Who uses a quilt?

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by gixer, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    Probably didn't mate, just a hell of a lot closer....even at light speed.
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  2. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Hopefully my old bag will still have some life in it by 2036. Dunno about myself. If the results are good the treated down may be something to consider.
  3. Creamy

    Creamy Section Hiker

    Ross by the way the Arctic is warming ur kiruna 36 Mar trip will be a summer l/w bag m8.
  4. shetland_breeder

    shetland_breeder Ultralighter

    It depends whether you buy the small one or the large one. My L430 has just arrived, and at 210 x 140 is plenty large enough for me (190cm, 84Kg) even with the botom snugged up to make a 'footbox'.

    You can't order them direct from Cumulus though as their 'importer' seems to have an exclusive deal and only, but according to Cumulus you will be able to order direct next year.

    I bought mine from 'Bivvy on the Summit' (http://www.bivvyonsummit.de/en/home/) as recommended by Cumulus.

    (BTW how _do_ you insert a hyperlink? There's no clicky that I can see, though there's one for media.)

  5. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

  6. shetland_breeder

    shetland_breeder Ultralighter

    Hmm, I got _exactly_ the same reply to my query - dated 21/3/16. 'Next year' is obviously a moveable feast.

    But The service from Bivvy was good so it's not too much of a hardship not being able to order direct.

  7. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    Not based on what Cumulus told me....they said last Autumn that they'd be open for direct UK orders in Spring 2016 and then the latest communication I had with them confirmed it would be May 2016. Anyway, we'll see.
    It's a hardship if what you want can only be ordered from Cumulus direct!
  8. DuncanDo

    DuncanDo Summit Camper

    Does anybody use the Enlightened Equipment 'Accomplice' double quilt?
  9. EM - Tacblades

    EM - Tacblades Ultralighter

    I have made down quits before for hammocks, but now have the stuff on order to make a synthetic quilt for a change :)
  10. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Not the Accomplice but I use a Nunatak double Arc quilt. The shared body heat really helps to stay warm :D
  11. DuncanDo

    DuncanDo Summit Camper

    Definitely. We have the Zpacks 30f twin and love it but just seen the EE Accomplice and like the look of the neck baffle. How do you find the Nunatak Double? We ruled that one out because of the tiny footbox.
  12. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    It's funny because that's the bit I like. The foot box is plenty big enough and if anything helps with the warmth. There is less space to warm up. You sleep angled in in a slight V shape rather than parallel.
    The Accomplice looks somewhat like 2 sleeping bags bolted together.
    With the Arc Double I have a Draft Tonsil which fits between the necks of the 2 sleepers to block drafts. Similar idea to the Draft Blocker on the Accomplice.
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  13. DuncanDo

    DuncanDo Summit Camper

    I think I move around much too much for my wife to cope with me and a 20inch footbox! The Nunatak is 20inch and by comparison the Zpacks is 58inch, which we still find on occasion a little restrictive. Can't find the measurements for the Accomplice footbox width but it appears to taper even less than the Zpacks twin. I have the Arc Specialist as my solo quilt so do rate Nunatak.
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  14. taedawood

    taedawood Hiker

    I recently spoke with one of the reps at Allied Down who supply the down for Katabatic Gear. I asked him about the treatment washing out and he said when they started treating their down it lasted for three washings but that they had made tremendous improvement and that the down shows 'no appreciable loss' of WR after ten washings. At this time, he says they have not tested it beyond ten washings.
  15. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    "Ships in 10-12 weeks." :eek:

    ...Don't think I could wait that long for anything. 3 days and I start to get impatient. 5 weeks waiting for MLD/Zpacks stuff etc nearly kills me lol
  16. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    My KG Flex 30f arrived yesterday, they posted it 1 week after i placed the order, not a bad turnaround i thought.

    Not going to have the chance to try it for a couple of weeks, gave it a good looking over yesterday though and i'm very impressed.

    Loft is noticeably more than my equivalent temp PHD bag, quality of sewing is noticeably better than either of my PHD bags, no loose threads and the stitching is straight.

    Design seems to be good but i only tried it for a couple of mins on me house bed, footbox seems to be tighter than my PHD bags, but the beauty of quilts means i can open it up.

    Eager to try out the mat attachment system but that'll have to wait a couple of weeks.

    All in i'm chuffed to ****** with it :)
  17. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    First thing i did when my cumulus arrived yesterday was cut all the bungee spaghetti of it lol. Very well made but worst attachment method ive ever seen. Severe risk of de-knobination on entry :D
  18. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    All I got with mine was a long length of shock cord, some cord locks & no explanation what to do with them.
  19. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    i had a pack of cord in a bag but huge crossed lace spaghetti already attached. The neck cord was fitted but with nothing on the ends so if you attempt to cinch the loose ends just disappear lol. Its no biggy though. I shall be modding the channel as i dont like the fact the cord comes out twice where the wings attach. For the money i cant complain
  20. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    I also got both attached and a good couple of metres of shock cord and big old cordlocks. I thought that was a mistake to be honest but sounds like the standard :).
    I've left the neck cord as is. The L type arrangement of the cord ends on mine get trapped as I cinch up the neck cord. I thought that was quite clever compared with a stitched in job as you can easily replace the whole neck cord (and there's plenty of cord :laugh:). I thought that the gaps in the neck cord channel were designed such that you can put the cordlock in a different place if required (left, centre, right)?
  21. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    There are a few ways of rigging the head end of the quilt. I do mine with a tied loop or mitten hook over a cordlock and use the cordlock to adjust the tension round the back of my neck. Both the channel and back of neck needs to be adjustable to get it to snug comforably all night.

    I only find the cinching uselful occasionally, never use it in the bivy bag. Only when a cold wind is blowing using the quilt alone, does it become a godsend, especially for side sleeping. It's also useful for airing the quilt in the morning to stop it blowing away.
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  22. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    yea i can see the thinking behind it but ill be going with the hammock gear method of thin dyneema. I find shock cord too bulky and its heavy. I never use attachment straps anyway even on the ground.
  23. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    Me neither, I've removed all the other shock cord. Anyway with my svelte body shape, I find the wings plenty wide enough to wrap around and be comfy. I find the 250 a really warm quilt - hope you get on well with it.
  24. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I know the quilt will be spot on. Quality fill and well sewn. Probably a little too much fill for what i need but it still packs tiny. Will be out over the may bank holiday to test
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  25. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    :laugh::laugh: there you go...no need to 'Man Up' afterall....

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