Mar 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm #1300979
@snapyjohnLocale: Pacific NW
Big 850 fill double quilt $409 at REI use coupon SFBWD3413Mar 28, 2013 at 1:26 am #1970397
It's a "840" fp bag according to STP's description and rated to 23 F and weighs 2lbs 4oz. Btw, if you use the code EB032613A you can knock it down to 204.75. The code i believe is only good for the rest of 3/28.
This is almost an unbelievable deal for a double sized quilt (70.8 inch wide & 86.6 in long for the medium). I've been keeping an eye out for something like this for awhile, and couldn't pass this up. When you're part of a couple, it just makes so much more sense to sleep together under the same sleep system–so much more efficient.
Thank you for bringing it to attention. What a bargain!Mar 28, 2013 at 6:37 am #1970420
Just be aware that Exped rate this as a 45 degree quilt, not a 23. That sounds about right for 14oz of fill on a 6' x7' quilt.
Theoretical loft is about 1.9"Mar 28, 2013 at 8:56 am #1970450
Thanks Rod for the clarification. I wonder how the hey STP got 23 degrees out of that!??Mar 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm #1970568
That was fast, someone already changed the specs over at STP. Must be some fans of BPL work there, or something. But they didn't add back any temp rating now, not even the correct one of 45 degrees.Mar 29, 2013 at 6:20 am #1970733
Went with the medium, will report next week… Thanks for the heads up!Mar 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm #1970894
I would like to hear your impressions, as I may still be interested.
Also worth noting that Exped list the medium and large as the same size quilt, with a different sized base sheet to accommodate either medium or LW mats.
RodApr 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm #1973268
I haven't had a chance to take the quilt outdoors, but I wanted to voice my initial impressions for anybody still considering ordering one. I'll start with my only complaint… the zipper for poncho use is off-center! It seemed symmetrical in the exped vid, so I'm not sure if STP has an irregular batch or what. This isn't a huge issue for me, since it would totally swallow my girlfriend either way and she'll be the one wearing it.
Other than the zip issue, we love it! We slept under it indoors and found the material to be comfortable to the touch and the size to be more than adequate… It drapes over the sides of a queen-sized bed and I can pull it all the way over my head (I'm 6'). I don't have any exped pads and I can't comment on how well it works in an all exped sleep system, but the bottom sheet did not work so well with a prolite 4 and z lite (duh!). Also, I thought it was neat that a large dry bag was included, not just your average stuff sack.Apr 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm #1973742
@snapyjohnLocale: Pacific NW
It comes with a large mesh bag to store and a dry bag to use. It is well made like all the other Exped products I have used. It is well made I see no seconds issue's.Apr 8, 2013 at 10:08 am #1974017
Has anyone weighed just the quilt? I'm not that interested in the sheet, but I'm not sure if the "2 lb. 4 oz." weight listed by STP is accurate, or whether it includes the sheet + quilt.
-DavidApr 8, 2013 at 11:08 am #1974037
Haven't weighed it, but Exped on their site lists the quilt alone weight as 31 oz/880 grams. Here is the link: http://www.exped.com/exped/web/exped_homepage_na.nsf/b43popup1/BBB3810830F309D0C1257782002B912F?Opendocument
My wife and i used this Sat. night with a low of 39 degrees. I was wearing a thin, linen-cotton button up long sleeve shirt with a t-shirt on top, shorts, silk baselayer bottoms (which i put over the shorts), and a thinnish wool-acrylic beanie and i was plenty warm.
I quite like the quilt so far. I know you can get better quality and lighter quilts that are also warmer, but these are so much more money. If i had a lot more spending money, i would probably have gone with a Zpacks quilt.
For really cold temps (not something i experience much here in VA), i will combine it with EE's 40 degree RevelationX quilt and my wife with a 30 degree Sierra Designs dri down bag. Granted, that is a lot of weight though and all together cost as much as one 20 degree Zpacks double quilt at much more weight, but i like the flexibility of the system.
For cold weather alone, i will use my homemade weird hybrid quilt which has a layer of 2.5 oz climashield apex on the bottom and a mix of Angora rabbit fur and 550 grey duck down/feather blend on the top, non quilted. Haven't weighed it or tested it in significantly cold weather yet.Apr 15, 2013 at 12:39 pm #1976899
My quilt alone indeed weighs 880g. The dry sack is 110g.Apr 17, 2013 at 9:28 am #1977633
@timalanLocale: Mid Atlantic
Any further thoughts or updated coupon codes? I'm considering this for warm weather and using it as an excuse to clear a few other things out of the gear closet.
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