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Incubator Econ 0



Hammock Gear Under Quilts

Frequently Asked Questions

Down under quilts have proven to be, without question, the preferred choice for insulating the underside of the hammock. Due to the 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 Econ, and a 3/4-length under quilt - the Phoenix Econ. They are known by many to be the most effective on the market today. One of the primary reasons is this: the Incubator Econ and Phoenix Econ 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.


Lead time at the moment is approximately 5-6 weeks, from your purchase date, to ship out new made to order quilts

All of our quilts ship with a 24" x 36" Storage Sack and Stuff Sack for backpacking.


About the Incubator Econ 0˚

The ULTIMATE underquilt for guaranteed comfort at a low price... The Standard length Incubator Econ 0° is long enough to generously cover most hammock campers up to about 6’ 1”.  With 800 fill power DWR Treated Grey Duck 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 for more months of the year, you have found it.

The Incubator Econ 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 down that is sometimes more noticeable in quilts made with premium 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 Econ comes complete with our state of the art shock-cord suspension system, storage sack, and a stuff sack.


Compression Size


The Stuff Sack we ship with this quilt is approximately 8.5 liters, but due to the nature of duck down, it can be compressed further with an aftermarket compression stuff sack.  We do not recommend keeping the quilt compressed for more than 24 hours.  The quilt should be stored in the cotton storage bag provided, when not in use.



Under Quilt Advantages

Chances are you are already aware of the advantages of down under quilts. To summarize: 

  • thermal efficiency
  • weight savings
  • volume savings
  • ease of use & adjustment (especially compared to a pad)
Incubator Econ 0˚ShortStandardLong
Fill Weight16.5 oz17.6 oz18.7 oz
Total Weight28.15 oz30.15 oz32.15 oz


We utilize the finest 800 fill power, water-resistant grey duck down on the market in all of our Econ quilts. It is tested and certified by the International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory.



All Hammock Gear Econ quilts are made of Ion fabric. All Ion fabric is specifically designed nylon taffeta which is manufactured for Hammock Gear. This material is a 20 Denier nylon taffeta with a DWR (durable water resistant) coating, which makes it great fabric for lightweight quilts. Weight is 1.1 oz / yd²


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.


Temperature Ratings

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.

There are 9 review(s) for Incubator Econ 0

  • Awesome!

    by Tim – 27th Nov 2017

    I have only had the opportunity to use mine once but it was amazing! Very easy to set up and adjust! I am glad I purchased the long because I had a few inches above my head and past my feet! I was toasty warm down to 30 with just sweat pants and a top fleece blanket. I am taking it out this weekend for a couple nights in the 20s. I will let yall know how it goes.

  • Comfortable Warmth at ECON Price

    by Gregori – 11th Nov 2017

    Received both my TQ/UQ just prior to a Fall Hang in Northern Michigan. I was impressed how toasty warm I was without having to fiddle with setup/tuning my quilts. Beyond expectations, have had no second thoughts after a week of hanging experience to confirm how good these quilts really are.

    Thanks HG!!

  • Great product at a great price

    by Nicole – 6th Oct 2017

    During a recent section hike, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to try out all of my new gear. The underquilt was extremely comfortable and easy to adjust so there was no draft. I get cold easily and the temperatures varied between 50 and 60 degrees, but the underquilt kept me warm. Can't wait to test out the underquilt in colder temperatures.

  • Warm even in the Rockies

    by Steven – 24th Jul 2017

    I recently upgraded to the Incubator Econ 0. I have been thrilled with the purchase! I have never been more comfortable in the hammock. I tested it in the Rockies at 12k ft (usually on the east coast AT) and was very warm. Even the wind was cut by the underquilt. It packs down small enough for my bag and is super easy to set up. Anyone who asks about my set up hears about the Incubator Econ 0 first. Thank you Hammock Gear for making this an affordable option on a non-profit's salary. Keep up the good work!

  • Light, compact, warm!

    by Neil – 12th Jul 2017

    I used this down to about 40 degree weather, so I've not had a chance to test it in the blizzards of the mountains, but I was finally warm on the bottom of my hammock after a year or two of trying other options.

    I wish I would have just skipped the DIY attempts at things far inferior and had just gone straight with this option. So snuggly!

  • Best Guilt money can buy

    by NC Gene – 22nd May 2017

    Love the quality and price. Easy to hook up and adjust, I like it so well I am going to order the Incubaror Econ 40 for the summer months. Hammock Gear made the Incubator Econ 0 and the Burrow Econ 0 and shipped them in only a few weeks. Excellent product and great quality. Thanks Hammock Gear.

  • Snug as a bug

    by Johnnie (Hashrowns) Astgen – 18th May 2017

    I am totally pleased with the Econ Incubatior 0. I purchased two--one for myself, one for my trail parter/life partner. Super quality, easy to attach and adjust, incredibly snuggly. They just arrived last week, so the only test has been backyard introduction. Lookiing forward to a 3-night wilderness hike this weekend. We will be at 5000-6000 feet--right at the snowline for this time of year. I am confident that nights will be warm!

  • Great Deal

    by Thomas (Bankheadboy) Graham – 20th Apr 2017

    You can't go wrong with this economy underquilt. It's just as awesome as the more expensive one. If your on a budget this one is made for you and if your not it's still just as Great!

  • Same excellent quality at a better price

    by AlaskaChad – 4th Apr 2017

    When the Econ versions of the Incubator and Burrow were released, I picked up a set without hesitation. I already own an original set purchased almost a year ago, and they perform every bit as well as advertised. An additional set for my wife has been planned for this year, and the cost savings of the Econ line without compromising quality of materials or craftsmanship, made the decision easy!

    Because I live in Alaska and can't afford a whole range of quilts, I chose 0* quilts. So far, I've used them in temperatures ranging from about 15 to 60* and slept very comfortably. It's easy to vent excess heat in warmer temps, or bundle up in them when it gets cold.

    I found that it takes a bit of research and practice to adjust the Incubator properly, but there's good information available. See Shug's video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrGfSgt1w2E

    Everything I've purchased from Hammock Gear has been top quality and deserving of the high reputation these guys have in the hammock community.