Economy Incubator Custom


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Approximately 9 Weeks to Ship
18.86 Ounces
Calculated at Checkout


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Important Note: Once custom orders are in production, all order changes including cancellations are subject to a 10% restocking fee. No exceptions.


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 Economy Incubator and Economy Phoenix 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.


Orders placed on or after 8/12/20 will ship in approximately 9 Weeks.

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, featuring color coded s-biners that help you to easily orient the head and foot end of the underquilt for a quick and effortless set-up. All of our quilts are shipped with a complimentary cotton storage sack, and a nylon 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
    Great Underquilt with Amazing Service

    Posted by Dan on 28th Aug 2020

    Ordered the 10 degree and was very warm on two separate camping trips. First time using an under quilt so took some adjusting but once I got the hang of it I couldn't have been more comfortable and warm! Customer service worked with me to get it delivered before my camping trip. Looking to purchase a top quilt next if possible!

  • 5
    High Quality and Easy to Use!

    Posted by KIERRA NEHER on 1st Aug 2020

    Having already decided on getting the econ top quilt, I was debating on getting the pad attachment kit and continuing to use my pad in my hammock, or investing in an under quilt as well. I went all in for both the top and under quilts, and I have no regrets! Im comfortable and toasty warm in my hammock now, without having to tussle with a slippery pad. The quality of the stitching is top notch.

    Setup is very intuitive and its easy to adjust. I do wish I had gotten the 1 oz overfill like I did my topquilt, but Im glad I have the option to send it back in in the future to add it if I want. Customer service was great.

  • 5
    Don't be fooled by 'ECON'

    Posted by Rodney P on 20th Jul 2020

    I was looking at another vendor for an underquilt, but couldn't justify the price for the limited outings I'd have to use it. The 'ECON' Incubator Custom was a perfect choice! I contacted Harry @ HG about making a color switch and he was happy to accommodate. The quilts, though 'ECON' are nothing less than awesome! They are light weight and the warmth is outstanding (3o*). They pack small and fluff in no time once at camp. I'd like to say a special 'Thank You' to Harry who made sure I had my quilts for this summers outings. Great quilts + great service = very happy hanger!

  • 5

    Posted by STEVEN BOYER on 15th Jul 2020


  • 3
    Looks Good

    Posted by Jason Ryan on 2nd Jul 2020

    I received the under quilt and after inspection it meets all my requirements. It's light weight, compresses into a small package and seems to be very well made. Unfortunately due to COVID I didn't receive it until the end of June and it's rated for 20 degrees. Looks like I'll have to wait a few more months until I'm able to put it to use.

  • 5

    Posted by Mick on 5th Jun 2020

    Received this and put it on according to the directions (no brainer). Fit my hammock great 11'. Had a night where the rain had quit and I hung it up, laid in it for a few minutes and actually fell asleep until one of my kids woke me up. Went back that night and planned to stay for the night. Best night sleep I've had for a while. This was so much more comfortable than a pad, not even close. HG was amazing to work with and had delivered above and beyond my expectations. Don't debate any longer, buy this product and love your hammock even more.

  • 5
    Why Did I Wait?

    Posted by Patrick on 22nd May 2020

    I've been hammocking since at least 2014 and have been sleeping on an insulated inflatable pad the majority of the time. Knowing the excellence of the 20 degree Burrow I purchased a few years ago, I decided to buy the Incubator in 30 degreee. I asked HG if they would ship it before my upcoming trip and they made it happen Thank you. Anyway, my compadre and i hit the trail and within five minutes we hit snow, packed about 3 ft but not everywhere. After hiking for a bit, we found a lakeside camp with some snow patches around us which was good because we each brought in full beers and brought out beer cans. Night came around and it was off to bed (hammock). I was so comfy and cozy in there thanks to the under and top quilt from HG. I slept so much better than with a pad, I don't know why I waited so long. The quilts from HG are amazing. They have plenty of loft, feel great and the underquilt has all the right cords to customize a great fit. There are other sellers out there, some cheaper and you know why, and others that cost more but I feel don't seem to offer more. Get it and you won't regret it.

  • 5
    40 degree incubator

    Posted by RICHARD OKAMOTO on 15th May 2020

    I’ve only been able to hang for part of a day given covid but was nice and warm

  • 5

    Posted by Kenneth Sparks on 7th Apr 2020

    Love the adjustability of the incubator. Easy to set up and use. I purchased a second so that I have all my hangs covered one zero degree and one forty degree. Would highly recommend

  • 4
    kept me warm and toasty

    Posted by Wayne on 8th Mar 2020

    With some gale force winds popping up unexpectedly on my first trip with an under quilt this performed fantastically. I was warm and toasty and would have had a great night's sleep if not for the wind whipping past my rain fly.
    My only complaint was the quilt would slip one way or the other and sometimes expose a foot or a leg. I couldn't seem to find a comfortable position for sleeping that kept all of me inside the envelope. Maybe I didn't adjust it correctly. I'll have to experiment a bit more.
    Very satisfied with the product and the price.

  • 5
    Econnomy Incubator 20/Burrow 40

    Posted by Gregory Jobes on 7th Mar 2020

    Purchased a 20° Economy Incubator and a 40° Economy Burrow 40° for use with my WB Eldorado in Vermont. Tested them out the other night down to 19°F, stayed perfectly warm through the night. Impressed with the performance, the 40° Burrow performed well past it's range for me. I setup right next to a lake, and the wind was really going, had to get up in my long-johns and re-stake my tarp after it was ripped out. They also are nice and light and pack nice and small.

  • 5

    Posted by Lonnie on 6th Mar 2020

    Fantastic product, Keeps you very warm on cold nights. Great craftsmanship. Very fast shipping.Would very much recommend.