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Bulldogge62
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06/11/2019 08:45PM
Last week of July and first week of August. I have a 10 degree quilt and a 40 degree quilt. I’ve only been in the bwca during May or September and I bring the 10 degree quilt. Late July and early August are very different than what I’m used to. I think I’ll be fine with a 40 degree down quilt but have to ask which would you bring?
 
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Ole496
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06/11/2019 10:30PM
If size and weight are equal, I'd definitely take the warmest one. You can always kick it off, lift a corner to let air in or stick out a foot to control the temperature under it.

If you run out of warmth then you have to get up and put on more clothes.

I'm sure the 40 degree one would suffice though for that time of year. Obviously check the long term weather forecast the night before you leave to be sure the 40 degree one will still work for you.

I'd rather have the warmest gear along and not need it, then need it and not have it.
 
AmarilloJim
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06/12/2019 07:27AM
Ole496: "If size and weight are equal, I'd definitely take the warmest one. You can always kick it off, lift a corner to let air in or stick out a foot to control the temperature under it.


If you run out of warmth then you have to get up and put on more clothes.


I'm sure the 40 degree one would suffice though for that time of year. Obviously check the long term weather forecast the night before you leave to be sure the 40 degree one will still work for you.


I'd rather have the warmest gear along and not need it, then need it and not have it. "

+1
 
JATFOMike
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06/12/2019 07:35AM
I was up there the last week of July in I believe 2016? the temp dropped into the upper 20's and we actually had snow! no accumulation, but snow came down.....I would opt for the warmer like everyone else has suggested....

Mike
 
BobDobbs
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06/12/2019 08:06AM
assuming you are:

a warm sleeper

in a tent that you can button up

have a good pad

extra clothing to wear

I'd go lighter. I've only ever used a 30 degree bag, even in May/October....and almost always use it as a quilt.
 
Jaywalker
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06/12/2019 08:14AM
I used to bring my down 15ºF bag all the time, but found I was miserably warm from about mid June through August. Then I got a 40º bag and was much happier. I sleep fairly warm, am in a tent (I think the tent adds about 5-10º itself), and have a good pad. More than half the time I just end up sleeping on top of it. For me, if the long range forecast are showing at least into the 50's or warmer as lows, I go with my lighter bag.
 
06/12/2019 08:19AM
I looked at the low temps for the last ten years for that time period. It looked like the average is about 50 - 55. Rarely did it go down to the low 40s. It never went below 41.

So is the temp rating on your quilt accurate? Do you sleep warm or cool?
 
Bulldogge62
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06/12/2019 10:10AM
Bannock: "I looked at the low temps for the last ten years for that time period. It looked like the average is about 50 - 55. Rarely did it go down to the low 40s. It never went below 41.


So is the temp rating on your quilt accurate? Do you sleep warm or cool?"
This is what I was looking for
I am a warm sleeper with a good tent and pad. I’m going with the 40 degree quilt and if I get cold one night I’ll put on more clothes.
 
unshavenman
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06/12/2019 12:57PM
Yep, I would go with the 40 degree as well. You could be miserable in a ten degree quilt in July.
 
OCDave
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06/12/2019 07:14PM
If you don't use your 40* quilt in July, why have it at all?

 
06/12/2019 08:56PM
I used a 10 degree quilt two weeks ago with lows down to 30 the first night, and low-to-mid 40's thereafter. I sleep cold.
Was perfect the first night. But was too warm for the first hour or two the rest of the nights, finally getting comfortable once my metabolism slowed.
 
unshavenman
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06/14/2019 05:04PM
OCDave: "If you don't use your 40* quilt in July, why have it at all?


"

Exactly!
 
buzz17
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06/14/2019 05:22PM
40, watch the weather.
 
x2jmorris
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06/14/2019 08:37PM
First week of August I'd definitely go 40. I can't stand being too hot. I'd rather be cold for a night over too warm. And I like a sheet over me so I need something. 40 sounds good.
 
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