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Still provides the performance you need without all the extra weight.
- 800-Fill goose down insulates your body against cold chilly nights
- Waterproof, breathable Arid Zones with Pertex Shield Eco fabric in critical areas (at head and foot) protect against condensation
- Wider mummy shape so you can move around
- Internal and external hang loops for drying and storing
- Waterproof recycled stuff sack and breathable cotton storage sack included
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Does anyone know how many ounces of fill...
Does anyone know how many ounces of fill are in this quilt?
The regular size has almost 12 ounces, 335 grams, of 800+ goose down fill.
Near perfect compromise for 3+ seasons
This is a great all around quilt for backpackers. Loft is great, 5" or more (double layered) throughout the entire quilt. I've not had the change to try it any lower yet, but I've been comfortable in this quilt down to 25F in a base layer. It's a bit too warm for hot summers, but I've been comfy in the 60s thanks to the ventilation and open sides.
I'm not especially tall- 5'11"- and ended up getting the Long so that I could cover my entire body up if needed. With the Long I can snap the neck closed fully cinch up the neck loop and have my entire body covered up from head to toe. I haven't had to do this yet, but it seemed like a capability paying 2 oz for. I'm a very big guy (42" waist, 52" chest) and the quilt fits great, plenty of room. Worked well with the pads I tried- Thermarest Prolite, Thermarest NeoAir, and POE Ether Compact 6.
IMHO, the only real competitors to this quilt, in my mind, are high end bags like the Helium, WM UltraLite and quilts from small companies like Enlightened, Katabatic, Nunatak. Most of them cost another $100 more or add a few ounces. Even so, the GoLite offers some features not seen in the other quilts- recycled fabrics, and a durable waterproof breathable fabric (WPB ala Gore-Tex) around the neck and feet. Whether or not those are features matter are up to the potential buyer and intended use, but I like the WPB zones for camping under tarps and single wall tents.
The only thing I dislike is the pad attachment system. First, I'd love to have more webbing loops for securing the quilt. Four or six pairs would be ideal and add minimal weight. Second, the included buckle for the light webbing gives very easily. The last thing you want when rolling over at 20F is to pull up one side and open the quilt up for drafts. The buckles also give when I'm trying to tighten up the webbing when bedding down on a cold night. This isn't a huge deal, and was remedied with some Kelty Triptease and a few LineLoc tensioners.
Qulit mat strap retainers
GoLite UltraLite Quilt: 20 Degree Down.
what is the difference between this bag...
what is the difference between this bag and the adrenaline? Is it worth $106 to go to the Adrenaline?
I believe this bag has a significantly reduced amount of insulation on the bottom of the bag. The idea is that you're sleeping pad will replace the insulation to save weight. Also, down does not insulate nearly as well when it is compressed (ie you're laying on it). It really depends on what you're going to do. A friend of mine has the Adrenaline and loves it - he's always warmer than me too and I've got a 20 degree bag as well. Hope this helps!
haha, significantly reduced insulation on the underside. I am going to use that to describe a quilt from now on. This would obviously be an understatement. The difference between this and the adrenaline is that this has NO insulation on the bottom as this is a quilt. As the above stated, it depends on your needs and camping style. By the way... quilts rock and it is definitely worth a shot if you haven't used one before especially because this one is $.
It is a quilt not a sleeping bag. Backcountry should really fix the product listing.