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18783Re: Nunatak Down Blanket info

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  • targetdoggmechanic
    Aug 31, 2011
      I bought and used a similar quilt from Hammock Gear. LOVED it. 20 degree rated and weighed 21 oz (according to mfg website I did not weigh it). I don't think I'd ever go back to a regular bag, unless maybe super cold conditions like snow camping. I also tried a new piece of gear, a thermarest SO-lite 3/4 length pad, and this really helped reflect my body heat back towards me rather than be absorbed by the pad. I was NEVER cold, and there were several nights in the low 30's. Also worked good using it draped over myself on top of whitney at sunrise...FREEZING cold up there!
      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Bronco" <dawgbronco@...> wrote:
      > Many of you asked about the down quilt I bought for this year's JMT hike. Living in Hawaii did not afford any trial period so that's why I'm just now getting back to you. My Nunatak weighs 22 oz. We experienced a couple of 28-degree nights and I had to close the quilt into a 'bag' with the Velcro. I left a one-inch opening at my feet with the drawstring to avoid overheating. On warmer nights the quilt preformed as expected, I just draped it over me and my insulated air mattress.
      > It packed down to a liter bottle size. This is by far the best 'bag' I have ever used.
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