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georgecarr
08-06-2018, 17:49
There finally here! The Recon Series from Loco Libre Gear is a super ultra light series for the minimalist who wants a true summer quilt. Rated to 60 (comfort rating) the Recon Habanero UQ measures 50L x 45W and weighs just 5.7 ounces, while the Recon 3/4 length Ghost Pepper, which is meant to be paired with a jacket you are already carrying, starts at 6.4 ounces. Imagine a TQ/UQ combo weighing in at 12.1 ounces! Both quilts feature Argon 67 fabric inside and out as well as 900 fill power down.

We have a number of Recon Habaneros in stock (https://www.locolibregear.com/gear.html#!/Ultralight-Quilts/c/30464002/offset=0&sort=normal) and ready to ship in 3-4 business days, while all made to order Recons (https://www.locolibregear.com/gear.html#!/Ultralight-Quilts/c/19561052/offset=0&sort=normal) will ship in 2-3 weeks.

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kitsapcowboy
08-06-2018, 18:09
I love these quilts. The Recon Habanero provides the same simple, effortless fit as last year's Operator Habanero in an even lighter package for ultralight summer advaentures, and the 3/4-length Recon Ghost Pepper is an excellent execution of a very worthwhile concept. Outstanding work, as always, George!

100% Cowboy-approved. :thumbup1:

georgecarr
08-06-2018, 18:13
I love these quilts. The Recon Habanero provides the same simple, effortless fit as last year's Operator Habanero in an even lighter package for ultralight summer advaentures, and the 3/4-length Recon Ghost Pepper is an excellent execution of a very worthwhile concept. Outstanding work, as always, George!

100% Cowboy-approved. :thumbup1:

Thank you! I'll take Cowboy approved any day!

curlymaple42
08-06-2018, 18:16
Here is my 0 Ghost Pepper in standard width and length laying next to the new Recon Top Quilt. This shows you the difference in size. I used the Recon quilt set (Thank you George) a number of nights ranging from 51F to 70F. At 51 I just threw my fleece jacket I had with me over my shoulders. At 70 I opened the TQ up and just used it as a blanket with my feet sticking out. This set is stupid small and light! Perfect for UL backpacking and summer sleeping. I used the set both work out Walhalla Hammock and Outdoor Gear hammock as well as my Warbonnet XLC. I did find it slightly easier to adjust the UQ in the Walhalla as it has zippers both sides. But it fit both hammocks just fine.

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curlymaple42
08-06-2018, 18:17
Well it's Mainer approved now too! East to West, we all love Loco Libre!!

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georgecarr
08-06-2018, 18:22
Well it's Mainer approved now too! East to West, we all love Loco Libre!!

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Hahaha, thank you CM! I appreciate all the "work" you put into testing :lol::lol::lol:

curlymaple42
08-06-2018, 18:34
Hahaha, thank you CM! I appreciate all the "work" you put into testing [emoji38][emoji38][emoji38]It was tough I tell ya!! I had to record the temperature and everything!!! Phew!!! Wore me right out so much I had to fall asleep!

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Cypheros
08-07-2018, 17:21
Does anyone have a picture that shows the packed/compressed size? It would be much appreciated.

curlymaple42
08-07-2018, 17:25
Does anyone have a picture that shows the packed/compressed size? It would be much appreciated.Let me get home and I'll post a picture later. The whole set probably compresses to the size of a nalgene bottle I bet.


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kitsapcowboy
08-07-2018, 17:42
Does anyone have a picture that shows the packed/compressed size? It would be much appreciated.Here is what BOTH quilts (TQ and UQ) look like together in the stuff sack. Please note that the quilts are merely constrained by the 14" long 6" diameter stuff sack, NOT fully compressed; they are easily compressed to half that volume, somewhere between 2.5 and 2.8 liters, if not even less volume. They're phenomenally small, especially for the amount of warmth.

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=167099&d=1533681835

curlymaple42
08-07-2018, 18:26
Here is what BOTH quilts (TQ and UQ) look like together in the stuff sack. Please note that the quilts are merely constrained by the 14" long 6" diameter stuff sack, NOT fully compressed; they are easily compressed to half that volume, somewhere between 2.5 and 2.8 liters, if not even less volume. They're phenomenally small, especially for the amount of warmth.

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=167099&d=1533681835I was blown away by how small and light this set is!!

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Cypheros
08-07-2018, 19:32
Here is what BOTH quilts (TQ and UQ) look like together in the stuff sack. Please note that the quilts are merely constrained by the 14" long 6" diameter stuff sack, NOT fully compressed; they are easily compressed to half that volume, somewhere between 2.5 and 2.8 liters, if not even less volume. They're phenomenally small, especially for the amount of warmth.

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=167099&d=1533681835

I like it. I need better summer gear...looks like Ive found a winner. My backpacking funds will be sufficiently replenished on Friday, so I think Ive found where theyre going.

curlymaple42
08-07-2018, 20:10
This easily will compress to the size of that Nalgene bottle.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180808/410cf9a52b8c227a6318504bc6787a27.jpg

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Cypheros
08-10-2018, 09:07
Ordered! Woot!

kitsapcowboy
08-10-2018, 09:27
Ordered! Woot!You will dig these quilts. :thumbup1:

curlymaple42
08-10-2018, 18:36
Ordered! Woot!Very nice!! I'm sleeping amidst my set tonight actually. Good stuff!

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Minos
08-11-2018, 13:30
Curious as to how you think the down in a 60F quilt will insulate you long term with respect to down migration?

I have an EE rated at 40F in 950FP. As much as I love down, for these warmer Summer quilts, there is so little down needed to begin with that I am wondering if, having sheets of synthetic insulating material instead of down may be the better option as sheets will not be as prone to shifting left and right and be more homogeneously spread out.

What is your option on this?
Minos

curlymaple42
08-11-2018, 13:36
Curious as to how you think the down in a 60F quilt will insulate you long term with respect to down migration?

I have an EE rated at 40F in 950FP. As much as I love down, for these warmer Summer quilts, there is so little down needed to begin with that I am wondering if, having sheets of synthetic insulating material instead of down may be the better option as sheets will not be as prone to shifting left and right and be more homogeneously spread out.

What is your option on this?
MinosI have not noticed cold spots or down migration so far. That might be because of how LL baffles or sews the quilts? They loft quite nicely. I used it last night and it got to close to 50 here in Maine and it kept me warm just fine!

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HandyRandy
08-12-2018, 02:48
This came just in time! I ordered a Recon UQ. My first LLG quilt!

Cypheros
09-07-2018, 10:57
Ordered! Woot!

Just want to say that these arrived Tuesday. The pack-size was smaller than I expected, so that was a huge bonus.
I haven't had these out in the wild yet, but I've been testing them out in my house. I keep the temp set to 65*F overnight, and I get hot if I tuck the TQ around me. The insulation value of these is way better than I expected, especially for their size. It will be a few weeks before I can get these out in the woods to test them, but I'm curious what temps these will push for me...I have a feeling 60*F is a little conservative.

Overall, this was a SOLID purchase. Quality fit & finish on a well-made product.

curlymaple42
09-07-2018, 11:00
Just want to say that these arrived Tuesday. The pack-size was smaller than I expected, so that was a huge bonus.
I haven't had these out in the wild yet, but I've been testing them out in my house. I keep the temp set to 65*F overnight, and I get hot if I tuck the TQ around me. The insulation value of these is way better than I expected, especially for their size. It will be a few weeks before I can get these out in the woods to test them, but I'm curious what temps these will push for me...I have a feeling 60*F is a little conservative.

Overall, this was a SOLID purchase. Quality fit & finish on a well-made product.Awesome!! I just used my top quilt Monday night. I found when it's hot, like 70 or more, I open up the foot box and just use it like a blanket if needed. That keeps either my feet or my upper body vented nicely.


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curlymaple42
09-11-2018, 06:49
I just used my Recon quilt set in it's stuff sack as a pillow the other night. That worked great! It was 43 so too chilly for that set and I had it in my hammock trunk under my hammock and grabbed it for pillow duty. It's like having a high end down pillow!!! Love it!!

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sqidmark
09-11-2018, 17:28
If only I had the spare bucks, we'd definitely add more LLG's to our stable!