TESTAMONIAL: Molly Mac Gear Shamu IX UQ
I received my shamu IX underquilt last week from Tree to Tree trail gear and finally had a chance to test it out last night. Temps were ~39 degrees and I was TOASTY warm. I had my 25 degree sleeping bag as my top quilt and slept in only my long johns. The quilt fit me as snug as a bug in a rug ;) I am amazed at how warm it keeps me given it's size and weight. Man, this insultex is really powerful stuff.
Hat's off to you Mac for creating such a great product. Anyone who is on the fence about getting a Shamu--PULL THE DARN TRIGGER ALREADY--You won't regret it! Also, Dale over at Tree to Tree trail gear was awesome. I had originally ordered the Universal IX UQ (which is retired) but due to a snafu in the TTTG shopping cart, I was able to place the order. Dale sent me the shamu at no additional cost because of the error--talk about great customer service!! I am glad he did, because this baby is sweet! I will order all my gear from him going forward if they have what I am looking for.
I am headed out on a backpacking trip into the superstitions this weekend and temps are supposed to get into the low 30's. With my new Shamu, I know I will sleep comfortably :)
Just got back from trip. Shamu IX UQ performed beautifully!
I just returned from a 2 night backpacking trip. Just like my test, the Shamu performed beautifully. Once I got the hang of it by practicing in my backyard before the trip, hanging the UQ was super simple and fit snugly
On Sat. night, temps got down into the high 20's and we had a snow storm with a TON of wind. Woke up to about 3 inches of snow on the ground.
Still slept very warm with the UQ and my 25 degree bag. Once again, I was very pleased with the shamu. It actually exceeded my expectations in terms of it's warmth.