As Tuscas Sestrals Quilt?

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Anders Hansen, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Anders Hansen

    Anders Hansen Summit Camper

    Hi

    Have anyone tried the Sestrals Quilt? Looking for my first quilt.I was first looking at the EE Revelation, but became aware of the Sestreal quilt. I like the possibility og pinching the Revelation quilt to the sleeping bag, does the Sestrals Quilt have the same feature? And does anyone know if its possible to change the Apexinsulation with Down? Maybe some other quilt that you wanna recommend that has the possibility of fastening it to the sleepingpad?

    Thanks =)
  2. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Katabatic quilts do a fastening system.
    As do Enlightened Equipment.

    It's pretty easy to set one up on any quilt. Though I'm not a fan myself.

    The Sestrals range of clothing/gear is all Climashield.
    Maybe Marco will do a Foratata Quilt (his down gear range)
  3. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I use the Cumulus 250 quilt with a MYO attachment system using Zpacks stick on mitten hooks (small tab stitched to self adhesive cuben). A 20cm piece of 2mm shock cord with a micro cord pull is simply snapped through the mitten hook & adjusted as needed, pretty easy to cinch up while in bed or slacken off if too warm. The cuben has remained stuck to the Thermarest & Synmat for 2 years, I've even repaired a small puncture in the Thermarest with the same self adhesive cuben tape.

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  4. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    I have the Sestral blanket in a custom size. I tend not to use pad attachments though.
  5. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Marco is a forum member, so he will probably reply or you could DM him. He has plans for a down quilt but don't know the release date. I don't have a quilt yet but am likely to get the down quilt when he releases it. Last I heard it will have trapezoidal baffles. I've had some stuff from Marco and it's all been excellent quality. He's also happy to do custom tweaks if you want.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2016
  6. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    Hi,

    As @widu13 notes, many users don't use the attachment system at all. It's mostly required by the narrower and shorter american quilts. Our Sestrals quilts, with its generous dimensions, makes it really simple to keep in place. Anyhow, I can replace the stock press buttons with adjustable straps (some customers ask for this customization).

    Currently we make down quilts as custom orders. The quilt, blanket and poncho will be available soon with down filling: our Foratata line as @Mole points out ;). Same overall design as our synthetic quilt and made with schoeller-ftc fabric, which provides a really nice touch in your face. Insulation is 900 cuin pure white goose down. The very best that can be sourced in Europe. Design includes trapezoidal baffles, which are more thermal efficient than the traditional square ones.

    We'll offer 3 filling weights: 250 g, 350 g and 450 g, for confort temperatures of about +3 C, -2 C and -6 C. I consider these values conservative, but you know this is very subjective. Total weights are 430 g, 535 g and 640 g (aprox.).

    Here a picture of a quilt during field testing: facebook.com/astucas/photos/a.501720749926105.1073741828.495046620593518/838272332937610/?type=3

    In the following blog you can read a bit about a recent one:

    sdbwanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/as-tucas-custom-down-quilt-first-look.html
    sdbwanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/first-night-in-as-tucas-down-quilt.html
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  7. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    That looks great Marco.

    Though why that guy suggests it might be an idea to put his dirty mat inside your lovely quilt....!?

    I've seen something like that before. Seems a crazy thing to do? Extol a main virtue of a quilt versus a sleeping bag as not compressing insulation beneath you, then suggest that you compress it under your mat as well! Sheer lunacy.
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  8. Anders Hansen

    Anders Hansen Summit Camper

    That looks absolutly amazing Marco! And thank you so much for the information :) What wil the price be for 350 and 450 g of down? I need it in L/W as i am 187cm.. :)
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  9. Anders Hansen

    Anders Hansen Summit Camper

    Been looking at the Cumulus Quilts but im to tall for them :(
  10. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    I always suggest to put the mat outside the quilt / blanket. That way you can move freely, and don't need such huge footbox to put the mat inside. However, some users prefer this setup.
  11. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    Yeah! The quilt looks and performs superbly. Price of the quilt with 350 g of down will be around 460 € and with 450 g 500 €. Same price despite the size of the quilt, so you're a lucky guy ;)
  12. Roger B

    Roger B Summit Camper

    I can highly recommend Sestral quilts, I have had mine since April 2014 and having tried several other brands, this is the firs quilt I have found roomy, comfortable and warm. I have never used strap around a mattress and never put the mattress inside.
    Those prices and weights sound good Marco.
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  13. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    I'm glad to hear that @Roger B ! :) As Tucas quilts are designed with usability and comfort in mind, not only weight.
  14. Anders Hansen

    Anders Hansen Summit Camper

    Thank you for your reply Marco :) Ill contact you trough your As Tuscas page. The down version is a little over my budget so problably going for the synthetic one :)
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  15. EM - Luisifer

    EM - Luisifer Trail Blazer

    I just received my quilts from As Tucas. Haven't tried them yet, but will do in just 13 days. Going to the north of Sweden for winter-camping. So the setup will be us inside a down sleeping each, outside of this the Setrals quilt. I bought the wide to not compress the down sleeping.
    As temps will be lower (hopefully) than -10 C I'll be able to have a clear idea of temp range of this sleeping system. Will be using downmat UL.
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  16. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    Looking forward to know your field testing results!
  17. EM - Luisifer

    EM - Luisifer Trail Blazer

    Me too. Comparing loft to the MH Ultralamina 32, the Sestrals has more. Not only does it have more loft, it doesn't feel as dense as the filling of the MH. I did sleep in the system with the MH in -20 C. So if loft calculations are correct, then -25 C wouldn't be a problem.
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  18. Anders Hansen

    Anders Hansen Summit Camper

    Just pulled the plug and ordered a Sestrals Synthetic quilt in L/W. My first ever quilt. Looking forward to try it! Thanks to all of you for your replies and help :)
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  19. peter dyregaard

    peter dyregaard Trekker

    You wont regret it. I have both the quilt and the blanket, and both bags are great for a sidesleeper. As tucas make great gear.
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  20. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Still trying to convince my bank account that we can afford the blanket. Bank account keeps disagreeing with me. :(
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  21. EM - Luisifer

    EM - Luisifer Trail Blazer

    4 days 'til review: using it with downbag under. Going camping in -15 C on Tuesday. Hopefully colder ;-).
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  22. Anders Hansen

    Anders Hansen Summit Camper

    Looking forward to it ;) Im getting excited to soon get mine :)
  23. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Still holding up @Whiteburn or been repaired mate? It's sticky stuff that Cuben tape :)
  24. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    The CF tape is still there; if it's not broke don't fix it :)

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