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Yeti Underquilts
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Yeti Underquilts

4.82 out of 5 based on 34 customer ratings
(34 customer reviews)

$200.00$265.00

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Product Description

Current Lead time to ship is about 1-2 weeks

Winter Yeti is currently only available in Graphite

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.

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.

 

Included: The Yeti comes with a stuffsac and everything needed for attachment to a Warbonnet hammock.

For setup instructions see “Yeti setup” in our video section. For more info on underquilts and links to high quality closed cell foam by the yard check out our “Bottom Insulation 101” section.

34 reviews for Yeti Underquilts

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sorry, one more clothing item to add to my review– A Mountain Hardwear fleece pullover. Don’t want anyone to freeze!

  2. 5 out of 5

    I tried to make a pad work and that just didn’t happen. I wanted an UQ but was concerned about the warmth of the 3/4 length 20 degree Yeti. Using it last night in a 40 degree night, I was warm, but the comfort level was through the roof. The lie was better, and I didn’t think that could be improved.

    No cold spots anywhere and I had feared that. I’ll be prepared for that possibility in lower temps, but it’s surprising not to need more coverage already. Talk about exceeding expectations.

    As a woman in her early 60’s embarking on an AT hike soon, I must have lightweight and effective gear. I’m grateful for this UQ.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Packs small and super easy to install. I personally have problems keeping it in position. Seems to creep up one side or the other depending on how I move. Tested at 28 degrees f and woke up a couple of times cold. After repositioning it instantly warmed back up.

  4. 2 out of 5

    Summary: I find it’s very hard to not freeze in this, although I have managed it one time.

    Facts: I’m using this together with the Blackbird XLC. I’m 177cm (5′ 10″) and 71kg (156 lbs).

    Details:
    I have been using the Yeti for 5 different trips, and I was freezing 4 of those 5 trips. The temperatures have been between in the range 12 to 0 C (or 10.4F to 32F) (Norway).

    In the start, just no matter how I adjusted the Yeti during the night, I got super cold on my butt and back.

    Seeing as other underquilts have tightening mechanisms, I tried to tighten up the Yeti myself using a long shock cord. I tied it on each of the 4 corners of the Yeti (difficult to explain without drawing), and then to the hammock rope/string above me – and this actually made two nights -7C/19F comfortable! However, the Yeti does just now work the way it’s shipped. If I have do my own modifications to make it work, it’s bad at that price tag. It was a hazzle with the shock cord knots.

    Last weekend, I adjusted this shock cord a bit with a bit simpler setup (with shock cords and clamps), but it failed, and I had another cold, uncomfortable night. I am about to give up on this thing, which is sad, because it was really expensive.

    • admin

      The Shockcord on the Yeti should be nearly stretched to the max, especially if being used on an XLC, so there shouldn’t be any looseness there to tighten.
      The temp ratings are for an average sleeper, a cold sleeper would/should fall short of them, but they also assume the following: You are blocking all the wind with a tarp or sock, the quilt has been adequately fluffed so the down is evenly distributed and there are no dead spots from the down shifting during stuffing/unstuffing, you have adequate topside insulation including a warm hat, You’re using a pad for the legs in cold weather… If you got super cold on your back/butt this suggests something wasn’t right, if the quilt is used properly AND you are near the temp limit, the cold should come on very slowly and be sort of a subtle dull cool feeling, if it was a quick intense cold this suggests other things might have been going on causing a poor fit. You’d want to watch/re-watch the Yeti setup video to ensure that the quilt wasn’t loose/gapping at the head or foot end due to the way it was installed.

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