Synthetic top quilt
May 29, 2021 at 11:13 pm #3716331Christopher RBPL Member
Can anyone suggest a 50 degree synthetic quilt I can put over a 30 degree katabatic gear quilt, to wic moisture and add warmth in cold temps. Any suggestions Temps. Size or ways to attach or keep the quilt on top of me at night.May 29, 2021 at 11:26 pm #3716332Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
I have a custom EE Enigma (APEX) – 50 *F, regular length (adjust as needed), wide width (since it’s an overquilt), 7d fabrics. They offer a very good strap integration system with their other quilts, to attach 2 layers of quilts together. It works really well. I also use it with non-enlightened bags/quilts, and the stock straps that came with my overquilt have never really been an issue for keeping the overquilt in place. Mine weighs a hair over 10 ounces.
I use mine with a Katabatic Chisos (40 deg F rating) at temps 25-35 F in cold, wet, damp environments. It’s a great system for long hikes where I can’t dry stuff out during the day.
I also use it in the winter with my Feathered Friends Lark (10 F rating) for multi-day trips in subzero conditions.
No issues with any of these setups.May 30, 2021 at 9:38 am #3716349Duane HallBPL Member
@pkhLocale: Nova Scotia
You might have a look at Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit quilts, which in my experience do well as over quilts.May 30, 2021 at 3:55 pm #3716400Michael BBPL Member
@mikebergyJun 1, 2021 at 8:17 am #3716521Dan RBPL Member
Similar to Ryan’s system, I have a Tanager and couple it with an MLD Vision quilt in large. It’s well-made, lightweight, and big enough to accomodate my 6′ 230lb frame on top of the Tanager (with room to spare). My only niggle is there is not cinch on the neck opening, but I’m going to add some grosgrain and shock cord to change that. Once it poops out I would definitely get another.Jun 16, 2021 at 9:02 pm #3718991Christopher RBPL Member
Thank you all.Jun 18, 2021 at 5:02 pm #3719186Paul McLaughlinBPL Member
I have a myog overquilt, no fastening other than a snap at the neck, stays in place just fine.Jun 20, 2021 at 10:36 am #3719297Bob ShuffBPL Member
Does the overquilt need to cover the base quilt completely? I’m thinking I have a hammock underquilt that would cover torso and legs. Footbox warmth seems like a separate thing and you can put a shell over that.
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