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07/16/2019 09:22AM
Looking for a warmer weather down quilt recommendation. I use a tent
 
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07/16/2019 09:45AM
Enlightened Equipment Has had my interest last few years, lots of options and style choices. Cottage industry in Winona MN. Very interesting is the Convert sleeping bag
I do not own one yet, but----------

Lots of other makers around, I just think the EE options, styles available and customization better.

butthead
 
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07/16/2019 09:50AM
Blatz: "Looking for a warmer weather down quilt recommendation. I use a tent "

For a ground sleeper and summer temps, consider a simple down throw. Because they are a simple design, you should be able to get one suitably sized for you in the $50-100 range.

If you feel you need a shaped quilt with footbox, I have been extremely satisfied with my Hammock Gear quilts. Choose a wide for ground sleeping. 40* weight would be sufficient May thru September.

Good Luck
 
Paleolith54
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07/16/2019 11:49AM
Blatz: "Looking for a warmer weather down quilt recommendation. I use a tent "

A second vote for Enlightened Equipment, but look at their APEX fill instead of down.
 
07/16/2019 12:58PM
Paleolith54: "Blatz: "Looking for a warmer weather down quilt recommendation. I use a tent "


A second vote for Enlightened Equipment, but look at their APEX fill instead of down. "
How well does the APEX pack down compared to Down
 
07/16/2019 01:14PM
Not as well in the examples I looked at, if you consider the use of 850 or 950 fill no where near as compressible. Apex is a batt or sheet. It is easier to clean and does offer insulation when wet, less expensive, but heavier.

butthead
 
Paleolith54
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07/16/2019 06:31PM
butthead: "Not as well in the examples I looked at, if you consider the use of 850 or 950 fill no where near as compressible. Apex is a batt or sheet. It is easier to clean and does offer insulation when wet, less expensive, but heavier.


butthead"


Technically true, but in summer weights I think the weight difference is insignificant especially in light of the cost savings. Anyway, the company's website has all the info for comparison.
 
Paleolith54
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07/16/2019 06:36PM
Blatz: "Paleolith54: "Blatz: "Looking for a warmer weather down quilt recommendation. I use a tent "



A second vote for Enlightened Equipment, but look at their APEX fill instead of down. "
How well does the APEX pack down compared to Down"


Well, nothing is as compressible as good down if that's your standard. My 40 degree EE quilt is what I use for backpacking in warmer/shoulder seasons, and to supplement my down winter bag when the temps will be down to zero F. It packs very small.
 
07/16/2019 06:37PM
Paleolith54: "butthead: "Not as well in the examples I looked at, if you consider the use of 850 or 950 fill no where near as compressible. Apex is a batt or sheet. It is easier to clean and does offer insulation when wet, less expensive, but heavier.



butthead"



Technically true, but in summer weights I think the weight difference is insignificant especially in light of the cost savings. Anyway, the company's website has all the info for comparison. "
Yea the weight difference for summer weight is very little. I'm more concerned with the pack size difference. I can't find a good comparison. I use compression sacks
 
Paleolith54
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07/16/2019 06:43PM
Blatz: "Paleolith54: "butthead: "Not as well in the examples I looked at, if you consider the use of 850 or 950 fill no where near as compressible. Apex is a batt or sheet. It is easier to clean and does offer insulation when wet, less expensive, but heavier.



butthead"




Technically true, but in summer weights I think the weight difference is insignificant especially in light of the cost savings. Anyway, the company's website has all the info for comparison. "
Yea the weight difference for summer weight is very little. I'm more concerned with the pack size difference. I can't find a good comparison. I use compression sacks "


Shoot, if you're using compression sacks I'd go with the Apex. You're never going to notice a difference in size once they're compressed. But, what's insignificant to me might matter to you, so just one person's opinion. To me down is worth the cost for a winter bag, but not for warmer times.
 
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