11137Re: underquilts vs. pads....
- Nov 10, 2005--- In email@example.com, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...> wrote:
>You are absolutely correct.
> Ask six people and you'll get ten opinions on this one. For the most
> part, none of them are right or wrong - just find what works for you.
> Here are my thoughts:I struggled with keeping a pad in place and staying in the sweet spot
> If your numbers are right, you'll be adding some weight. In my
> opinion, it's worth it. I find the underquilt more comfortable
> because I don't have to worry about shuffling the pad around when I
> change positions, and I'm free to sprawl as much as I want and still
> stay warm.
for a long time. Like you, I find the freedom of using an underquilt
allows me to get a better nights sleep. No waking up because I shifted
to the edge of the pad and my back is cold. No claminess in my bag
from condensation because the pad doesn't breathe.
> If CCF works for you, it's the cheapest and will certainly work.I am currently using my sleeping bag as a quilt. It's a 20 degree
> You could always get an underquilt, then carry an extra pad when it
> gets below 30 F.
synthetic and weighs almost 3 lbs. I will eventually by a down top
quilt and save space and weight. However, the ~$200 is not in my
budget for the near term.
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