5242Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: TNF Nuptse blanket, was Using bag for underquilt / Ecotat
- Apr 1, 2004Does anyone know the specifications of TNF Nuptse blanket, apparently built
for Chevrolet as part of their TNF branded trailblazer?
Nothing I could find on TNF site about it. Anyone know what materials were
used, and whit the type and amount of fill was? IS the current batch on
ebay a buy at ~$50 delivered?
----- Original Message -----
From: "thomaskelsonl" <thomaskelsonl@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 3:29 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Using bag for underquilt / Ecotat
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dtwadsworth"
> <dwadsworth@m...> wrote:
> > Thomas,
> > 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!
> Yes - Strange - I got both the tent and the bag - they arrived
> 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 Nuptse
> > 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's
> > 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 this
> > test goes next week...
> > Regards,
> > David
> I saw those too - thanks for doing the research and reporting back.
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