Originally Posted by Fiddleback
This is very similar to what I've been using the past few years. I have the older Cocoon pants which replaced the more rugged and heavier ID Denali pants, an ID Dolomitti jacket w/hood, and an Nunatak Arc Alpinist quilt. The rest of my sleep system is the regular collection of long underwear, fleece balaclava and gloves, fresh socks and booties. I have yet to use the quilt in cold weather. The rest of the system did just fine into the mid-20s with a ¼" pad in the Hennessy.
The jacket, and usually the pants, are carried May-Oct because of our cool nighttime temps. It gives me a great opportunity to put 'em to dual use and leave the sleeping bag at home. The quilt will no doubt expand my lower temp range (with an upgraded pad) and it's been great in warmer temps allowing me to leave the insulated pants behind.
I've envious of that new Cocoon jacket... But I am deeply in love with my Dolomitti even though she's a little bit heavier.
Do I understand you to be saying you were warm into mid 20s using JUST the Cocoon pants and the Dolomitti jacket and 1/4" pad? You did not need your quilt in these conditions? FB, are you the one I have previously accused of having antifreeze for blood?
Do you then suppose you could accomplish the same thing with the Cocoon pants/parka? Or is the Dolamatti a much warmer jacket?
BTW, I saw a real good review of the ID Dolamatti on BPL. They really put it to the test.