Thanks for the replies!
I messaged Hammock Gear and got a nice response from Adam. I am now thinking maybe I should just order a UQ from HG and try this out when I understand all of this a little better. Anyway here are the messages between Adam and I:
Can you help me understand what "Dual Differential Cut Radial Baffle" means? I'm not even exactly sure what "baffle" is so this would be nice to know.
A diagram would make the most sense to me if you have it but a simple explanation would be great as well.
All of that techno Jargon is taking the long way to say something fairly simple. It means that the quilt is constructed around the idea that the outer shell of the quilt needs to be both longer and wider than the inner shell so that as it wraps around the hammock, the goose down insulation is not being compressed. I agree that a diagram does make sense and I have one in the works. We should have it up on our new site in a couple of weeks I think.
On a similar note. Hammock Gear quilts are the only ones currently available that are anatomically shaped to fit someone laying in a hammock. This is important because if the quilt is not up against the full lenth of the user, it becomes MUCH less effective. It becomes more noticeable as the temperatures start to fall away from a comfortable room temperature (72°F/22°C).
Anyway, sorry for the long response. I hope I answered your question. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
I highlighted in red something in his reply which I think will be great for simpletons like myself, a diagram! I'm highly anticipating this diagram.
I now understand why there are differences in width and length between the inside and outside layers. The outside layer creates channels for the down (baffles) to go in and they sort of dangle under the inside layer, decreasing the chance of down compression (if not completely stopping compression).
What I don't really understand is how down doesn't shift inside the channel. Is this impossible to avoid shifting or do I am I still missing something that should be somewhat obvious given the information I have received?
Gosh I have a headache and I think I need some coffee....
Here... take this. It won't save your life, but it may help you save your own.