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Old 03-27-19, 11:22 PM
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Sierra Design NITRO QUILT 800 / 35 DEGREE

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Anyone have experience with this Sierra Design NITRO QUILT 800 / 35 DEGREE? The concept sounds practical for a 50 yr camper using a tent and pad of course. https://sierradesigns.com/nitro-quilt-800-35-degree/. Feedback?
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My feedback is only on the concept. I was 55 when I bought my first quilt from enLightened Equipment. It's one of the best outdoor gear purchases I've ever made. I can pack the quilt into a pannier. It stays clean, since I never sleep on it. A few minutes of bright sunshine once in a while and I've never had to launder it. My 30F quilt worked on a trip where I saw wet snow in the Cascades and 95F temps at sunset during a heat wave across the Midwest.
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Lots of quilt options. For the price, hammock gear offers a good economy version.

https://www.hammockgear.com/economy-burrow/

I recommend 30F, wide (55"). For regular length, it weighs about 20 oz, same as the SD Nitro, but with more down.

I have Hammock Gear quilts and Enlightened Equipment quilts, mentioned above. Both are execllent. One benefit of the economy version by Hammock Gear, besides price, is tough fabric. The drawback of this tougher fabric is extra weight. It adds about 2 to 3oz more verses similar lighter fabric offered by Hammock Gear and Enlightened Equipment.

A few links to other quilts:

https://ugqoutdoor.com/
https://enlightenedequipment.com/

And a review of 10 quilts:

https://sectionhiker.com/sectionhike...acking-quilts/
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Thanks bwgride. Great info.
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Originally Posted by andrewclaus View Post
My feedback is only on the concept. I was 55 when I bought my first quilt from enLightened Equipment. It's one of the best outdoor gear purchases I've ever made. I can pack the quilt into a pannier. It stays clean, since I never sleep on it. A few minutes of bright sunshine once in a while and I've never had to launder it. My 30F quilt worked on a trip where I saw wet snow in the Cascades and 95F temps at sunset during a heat wave across the Midwest.
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+1 on the concept of a quilt.

Pay attention to how any quilt attaches to the pad so as to prevent drafts.

Another consideration is the hood which is of little use as a side sleeper. I opted instead for something with large down filled baffles and a drawstring around the neck.

I'm using a Katabatic Gear Alsek 22.

https://katabaticgear.com/


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One very inexpensive quilt option that has been popular on hammock and backpacking forums is the Costco down quilt


With the 700 fill lofting, I believe it has a rating around 50 degrees. We picked up a couple for $16 each. Weighs in at 1 pound., 70" x 60" inches. comes with a stuff sack and packs down to football-sized. Good summer and shoulder season option.
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I bought a Kifaru Woobie years ago when I was motorcycle touring. I still use it when bike touring. Love it.
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Originally Posted by fishboat View Post
One very inexpensive quilt option that has been popular on hammock and backpacking forums is the Costco down quilt


With the 700 fill lofting, I believe it has a rating around 50 degrees. We picked up a couple for $16 each. Weighs in at 1 pound., 70" x 60" inches. comes with a stuff sack and packs down to football-sized. Good summer and shoulder season option.
I bought two of them and sewed them together slightly offset so it'd be longer. I slept in my hammock using an underquilt with it last weekend and stayed toasty even though it dropped below freezing that night. Many people start with the Costco quilts to sew together sleeping systems.
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I bought two of them and sewed them together slightly offset so it'd be longer. I slept in my hammock using an underquilt with it last weekend and stayed toasty even though it dropped below freezing that night. Many people start with the Costco quilts to sew together sleeping systems.

Yah..a google or youtube search on "costco quilt" and "backpacking" or "hammock camping" will yield a ton of discussion on various things people have done with these quilts.
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The Cosco Dwn Throws have been discontinued.
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