It’s gets cold on a desert night. We regularly see 30-40 degree temperature drops from daytime highs. And at elevation you can find yourself in 30 degree weather. Earlier in the season I tried a night out on a hammock. Light in the pack. Easy to hang. Instant bed. Great until the 40 degree weather found me with my down bag fully compressed and not insulating my back.
Fast forward to a recent night. I had Grand Trunk’s brilliant solution with me. A Hammock-compatible Sleeping bag, and good down to 30 degrees. To deal with the compressed insulation issue Grand Trunk has simply wrapped the sleeping around the hammock via openings at the foot and head of the bag.
The GR bag is made of nylon with Thinsulate fill. Full dimensioned at 34 x 88 inches and weighs 2 pounds 10 ounces. Along with the specialized hammock openings, it has a full length 2-way zipper to fully modulate your night time comfort. You don’t need a Grand Trunk hammocks as this should work with most lightweight single hammocks.
Grand Trunk makes a complete line of accessories to make your nights even more comfortable:
- Pair it with the lightweight Grand Trunk Nano 7 Hammock.
- Don’t forget a Tree Sling to protect the trees. / $20
- Where it’s buggy you might want a Mosquito Net / $80
- If it’s drippy you might consider a Rain Fly / $80