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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawldaddy View Post
    its been my experience that anything more than an 850 fill in a TQ more or less just lays on top of you like cardboard because its so light weight.
    Maybe? But that has not been my experience. I have viewed quilt "rigidity" as more a function of fabric stiffness and/or baffle overstuffing. Are you tucking the quilt around you?


    Quote Originally Posted by Crawldaddy View Post
    What I'm wondering, are the new vertical baffled down TQ's out there have that much of an advantage over the older style horizontal baffles?
    Perhaps the vertical baffles allow the quilt to wrap around your torso more, but all other things being equal, I wouldn't guess they'd be THAT much more advantageous.


    Quote Originally Posted by Crawldaddy View Post
    I have a 15* TQ that I bought two years ago and used enough to realise its not keeping me warm enough below about 40* plus/minus.
    What are you using for an underquilt?

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    I sleep very cold, but I have not noticed a difference in insulation performance between those two designs. The vertical baffles prevent the down from sliding off your chest, though. However, I'm not sure yet, if I like the feel of the vertical baffles. I think I might prefer overstuffed horizontal baffles. Also, a top quilt that I can convert to a sleeping bag - or rather a sleeping bag that I can use as a top quilt - helps me a lot when I have difficulties getting warm.

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