Originally Posted by Cuffs
the winds were steady at probably 10mph and gusts around 15 to 20!
I have not practiced at home setting up under these conditions, so, again, just didnt want to chance it. But, I do know what I need to practice!!
FWIW, as you practice at home for fall/winter/spring trips, it might help you to know how other folks do with various set ups. Just to give you a starting point reference. Of course, as I'm sure you know, one person varies greatly from another in cold tolerance. And the same person varies from one night to the next according to many variables.
With that in mind, according to info about the Speer SPE, some "observed" comfort levels for a 5/8" CCP ( appx. same as Ridgerest) is 37*. So I guess that would be about high 40s for some folks and hi 20s or lower for a very few few others. I have found the 37* rating about right for me with a RidgeRest in an SPE with wally world CCF pad cut up and placed in the side wings.
I think JustJeff was comfortable to at least about 36*, and the designer to about 28*, in the KAQ by itself. No doubt adding a Ridgerest to the KAQ would have given them another 20-25* warmth.
Have fun with your upcoming testing!