Re: TNF Nuptse dowm blanket
- I bought two of the down blankets off e-bay. One for insulating a
mild weather underquilt. The other to be converted into a bivy
sack. I plan to sew velcro around the edge to allow quick assembly,
but didn't have time to do it for this weekends campout at Quantico,
VA. Estimate that the low for the night was around 50 degrees with
very little wind. Started out laying on the much venerated Target
blue pad. Used a fleece zip bag around 1 AM and had the quilt laid
out on the side next to me inside my HH Asym. Around 5 AM the
coolness overcame sleep, so I flipped the quilt over me and tucked it
around the fleece bag. Easy to work with since it isn't that wide,
and I was snug and warm in a few minutes. The bag that the quilt
comes in, when turned inside out, is fleece lined and makes a very
The rest of my attire that evening was running shorts, coolmax long
sleeve shirt and a nylon pullover golf jacket.
Tom in Virginia Beach
PS. Don't have a scale that will weigh the blanket, sorry.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "matthulbert" <ms@u...> wrote:
> I bought one of these blankets on Ebay (like a few others here),
> haven't taken it out yet. I'm going hiking this weekend, but I
> decided if I'm going to take it (I may take my synthetic blanket if
> finish it in time).
> I don't yet have a scale. Has anyone weighed their blanket yet? With
> 18 oz of fill it seems like it should weigh about 24-28 oz.
> I'm going to be testing a bunch of new gear I've made this winter:
> Double bottom hammock, TravelPod, and Tarp.