a hammock, this post is a deep comparison between bags and quilts.
How the bags work to keep you warm
The bags work through compression. This involves trapping the body heat and preventing it from escaping. To stay warmer, the bag needs to be thicker. Bags work well with conventional camping because people can warm the tent, so the heat is trapped inside. However, this cannot work well in a hammock because there is no space for heating.
Because bags work by trapping heat, people using hammocks cannot use them appropriately since people always want to have some breaks. Whether it is the call of nature or other reasons for unzipping the bag, all the trapped heat will be released.
Hammock insulation with quilts
Though quilts work the same way like a sleeping bag, they differ slightly. The quilt wraps underneath and around the hammock user reducing the danger of loft compression. This means that the under-quilt traps heat in the special pockets so that the body can reuse it
As quilts wrap on the underside of the hammock, they are carefully suspended around the camper so that a bigger part is in contact with the occupant. As the quilt takes the shape of the body, it means that all the heat will be absorbed to ensure that you stay warm without worrying about compression.
Unlike the ordinary sleeping bags, quilts allow for the hammock occupant to adjust the insulation. Because the quilt is separate from the camper’s body, there is ample space for additional movements and versatility without causing problems (the quilt will never get trapped underneath).
Quilts provide a larger surface area that allows users to use occupy the hammock in pairs. If you are camping with a partner, there is a larger surface area of insulation compared to the common sleeping bags. Sleeping in pairs will help to raise the efficiency of hammock insulation because more heat will be released and space is not limiting.
Staying warm in winter or mountain camping is crucial to the success of any excursion. Just like people have shifted from the conventional camping, so is the trend drifting away from the sleeping bag. The design is made to trap heat only if you do not open the hammock. However, quilts are better because they use the latest technology that makes it possible to store the body heat and enjoy for longer. Besides, they are spacious and can allow several people to use the same hammock.