Mar 7, 2013 at 2:03 am #1300120
My Feathered Friends twin sleeping bag was stolen and I'm looking to replace it.
We camp down into the 20's and are both over 6ft3" (193cm) so we need a long.
I've been researching and came up with these
Are there any that I am missing?
Any experience with any of these?
TimMar 7, 2013 at 6:01 am #1962582
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Nunatak makes one as well, so you may want to check them out.
I haven't used any, but the Jacks are better is significantly cheaper but narrow. I think the zpacks looks the best overall for a quilt. I am interested to see what others think.Mar 7, 2013 at 6:53 am #1962591
Nicholas ViglioneBPL Member
My girlfriend and I love our Enlightened Equipment double Rev-X that Tim made for us, great price point, beautifully built and warm as anything. Light too, when you consider that it takes the place of 2 bags. I would highly recommend EE if you're looking for a new double.Mar 16, 2013 at 5:32 am #1966201
@saraLocale: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
+1 on the Enlightened Equipment double Rev-X quilt
Excellent quality, price and comfort.Mar 16, 2013 at 5:45 am #1966203
Thanks you two for calling Enlightened Eqpt to my attn. I asked Tim for a quote
"I can do a 70" wide custom with ~60" footbox. In 6'6" and 20* it costs $270 and weighs ~33oz. I can only make it in yellow or lime green, or a combo of that due to material widths. "
The zpacks twin is 84" wide so there is a big difference and I'm worried about being cramped in the Enlightened Eqpt. We both use large neoair pads so that is 50" already, and then if you add a side sleeper on their side, 20" I calculate that the sides will start to lift up and no longer be on the pad, causing drafts.
Can either of you comment on this?Mar 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm #1966415
Andy AndersonBPL Member
You can't go wrong with Tim's quilts.Mar 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm #1966429
@gregfLocale: Canadian Rockies
To get an idea for size try blankets and duvets you may have around your house.
A queen bed is 60" wide. A double bed is 54" wide. A duvet for a queen bed is 88" wide, A duvet for a double is 79" wide.
The 70" of the EE quilt seems tight to me with 50" of pads. But try pinning up mockups at home to get a feel for it.Mar 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm #1966431
great idea thanks
timMay 14, 2013 at 4:37 am #1985965
Adam KilpatrickBPL Member
@oystersLocale: South Australia
How did you go with trialling widths Tim? Does the EE double quilt still have a zippered footbox?
Its good news that EE can do a double…I much prefer their price points and I've always really admired their quilts, especially as they now have a nice new pad strapping system. We have ordered our neoairs so I'd much prefer a quilt that I can mate successfully to them.
We are also hoping to fit our baby in there for co-sleeping too. I think once we have the neoairs and I velcro them together we can have a better play with the three of us in there with some sheets.
AdamMay 14, 2013 at 10:46 am #1986026
@saraLocale: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Sorry, I missed replying earlier to this thread.
We use two women's Prolite pads under the EE Double Quilt and have not had a draft issue.
However, we sleep together quite close and share a small single futon at home.May 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm #1986069
I have a JRB Kathdin. My wife and I used it this past spring break for some car camping. It worked pretty well but I found it just a tiny bit narrow and drafty. Now nights were in the low 30's. My wife also was using more of it than me (Cover Hog). I'm sure that with temps even just up in the 40's we would have been fine. I also have no doubt that by myself I could use this down to low teens with no problem. It is very warm.
I has also worked well as an under quilt for one night of hammock camping. I have my heart set on a WM Megalite right now and my wife says not until I sell a few things so I'm probably going to try to sell the quilt.May 18, 2013 at 11:01 pm #1987469
Kevin ManleyBPL Member
I have an EE Rev-X in the lime green, just like Tim was offering. My girlfriend and I use it with a 25" and a 20" set of pads tied together; it works very well with few drafts.
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