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Malcolm
07-20-2018, 13:54
I love my Hammock Gear quilts. I figured I'd never buy anything else.

Maybe it was the money from some recent freelance work burning a hole in my pocket...something struck me today. I want to change it up. I want to try something different.

Not for dissatisfaction with any of my HG gear (which is fantastic). Just because.

So I ordered a 50 degree Ghost Pepper with 900FP down and Argon 67 in and out (my next-lightest quilt is the fantastic Burrow Econ 20, and I sleep pretty warm, so I was definitely in need of a summer quilt).

Now begins the wait.

Please everyone, tell me what a useful, beneficial, good purchase this was, lest I should languish these next 8-9 weeks.

rweb82
07-20-2018, 14:02
You will not be disappointed! Loco Libre quilts are simply stunning works of art.

TominMN
07-20-2018, 14:13
This was definitely a useful, beneficial, good purchase. :rolleyes:

Malcolm
07-20-2018, 14:39
You will not be disappointed! Loco Libre quilts are simply stunning works of art.

Thank you! I'm really excited to see it.


This was definitely a useful, beneficial, good purchase. :rolleyes:

Haha thanks! Do you think it's also wise? And exciting?

ObdewlaX
07-20-2018, 14:47
You'll no doubt be pleased. I recently took delivery of my 50 Habanero & it's awesome, definitely worth the wait.

Trecker8
07-20-2018, 15:22
Waste of money, but thank you for keeping the economy pumped up. After a certain point, all these products become overkill. We're out there to camp, not have a gear fetishism.

Malcolm
07-20-2018, 15:32
We're out there to camp, not have a gear fetishism.

I don't know that I agree. For me, it's about 70% to camp, 30% because of the gear fetishism. :lol:

Point taken, though. :)

EDIT: The more I think about it, it might be 60/40.

LuvmyBonnet
07-20-2018, 16:23
It's not a waste of money at all. If that gear enhances your camping experience all the better. I'm not heading into the woods to sleep on a rock, I'm bringing gear to make myself as comfortable as possible.

TominMN
07-20-2018, 16:30
Haha thanks! Do you think it's also wise? And exciting?

I think it's wise if you want a truly lightweight, compact summer UQ. Or you could be rationalizing...

Exciting if the temp takes an unexpected serious dip!

Ohoopee
07-20-2018, 17:18
I too have a winter and summer setup. Just didn't want to pack a heavier quilt
when summer hiking. Every pound I save seems to make it a little easier.

Rex Clifton
07-20-2018, 19:22
Why buy now when your not gonna get to use until next season? I'm looking to add an ultralight pack but am gonna wait for the Black Friday sales.

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Snaps
07-21-2018, 05:26
The Ghost Pepper is second to no TQ! At least, none of the few I've tried... you'll love it. I don't camp out or hike as much as I'd like to, so my setup is more general-purpose. But my LL TQ is one of my favorite pieces of gear.

cmoulder
07-21-2018, 06:09
As part of a UL kit for backpacking, this is a great addition. But if everything else is relatively heavy trad stuff it won't make much of a dent in the bottom line. If the strategy is to start gradually acquiring gear toward a UL kit, then it's a good start.

And yeah, I agree completely with ordering way ahead of need so this will be ready for next year... looking at the timing the weather will be really cooling off by the time it shows up on the doorstep!:shades:

Two Tents
07-21-2018, 07:59
Its not a waste of money if you love this hobby. And its refreshing that you are planning ahead. Too often people wait till they need it and then ask mfgrs to jump their order to the front of the line. Good for you on the choices you made!

Dlrocm
07-22-2018, 11:33
My hammock gear and loco libre quilts mingle nicely. you'll be very happy with your purchase. it's totally worth the wait.

Grey Mouse
07-25-2018, 22:26
I'll be honest. I wanted something "different" also when I ordered my set of winter quilts. I wanted something bespoke, tailored to exactly what I wanted, and was 100% what I was looking for. I don't mind the price at that point if my high expectations are met. It was a long wait due to the black friday sale but George met and exceeded every expectation that I had. It is simply my favorite piece of gear and I look forward all year to using it. I sleep cold and take blood thinners. That quilt set takes the worries out of my trip about me getting too cold and ending up miserable. To me that is worth every penny spent and the time that George took to sew every stitch. I would rather spend good money once for skill and quality than always fiddle around with something cheap that might be designed poorly and tossed together. I have been that route too many times in life and it was a expensive lesson to learn. Enjoy your new quilt and of course post a picture and review when you get it in.

cricky101
07-26-2018, 08:54
Great looking quilts. I've been looking to upgrade a top quilt and these are on my list.

PlusOne
07-26-2018, 11:24
I picked up my winter quilt during one of our Nor'Easters from George and he showed me a top quilt that would go nicely with it. I only got to use them once in the cold this season, but dang.... great quality, light, and oh so cozy. Money well spent.

Carcajou
07-26-2018, 13:52
My 50* Operator quilts (TQ and UQ) arrived a couple of days ago. I already had a 20* Ridge Reaper, but wanted lighter quilts to pair with a lighter hammock to use in the summer months. Given I live in S. Texas, even 'nearby' trips to Big Bend, New Mexico, etc. are also often warm-weather trips. I also am hot/sleep hot... never been cold on a camping trip that I can remember.

Build quality on these quilts is top, top notch. Well constructed and incredibly lightweight. I haven't weighed each item separately yet, but my BBXLC (with WB strap suspension), 50* Ghost Pepper and 50* Habanero combined weigh 54.5 ounces - under 3.5 lbs. Tarp and rigging is easily under a pound as well, so it is less than 4.5 lbs for the whole shelter system. Considering when I started getting into camping my 2-man tent was over 4lbs - let alone pad and bag - that's a huge improvement for me not only in sleeping comfort but also pack weight.

It's just crazy how light the 50* quilts are... my initial impression is that they must have forgot to put down in them because they didn't weigh hardly anything. But just wrapping it around me loosely quickly confirmed that they had definitely been filled and were going to do a good job keeping me warm. Next step is to push the limits and see how far down I can take them, but it's not going to get below 50* for another 3 months at least.