5241Re: Using bag for underquilt / Ecotat
- Apr 1, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dtwadsworth"
> Thomas,Yes - Strange - I got both the tent and the bag - they arrived
> Pretty amazing coincidence, I just bought that bag from the same
> seller last week to try as an underquilt. Turns out it's only like
> an Ecotat bag in form, not in materials, weight, or construction.
> The seller said I should have known it wasn't an actual Ecotat bag
> because of the price! I guess that somehow makes the misleading
> description okay... The bag shipped was different than the ebay
> picture (which I believe is a Wiggy's made Ecotat) and was made in
> China for RTC Sports (the ebay seller's company). You can buy it
> directly at rtcsports.com for $23 although I'd advise against it
> even at that price!
together - the tent/bivy bag is cool, but the bag was not as
described and I sent it back and should be getting something that at
least looks like the picture!
As far as the advertising - she advertised it as ecotat, so if when I
get it is is not, I will lodge a report. I did not quesiton her use
of the term, as the guy who invented the ecotat lives down in that
part of the country. OK - so caveat emptor!
> Anyway, I moved on to Plan B and bought a new North Face Nuptsethe
> down blanket for ~$39 and will be trying that as an underquilt when
> it arrives on Monday. It's only 60" x 66" but I'll attach it on
> diagonal (should be ~89") to hopefully get enough coverage. It'sa
> only 18 oz. so probably not a lot of loft but I'm only looking for
> solution good to about 35 - 38F. I'll let the group know how thisI saw those too - thanks for doing the research and reporting back.
> test goes next week...
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