Originally Posted by Rothman
Is the weight and bulk difference really that much? Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but it seems to me that the only difference between a TQ and a sleeping bag is the zipper and hood. An opened up sleeping bag doesn't appear much wider than a TQ. I have zero first hand experience so I'm actually asking and not trying to be a nay-sayer. All this being said, I still hate my POS sleeping bag. Honestly, that's what begs the question; New TQ or sleeping bag?
My cat's meow 20* synthetic bag was $200. It's stuff/compression sack is 14L, and squashes down to the size of a basketball. It weighs over two and a half pounds. My 20* down top quilt squashes down to half the size, and weighs a full pound less. Both are nice, but considering even WITH the bag I still have to carry the underquilt so I dont freeze... it makes more sense to go with the pair of quilts.