Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams
You get a lot of "extra" loft when the quilt is laid this way because the outer shell is not being pulled...think about it...over each chamber that 7.25 of outer shell is vertically over the 6" of inner shell, and the down pushes it up well beyond the height of the baffles.
Have you measured the loft with a person in it and it snugged up to the person's back? I measured more loft than rated by a good bit on my MWUQ, with the inside up. But I'm sure it is reduced good bit in actual use, I'm just not sure how much. I am guessing by reaching around and feeling. There is always a good bit of loft, but I'm sure it is a good bit less than what I measured with it on the floor.
Same thing even with my non differential PeaPod. It measures a lot more loft than rated, laying on the floor. But in actual use, tightened enough to where it is barely- or not quite- contacting my back, loft falls back much closer to the rated 2.5". Or, if not careful about over-tightening, way less.