Originally Posted by Take-a-knee
It is my understanding that overstuff buys a few degrees, minimizes down shifting, and minimizes loss of warmth on colder trips when condensation slowly builds in the down on a long trip.
RT, TAK, et al,
TAK is correct.... If you want to push a couple more degrees of warmth this is true but at additional cost.
JRB quilts are all over stuffed by 15-22 percent depending on the model...Their temp range capabilty are conservative and no additional overfill
is needed to achieve the advertzed capabilty....It has always been our policy to build the quilt to its stated level without recommending overfill.
Why don't we recommend a 2 oz overfill for someone seeking a warmer quilt? simple 2 oz is 10 degrees warmer and cost +$40.... generally going to the winter model of the same design get 20 degrees warmer for +$50 ... a better value IOHO.