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We will find out soon, I just bought one!
I ordered mine on Mon. night and it arrived here at my house today on Thurs. Very nice quilt but I may be biased as this is my first. I have nothing to compare it to, but I am real impressed. Wasn't sure if I would like the radial baffles but they seem to work well. I threw it on my GTUL real quick before I had to run to class and I gotta say....beats the s#!t outta pads. Now I just gotta wait for my return to buy a WBBB 1.7 SL and I think I will be ready to hit the woods!
Looks very nice. I keep looking for a reason to buy something from the Jacks, but DIY always take the spend right out of me.
The suspension is normal. Also, 1.1 is easy to tear but I have had mine on many trips, and even with just a little effort, they are very easy to protect.
Price has gone up to $189.00 for the 800 fill...
I was able to test the Greylock for the past two nights. First night temperature was about 22F and last night it was about 19F. In both cases the underquilt keep me warm with some minor issues.
Night 1: I wore only shorts, t-shirt, and two-pairs of socks. I use a Golite 20F quilt (newer model, very nice item), and for leg coverage I used one 1/4" volara pad and a smaller piece of volara under my feet. I wanted to determine whether this combination would be sufficient. I had trouble keeping my legs warm due to lack of cloths on legs and due to insufficient pad thickness. I was able to sleep, but my legs felt chilled.
Night 2: I wore long-sleeve, thin wool shirt, lightweight fleece pajama bottoms, and two pair of socks. This time I doubled my 1/4" volara pads. Despite lower temperature (19F), everything stayed warm until got out of the hammock and failed to re-position the pads correctly under my legs.
Issue: I noted on both nights, and also during day tests, that with breezes my back would become instantly cool but then would warm again. I thought I had the underquilt properly installed, but that may not be the case. Some possible problems:
(a) the side suspensions were not tight enough,
(b) the ends were not gathered well enough or were too tight,
(c) the underquilt needs draft collars on the ends, or
(d) breezes may remove warmth via the fabric.
This afternoon I tightened the side suspensions forcing the underquilt tighter against hammock sides. I tested this for about 5 minutes and did not notice any loss of warmth, but there were few breezes so the test was inadequate. I need to test this again when I get some good airflow around my hammock. If tightening the suspension does not work I will try replacing the end with shock-cord rather than the original string used to tighten the ends. I may also experiment with draft collars.
Is it possible that a strong breeze can sap warmth from the underquilt via the fabric, or is my problem most likely some type of air movement between hammock and underquilt?
One thing you'll learn about this process is that you will identify problems so much quicker when you have a helper. They can either laying in the hammock or they can search for gaps and leaks while you lay in the hammock.
Don't worry about C & D till you get the UQ dialed in proper.