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Grey Mouse
01-16-2019, 00:12
So in 2017 (Black Friday sale) I ordered a set of overstuffed zero degree quilts (Carolina Reaper & Ghost Pepper) from George. I received them around June or July of 2018 and have had to wait until last weekend to try them out. The wait was killing me. I bought my wife a set of quilts that were not LL (a sin I know) due to available funds this winter and she was to test her 20F quilts out. The tarps were up, the hammocks hung, a slight rain was starting, and the temp fell to 35F . It was originally supposed to be 25F or colder and snowing but mother nature changed that on us. I figured it to be a good test for a 20F UQ and 15F TQ.

My wife went to bed before me and began shivering when the temp was only at 47F. I asked her what the problem area was but this being only her second time out with quilts I didn't get a decisive answer. I told her to go lay in my hammock and I would figure it out....as in... I would lay in HER hammock for a few minutes and see if I could identify the issue. I messed up lol. Five minutes in my LL quilts and she was out cold. She didn't emerge hardly at all in the proceeding days since the weather took a turn for the worse. I figured out the issue with her quilts...the hard way lol.

She says to tell George "Thank you for the Evil Brown Monster"! That being my coyote brown quilts lol. They apparently sucked her in and wouldn't let go in the cold according to her lol. I have yet to test my set in the cold thanks to this "test". Fortunately she asked if they come in blue and I am now obliged to buy her a set which of course was already on my list. I simply have her approval now. For now I can only say that they work well but I need to get out again and try this for myself :) Thanks for saving my weekend George. A miserable wife would make for a long trip :laugh:

While I did figure out what was wrong with her quilts and I did not freeze to death (I could have been warmer) I can honestly say that the main issue was simple. They were not LL quilts !

RazorSharp
01-16-2019, 06:11
I must admit, I love my LL quilts. Never let me down. (pun intended)

georgecarr
01-16-2019, 15:32
So in 2017 (Black Friday sale) I ordered a set of overstuffed zero degree quilts (Carolina Reaper & Ghost Pepper) from George. I received them around June or July of 2018 and have had to wait until last weekend to try them out. The wait was killing me. I bought my wife a set of quilts that were not LL (a sin I know) due to available funds this winter and she was to test her 20F quilts out. The tarps were up, the hammocks hung, a slight rain was starting, and the temp fell to 35F . It was originally supposed to be 25F or colder and snowing but mother nature changed that on us. I figured it to be a good test for a 20F UQ and 15F TQ.

My wife went to bed before me and began shivering when the temp was only at 47F. I asked her what the problem area was but this being only her second time out with quilts I didn't get a decisive answer. I told her to go lay in my hammock and I would figure it out....as in... I would lay in HER hammock for a few minutes and see if I could identify the issue. I messed up lol. Five minutes in my LL quilts and she was out cold. She didn't emerge hardly at all in the proceeding days since the weather took a turn for the worse. I figured out the issue with her quilts...the hard way lol.

She says to tell George "Thank you for the Evil Brown Monster"! That being my coyote brown quilts lol. They apparently sucked her in and wouldn't let go in the cold according to her lol. I have yet to test my set in the cold thanks to this "test". Fortunately she asked if they come in blue and I am now obliged to buy her a set which of course was already on my list. I simply have her approval now. For now I can only say that they work well but I need to get out again and try this for myself :) Thanks for saving my weekend George. A miserable wife would make for a long trip :laugh:

While I did figure out what was wrong with her quilts and I did not freeze to death (I could have been warmer) I can honestly say that the main issue was simple. They were not LL quilts !

Oh grasshopper, I won't give you a beat down because you've suffered enough :lol: Wise man say give a man a quilt and he might not freeze to death, give him a LLG quilt and his wife will sleep better than him :lol:

cmc4free
01-16-2019, 15:58
I received my first LLG quilt on Saturday (ordered Nov 13, so right on the 8-9 week estimate).

It's a minus 20 Carolina Reaper. Temps are nowhere near that cold so far, but judging by the loft on this beast, I don't doubt that it would keep me warm down to that rating. Looks like sub-zero possibilities coming up soon, per the unreliable forecast, so I'm looking forward to testing it at least somewhere near the rating.

This thing is incredible - thank you George!!

https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/carolina_reaper_minus_20_1_thumb.jpg (https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=31359)

https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/carolina_reaper_minus_20_2_thumb.jpg (https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=31360)

https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/carlonia_reaper_minus_20_3_thumb.jpg (https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=31361)

https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/carolina_reaper_minus_20_4_thumb.jpg (https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=31362)

Grey Mouse
01-16-2019, 16:47
Oh grasshopper, I won't give you a beat down because you've suffered enough :lol: Wise man say give a man a quilt and he might not freeze to death, give him a LLG quilt and his wife will sleep better than him :lol:

Good one George. Sound advice there ;)

TrailSlug
01-16-2019, 18:52
I can tell you that I've never had a cold nights sleep in my hammock while wrapped in LocoLibre quilts. These babies are so warm plus they look good as well.

sloanie
01-18-2019, 13:36
I received my first LLG quilt on Saturday (ordered Nov 13, so right on the 8-9 week estimate).

It's a minus 20 Carolina Reaper. Temps are nowhere near that cold so far, but judging by the loft on this beast, I don't doubt that it would keep me warm down to that rating. Looks like sub-zero possibilities coming up soon, per the unreliable forecast, so I'm looking forward to testing it at least somewhere near the rating.

This thing is incredible - thank you George!!

https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/carolina_reaper_minus_20_1_thumb.jpg (https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=31359)

https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/carolina_reaper_minus_20_2_thumb.jpg (https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=31360)

https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/carlonia_reaper_minus_20_3_thumb.jpg (https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=31361)

https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/carolina_reaper_minus_20_4_thumb.jpg (https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=31362)

Is that outer shell black? Looks really sharp with the orange trim and stitching! (almost looked navy in the first pic, probably the lighting... no one seems to make a nice navy colored material.)

(I have also become part of team LL in the last month... these quilts are just bonkers! Dunno why it took me so long, such awesome gear.)

cmc4free
01-18-2019, 13:45
Is that outer shell black? Looks really sharp with the orange trim and stitching! (almost looked navy in the first pic, probably the lighting... no one seems to make a nice navy colored material.)

(I have also become part of team LL in the last month... these quilts are just bonkers! Dunno why it took me so long, such awesome gear.)

Yep, black Argon 90 outer with orange stitching, burnt orange Argon 67 inner with black stitching, orange grosgrain trim.

It is the lighting in my garage that makes it look a little off. Cell phone camera with auto white balance, and nothing really white in the shots for the AWB to be able to work correctly. Plus it's a mixture of incandescent and fluorescent light out there. Pretty much everything you don't want in a photo (except the LLG quilt!)

Smilin
01-18-2019, 14:11
A frosty O* Ghost pepper at -4* It still wasn't cold enough! Thanks LLG.171715171716

Dlrocm
01-20-2019, 18:21
I'm looking forward to testing my habanero tonight! Temps are projected to be 5 degrees warmer than the lower rating of my LL quilt, and I know I'll be warm.

y not
01-20-2019, 22:09
Oh grasshopper, I won't give you a beat down because you've suffered enough :lol: Wise man say give a man a quilt and he might not freeze to death, give him a LLG quilt and his wife will sleep better than him :lol:

good one

Grey Mouse
02-20-2021, 11:23
Update-We finally got some good cold weather here in Florida this past weekend or so. My buddy and I headed to the swamp for an overnight car camping trip (due to work) to test out the quilts and a stove. I was using "The Evil Brown Monster" (zero degree overstuffed coyote brown) quilts and my buddy had his "Superman" set (red and blue set). His top quilt is a ten degree and his under quilt is a zero degree. The temp on the thermometer and local website was 26F with a wind chill of 18F. Since we were down in a holler right next to the river temps were much much lower.

When we crawled into the hammocks it was 29F and we had both waited too long because we were both cold. The superman set had my buddy Greg sweating in those temps and he had to vent once or twice throughout the night. When I crawled into bed I was getting some cbs and my feet wouldn't warm up. I knew immediately that something was amiss. I got up, made a nature call, and came back to the quilts. I had double checked my draft collar at my head and all was well before I exited the hammock so I cinched up my draft collar at the foot end. It was the instant warmth that I was accustomed to when I returned to the hammock. Being old I made several nature calls at night and did not have to vent. We both slept very warm that night.

This trip was the first time in almost three years that I have had to make an adjustment to the quilt but a reminder that if something isn't right to get off my duff and fix it right away. Thanks again George for such a fine product. When we awoke that morning I hollered over to Greg "Do you regret one cent of what those quilts cost?" (he was an avid cheapskate before getting into hiking gear). He sternly replied "Nope!" and laughed.

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Greg made the mistake of opening the Dr Pepper and it immediately froze
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georgecarr
02-21-2021, 13:08
I hate when my dr Pepper freezes, lol. Glad you guys had a warm overnight.

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