Originally Posted by jbo_c
Thanks DG. That's good real world experience. What are the actual measurements of your UQ?
I too have made mulitple Climashield TQ/UQs and I like them very much. Because I made them to fit MY needs, they are lighter and just as compressible as any down items I own (which is many).
- 40*F and up Summer UQ - 2.5oz/yd Climashield XP 36x51 ~ 7oz. I don't need a huge full size UQ for 3 season use. I supplement with a 3/8 ccf sit pad (3oz)that I carry...the 2 together have taken me to mid-30s
- 30*F and up TQ/UQ - 3.7oz/yd Climashield Combat 45x63 ~ 15oz. 30*F is pushing this weight for me, but weight/temp ratio on this quilt is very good.
- 20*F TQ/UQ - 5.0oz/yd Climashield XP 50x68 ~ 20oz. Very warm, but starts getting too bulky.
These temps are what works for me...