The Yeti is our 0-degreee capable hammock 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. In addition to the torso length hammock underquilt you’d also use a short leg pad (foam or inflatable) under your legs in cooler weather for a hammock underquilt all the way down to 0-degrees and below. This combination gives you full length coverage. In summer, many users would go without the leg pad.
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, 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 Resistance), and is overstuffed with 850 fill Hyper-Dry DWR goose down which meets 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 hammock underquilt, especially in 0-degree weather, will generally carry a sit pad for around camp. When the ground is rocky, cold and wet you need something 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 a lot of the weight and bulk from your hammock underquilt resulting in an overall weight savings of 7-8 ounces compared to a full-length underquilt plus small sit pad. In an emergency, you can stack the Yeti and leg pad on top of each other (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, even a 0-degree hammock 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.