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PostWed Oct 16, 2019 9:58 am 
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I am looking for a 30-35 degree rated quilt or sleeping bag that weighs at around the 1lb mark. My current bag is a Marmot Helium 15 degree bag w/ 850 down which weighs in on my scale at just under 2 lbs..... but is a bit of overkill during the summer months.  Any first hand recommendations?  Was looking at the Z Pack Solo, REI Magma Quilt, Marmot Phase 30, Sea to Summit  Spark SP II, Western Mountain Highlight 35.... among others.
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PostWed Oct 16, 2019 4:08 pm 
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I have a Katabatic Gear Palisade that I've been using for about 2 years. Weight starts at 16.4 oz (from their site) and goes up from there depending on size and fill.  The version I have is about 20 oz and I've slept comfortably in it in temperatures from the mid 20's to around 50 degrees.

I've been very happy with it, but they are pretty pricey.


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PostWed Oct 16, 2019 6:26 pm 
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Enlightened equipment makes several quilt styles that weigh in around where you want to be. I can’t recommend them highly enough. I have 2; a 20° and a 40°. This gives me the flexibility of 4 season use. Love them!!
www.enlightenedequipment.com
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PostWed Oct 16, 2019 7:40 pm 
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I bought a custom UGQ Bandit quilt earlier this year. After looking at Enlightened Equipment and Hammock Gear, the UGC seemed the best deal in terms of down (oz) per $, as well as features. (They're the only company I've found that offers a neck gasket baffle, which sealed the deal for me. No drawcord against your neck!) For a 30° quilt with 850 fill down, it was still around $300 all told. I only got a chance to use it on one 5 day trip this summer, and I was pretty happy with it, though I was not overly warm on my first 40° night. (Though toasty above that. I'm still working out how to optimize tucking the quilt under me to prevent drafts, etc.) Total weight is around 20 oz with slightly heavier/more durable 20D top fabric (you save 1.5 oz for 10D).

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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 1:54 am 
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Enlightened equipment +2

Have the revelation 20 degree 950 down and like it.  I always have problems on long hikes with the footbox of mummy bags wetting out.  Really like that the revelation fully opens up.   Makes drying the quilt really fast.   Some of the other models have a sewn footbox which does not appeal to me.   Have put around 300+ miles on the Pct and the 485 mile Colorado trail on it so far and its performed and held up great.   

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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Adohrn wrote:
Enlightened equipment +3


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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 5:49 pm 
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Enlightened Equipment +4.

I've got the Revelation 40 degree bag, perfect for late spring through early fall.  I love it!  You can get a 30 degree version or even 20, and your choice of down fill power.  You can customize your bag to your desired specifications.  Highly recommended.
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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 9:16 pm 
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How do the adjustable footboxes perform when it is cold? I like the idea of having a 'quilt' option for when it is warmer, but I would not want to have a draft at 20 degrees.
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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 9:25 pm 
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Enlightened equipment +5.   For a lightweight quilt I love it.

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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 10:14 pm 
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uww wrote:
How do the adjustable footboxes perform when it is cold?

The sewn footboxes of course will be warmer.   I have never had any problems with drafts or a cold footbox even when pushing my sleep system to its limits using a 20 degree revelation though.  The footbox is created by a zipper for the length, and a bungie draw cord with 2 locks for the end.   Technically there is always a small hole at the bottom, it can be blocked by putting a pair of socks ect... and drawing the end closed on them.  I have only ever done this when pushing the system to its limits.

My personal bugaboo is a  damp footbox is not very warm at all.   My feet are swamp coolers tough, so your miles may very.
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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 10:55 pm 
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I ended up cinching my footbox around a spare pair of socks to block the draft - it worked fine, though it seems like they could design the quilts with a little extra baffle to do the same thing. I'm not sure I see the value of a 20° quilt - sure you can customize them, and small business made in USA etc, but there are plenty of very light, high quality down bag makers (and FF is made in USA as well, for instance) and once you drop below freezing I would want a full hood. (Especially when the weight savings are pretty minimal compared with clothes, food, etc.). But for above freezing temps, I would go with the adjustable footbox for versatility, which regular bags can't do.

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PostSat Oct 19, 2019 7:39 am 
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quilt vs mummy -I think it depends on how cold you get sleeping, even in summer months.  Used a western mountaineering Highlite for ~ 14 years - super appreciate the ability to cinch a mummy's hood down to completely enclose myself in the bag to retain warmth. Often I just leave a little "blowhole" open and that's it.

2 yrs ago replaced the Highlite with the Western Mountaineering Summerlite and I like this bag even more, warmer for a 3 oz difference for the same length bag. (In my case I saved an ounce because I got a shorter bag.)

BTW I also had a Helium, replaced it with a WM Alpinlite which I found to be a warmer bag for winter camping.
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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 6:09 pm 
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for those on here promoting EE, did you look at the FF flicker?
https://featheredfriends.com/collections/sleeping-bags/products/feathered-friends-flicker-ul-down-quilt-sleeping-bag

per a lot of reviews i've read, it's got a tremendous amount of flexibility in how you use it. anyone have firsthand info on comparing the flicker with the EE series?

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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 8:25 pm 
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Its was on my short list Iron, but went with EE.   I believe $ and it was a few ounces heavier were the deciding factors.   Hard to knock FF though as all their stuff is top notch.

Bosterson look into balaclavas.   They provide a functional equivalent to a mummy bags hood.   For me as an energetic side sleeper they work better. No waking up in the middle of the night finding I have been breathing into my bag.
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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 8:38 pm 
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can you help me understand the comparison of dimensions?
FF:
62"/48"/39", regular 25.2oz
https://featheredfriends.com/collections/sleeping-bags/products/feathered-friends-flicker-ul-down-quilt-sleeping-bag

EE:
54"/40", regular/regular 20.9oz (950 fill)
https://enlightenedequipment.com/revelation-stock/

does the 62" compare to the 54", or does 48" compare to 54"???

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