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    Enlightened Equipment underquilt

    Hi all,

    I am considering switching to an underquilt. I have never had one before, and I would prefer to start with something of quality so that I have a good experience and don't have to replace it. I am 5'7", and I often curl up to sleep, so I figure a full length quilt is unnecessary. I found this, which seems pretty good, but I haven't found any reviews. I am hoping to be able to hang down to around -10C, which I have not been able to do with pads. I appreciate any help!

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    Just a thought, I can curl up and stay completly warm in my 3/4 jarbridge. Maybe not down to -10 though. My point being that curling up shouldn't preclude a full length. If you are not worried about weight a full length would be nice though.
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    A 20 degree Phoenix from hammock gear is only 179.00. and being a 3/4 length UQ mine covers me from head to toe being 5'10'' and sleeping semi curled up

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    it's fairly early here, so my maths may be off a bit.. -10C is around 15F, no?
    the Anti-Freeze with overstuff might manage that. or, a Flurry will go to less..

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    I have a tewa breeze, I am 5 foot 6. The breeze is a 3/4 uq and it covers me from my head to around my ankles. I use a small reflectix pad at my feet. So yea, you can absolutely get away with something smaller.
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    Thanks for the tips! Looking around, it seems like most of these quilts are in the range of 1 lb. how tightly do they pack?

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    I have a 20* revolt with it overstuffed. I hadn't had time to try it out in the woods.

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    I like my hammock gear 0 deg, if it got too warm as spring and fall temps are warmer i can just lower it a bit making it looser on my hammock. I will not sleep if i am cold so i won't sacrifice on warmth.

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    Well, the EE underquilt arrived today. Now I just have to keep forcing myself to work and stop thinking of going out to the woods

    I'm hoping to get a good test in either this weekend or next. I will try to post some pictures once I get it set up (I'm still in my office )

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    So, after I got home this evening, I had to take the new Enlightened Equipment RevoltX 10 underquilt for a try. It was 4C out this evening, so not too cold. The quilt was easy to set up, with a channel suspension and hooks on the ends, and with the elastic stretched out, it held nicely against my back. This is my first underquilt, but I didn't have any trouble with it (thanks Shug!). I only hung for about half an hour before I had to pack it up, but I was absolutely warm on my backside I also weighed it, and it is 531 g/18.7 oz.

    Here are a few pictures:






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