Hammock Gear Under Quilts
Goose down under quilts have proven to be, without question, the preferred choice for insulating the underside of the hammock. Due to super light weight, compressibility and versatility, they outshine the alternatives by a landslide. Their thermal efficiency has allowed brave campers to push the boundaries of cold weather hammocking. Virtually every hammock camper has experienced - through his or her learning curve, the dreaded CBS, or "Cold Butt Syndrome". And virtually every owner of an under quilt has effectively learned how to avoid it. Once you have experienced a down under quilt, you will "never go back".
Hammock Gear provides a full-length under quilt - the Incubator, and a 3/4-length under quilt - the Phoenix. They are known by many to be the most effective on the market today. One of the primary reasons is this: the Incubator and Phoenix are the only commercial under quilts designed with a contour which mimics the shape a person makes when they are laying in a hammock. One of the added benefits of this construction technique is that it leaves a "flap" of fabric along the top and bottom of every down filled chamber. This extra fabric acts as a "floating baffle" which stabilizes the down and helps prevent its shifting. Another reason our UQ's are popular is this: they contain the ideal amount of down Stability - the down stays put when it should, but the design allows for enough manual shifting of down when necessary.
All quilts are made to order. Please inquire with email@example.com for current lead times.
All of our quilts ship with a 24" x 36" Storage Sack and Stuff Sack for backpacking.
About the Incubator 0˚
The ULTIMATE underquilt for guaranteed comfort... The Standard length Incubator 0° is long enough to generously cover most hammock campers up to about 6’ 2". With premium quality, water resistaint, 850 fill power goose down, this underquilt will protect you in temperatures down to 0°. If you are looking for an underquilt that is hassle free and will allow you to enjoy your hammock all year around, you have found it.
The Incubator comes with 9 anatomically contoured, differential cut baffles that run the length of the quilt. One of the things this construction technique does is to greatly reduce the shifting of goose down that is sometimes more noticeable in quilts made with premium goose down. This is one of the reasons Hammock Gear quilts are always 15-20% overstuffed. The differential cut, contoured baffles also provide the highest level of fit which is critical to keeping warm. The Incubator comes complete with our state of the art shock-cord suspension system and a stuff sack.
Under Quilt Advantages
Chances are you are already aware of the advantages of goose down under quilts. To summarize:
|Fill Weight||15.0 oz||16.0 oz||17.0 oz|
|Total Weight||24.9 oz||26.4 oz||27.71 oz|
We utilize the finest 850 fill power, water-resistant goose down on the market in all of our quilts. It is tested and certified by the International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory.
All Hammock Gear quilts are made of ARGON fabric. All ARGON fabric is specifically designed ripstop nylon which is manufactured for Hammock Gear. We offer both 10 and 15 denier weights with certain colors only available in one or the other. ARGON 67 (10d) weighs 0.67oz/square yard while ARGON 90 (15d) weighs 0.90 oz/square yard. It has a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) finish. The DWR not only improves the water resistance of ARGON , it also enhances the fabric by improving overall strength, tightening the weave and thus increasing its down-proofness. Calendaring of the fabric further enhances the down-proofness of the quilt.
All of our under quilts make use of baffle (also known as "box baffle") construction. This means that the seams between the down-filled chambers are not sewn through, but instead consist of a fabric wall about .75 to 3 inches tall, depending on the model.
At Hammock Gear, we use temperature ratings which are very conservative. Compare them in the marketplace and you will agree. Here is a point we wish to emphasize: the first and most important step you must take when choosing an under quilt by temperature is to Know Thyself. Are you a Cold sleeper, a Warm sleeper, or maybe a Really Warm sleeper? Factor this into your selection process and you will be much better off. With under quilts, the more you experiment, the more you will dial this in.
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by Ian Bolden – 22nd Feb 2017
Well worth the cost.
by Murph – 21st Feb 2017
(Review for both Incubator and Burrow 0 degree quilts) When the quilts arrived I immediately set up in backyard for a comfortable night sleep in below 20 degree weather. As I watched the snow fall past the edge of my tarp I knew I made the right choice buying my quilts from Hammock Gear.
by Travis Lane – 15th Feb 2017
Truly awesome piece of kit to extend your comfort in the hammock in cold weather.Just used it out in the field this past week-in the Cascades in -5 degrees and was comfortable for about 6 hours of straight sleep-after that my body began to feel a little chilled and I woke up.I would rate this a 10-10 because it was doing its job.Very pleased with the quality too.
by Anton Butler – 31st Jan 2017
January 2017 Customer service and communication was first rate. Quality of workmanship and materials are excellent. I have used these products for 17 consecutive nights in temps ranging from 60 degrees F to 9 degrees F. After a short learning curve on adjustments of underquilt I have been warm and comfortable. I am amazed how quickly the underquilt and pillow warm up. Compresses well for backpacking and lofts back up quickly. Great products and worth every dime spent.
by 1BigPaddle – 30th Jan 2017
I purchased this thinking 0 degree would be more like a 20 degree rating. I was surprised how warm it was. I gave it a couple of test runs at -8, and 0 degrees. I didn't use a sleeping bag just laid in my hammock and read for a couple of hours. I could feel the heat on my back. I can't imagine how warm it would be if I had ordered it with extra down! I was very impressed! Definitely going to purchase another one!
by Paul in NY – 24th Jan 2017
Purchased on the suggestion from Schug !
I took it on its maiden voyage for my first Hammocj experience, Adirondacks with the temperature in the teens This was the most comfortable and warm sleep I've ever had camping !' I will be using it in a few days again in the Adirondacks, supposed to be single digits. I feel completely confident taking this under quilt below zero temps. The folks at Hamic gear rushed my order out so that I could bring it to an ice climb. Much appreciated on the delivery time and workmanship! I will definitely be back to buy more products from Hammockgear. !!!
by Arthur k – 17th Jan 2017
Well I have to say I got it in time before my trip. Easy set up. the incubator 0. 4 oz over stuffed. I tried it out the first night .wow it got down to 14 degrees outside. I was warm. I was surprised how well it worked out for me for someone who never did winter camping before I'm amazed buy there product I do recommend there gear
by Clay – 16th Jan 2017
While I have not tested the limits of my brand new Incubator, the craftsmanship is wonderful! Questions were answered very promptly and wait time was minimal. Wonderful company and would buy from again in a heartbeat!
by Jesse – 16th Jan 2017
Toasty, snug and very quick, easy to attach.
by DrHydrate – 3rd Jan 2017
Great warmth and great product. I am a believer in a little overkill and normally don't go into 0 degree weather and have been very happy with the incubator 0. I'd rather sleep a little warm than on the cool side and that's why I skipped the Incbtr 20 for this one. Fantastic product!!!
by DrHydrate – 29th Dec 2016
Fantastic underquilt, light weight, if you have a hammock and are looking for more warmth this is the way to go. Worth ever penny!!!
by Jeff – 7th Dec 2016
I love my Incubator--used it last weekend in the Adirondacks with a Burrow 0 top quilt. Overnight low estimated to be 15*F, with winds of 20-30 knots. Slept very warm!
Even better was the customer service. I ordered my quilt on the Tue before Thanksgiving and asked for delivery before 9 Dec--It was sewn and shipped the next day, and I received it on the Monday after Thanksgiving. I don't think anyone could do better than that, and it far exceeded expectations. Thanks, HG, for a superior product and superior service!
by Steve, Iowa. – 6th Dec 2016
I just purchased my 2nd 0 deg incubator. Superb quality, design, and performance. I have taken the incubator down to -5 deg and was still amazingly warm. It's as if there is no bottom limit. Kidding, of course, but I am continually impressed with this piece of gear. Hats off to the folks at Hammock Gear.
by Luke – 29th Nov 2016
I got the Morracan blue inside and charcoal grey outside and it looks sick. I'm extremely pleased with the quality of this product. The 0 Degree Incubator kept me cozy in my hammock through 22 degree nights with little top covering, and I couldn't find a missed stich or flaw when looking it over. The product looks very professional and hammock gear is great to work with!
by Pete – 18th Nov 2016
Hands down my favorite piece of camping gear, I stay toasty warm all night long!
by Bryan – 17th Nov 2016
I just ordered my third and fourth quilt from hammock gear. Great quality all the way around. Lots of loft. Good design. These guys even got it to me super fast so I could make a trip.
by Virginia – 17th Nov 2016
I couldn't be happier with my new zero degree Incubator! The folks at Hammock Gear were great to deal with and the quality on this quilt is exceptional. I FINALLY had a chance to use it this past weekend...it lofted up nice, was easy to attach, and kept me warm. Thank you!
by David Thomas – 31st Oct 2016
Great quilt. Lightweight and well made. Very short wait time. Can't wait to try it out in cold weather!
by J. Cullop – 31st Oct 2016
First - Let me say, you won't find better service ANYWHERE. I ordered 2 Incubator 0 under quilts with overstuff and did not place the order in time for an upcoming trip. I called and they were more than happy to expedite the order. We received the product earlier than expected but unfortunately was unable to make the trip due to a death in the family. That said, The Service couldn't have been more helpful or professional.
On to the Under quilts.... Mother Nature has not helped with this. Each time we've attempted to use this or have used it, the weather has been much warmer than anticipated. We took the under quilts to a trip in Big South Fork, TN and used the quilts in mid-fifty degrees. THEY ARE AMAZING. My wife and I are both cold sleepers, and our bags are not that great. The'yre rated for 35 degrees, however we've been cold in 50 degrees with our bags. While using the Incubator 0, we both sweat our tails off when in the bags. The quilts are extremely warm and very easy to set up. I would love to have the 20 degree or 40 for the warmer weather, but my budget demands I choose only one. I chose the zero degree to use throughout the entire season if possible.
If you don't buy one of these quilts - you're doing yourself an injustice.
We can't wait to keep trying out the limits as the temperature drops.
Thank you Hammock Gear - we are enjoying an extended camping season thanks to you.
by Rich D – 31st Oct 2016
Even though I had to pay shipping and then import tax on this Under quilt. I'm glad I did as it beats any of the UK made down quilts hands down and makes main branded ones look like baby blankets. Nothing but quality!
Not tried over night yet but tested in the back yard and already know it will easily reach 0 deg. Can't wait! Thanks guys for an awesome item
by Hunter Coffey – 29th Oct 2016
Great underquilt keeps you warm in freezing temps without over quilt . Great customer service would highly recommend going to hammock gear!
by Marty – 28th Oct 2016
Ordered this for my wife and think it will work excellent excited for a chance to try it out. Only 4 stars due to the 10% off sale just a couple of weeks after purchasing 2 quilts this one and a 10 degree one for myself
by Joshua Johnson – 26th Oct 2016
Out of the box was very nice. From the time of ordering until it arrived on my doorstep was 10 days total. They told me I was around 3 weeks out, so it was nice to see it so soon.
The stuff and storage sack is a nice touch also.
Setting up took a little time, but was pretty straight forward once I became familiar with everything. The color matching double wire-gate biners really impressed me, as well as the d clips on the sides of the UQ. I just wish the biner clips didn't have the teeth in the gate. They snag everything while hooking on my straps or hammock.
The quality of material and loft of the quilt was very nice. You can see what you paid for. The adjustment strings and elastic bands seem to hold up just fine, even if snugged up very close. Stitching looks great, I haven't found any blown out or missewn areas yet.
Unfortunately, on a day trip, at 40 degrees, I began to feel a cold spot on my right hip that wouldn't go away. Even with 2 oz overfill, I could feel about a 4x4 area that wasn't as warm as the rest of my body. It was cold, and uncomfortable. I tried fluffing and adjusting to see if that would help, but it didn't. So in preparation for my November high mountain trip, I'm going to try a backyard overnighter. I'm really hoping the cold spot is gone, or I will have to reach out to HG for support.
Overall the quilt is good, and with this being my most expensive piece of equipment, I'm ok saying I paid 307 total for this.
by Avernite – 25th Oct 2016
This underquilt from Hammock Gear is every bit as good as the other reviewers say it is (i.e. awesome). So instead of repeating their accolades overmuch I'll give you a few anecdotes. The Incubator 0° I have is standard-sized, black 90, with 2 extra ounces of overfill.
1. The fabric and stitching are of excellent quality. I have not found any flaws and have often stopped to admire this product.
2. I have found this underquilt, once optimally suspended, to be nearly impervious to strong gusts of freezing-cold wind even without the protection of a fly tarp. Very impressive.
3. With the Incubator 0° installed I am able to stay comfortably warm in my 3-season overquilt down to -5°C (23°F). Using that same overquilt with my other 3-season 3/4 length underquilt I start getting cold at around 5°C (41°F). That's a big difference.
4. I also purchased a Burrow 0° with 2 extra ounces of overfill and when I use it with the Incubator I actually find myself overheating in 0°C (32°F) temperatures with gusts of wind, and I have to keep the top of the Burrow open and pulled down to let some of the heat out. I now only use the Incubator 0° + Burrow 0° combination in -5°C (23°F) or colder temperatures. I anticipate I'll be comfortably warm down to -15°C (5°F) or possibly colder using those two quilts.
5. My experience with Hammock Gear customer service has been great. They were happy to provide me with tips on how to optimally hang my underquilt (which is very important to get the full performance of this product). I recommend purchasing a pair of Dutch's Ridgeline Quilt Hooks along with the Incubator - they are inexpensive and help to ensure a snug fit between the Incubator and the bottom of your hammock.
by Unknown – 24th Oct 2016
This is my second UQ that I have purchased. I sold my first one to buy this one and had special work done on the new one. One the 0 deg quilt I had an extra baffle added to give me the added coverage that I wanted for my wide shoulders. With this added baffle, I love the coverage this one provides. Thank you HG for the great work.
by Lori – 7th Oct 2016
I used my new Incubator for 2 nights in the Cascades of Oregon. The weather was periodic rains and cool temperatures of 45 degrees in the day and mid to upper 30's at night. Constant moisture in the air. This underquilt combined with my down bag worked together to provide a warm cocoon of bliss. I did occasionally pull my bag open to vent so I know I can easily do colder temps. I've never slept so comfortably in the outdoors. I have a Hennessy hammock with rainfly.
by clickbelow.co.nz – 1st Sep 2016
Tested 2 nights on Hennessy Explorer Deluxe (also fits smaller Hennessy temp 0 degrees celcius). Once adjusted properly (even not and its very easy to adjust) unbelieve difference to hennessy 4 seasons kit (which just didn't do it for me even in warmer conditions). I was very warm and comfortable, looking forward to testing at -10 celcius soon. Heading to New Zealand south coast today into "storm" conditions I have every confidence in this quilt its just awesome. Quality impressive & faultless which is apparent from the moment you recieve the quilt. I was concerned with the fit on a larger hammock but its fine, may be even better suited to a hammock without size guylines but "it just works" and is considerably faster and easier than previous options which were frankly, a joke in comparison. I used the underskin which you can get for hennessy's to double up the end seals due to a cold wind during testing, thinking I didn't need to though.
by marko sipilä Finland – 26th Aug 2016
I bought this underblankets ingubator 0 , and the quality is just amazing and all the stitching is complete and the customer service is really good e-mail will be answered really quickly hammock gear is the best i recomended this shop very good Job
by Unknown – 25th Jul 2016
Love my incubator 0 with 1 Oz over fill. And the customer service is truly top notch. I needed it for a trip and they went out of their way to make sure I had it in time. Love this company!
by Amy – 22nd Jul 2016
My boyfriend has ordered in the past and convinced me this was the company to choose for the best quilt and underquilt.
I am so happy with the purchase. Sleeping outside in New Hampshire for the past week and I'm so cozy! Still summer, so I haven't tried the quilt, but I expect the both will keep me warm all year!
Beautiful product and excellent communication with staff!
by Jaap Zeldenrust, The Netherlands – 7th Jul 2016
I won't be able to use this underquilt in cold conditions for a few months, so I don't have an opinion on the insulating quality, but the craftsmanship is beautiful. The quilt follows the contours of the hammock excellently, all the stitching is top notch, the draft strips at the ends are really well made. Money well spent.
by BushManTan – 18th Jun 2016
I must first say that I am just a customer making an honest review. I first purchased a Mt. Washington 3 from Jacksrbetter and was thoroughly disappointed. Their design is flawed. The direction of their baffles allow gravity to pull the "down" down away from ur shoulders and arms leaving those parts exposed to the outside temperature. Buyer beware of that and their return policy (It's not consumer friendly and expensive to return).
Now for the Incubator 0. Honestly, everything from the stitching to the baffles to the speed which I received the underquilt is and should be a benchmark for all in the industry. It only took 5 days to receive my underquilt but I also live in Ohio which is only a few hours away. I was wanting a zero degree underquilt for cold weather applications but afraid of it being too warm for the summer. This quilt is perfect for 4 seasons no doubt. This summer I tested it with both ends open to allow more airflow and slept perfectly in a 87 degree evening. If you are in the market for an underquilt, don't make the mistake I did with Jacksrbetter. Save your time and money and get it from hammock gear. You will not be disappointed! Hope this helps! Now get out in those woods and sleep well!
Thanks again Hammock Gear! You guys rock!
by hanging free – 6th Jun 2016
As winter never really ends here in the high country of Colorado I needed high quality gear to keep up with the low temps! It took 3weeks to recieve this puppy! Not bad! And I've take. It out 3times since then. With the coldest night only dipping to 30 or so. However I was snug as a bug in a rug. And experienced optimal warmth. This underquilt is easy to adjust to eliminate gaps and packs down small. Thanks HG you have earned a lifetime customer!
by Denny Kirkpatrick – 21st May 2016
This UQ kept me warm on my 5 night trip with some chilly nights with continuous rain. I couldn't ask for a better product!
by Dave – 10th May 2016
When I first got it, I thought it was going to be too bulky, but being down it compressed just fine to a manageable size. No problems at all. Compared to my DYI insultex quilt it is more compressable and stays in place better as I move around in my Blackbird. Great customer service.
by Romer – 4th May 2016
I do a lot of late fall and winter camping in the Northwest and needed something that was going to be able to keep up with those cold nights.
This does the trick.
The build quality is top notch, it packs down small, and it keeps me warm.
If you're facing any nights where the temp goes to 0-degrees while in a hammock, this is the go-to option to ensure you don't wake up with hypothermia.
by McCormick – 2nd May 2016
Got the Incubator 0 with an Oz of Over Stuff for my Fiance becuase she is a cold sleeper and I wanted to make sure she would stay warm and continue to come Hammock Camping with me. Needless to Say She now says this is the ONLY way she wants to camp now! Even though it is Her Quilt it is My Favorite piece of gear! Thank you For your Amazing Product and Customer Service! As a lot of the other reviews mentioned I ordered this Quilt a little late for the Spring MAHHA, but They were amazing and made sure I had it in time!!
by Bigfoot – 25th Apr 2016
Well i ordered a blue one and asked for it just before mahha, a massive group of hammockers. Well Adam delivered and this quilt is so warm that i did without a top quilt down to 40 degrees. And it works flawlessly. Thanks again adam.
by Unknown – 24th Apr 2016
Can't really compare to others UQs but this worked great for me. Had a friend that also has an HG 10 incubator help me set it up and it worked perfectly. HG delivered my order quickly which allowed us to make a 3 day hike with some friends. Surprised at how little adjustment it took to get a good fit.
by Dave Totten – 28th Mar 2016
I haven't been able to go on a winter hang yet, but the quality and workmanship on the two (2) incubator underquilts I orderd for myself and my son was top notch. I will write a review after I get a chance to do a winter hang. I have all the confadence in the world I will not be disapointed based on the quality of these underquilts. Thanks Hammock Gear for producing such a first class product and filling the order quicker than expected.
by Dave Totten – 28th Mar 2016
I haven't been able to go on a winter hang yet, but the quality and workmanship on the two (2) incubator underquilts I orderd for myself and my son was top notch. I will write a review after I get a chance to do a winter hang. I have all the confadence in the world I will not be disapointed based on the quality of these underquilts. Thanks Hammock Gear for producing such a first class product and filling the order quicker than expected.
by Chuck – 5th Mar 2016
I ordered this early February for a hang the first weekend in March. The gang at HG came through with my 0 degree incubator in record time. Wow, what a quality product. With the wind chill, the temperature dropped well below freezing and I was nice and toasty in my hammock. Now I'm saving up for a HG top quilt purchase.
by mike – 22nd Feb 2016
Worth every penny!My first winter camp we got a foot of snow and then the temp dropped to -15 with windchill. I used this with a 20 degree bag and I slept like a baby. I have used this about 5 or 6 times now and love it. Outstanding products and customer service. Everyone I know who winter camps has one of these.
by Unknown – 15th Feb 2016
Awesome underquilt it exceded my expectations.And the customer service is top notch
by Nick Kunstler – 3rd Feb 2016
I haven't fully tested my incubator 0 yet! I have spent one night on on my patio with an overnight low 34(well above the UQ's rating) and felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. The craftsmanship is first rate and the customer service is fantastic. Remember these are made to order, but mine only took two and a half weeks to ship during Christmas time. Well worth the wait, I'm excited to order more from hammock gear!
by Carlos – 27th Jan 2016
Got a chance to try it out in the hoosier national forest, the temperature swung from 50 during the day to low teens and single digits with wind chill at night. A rain/snow storm moved in at night as the temp started dropping, I had my tarp in porch mode and woke to freezing rain hitting my face. I should add we were atop of a windy ridge. I brought the tarp down closed the doors just to have the stakes pulled out and tarp bashed around by wind. Needless to say the underquilt did get wet but to my surprise it wicked the rain and remained dry ! By morning my tarp was covered in ice and snow but the Incubator did keep me warm the whole night. This piece of gear gives me peace of mind when I know the weather is going to be harsh and even if the temps are higher it has a great ventilating system, just loosen the shock cord via cordlock. Things I like most about the Incubator would be baffle design and the way it contours to your body, the fabric is awesome and the extra tie out points to pull it up closer to hammock is something you don't see on other quilts, and of course the high loft. It was well worth it and I'll be back at some point for a top quilt. Hat's off to the Hammockgear team!
by Tim Hanlon – 23rd Jan 2016
Just ordered my 3rd 0 degree Incubator to complete what I need for my family. Great product .. You will NOT be let down by their performance and quality. Just what you would expect from a cottage industry like HG.. Why not 5 stars? --No directions or guidance on how to properly set it up on your hammock as far as the primary suspension and the secondary suspension, plus, how they interact with each other..
by Joe Sisson – 20th Jan 2016
I am not new to hammock hiking, but am new to doing it in the winter. I am hiking the Sheltowee trail with a team of hikers this year, and they all use Hammock Gear products. I purchased the incubator 0 and spent two nights out in it with the low at 27 degrees. I have a 20 degree HG over quilt on top, and woke up at 1:38am to shed the fleece I went to sleep in. I can't recommend their product any better then to say " It just works".
by Chris Emmons – 20th Jan 2016
I cannot describe how incredibly warm the Incubator 0 is under your hammock. The quality and attention to detail is top notch. I would highly recommend Hammock Gear to friends. Great quality, service and their products perform exactly like they say. I am very satisfied.
by Steve – 19th Jan 2016
I purchased the 0 degree burrow and incubator both with 4oz of overfill which, going by the stuffing on the various quilts, should bring the rating down to about -10 degrees. I tested them last night at +10 degrees F and was just hot enough to worry about sweating. I was dressed only in a medium weight wool baselayer and winter wool socks. No pants, shirt, sweater, etc. Only a fleece balaclava and knit cap for my head. I am considerable cooler in my bed under a blanket with the house thermostat set at 71 degrees.
I am very satisfied with the quality. All the material and stitching looks great.
by Keith (Trail Medic) – 4th Jan 2016
I was advised by Warnonett that the Incubator was the best full length Underquilt for the WBBB XLC. So, that's what I went with. Out of the box the quality of craftsmanship is clear. It is top notch!
I set up my XLC out front and the Incubator fit like a glove.
Next came the sleep test. It only got down to 28 degrees, but there were no cold spots.
I'll know more in a couple of weeks after the "Hoosier Winter Hang". So check out my field review on the Trail Medic channel on YouTube for more information on this great product.
by Binerbabe – 1st Jan 2016
It's been great not having to wiggle into a sleeping bag on top of a Thermarest.
by Traditional Yooper. – 25th Dec 2015
Did one night out near Marquette MI. Temps dropped to about 20 degrees F. I was toasty warm. I am looking to really give it a test when we start dropping into the negatives. Thanks again guys! You make some amazing underquilt and camping gear. Highly recommended.
by Tim – 23rd Dec 2015
At first I was somewhat hesitant to purchase the product because I knew virtually nothing about under quilts. It represented a sizable investment and I just wasn't sure how effective the product would be. Boy was I pleasantly surprised!
First I did my research, which lead me here to Hammock Gear. Every review I read made me realize that the Incubator 0 was the product I was looking for.
I decided to contact HG to ask some questions and discovered that they were literally located right down the road from me. I was welcomed into their factory and Harry took me around, showed me the product, and answered virtually every question I could muster. He and all the other folks at HG were extremely friendly and helpful. They not only provided me with helpful information about their product, but were very generous with tips and helpful advice about hammock camping in general. I placed my order and left there very confident in my purchase decision.
My quilt was finished and ready far sooner than I had expected. Harry helped me get my quilt "dialed in" and showed me all of the benefits of my new quilt.
I took my quilt out on its "maiden voyage" on a night that never got above the mid 20's, and boy was I impressed. There was snow on the ground and an icy chill in the air, but I stayed completely warm and toasty in my Incubator 0! I was shocked at how comfortable I stayed. I couldn't feel better about my purchase.
I am really excited for the cold weather of late January and February to kick in. I know I will sleep warmly in the comfort of my HG Incubator 0. A great product with a great group of people behind it.... Thanks HG!
by Dan the scout Dad – 19th Dec 2015
I saved my pennies for a long time, read a lot of reviews and finally made my purchase over the summer. Got my first chance to use it on a windy October camporee night that went into the high 20's. Was very warm and comfortable. Camped out again in November, again a breezy night where temps dropped into the teens - still very comfortable. Looking forward to January and February campouts!
by john mark – 4th Dec 2015
Beautifully made, warm and many adjustments. Could not imagine it being any better.
by Rob m – 12th Nov 2015
Excellent product. Top shelf business. Can't ask for anything more except a top quilt when I get the funds.
by MaineHanger – 2nd Nov 2015
It was a tight spot, trip coming up; needed a quality quilt to be warm...HG came through in SPADES! Going to be warm, truly warm, for the first time hanging in Maine!
by Mr. FeeelGoood – 1st Nov 2015
This is an incredible piece of gear, I think I found a place to keep my money flowing to, and keep me in the woods longer being Happy.
by Shirley aka 'Cricket' on HF – 31st Oct 2015
My husband and I are beyond pleased with our Incubator 0 underquilts! We used them a few nights in the forest already and they fit and functioned perfectly!
I ordered them Oct 6, 2015, and they shipped them USPS Priority mail on Oct 14. We had them in plenty time for our Oct 21 deadline for leaving on our trip (thank you!!).
I proudly showed them to a friend who is a professional seamstress, and she basically dropped her jaw in amazement as she examined them.
Thank you, Hammock Gear!!
by Bob Medows – 22nd Oct 2015
Amazingly warm and great design. Adjustability is super. I cannot believe something this light has so much loft. I am seriously looking at a Burrow 0 next year.
by White – 19th Oct 2015
Used on the AT/LT in Vermont and was astounded as to the ease of setup and the ability to keep out the cold. No more CBS for me!
by Joe – 8th Oct 2015
After speaking to Harry about the particularly cold weather we experience in my A.O. He informed me that he could adjust a 0* incubator to withstand -20*.
I have yet to push the quilt to those temps, but I have brought it down to about 20* so far and have stayed quite toasty!
The quilt works about as well as a full size quilt can with my asymmetrical warbonnet blackbird XLC and is a breeze to setup.
To top the cake I got my quilt less than a week after placing the order.
Between the excellent customer service, quality and craftsmanship of the product I couldn't be happier.
If you're on the fence....Buy it.
by Unknown – 3rd Oct 2015
Super service quality craftsmanship very warm
by Mick Talbot – 2nd Oct 2015
I had the chance to test my incubator last week. Snow sleet wind and rain , 6 days in the Alpine national park ,warm as toast, I didn't zip up my sleeping bag the whole trip. My mates curled up in their bivvy bags could only look up with envy . Great piece of gear. Mick Talbot , Australia.
by Kevin – 29th Sep 2015
This is my second incubator 0. My son is now into scouting and loves his hammock and his underquilt. The quality is superb and the customer support makes the decision a no-brainer. I use this quilt if the temps will be lower than 65 and have been warm down to 19 degrees and have not doubt it could keep me warm lower. My 11 year old was able to figure the quilt out on his own and had it hooked up perfectly on his first attempt. Simply an amazing product and company. Thanks again hammockgear!
by Terry F. – 22nd Sep 2015
Beautiful workmanship and the warmth...oh my, you hate to get out of the hammock on cool/cold mornings.
by Al – 10th Aug 2015
Just took my Incubator 0 out for a test run for a night on the Long Trail. Warmest night I ever spent in my hammock.
42 degrees that night. Never put a blanket over me until about 4. Great quality and pretty simple to use. Can't wait to get my top quilt and having fun this winter.
by Greg N. – 25th Jul 2015
I just received my UQ and I am very happy with the purchase. It looks very well made. Since it's the Summer, I won't put it to the test for a few months, but I was surprised at how quickly it arrived and can't wait to try it out.
by mick. – 2nd Jul 2015
A well made top quality piece of kit,can't wait to get out and try it .
by Andrew BWCA – 28th Jun 2015
Experience: 10-15 nights in the backyard at temps ranging from 10degrees to 70 degrees; 8 nights in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (Northern MN); temps ranged from 45 to 55 at night.
After experiencing night-time temperature fluctuations while on a previous camping trip (55 to 30 swing), my summer underquilt did not keep me warm. I opted for the zero degree since my summer underquilt does fine at temps to 50 degrees; this was to be my back-up or my underquilt for all other seasons. Stayed warm at 10 degrees (although I needed to run paracord to help snug up the UQ to my backside. Additionally, worked great at tempts as high as 50 degrees. At this range the underquilt needed no 'dialing' in and I could simply vent it if I was too hot. In these warmer temps, I paid no attention to careful tarp placements and wind blocks and remained extremely comfortable. I set up my hammock on an extremely windy peninsula and stayed warm despite the constant wind.
Love the primary and secondary suspension set up. Allowed for easy adjustment to my Warbonnet Blackbird.
Finally, in the warmer temps of 50 degrees +, I loved having this warmer underquilt. I didn't even need to have my topquilt over me and slept comfortably. Great nights sleep.
by jimmy – 26th May 2015
set up my Incubator right out of the box. Very simple to attach too my hammock (Hennessy Deep Jungle XL). Fit naturally and was so comfortable, that I dozed off for a quick nap. The suspension allows easy adjustments Thor tweaking the fit. Quality of construction is great.
by Shawn – 20th May 2015
I used my Incubator 0 for the first time a few days after receiving it. I took it with me on a trip up to the Catskills for two nights where the temperatures dropped down into the mid-40s each night. I never felt even chilly once... Quite opposite actually. At one point on the first night, I actually unzipped my bag and got down to my t-shirt. The form and fit of the quilt is flawless. At different points during the night after moving around in my hammock doing the “sleeping bag shuffle” I'd feel over the edge certain that the quilt had shifted or moved because of my adjusting, but sure enough it was right where it should be, hugging me in a quilt of warmth. For warmer temperature nights like that you can draw open the ends of quilt to allow for a little more relaxed fit, and that seems to do the trick.
It also compresses down nicely into your pack as well. I was able to fit mine into a size small Sea to Summit dry compression sack. After getting it into the sack, and rolling closed the lid about three times, I was then able to compress it down even further. The Incubator 0 degree quilt WINS on all fronts!! Nice work to Hammock Gear, I will definitely be getting more products (like a top quilt!) from them in the future.
by Unknown – 6th May 2015
I brought the incubator 0 on my last trip and lived it. It was 15 degrees at night and i was nice and warm with the incubator. The customer service was great too. I ordered it right before my trip and they were able to get it to me within a week.
by David Haden – 3rd May 2015
I have used my Incubator 0 in (what some would consider) extreme conditions. I live in Colorado and only just took up hammock camping a few years ago. I have used this underquilt at 10,000+ foot elevations and never once got cold. But you can read a lot of good reviews about the product all over this page. I want to focus on another subject...
I recently had to send my Incubator 0 back to Hammock Gear for a minor repair job (small hole - completely my fault). The level of customer service I received was excellent!!!!! From letting me know that they had received it, to the completion of the work requested, to shipping it back to me with a tracking number... they kept me informed through the entire process and I never had to wonder what was going on. Thanks guys and gals for the GREAT job!
by Stephen – 29th Apr 2015
This far exceeded my expectations. The first weekend after receiving the Incubator 0, we went on an overnight trip. The next morning it was 2 degrees. No issues at all. I did not want to get out of bed. I wanted to try it in warmer weather before I submitted this review.
I just returned from turkey hunting where it was between 55 & 62 each night. I used the Incubator 0 each night and did not get hot. I did not draw the ends and slept very comfortable with a poncho liner for my top quilt.
Hats off to Adam and his team for the quality products they produce. I just received notice my Burrow 0 has shipped. I cannot wait for cooler weather to give this a try. I have a setup that will take me 4 seasons.
You will not be disappointed with the quality of the performance.
by jon – 22nd Apr 2015
Used on nylon hammock. I got standard size and it fits me perfectly. I'm 5'7. I used it in Colorado at 8k feet April 2015. First time I've ever been able to sleep naked in my cheap bag having this incubator under me. I used two Oz overstuffed. Absolutely amazing quality. Packs down a lot for backpacking and when I have it left out hanging for storage it puffs out and is nice and lofty.
very happy to not use my pad anymore under me while hammocking. Warmer and much more comfortable.
by Bill – 19th Apr 2015
Super lightweight, easy to set up and great quality. Kept me very warm in my hammock. I have the 0 bag but will be buying a lighter for the fall
by Jan – 15th Apr 2015
As a newbie hammock camper, I couldn't have asked for a better underquilt to start my adventures. I was amazed at how well it fit right out of the box, without me having to fiddle with the suspension. It's also super warm! I'm looking forward to getting a lot more Hammock Gear stuff.
by Unknown – 2nd Apr 2015
This is a high quality and well designed piece of kit. I look forward to testing its limits in colder weather but for now I am using it warmer temps.
by Bike-N-Hike – 27th Mar 2015
Amazing Woodland Camo - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz) Material, Never felt gear so light before. I ordered the 0 dF incubator with 2 oz overfill. With the Spring officially here I was only able to test it down to 15 dF. With the Incubator and my Burrows 0 dF I was too hot. I'll have to wait until late fall /winter to see the real temps it was made for but I have full confidence I will be warm. My 0 dF rated mummy bag can not compete to the warmth from the Burrows TQ & Incubator UQ. I'm hooked on this sleep setup so as soon as I can I'm going to get a 40 dF set. Thanks Hammock Gear for the great sleep setup..
by Jerrett Shephard – 15th Mar 2015
I've only taken this on a few trips now, but none of which were above 20*F. Absolutely awesome!!! Super easy setup and adjusting it couldn't be more simple. The coldest night got to -10, didn't get cold once! (To be fair I have a pretty awesome sleeping bag, but until this quilt, hammock camping was reserved for 3 seasons. No longer!) Couldn't ask for better quality. This is the first underquilt I've owned and it seems to have what it takes to be my last! Can't wait to try the top quilt!
by Danimal – 13th Mar 2015
Got the Incubator 0 for my girlfriend and she loves it of course. It kept her toasty warm and made a recent camping hiking trip ten times better.I suggest you select different colors for inside and out as Adam had suggested to me once to help make orienting easy as possible on those cold dark nights.
by ThePantologist – 6th Mar 2015
This product was clearly made by people who really care about the quality. There isn't a stitch out of place! It was absolutely worth every penny!
by Robert Grillo – 6th Mar 2015
I bought a 0 degree incubator with 1 oz. Of over stuff and the first night I slept in it, it got down to -15 degrees and I felt like I was sleeping in a heated home! I highly recommend this product thanks hammock gear!
by Daniel Harding – 28th Feb 2015
I read a lot of reviews and watched people's videos before I committed to spending the money on my Incubator, everyone said how awesome they are, that's why I purchased one. All I can say is what everyone else already has, you're products are only overmatched by your amazing customer service! I can't wait to get one of your top quilts as soon as I save up the funds! Greatest purchase since I got my hammock!! Thank you all!!
by phoenixcustoms – 12th Feb 2015
I can rave all day about this quilt and it still won't do it the justice it deserves. Just buy it and you'll love it too.
by C A May – 11th Feb 2015
First of all, when I called to order my underquilt on a Tuesday, Adam asked if I needed it by a certain time. I told him I was going to a group hang on Friday but I wasn't expecting it to be here that quickly. I ordered it with extra fill and it came on Thursday! I took it to Merchants Mill Pond State Park for the Frosty Butt Hang on Friday. The temperature got down to 22 degrees. The only regret I had was that I didn't go ahead and order a topquilt!. It totally surrounded the underside of my hammock and kept me plenty warm. I never had to adjust it during the night. Awesome product, awesome customer service! Get one!
by John Walkington – 10th Feb 2015
Just received my second Incubator and even as a return customer i'm very impressed. Looking forward to taking it down to -12F this weekend, I'm sure she'll hold up just fine. Anyone buying any of the products sold by HG will not be disappointed. A great company owned and operated by two people who go above and beyond.
by Michael Deren – 6th Feb 2015
I personally love this quilt! It keeps me really warm without sacrificing the weight of bringing a lot of stuffing for when i go hiking. Some people say it is a little to expensive and hesitate or dont even buy it, but when you receive this quilt you will quickly realize why you paid what you did. It is nothing like machine crafted items. It is flawless and wonderful craftsmanship. If you dont buy this, for your hammock, you will end up paying the same amount if not more for other stuff that you have to keep on buying due to it not being reliable. Dont miss out on this item, that is all i can say!
by Unknown – 29th Jan 2015
This is my third underquilt from hammockgear and as always top quality and service. They are my go to for quilts and tarps! Thanks again hammockgear!
by Shemanese from Ohio – 28th Jan 2015
I used this hammock underquilt on our 2015 late January Frozen Butt hang. Slept through the night. Great service. Solid product. If you want to extend your hammock season into the colder months this piece of gear makes a frozen butt a thing of the past. Worth the expense.
by MikertheBiker – 26th Jan 2015
Took this Incubator 0 out for it's maiden backpacking adventure - the temps only got down to 15. My water bottle froze and so did my camelbak.. but there I was, relaxing all toasty warm! I took off my wool socks and my hat too. just laid there snug as a bug in my long-johns. This Underquilt kept me so warm I was amazed. Easy to adjust and get correct hang for my setup. I can't say enough about the quality and workmanship either.
All in all.. a quilt far exceeding my expectations and well worth every dollar spent. Get one and stop reading reviews. LOL
by Kale chronister – 14th Jan 2015
The overall customer service is phenomenal after I received my product I used it on a weekend hiking trip and it lived up to everything It was supposed to. Hammock gear makes one heck of a product and I recommend it to all.
by Wil – 8th Jan 2015
Many other businesses could learn from this company!
I placed an order for an Incubator 0 with this company over the weekend during the holidays. I had a few questions, as all customers do, about the product so I called and spoke to Adam. I could tell from the first few seconds of our conversation that he not only knew all there was to know about his product line but that also his positive attitude was that of someone that I would enjoy being around. He answered all of my questions and then some, including tips on how to use it that I might not pick up on my own. We discussed manufacturing times, as I understand it every item is made to order, because I had an upcoming trip and wanted to make sure it would arrive in time. As the date of my trip was nearing I hadn't received any updates as to the status of my order or the shipping which led me to call again. However unfortunately I was greated with an answering machine this time. Not to worry though because in the message there was an email address for an alternative means of contact. Of course, I emailed. My brief email was responded to within one business day much to my surprise, especially in a day and age where customer emails are most often responded to within 7 to 10 business days if they're even replied to at all. Before I received the reply to my email though I was able to speak to Adam again. We discussed my the manufacturing and shipping times of my order and he let me know that it had already been completed as well as he would ensure the shipping would be upgraded at no cost to me in order to meet my departure date. I received the automated email a few days later informing me that my Incubator 0 had shipped but... Oh no! It shipped out via Priority USPS vs. the expedited FEDEX we discussed. I immediately called, and spoke to Adam again, he must sleep with that phone or something! Upon discovering what had transpired he offered to overnight an almost identical product, differing only in the color of material, to me. Again at no additional cost! He actually trusted me to do the honorable thing and return which ever Incubator 0 I liked less. All I can say at this point is wow. He was not only extremely apologetic about what had taken place but was willing to trust that someone he'd never even met before with almost $300 worth of merchandise in order to not have an unhappy customer! I haven't even received my order yet and can already tell you that I will be a repeat customer. Businesses just don't value their customers like this anymore. Adam and his team might not have met this deadline but, they have earned a loyal customer and as many referrals I can give them! I might also add that it was a deadline that was pushed up after the fact without consideration for the manufacturing time line. I'm sure I will update this with a review once I'm able to enjoy my much anticipated Incubator 0! Many thanks to the crew at Hammockgear.com
by Rick Jordan – 6th Jan 2015
The incubator is an incredibly warm, well made, lightweight underquilt.
I couldn't be happier with my purchase. The team at HG makes wonderful products
And gives excellent customer service. Highly recommended.
by Wigabee – 28th Dec 2014
I was recently given this quilt as a gift and my oh my, what a great gift it was! Previously I had only used pads in my hammock but the true comfort and freedom of a hammock is lost with pads. So far I've only used the Incubator 0 for a few nights in the 20s but the experience has been awesome! It felt like I was sleeping on a bunch of hand warmers but without the odd lumpiness that would entail. It is such a nice feeling to wake up perfectly warm when everything else is frosty. The underquilt is very simple to use and adjust and the quality is amazing. If you have the cash, both these things should justify the price as compared to other underquilts on the market. I highly recommend it and look forward to using it more in the future! Happy Trails.
by LuvMyBonnet – 24th Dec 2014
Wonderful piece of equipment. Great design to fit to the contour of your body. Great quality item. I'm waiting on some nasty weather to really test it. It's been real toasty down to 16*.
I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. Great people, great quality, great product!!!! Buy American First Quality Hand-made Goods.
by Echodog – 20th Dec 2014
I'm a petite woman and usually sleep very cold-- I typically use my 32* bag all summer long. I switched from tent to hammock this year and bought an incubator 40 and 0 (2 oz over fill). Man, these things are warm! I've hung in temps in the 30's with the 40* and only had to drape my sleeping bag around my shoulders. Combine the warmth of the UQ with the comfort of a hammock and I was in camping heaven. I took the 0* out in single digits and slept cozy with just down pants and jacket with the sleeping bag only half over me and was glad for a slight breeze. (Previous reviewers are correct in that the overstuffed 0 hangs low and needs extra support to close all the gaps.) I could never achieve that level of comfort and warmth in a tent without carrying twice the weight in gear. Based on the performance of the UQ, I sold my -20 sleeping bag (4+ lbs) and ordered a Burrow 0 (1+ lbs). I'm super confident I'll be comfortable and safe all winter long and gear of this quality will last for years. Thanks Hammock Gear!
PS: Shug is correct--breakfast in the hammock wrapped in downy warmth is heavenly. Especially when watching your tent using hiking buddy try to get comfortable sitting in the snow with his!
by Andy – 8th Dec 2014
Great underquilt. Love the included adjustable components. I first used it for a week on the SHTA at the end of Nov. The temps started in the 30's and got as low as -13 with 35mi/hr wind. I used it with my SD +12 degree bag and z-rest, and all of my close for the -13 with wind night. That was my threshold. The underquilt was a must. For winter hammock camping. It was worth the money, especially compared to my friends other brands.
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