Dec 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm #1283307
I'm interested in finding an affordable synthetic quilt, about 45 degrees. I'm 5'-2", so I need a short quilt.
I love my katabatic down quilt, but I need something for wet weather, and lighter weight.
thanksDec 23, 2011 at 7:38 pm #1815481
eric chanBPL Member
make sure you add 10F for most quilts i suspect are "rated" for men and women generally sleep colder …Dec 23, 2011 at 7:40 pm #1815482
Link .BPL Member
@annapurnaDec 24, 2011 at 5:49 am #1815536
@zalmen_mlotekLocale: Northwest CT
+1 for MLD's spirit quilt. Awesome stuff! My favorite quilt.Dec 24, 2011 at 6:34 am #1815541
Roger BBPL Member
MLD Spirit Quilt, apart from the warmth, the sizing, the design of the foot section and the quality of construction make this a standout quilt in my view.Dec 24, 2011 at 8:00 am #1815551
Stephen MBPL Member
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Thos MLD Quilts do look very good.
I might get one to pair up with my WM Ultralite.
StephenDec 24, 2011 at 8:14 am #1815556
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
There really aren't any commercial options out there except MLD and Enlightened Equipment that I am aware of.Dec 24, 2011 at 8:23 am #1815559
He's got the Owyhee at 30 degrees and 1 lb 11 oz (using climashield) and at the very bottom he lists "custom options available". Paul (owner) has a very, very good reputation at hammock forums. just another option…Dec 24, 2011 at 8:55 am #1815569
It's too bad that Jacksrbetter doesn't make a synthetic quilt. I would love to have a Stealth one with the hole for "poncho mode."Dec 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm #1815855
I use an MLD Spirit quilt outside of winter camping also. I might some day get another that's cut a bit wider, but that's about the only thing I'd change, and even that hasn't been much of an issue when I use a shelter. :)Dec 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm #1815856
@holdfastLocale: Bergen, NorwayMar 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm #3456791
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
The MLD quilts use Climashield which the US military likes due to its ability to retain loft after repeated stuff sac use. This is good news as loss of loft is synthetic insulation’s biggest problem. I now own a usless Primaloft summer sleeping bag after only 2 season’s use and proper storage. GAK!
I am thinking of getting the lightest quilt for over my Western Mountaineering down bag for late fall high altitude use. It will attract the moisture from my body where it will condense, keeping my down bag much drier. Plus it will offer about another 15 F. of warmth to a 20 F. overstuffed Megalite. This is a proven layering technique.Mar 14, 2017 at 10:11 pm #3456797
Mike MBPL Member
Eric- nice blast from the past! :)
funny though, almost six years later, the MLD Spirit quilt is still the go to synthetic quilt- Ron hit a home run with this quilt no doubt about itMar 14, 2017 at 10:53 pm #3456803
Owen MBPL Member
Anyone have any experience with Nunatak’s new Apex quilt? I’m in the market for a synthetic quilt and was leaning towards MLD, but I really like the idea of refilling the APEX after a few years and saving the shell. Has anyone done this with other synthetic quilts? I am very attracted to synthetic for wet environments and for use as an overquilt, but it’s hard for me to invest in something that won’t last nearly as long as down.Mar 15, 2017 at 7:02 am #3456837
Mike MBPL Member
no experience with their Apex quilts, but obviously a very respected name in down quilts- their fit/finish on products are top notch!
I peeked at their Apex quilt- I do like the very customizable menu, you should be able to build the perfect quilt. I also like the idea of replacing the insulation, not sure if that is something MLD would do or not?
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