Originally Posted by Cannibal
I think it is not the best choice, not for those conditions and not for someone learning the SS system. DIY synthetic quilts are not difficult and not terribly expensive to make. That was one of my early DIY projects and I promise you it took much less time than learning to get my SS down into the high teens...and I love the cold!
I have plenty of time to practice with it should I decide to buy one. I also feel like the SS is a more all-in-one package.
I guess maybe I will look at the DIY forum though to see if maybe there isn't a post on how to make a good UQ easily and cheaply. If it seems easy enough I may give it a go.