Originally Posted by SwinginIt
Unlike Bannerstone I don't count my UQ when comparing to a sleeping bag, I compare my UQ to a sleeping pad. So as far as TQ savings, I have a 20* TQ that is 50" with a half taper, meaning it stays 50" wide for 3' before it tapers down. It weighs 17.5 or 18oz. Show me a 20* sleeping bag that weighs that little. The lightest you'll find is gonna be pushing 2lbs. And TQ can be used on the ground as well.
An option for you if you're torn is Zpacks bags. They are 1/2 zip on the bottom so they work as TQs and sleeping bags and are super light. Actually now that I think about it I think a 20* one of those weighs as much as my quilt. So it's kinda the best of both worlds.
I'm rocking a 3 season 800 fill that is coming in at 28oz with compression sack. I wonder how much is zipper and hood.