Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2 Underquilt

Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2 Underquilt

The Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2 Underquilt
provides a convenient and comfortable solution to cold weather hammock camping. We have got
a Eagles Nest Outfitters hammock strung up here and the Ember 2 Underquilt is strung
up underneath of the hammock. This is a synthetic quilt. It is polyester synthetic so it is
going to be great against damp conditions. Synthetic tends to dry out really quickly
if it becomes wet. It does pack down to be pretty small. So there is an included stuff
sack with the Ember 2 Underquilt. And then you do have a nylon taffeta rip stop shell
on the outside. So that is going to protect against moisture. There is a DWR finish on
the outside of that. So if you are in damp conditions and you do have moisture coming
in on the outside, it is definitely going to protect against that. As you can see, we have got this fastened
to the outside of the hammock. If you can imagine stringing up your hammock and putting
a blanket on the inside, the weight of your body is going to compress all of that insulation
and it is going to be rendered pretty use-less. Once all the insulation is compressed it is
not going to be very thermal efficient. So this is really innovative. This strings to
the outside of your hammock. So as you lay inside the hammock the fabric of the hammock
supports your weight and then this has stretchy draw cords on either side. And that is going
to hang just underneath of your hammock. It is going to hang underneath of your body.
So your body is not going to compress that insulation and it is going to keep you nice
and toasty warm. This is rated for around 50 degrees if it
is by itself. If you need to be a little bit warmer, if you are in colder temperatures,
you can get some other accessories that would go over top, but, all in all, this is great
for chilly temperatures. Set up is really simple. What I normally do
after I have my hammock strung up, I make the stretchy draw cords pretty loose. That
way you know how tight to make it once you are laying in the hammock. If your hammock
is a little bit tighter it is going to stretch the quilt out a little bit more. If it is
hung a little bit loose, same thing. So you do have adjustability on each end. And you
can make one end tight, lay in the hammock and then reach back behind you and tighten
the other side if you want. But set up is really simple with the Underquilt. Eagle Nest Outfitters includes a smaller stuff
sack and a larger storage sack. So this packs down to be pretty small. You can definitely
take this into the backcountry, throw it in your backpack. It is definitely more packable
than a sleeping bag. So the stuff sack for that. And you shouldn’t store it in a compressed
state when you are not using it. So they also include a really light weight storage sack
that is a little bit bigger. So that adds a lot of value. They give you two options
there. And, as I said, it is a backpackable option.
It weighs about 25 ounces when it is all said and done. And that just enables you to have
a really comfortable warm nest in the back-country. It is the Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2 Underquilt.

8 thoughts on “Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2 Underquilt

  1. This is great and innovative.  Good thinking.  Now you can make a hammock-coccoon and it should take the sleeping bag or a wool blanket-sleeping bag design down to -20.  Again, this is great.

  2. anyone still having problems w the bottom still slacking abit? I tightened up the Amber bungie cords but still have bottom slack.any advice?

  3. Storage sack? Huh… I just purchased one from Backcountry Edge and it didn't come with an additional storage sack. But otherwise I like the underquilt.

  4. Because of this video I ordered one of these. Question, do you have to lay straight or can you go diagonal? If you were going colder, how would you do it. Nice video!

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