Quilt or Sleeping Bag for Hammock Camping?
Because of sleep issues (okay... honestly, because my 20s are a mere speck in the rear view mirror of my life), I am building my backpacking gear around hammock camping instead of a tent.
From those of you with more experience than me (which is, like all of you), I am curious as to your preference of a quilt or a sleeping bag for a hammock.
A few things:
- Not a UL hiker. I'm 52, married with kids (and enjoy being with my wife and kids) so I don't plan on going for month-long hikes to escape 🙂
- The difference in weight and packed size between the two is not as critical to me as getting a good night's sleep on the trail
- I'll have an under-quilt, regardless
- My main concern with a sleeping bag is that I move around a lot when I sleep and I don't want the zipper to tear the hammock
“Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.” (John Muir)