Originally Posted by Trooper
Now that it is the hottest part of the year, I'm getting ready to buy an underquilt. I want one to meet most of my needs, and so I can't decide between a winter or three-season Crowsnest.
I live in southeast Michigan, and would like to hit the AT again, and the SHT this fall. Autumn and Spring will be when I hike the most, but those seasons still get snow. I also get cold very easily.
What should I do? Would the winter UQ be too much insulation?
Michigan is a tempermental state when it comes to the weather. Trying to find one set up that will take you even through the summer is hard to do. For me the humidity is a major concern and I have gone synthetic on my UQ (AHE-KAQ Lost River). I have a week long trip from Pictured Rocks to Thaquemenon Falls State Park comming up at the end of August and my last concern is figuring out what type of top insulation am I going to take. I can go from a Micro Fleece Sleeping Bag Liner to a 40* Down to a 20* Down to a -20* Bag, and actually be justified in haveing a reason for bringing each.