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That is neat. I am looking into these now. I always like things that are multi function. Thanks for posting.
I really like the idea of a wearable quilt but rather than something I would wear on a regular basis, I personally see it mainly as a back up in extreme situations were my usual insulation is just not enough .
The extreme situation might involve temps dropping much lower than expected, exhaustion, etc.
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This is what I've been using as my TQ and wearable quilt... Its not the lightest but the fabric on the outside is fairly rugged, and has a great DWR property... not sure if its a treatment or the fabric but I've worn it as a poncho and it shed pretty **** nice...
I'm not a gram weenie and as a large farm animal myself, I often OVER pack because I can... pack light, freeze at night. I used to be very much a minimalist when I was in the service but while I still have the back and legs to carry some comfort items and the wallet to buy them, I do.
I took this "Mountain Serape" down to about 35 degrees last night with the HH SS as my underquilt. I was cozy in some long underwear.
MAD777 always makes me jealous walking around the campfire with his wearable quilt.
Feller in Corvallis, OR, not a big guy, wrote up his use here at HF with one of the
Feathered Friends SBs of similar design.
Certainly if you're not big, the pea-pod use for a hmmkr is "awesome", whether you're luxuriating asleep while frost nips the buds, dancing or meditating neked by a bon/campfire the night before, or huddled in yer down over an itty bity alcohol snuff tin, 1oz wt, (wet).
Another economical reason to take these seriously, no disrespect at all to JRB, is that they've been a failure in the much larger market of ground dwellers. Following the aforementioned Rip Waverly's thread and or / sale here at HF, I followed sales of new high-list-price Expeds of this design on ebay. Some sold, new, for pretty cheap in true auctions. Note that they come / came with a couple of different temp ratings, and maybe in long length, too.
kind nod demostix.
i've been waiting for the weather to turn out this way to put the wren back to work.
to note.. if using the wren as a pod -- it becomes virtually useless as camp wear, unless you like fiddling with your gear all day. *but to note, in the use as a pod... i also bring a puffy coat and "tiny down throw" to use as insulation in the pod.
its less about weight savings, and more about having a versatile system, that works well both in the hammock game, and when ground dwelling.
certainly love the points and counter points ,,, but most of all enjoy hearing about peoples systems and learning some things.
Really pretty cool,,,,,,,,,,,,if ya don't mind looking like Gumby
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I like wearing my JRB Sierra Series quilts that first half hour of the day while sitting in my BMBH while making then drinking coffee. Warmly enjoying the day.
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