Originally Posted by hangnout
Thanks Roche for the link and you are right, her R&D guy is spending more time in the woods this year. Slept out at 12* last night in my 15* quilts and was very warm testing the new WPB sock.
When Leigh can keep quilts in stock she will spend some more time on the website
I can see how that would be missed. Remember when comparing weights that Leigh has chosen to go with 15* & 30* quilts to offer something different than other vendors (20* & 40*). Also the 66" length is different.
Thanks for looking
It's a pleasure and a good thing that obsessiveness over weight has subsided during the last year at HF. Not that vigilance about it is a bad thing. (see below)
As with hammocks, if using the same materials and offering the same area and comfort, weights will be close, within a couple of ounces. Zippers and their backing tapes add weight to gear. Having a full length instead of a fractional UQ adds weight in proportion to added length.
So do pot-bellies. I removed (most of) one, and the bike now carries 160 fewer ounces. Give or take a dozen ounces. It still often carries a Leighlo UQ.