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How we choose: The best under quilts highlighted here were selected based on 62 reviews of 19 products. Our top picks are those that are readily-available in the United States and have received the highest overall ratings from reviewers.

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Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2

user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5 reviews)

A high quality, well engineered, lightweight, reasonably priced solution for keeping warm and cozy during cool nights in a hammock. Highly recommended for backpackers, cyclists, and rowers desiring a warm and comfortable multi-season hammock sleep experience.

Reasons to Buy

  • Perfect cut and fit for most typical hammocks
  • Little to no adjustments needed during setup or with extended use
  • Very fast and simple setup and take down
  • Excellent combination of size, weight, performance, and value
  • Comes with a nylon stuff sack and a storage bag

Reasons to Avoid

  • Compression straps would be a nice addition to the stuff sack.

I am new to hammock camping after vowing to no longer crawl around on the ground and suffer the slings and arrows of rocks, twigs, bumps, lumps, uneven terrain, sore backs, and floods intruding on my former ground sleeping experience. Hammock camping offers most people a totally new type of outdoor sleep experience that offers comfort and expanded options in selecting a non-traditional campsite location not requiring a perfectly flat, level, and dry location. OK, that is the good news. There is a potential downside to hammock camping that is however easily remedied.

Read more: Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2 reviews (5)

Hammock Gear Economy Incubator 20°

user rating: 5 of 5 (5 reviews)

Lightweight for its warmth, this is the cornerstone of my hammock insulation system.

Reasons to Buy

  • Weight-to-warmth ratio
  • Comfortable

Reasons to Avoid

  • Learning curve

The Hammock Gear Incubator 20 is my primary hammock insulation. I've had mine a year. It's been out over 40 nights, car camping, overnight backpacking, and several 2-5 night backpacking trips. It's seen temps from the 80s to the single digits, in all kinds of conditions here in the Midwest. Down quilts are lighter compared to synthetic quilts and more comfortable than closed cell and inflatable pads. If you are willing to spend the money for a down quilt and you don't plan on spending a ton of time sleeping around or below freezing, you won't go wrong with this quilt, nor with Hammock Gear.

Read more: Hammock Gear Economy Incubator 20° reviews (5)

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

The Slacker Super Snuggler is an inexpensive, easy to use, robust, lightweight hammock underquilt that works well in above freezing temperatures. This hammock would be an excellent choice for new hangers due to its ease of use or for folks that are looking for a down alternative with similar performance. It doesn’t offer as much coverage as a full size, rectangular cut underquilt and offers a different style of coverage than a traditional three-quarter quilt. Overall I would recommend this quilt for 3-season use.

Reasons to Buy

  • Much less expensive than down
  • Easy to use
  • Low maintenance
  • Durable fabric
  • More comfortable than a foam or inflatable pad

Reasons to Avoid

  • Head and feet coverage could be lacking for some users
  • Slightly heavier than down

Specifications Weight: 23 oz Length: 80 inches Width: 44 inches at center, tapers to 10 inches at head and feet Packed Size: 10 x 13 x 5 inches Estimated Temperature Rating: 30 Degrees F (no temp rating given by manufacturer) Fill Material: 100% eraLoft polyester hollow microfiber w/ ThermaCapture lining Fill Weight: 20 oz Effectiveness I’ve always used either a down, full length underquilt or a closed cell foam pad (CCF) to keep warm in my hammock, so this was my first entry into the realm of synthetic quilts.

Read more: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler review (1)

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Snuggler

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

The Slacker Snuggler is a great little underquilt. I think it’s a perfect fit for hanging in summer, late spring, and early fall. Retailing at $79.95, it is much more expensive than CCF pads and a bit heavier, but much more comfortable. The Snuggler is about half the cost of similarly rated down quilts, but easier to use and maintain. The Slacker Snuggler came without any instructions, and there are no instructions for use or care on the Therm-a-Rest website; an insert of some variety showing different methods of setup would be helpful. Best For: Backpackers, thru-hikers, and really anyone that wants to try something more comfortable than a pad.

Reasons to Buy

  • Very comfortable
  • Easy to use
  • Good value
  • Lightweight

Reasons to Avoid

  • Limited coverage
  • No instructions
  • No temperature range given

The Snuggler is a lightweight summer underquilt (UQ) that will beat the night time chill. It is much more comfortable and breathable than a closed cell foam (CCF) or inflatable pad. Most down quilt manufacturers don’t make anything lighter than 40°F quilts, so the Snuggler fills a nice niche, and works particularly well when the weather heats up, but it's too chilly to hammock without something underneath: Ease of Use The Slacker Snuggler is attached with a simple system consisting of two shock cord loops on each end.

Read more: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Snuggler review (1)

Jacks 'R' Better Greylock 3

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3 reviews)

Proven comes to mind when considering products from Jacks R Better, and the Greylock 3 demonstrates that to a tee. The Jacks were there with innovative products from the beginning of the rise in popularity of hammocks for camping. The Greylock 3 has been around for quite a while and is designed to keep the hammock hanger's backside warm with large baffles full of lofty, compressible, and now water resistant down. If you hang a hammock in the wild or in your backyard in temps down to the 20s odds are you would benefit from this underquilt.

Reasons to Buy

  • Quality of construction
  • Quality of material
  • Quick shipping
  • Dry down available
  • Great pricing

Reasons to Avoid

  • A few ounces heavier that the lightest and newest models
  • Large baffles

I picked up the Greylock 3 in April, ordered it with with 1 oz over stuff and in about an hour I received notification that the product shipped!! I don't know about you, but I don't think you're going to get any product shipped faster after ordering let alone a down quilt with extra down added as an option. I had the products I ordered in two days since I live in S.C. and the Jacks are in Va. The quilt is shipped in a vented storage bag like comforters are found in retail shops with a nice label with the quilt details and check boxes showing exactly what version is within and a handwritten note regarding the amount of overstuff.

Read more: Jacks 'R' Better Greylock 3 reviews (3)

Hammock Gear Premium Incubator 20°

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

Bigger in size with a finer down than its ECO version, Hammock Gear’s Premium Incubator 20 is one of the best full-price gear purchases I have ever made. Once again the cottage industry proves its superiority to shelved items at REI.

Reasons to Buy

  • Quality
  • Warmth-to-weight ratio
  • Comfortable

Reasons to Avoid

  • Wait time on order
  • Cost

I suffer from a hiking condition known as CBS (Cheap B@st@rd Syndrome). If you look over my gear reviews you will see loads of sentences like, “I bought this on clearance,” or “It was on sale.” And I often steer clear of name-brand stuff, unless I pick it up used or deeply discounted. HG’s Premium Incubator 20 is NOT one of those CBS purchases. I did my research and coughed up the dough to pay full price for this quality underquilt, and I have not regretted the purchase after four years and many nights out on the trail.  I specifically purchased the Premium version of the Incubator 20, due to my 6’2" frame.

Read more: Hammock Gear Premium Incubator 20° review (1)

UGQ Zeppelin 20°F

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

The 66 inch "7/8 length" 20-degree under quilt is a weight and space savings option for the not-too-tall hammock camper. At 5'8" I find that I get almost full length coverage.

Reasons to Buy

  • Quality construction
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Cozy warm
  • Easy connection to the hammock suspension

Reasons to Avoid

  • A little expensive Suffice to say, I'm a big fan of Underground Quilts Outdoor Equipment! Over the past 4 or 5 years I've bought five tarps, three under quilts, and one top quilt from them. That's enough to have a good grasp of the company and the people behind it, their product lines, their quality of products, and their customer service. They have earned, and deserve my support, though I have no connection to them other than as a satisfied customer. While there are other cottage industry manufacturers who make under quilts in full length, long, and 3/4 length, to my knowledge UGQ is the only company offering a 7/8 length.

Read more: UGQ Zeppelin 20°F review (1)

Hammock Gear Phoenix 20

user rating: 5 of 5 (2 reviews)

Excellent underquilt that I found right at its temperature rating. Perfect balance for warmth and weight/pack size.

Reasons to Buy

  • Packable size
  • Temperature rating is accurate
  • Lightweight

Reasons to Avoid

  • Down has only one drawback, moisture

This is an excellent underquilt that I found right at its temperature rating. Its the perfect balance of warmth and weight/pack size. I use a small foam sit pad stuffed inside the foot box of the top quilt (or sleeping bag) to keep my feet warm since this is a partial underquilt. It covers from the shoulders down to mid thigh. A small down pack pillow and the sit pad keep the rest of me warm underneath. As with all down, keeping it dry is important and is the only drawback when using it. Although full length underquilts provide more coverage, they can be bulky in the pack and of course weigh a bit more than a 3/4 underquilt like the Phoenix.

Read more: Hammock Gear Phoenix 20 reviews (2)

Arrowhead Equipment New River UnderQuilt

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

Made-to-order synthetic hammock underquilt, full-length. The single most expensive piece of camping equipment I own, and worth it.

Reasons to Buy

  • Warm
  • Easy to set up
  • Reasonably priced (in comparison to others of its sort)
  • Well-made and durable
  • Good in wet weather

Reasons to Avoid

  • Not as light or compressible as down

Warmth: It's a full length quilt, rated (when I bought it) to 20 degrees; the website currently says 25. I have slept in it comfortably at 15-20 degrees, and windy, but with a hot water bottle, and a poncho wrapped around the outside of the quilt. Given that I don't sleep warm, I think the rating is more than fair. Fit & Comfort: The quilt is available in several lengths. Mine is medium and plenty long for 5'8." It is plenty wide to go well up the sides of the hammock. Moisture: This is its best point, because the shell is water repellent, and the stuffing is synthetic.

Read more: Arrowhead Equipment New River UnderQuilt review (1)

Little Shop of Hammocks Toaster Down Under Quilt

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

A full length 800 FP HyperDri goose down hammock under quilt rated for 0 F.

Reasons to Buy

  • Well made
  • Fully adjustable suspension system
  • Foot end draft collar
  • 4" of loft
  • Large choice of colour combinations

Reasons to Avoid

  • A bit on the heavy side for the gram concious

Available in a large variety of colour combinations and fabric types, I choose the A90 (.9 oz/sq yrd.) olive outside with the same A90 fabric in black on the inside. After testing it out a few nights this winter it is more than capable of taking you down to the 0 degree point. I remained toasty and warm well past freezing on a couple nights. Over stuff of the down is available for those venturing out in sub 0 temps. Very good craftsmanship, dual differential cut to prevent compression of the down and 3" box baffle design allowing for 4" of loft.

Read more: Little Shop of Hammocks Toaster Down Under Quilt review (1)

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