The Yeti is our underquilt for end-gathered hammocks like our Blackbird, Blackbird XLC and Traveler series, but will also work on just about any end-gathered design. (It will NOT work on our Ridgerunner hammock, for that you need the Lynx)
The Yeti is a torso-length underquilt (40″ wide by 46″ long), covering roughly from shoulders to almost your knees, you’d then use a short leg pad under your legs in colder weather to achieve head to toe bottom insulation.
Note: the Yeti does not have a reversible lay, it is configured for a head left/feet right lay, we can make a reverse lay configuration instead but you must order through the custom underquilt page.
The Yeti features a dual differential cut 20 Denier High Threadcount DWR ripstop nylon shell(Durable Water Resistence), and is overstuffed with 850 fill Hyper-Dry DWR goose down which meets the new RSD certification (Responsible Down Standard).
There are a few benefits to breaking your bottom insulation up into two different components. First, many folks carrying a full-length underquilt still generally need to carry a short pad of some kind anyway, as you cannot throw your underquilt on the ground to sit on, so when the ground is rocky, cold, and wet you need a pad to sit on. You can slightly increase the size of this pad so it’s long enough to insulate your legs from several inches above the knee to the heels, this allows you to cut alot of the weight and bulk from your underquilt resulting in an overall weight savings of 7-8 ounces compared to a full-length underquilt plus small sit pad. In an emergency situation you can stack the Yeti and leg pad on top of eachother (the pad would go inside the hammock under your back or between the double layers, never put a pad between the underquilt and the hammock, doing so creates a bad fit resulting in heat loss). So if the temp unexpectedly drops below the rating of your underquilt, you can stack the underquilt and leg pad together adding at least 25 deg of extra warmth to the torso, then you’d just use something make-shift under the legs like your empty pack, raingear etc. A leg pad can also be useful in a situation where you cannot find any trees and must sleep on the ground, an underquilt is no good as bottom insulation in this type of situation, but you could put your leg pad under your torso and legs on an empty pack and have adequate bottom insulation in a go-to-ground situation.