The ULTIMATE underquilt for guaranteed comfort... At 78 inches (198cm), the Incubator 20° is long enough to generously cover most hammock campers up to about 6’2”. With 12oz of premium quality, 900 fill power Hungarian goose down, this underquilt will protect you in temperatures down to 20° and only 24.85oz packed! If you are looking for an underquilt that is hassle free and will allow you to enjoy your hammock form more months of the year, 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, Nite-ize #2 plastic "S" biners, and a stuff sack.
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by Rob. C – 30th Apr 2013
I am new to hammock camping but have many high quality sleeping bags ( feathered friends and WM) and this products performance blew me away. I haven't had it down to 20 yet but I was amazed on a cold night how much warmth this quilt produced. I was ver pleased. They went out of the way to make sure I had it for my trip. Thanks for a great product and service.
by Doppler – 24th Apr 2013
I'm new to hammock camping and just recently assembled my first set of hammock gear. I bought the incubator based on its weight, ratings and reviews. I was so excited to get my new underquilt that I didn't even notice that it wouldn't fit my hammock. Of course I didn't bring a tent, a sleeping pad or any brains as a back-up for my new gear.
I promptly headed out to Shenandoah National Park for a long weekend when an unexpected snow storm cropped up on the first night. As the temperature was dipping below freezing, I realized my oversight, and that I was too far down the trail to get back to my car before night fall. I had gotten myself into a bad situation!
I managed to rig the incubator to my hammock with some 550 cord and S-biners. The setup wasn't perfect (I still had some air pockets), but it was enough to keep me from freezing to death as the temperature dropped into the mid teens. As advertised, the incubator kept me safe below the 20 degree rating that Hammock Gear gives it.
The next morning I hiked my stupid self back to the car and drove home. When I e-mailed Hammock Gear and told them what I had done, they quickly responded with a "glad your okay" and they even let me return the quilt!!!
The bottom line is that the incubator does everything that it is supposed to do and then some. It is well constructed, light and backed by a proprietor that takes pride in their business. I have just about talked my wife into switching to a hammock... her quilts will come from Hammock Gear!
by Gary_Greenville_NC – 8th Apr 2013
I used the quilt this weekend for the first time. It got down to 32 one night I was camping. We also had 10-15MPH winds. I stayed warm and comfortable in the hammock all night. I did have to adjust the quilt toward my feet after the first night. That is all it took to make it the most comfortable I have been in the hammock at that temperature.
by Lillehammer – 6th Apr 2013
-2 minus an good and cozy . like a lot. thanks guys . no more pads 4 my wife. she has a black bird it fits perfectly. I'm a little jealous;)
by Sir Afro – 12th Mar 2013
I received the 20* incubator and set it up on my test-stand on a Hennessy Explorer DLX; barely any adjustment necessary! I've taken it out on 2 overnighters hikes in the Eropean backountry. Temps were down to 30* & 32* and the incubator performed excellently. No cold spots, no drafts, just blissful warmth. Then there's the great construction quality! Order one NOW! You won't be disappointed.
by Silverback7 – 21st Feb 2013
I received my special designed incubator UQ in a timely fashion.
I payed an extra 30 dollars ,and had them make it 10 panels wide (49") instead of the standard 44" 9 panel.
I'm an extra wide at the shoulders guy and figured I would need the extra width.
I'm very pleased with the extra coverage,
It comes up around my shoulder as desired and is a perfect fit.
I got the standard length and fill 20 degree
I would recommend this mod to any 250lb
56" chest gorilla type.
The folks at HammockGear are the best
I may send it back later for more fill
Well worth the price.
by JoWottowa – 20th Feb 2013
I am a hammock newbie and I received my Incubator 20 and Burrow 20 the day before a weekend hike. Having never seen a UQ before, I had it hung and adjusted in under 5 minutes. The first night I climbed in wearing only a thermal base layer and got scared because I was not warm at all. 5 minutes later I was toasty warm despite the temps being 23 degrees. I slept all night with no adjusting or cold spots. The next night I went without a tarp as we were planning a very early departure and with temps hitting 27, I again slept all night with no adjustments to the quilt system.
MANY THANKS for such a great product and wonderful company. I will be ordering a summer setup as soon as possible! There is certainly no reason to look anywhere else for hammock quilts.
by Light Adrenaline – 13th Feb 2013
I've been wanting an underquilt ever since I converted to hanging and came across the Incubator 20.
I've tried it with both my Warbonnet Blackbird and Clark Jungle Hammock NX-250 - both of which I purchased before I ever discovered Hammockgear.com
I was concerned that the suspension bars on the CJH would interfere with underquilt use (CJH sells proprietary insulation which is costly and bulky), but I was happy to find that it worked just fine! The same goes for the Blackbird.
The craftsmanship is top notch and hanging it couldn't be easier.
I know other manufacturers don't use a top--cross shock cord, but I don't find it gets in the way at all. What I mean is ,you have shock cord that run the length of the quilt and then through the BOTTOM of both ends to add tension at the head area and foot box - but this ALSO has a cross cord where the two ends where the length of cord come out on the top corners. I simply use it as additional grip on my hammock ends.
Overall it's excellent and is true to it's rating. I took this down to 22* and after about 1 minute, I was good and warm. Slept one night in thermals, but was more comfortable just in briefs the next night. When hung correctly, there are no cold spots. For me as a warm sleeper (except for feet), I think this would be good down to maybe even 15. Maybe one day I'll push it, but not too many crazy cold winters in the southeast.
I would give this 4.5 stars, but it's not an option, and it's not worth docking a whole star, so let me explain my "quibbles":
1. There is a longer version available, but would like to see one that's like an extra 2 baffles or so wide just to get better wrap with wider shoulders and more coverage in the foot box.
2. Um, at $240 one would probably expect a storage sack. None given. You get a stuff sack, but just like with down bags, who's gonna store it compressed? I picked up a cheap laundry bag a Wally World, but come on, it's an easy, thoughtful, obvious.
Overal it's superb. Communication was slow around the holidays, but that's to be expected a little. Also keep in mind they are made to order, so there is a wait usually of a few weeks. Shipping is wicked fast.
Overall, very satisfied and if I ever stop using my sleeping bag as a top quilt, I'll come here looking for one.
by Unknown – 11th Feb 2013
This is my first UQ by a cottage vendor. The first thing that comes to mind is trust. Being I ordered 2oz overstuff, and this is my first quilt, I believe they overstuffed it! But, I wouldn't know the difference anyways.
The construction is top notch and the suspension is very useful for adjustments. I used this in my yard in WI with my WBBB, sleeping bag top quilt and no tarp. It was 28 out with a stiff breeze making it around 15. I tested it with no tarp to get a real sense if warmth. I was not toasty but adequate with jeans, fleece and fleece jacket and wool socks. I was also hanging over snow so I am sure the wind was robbing my warmth from underneath.
I am glad there are loops near the footbox so I can be sure it stays in place as I move around to feet protected
I do think it will be a great hang once I tarp it at my next outing
The service was super fast although I am not used to buying things without speaking with some I purchasing from. The reviews at HF were enough to go without speaking to them and I am glad I did!
Thanks HG for the great product!
by Ron G – 24th Jan 2013
I recently purchased this underquilt for a winter hiking trip to Linville gorge I don't like being cold, and I alwyas have cold feet when I sleep, so I was a little skeptical about the insulating value of the quilt. I carried my existing equipment just in case. Including a MH down 26 deg bag, and a tremarest +20 deg liner.
First night in the Gorge it was 19 deg, I was a little chilly climbing into the hammock, but after a few minutes that quickly went away. I had all the gear in place, I was ready! Huh, 2 hours later, I had shed my socks, under armor legs, and shirt. I was down to the underwear and a little sweaty.First time ever I have not had cold feet while winter camping! I was in disbelief. The second night, it was only 23 deg, so I didn't even bother with the usual long johns and such, but by about 2:30 am I was sweating again. That was amazing!
Next trip I am not using the sleeping bag as a bag maybe as a blanket. I can now use just the +20 liner, and a small blanket for the top spots.
This quilt is awesome, it hugs the hammock on each end so well there is no way for an air gap to occur.The tailoring is such that it is like laying in a cocoon. it comes up over my shoulders in my blackbird, and unlike my 3 season quilt, this one doesn't move at night. I own a cut and sew shop, and I was very impressed with the quality of the seams and the workmanship, not to mention the design.This was well thought out. I would highly recommend this quilt for any camping in cooler weather.
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