Quilts with and without draft collars
Dec 4, 2019 at 9:32 pm #3621536
WM’s sizing in quilts are odd. At that price, I’d just look at Nunatak. Sleeping bags.. Yea, WM all day.Dec 4, 2019 at 9:56 pm #3621544Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Garrett, In what way are WM’s quilt sizings odd and how is Nunatak better? This is important when laying out that kind of money.Dec 4, 2019 at 10:21 pm #3621549
These are the only quilts WM offers below 40 degrees. Anything above 40 degree, I’d opt for synthetic.
Tamarak 30F – <5ft user only – 59″/58″/33″
Alder MF 25F – 62″/59″/46″ – This one is close to normal, but I would still prefer a smaller hip and foot girth, especially for only having a 62” shoulder circumference.
Ponderosa MF 15F -67″/64″/48″
Nunatak is customizable, draft tube, differential cut, down or downtek option, better sizing, and offers zipless quilts. WM only carries the zip up version without a draft tube (basically a sleeping bag without the hood).Dec 5, 2019 at 2:19 am #3621575Rex SandersBPL Member
I think you missed these Western Mountaineering quilts under 40° F.
— RexDec 5, 2019 at 3:36 am #3621586
Rex, you are right. I didn’t even notice the unzipped quilts that were available. That said, 68” chest circumference is still an odd size, especially for a quilt. I would imagine a lot of bunching upfront around the face. Its only an issue, because they don’t offer smaller sizes as an option. The UltraLite and Alphinlite is a prime example of where they offer multiple sizes to accommodate different body types for their 20 degree sleeping bag.Dec 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm #3621654John VanceBPL Member
@servingkoLocale: Intermountain West
The 68” reference includes the open back as the actual quilt is 59” wide at the shoulders. I have the Astralite and really like the yoke style draft collar as it is quite effective without having to close the neck collar and cinch the drawstring. It’s kind of actively passive. 👍Dec 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm #3622365CARLOS C.BPL Member
@lamboyLocale: Mid Atlantic
My quilt from Loco Libre Gear came in. This in my opinion is a very good example of a proper draft collar on a quilt.
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