May 14, 2009 at 10:07 pm #1236323
I've been able to find a few discussions and reviews on the Pro 90 quilt, but nothing on the UL 60. I like the cover on the 90 better, and it's only a few bucks more, but I'm afraid it would be a lot warmer (I'm looking for a 55 degree up quilt). Anyone use the 60?May 14, 2009 at 11:06 pm #1501412
@carazLocale: bay area
I found the tightening method ineffective and would loosen without much convincing. Its probably cut the same as the 90 and those issue would be the same. Its for warm weather. I was unable to stay warm at temps approaching 40 degrees. Try it at your own risk.May 15, 2009 at 8:13 am #1501458
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
I have both a 60 and a 180 quilt but no 90. The BPL UL 60 quilt is about as minimal as it gets. I'm a slightly cold sleeper and I don't bring this quilt out unless its the dead of summer or I know I'm going to be sleeping at low elevations. When I do bring the 60 I'm certain to boost my sleep system with other insulated gear.
The design of the quilt works great with both torso or full length pads and the strap system works just as well (if not easier) than my third quilt (Nunatak Arc Specialist).
If you're a cold sleeper go with the beefier quilt. If you live in a warm climate or don't need much insulation then the UL 60 would be a good choice.May 15, 2009 at 9:05 am #1501473
I used my UL60 earlier this week in the Wichita Mountains in OK. The temps were in the low 50s and very very damp. I slept quite comfortable in a short sleeve Silkweight short sleeve shirt, long sleeve Sunshirt and Gi pants. I was in my Fly Creek UL1 and on top of my BPL Torsolite. I like the quilt, not to hot at 65 to be draped over me and at 55 like a snuggly little blanket. I removed the cord strap to reduce effort not really to reduce weight. I fell asleep with the fly front door open and woke up in the rain. I wiped off the Pertex of the quilt and the floor with my handy camp towel and went back to sleep.
The quilt comes with a rectangular shaped stuff sack but it squishes nicely into the bottom of my pack.
You can sorta see the blue of the quilt.
May 15, 2009 at 9:07 am #1501474
This will be a summer only quilt, with a rare low below 55. How long is the footbox on the 60?May 15, 2009 at 9:18 am #1501477
My size 13 in Montrails and Inov8 shoes fit in the footbox just fine if that is what you mean.May 15, 2009 at 1:33 pm #1501540
I like the UL 60 quilt – I used it on a trip in Northern PA a couple of weeks ago and temperatures dropped down to 41 at night. I had to put on my Montbell Ex Light Down Jacket and my UL 60 Balaclava but slept well. It's what I carry for all of my trips during the summer where temps won't be much below 50.
It also packs down nicely – a big consideration when my summer pack is the Gossamer Gear Murmur. I bought the long version and fit very comfortably in it (I'm 6' and 250 lbs).May 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm #1501547
My experience with the UL60 is similar. I've had it down to the low 40s and with a Cocoon 60 pullover and balaclava I was plenty toasty. My only major complaint about the BMW quilts is the "strap" which is a string (maybe aircore?) and micro-cordlock. When I use a strap on a quilt, I like to place it under the pad. Unfortunately doing this with the string causes quite a bit of stress on the fabric loops that it attaches to. (This was using a montbell 90 pad.) My solution was to replace the string and cordlock with a piece of shock cord with mitten hooks tied to each end. It's easily removable when I don't need it and keeps the quilt nice and snug when I do use it.
RyanMay 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm #1501559
Great minimalist quilt for warmer temps. Like other members I usually pair this with some type of headware or balaclava and insulated jacket.I sleep warm, so this system will keep me comfortable into the low 40's.
I also like that I cant tell that it's in my pack. Usually i pack it up without a stuff sack-that way it can stay more lofted and do its thang.
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