15596sleeping bag (opened up) as an underquilt?
- Sep 1, 2006I've come to love using my underquilt (the JRB Nest). However, we're
reaching that time of year here in Nova Scotia where the quilt alone
isn't warm enough underneath. Adding a pad seems like such a
compromise - yes, I've become a quilt-snob.
As it happens, I can get a winter weight (-12C) down (800) mummy
sleeping bag for a very very good price. I took a good look at it and
if the hood was removed (perhaps turned into a separate clothing
item), the foot box was opened up, the zippers cut (but taping left
intact) and attachment straps added... it looks as though it could
easily be converted to a very suitable underquilt. It doesn't appear
that there'd be alot of excess bag (and therefore unnecessary
What makes this option worth thinking about is that I can get lots of
insulation, in quality down and, at the moment, at a better price than
anything else I'm aware of.
Anyone tried this and if so, how did it work out? Any reactions or
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