Economy Incubator

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Hammock Gear Under Quilts

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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.


Quilt orders placed on or after 4/22/19 have a lead time of approximately 4 weeks to ship.  Lead time is subject to change.

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


About the Economy Incubator

The ULTIMATE underquilt for guaranteed comfort at a low price... The Standard length Economy Incubator is long enough to generously cover most hammock campers up to about 6’ 1”.  Our Economy Incubator series utilizes downproof 1.1 oz / yd² (20D) Calendared Nylon Taffeta fabric and 800 fill power DWR Treated Grey Duck Down. This underquilt will protect you in temperatures down to its temperature rating. 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 Economy 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 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 Economy Incubator comes complete with our state of the art shock-cord suspension system, storage sack, and a stuff sack.


Duck Down


Hammock Gear is committed to providing down products that meet RDS (Responsible Down Standard).  RDS certifies that geese and ducks are treated ethically (no live plucking or force feeding) and the down is traceable back to the source.  Both our Premium and Economy quilts use down that meets the Responsible Down Standard. For more information visit:


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)

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  • 5

    Posted by Mark Allamong on 19th Apr 2019

    Well made, warm. Still trying to get used to how it works

  • 5
    Econ Incubator

    Posted by BRANDON JOOS on 19th Apr 2019

    I love Hammock Gear products. I have purchased 5 quilts from them now. Their products are of upmost quality and their customer service is second to none. I highly recommend Hammock Gear if you are in the market for underquilts and topquilts.

  • 4
    Warm and light

    Posted by Aaron Park on 11th Apr 2019

    My Econ Incubator arrived a few weeks ago and I am very happy with it. I set it up under my Dutchware Chameleon and it fit perfectly with almost no adjustment needed to the cinch cords. I hopped in and immediately felt the warmth from the incubator. I like the feel of the materials. The only minor issue was one of the S biners broke when I got into the hammock for the first time. My guess is a manufacturing flaw with the S biner at Niteize. I replaced it with a lightweight carabiner and I'm good to go. For the money, this is a great under quilt.

  • 5
    20F Economy Incubator

    Posted by High Viz on 6th Apr 2019

    The quality of the stitching is amazing. Packs down small. I used it on a cold section hike on the BFT in March and slept like a baby cause I was never cold. Great under quilt for the price. I have already ordered a top quilt and can't wait to get it. Thanks HG.

  • 5
    Great value

    Posted by Joel on 29th Mar 2019

    I just received my Economy Incubator yesterday, so these comments are of my first impression. Very fast shipping considering this quilt is made to order. The build quality is excellent! The stitching, the fabric, the attachment points, all seem top notch. I would like to have seen some aluminum s- hooks rather than plastic, but they seem more than sturdy enough for the job.
    I am very impressed with this under quilt so far.
    The only thing "Economy" about it is the name!

  • 5
    20 degree Econ Incubator

    Posted by Travis on 21st Mar 2019

    Awesome build quality, very warm. I’m very glad I purchased it.

  • 5
    Can't Be Beat for the Money

    Posted by Joe on 18th Mar 2019

    This is hands down the best deal going on an entry level UQ. For the money, this is easily the best UQ available.

  • 5
    20* Econ Incubator

    Posted by Travis on 7th Mar 2019

    Only tried this once at 48* last weekend but it was awesome. Fit and finish is fantastic and easy to adjust. Best piece of hammock gear I’ve bought in a long time.

  • 5
    Biggest bang for the Buck!

    Posted by Tank Brooks on 13th Feb 2019

    I cant say enough great things about this thing. I did a winter camping trip with my church kids camping club temps got down to high teens. and I was toasty. Loved it so much, I ordered the Burrow quilt for my next trip!