Cumulus Quilt 350

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Dave V, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

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  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    That's a great idea :thumbsup:
  3. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    And I'd like to say to was all my ideas but I got the info from here
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  4. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    No idea, pad straps have been on the go longer than the EE version though, quilts are hardly a new thing though, just us lightweights "reinventing" them in high tech materials/designs, I'm sure someone tied a hide down to cut draughts around 5000bc?
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  5. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I like this. What flat toggles did you find to use? In the video they are tiny flat plastic things that I can't find.
  6. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    I couldn't source the flat toggles either. I used Tape Toggles and I think I got them from Point North, unfortunately they don't seem to do them anymore but I did find these . . . . http://www.makefast.com/acatalog/Black-Plastic-Toggle-for-Tape-0284.html
  7. Maxplosive

    Maxplosive Backpacker

    Got my 350 last week but I won't get a chance to use it before August. Quality seems excellent and I really like the zipper + drawcord footbox. The stuff sack is a little small and I was afraid to break the quilt when I tried to stuff it so I think I'm gonna use it without the stuff sack
  8. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Thank you. I guess that by definition you'll be sleeping on the toggle under the elastic so it should really be flat. How about plastic treasury tags?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Treasury-Tags-Plastic-ended-25mm/dp/B001233B8C

    or swankier - fake bone, flat 2cm toggles
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crendon-...var=621680542473&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
  9. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    Try and get a Cuben dry sack from Paul Stokes at Tread-Lite gear. He doesn'
    I don't find the toggles an issue, they haven't dug into me so far! The toggles are 26mm long and only 4mm diameter at the largest point. I suppose it depends on how tight you have the quilt but i don't fix them any more than the width of my body.

    Most of the time I only have one side buttoned up (3 toggles) and then just the foot on the side I get in/out of. Otherwise it would just be like messing with a sleeping bag. If I get cold, I just button up the two remaining toggles.

    Does that make sense @Clare
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  10. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Thats pretty cool!!. I have not found the need to connect to my pad as yet but that is a great idea!!
  11. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Super. I'm going to do this.
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  12. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    Wait until it gets down to around 2 deg C, you might find the need then!
  13. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I think it's highly dependent on how you sleep. I use a standard width hammock gear quilt (125cm) and find it ok even below freezing, no draughts but I need a wide mat for my shoulders. I'm 6'3" with broad shoulders. Never used straps. I would like a little more width but more just for luxury when moving around before I go to sleep.
  14. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    We were comparing Cumulus 350 Quilts. How much down in the hammock gear quilt?
  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Best sleep I had in a quilt was cheating as I had my pad and quilt inside my overbag/insulated bivvy
  16. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Just discovered this thread. I have a Cumulus 350, had it for more than a dozen years. But it's a sleeping bag, weighing 733g including its stuff sack, which isn't bad against the quilt's 600g. It's so good I don't use anything else. Unzipped, it makes a generous quilt; if it gets cold, I zip up and also have the full hood available. Best of both worlds?
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  17. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    I wanted the comforter as wanting to use it for 2persons as a blanket for the summer, but the strapping looks to much a fath so went for the EE version for there straps which are now offered.
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  18. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    @Enzo did you make that quilt you had on the SDW meet ?
    If so bloody well done !
  19. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    @Clare just found the tape toggles on the Point North (now Pro Fabrics) website. https://www.profabrics.co.uk/products/plasti-tape-toggle

    When I fixed mine, I used a bit of thin Dyneema cord to secure them onto the tapes on the Cumulus quilt. Alternatively you could sew new tapes on to the quilt.
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  20. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Thanks Zen.
  21. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I know, but all quilts will leak cold air the same if not sealed properly. The current version (mine's a few years old) has 360g of 850fp US down.
  22. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    About the same as the Cumulus 350 then. Mine is good down to just about freezing wearing a baselayear top & bottoms. Below that I use a lightweight Cumulus Magic 125 down liner bag and a down pullover. The liner bag cuts out the draughts but sort of defeats the object of using a quilt though.
  23. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    Let me know how you get on.

    Phil
  24. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    @FOX160 yes one of my own. 400g of 850 polish down, 560g, almost waterproof breathable bottom meter.
  25. Sai

    Sai Day Walker

    Comparing between the Quilt 350 and Comforter 350, I'm not sure what would be the benefit to getting the quilt (other than eliminating drafts in the foot box), especially since it sounds like the quilt and comforter now have the same continuous baffle construction. Does this mean that the new quilt will also pose the problem for side sleepers of down falling to the sides?
    And about the temperature rating: the majority of the nights that I use the quilt will be 11-14 degrees, but in some places, it may reach 4 or 5.Will the Quilt/Comforter 350 be overkill? I also purchased a silk liner to use for when it gets really hot/cold.

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