Hammock Gear Under Quilts
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.
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 Econ 30˚
The ULTIMATE underquilt for guaranteed comfort at a low price... The Standard length Incubator Econ 30° 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 30°. 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 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 Econ comes complete with our state of the art shock-cord suspension system, storage sack, and a stuff sack.
Under Quilt Advantages
Chances are you are already aware of the advantages of goose down under quilts. To summarize:
|Incubator Econ 30˚||Short||Standard||Long|
|Fill Weight||8.8 oz||9.9 oz||11 oz|
|Total Weight||20.45 oz||22.45 oz||24.45 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
Baffles 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.
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.
There are 3 review(s) for Incubator Econ 30
by Ricky – 24th Apr 2017
I recently got into hammock camping, and after my first night out, I realized no amount of blankets/sleeping bags would comfortably allow me to sleep on a hammock. I stumbled upon a forum praising HG's recently-released Econ quilts and snagged an Incubator Econ 30 and a Burrow Econ 40.
Used them this weekend for the first time and I couldn't be happier. I was skeptical as to the pair keeping me warm with no further insulation so i kept blankets nearby just in case the 40-degree weather was too cold for me.
nope. Woke up perfectly toasty without breaking a sweat either. I love my purchase! I'll be packing lighter next time i go camping!
by Martin – 19th Apr 2017
...very satisfied. Top quality at an advantageous price. I can highly recommend getting one ;)
Martin from Denmark ;)
by Stacy – 17th Apr 2017
I purchased one of these quilts the week after they started making them. It's the same high quality you'd expect from any hammock gear product, but at a significant savings. Quilt is warm. I haven't tried it in the 30's yet, but I spent a couple of nights in the 40's with no problems whatsoever. The down stays distributed in the baffles, and it packs down super small. I'd been eyeing these quilts for a long time, so it was a no-brainer to pull the trigger when they announced their econ line. Excellent quilt, and it only weighs a few ounces more than the original. It's so good that I'll probably order a burrow to match in the near future.