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    I'm in the 0/20/60 camp but I live in the south. The 20 set gets more than 80% of the usage.

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    Seeing as I cant afford multiple quilts at this time, i bought both Top and Under rated for 0*.
    My logic being that i can easily vent my under, and i can leave my top off until i get a chill.

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    I also started with a 20/20 set and am beginning to expand for greater temperature ranges. The 20/20 set is versatile and has worked well for me through the years. During that time I mostly just backpacked in fall and spring though. This year I have camped several times in the summer and have needed something cooler/lighter. Another forum member made me a Costco Down Top Quilt and it has worked great.
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    I started with a CDT Gemini And then added a 20 tooquilt.
    Next was a 0 underquilt.
    And most recently a 40 3/4 underquilt.

    So basically 0/20/40 as well by way of mixing and stacking. My next quilt will be a true 0 topquilt.


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    This is great info. Thanks everyone. It looks like owning a 0/20/40 set and using your 20 the most is very common. That's pretty helpful info for folks in the market for their first, in my opinion.

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    for those with a 0, 20, and a 40, what made you go for a zero instead of layering your 40 and 20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erric View Post
    for those with a 0, 20, and a 40, what made you go for a zero instead of layering your 40 and 20?
    Below 10*f the zero is a must....the 20/40 mix is just not going to cut it
    I think it depends on at which temps you want/will bottom out at....if that's say 10*-15*f on occasion then stack the 20/40 and enjoy...use the extra cash for other goodies. But for deep cold the zero is a must and stacking in a 20 and 40 into that should put one into -40 territory ( 0/20 does -30c easily)
    Life is too Short to not feed the addiction....Hang on and explore the World

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    Quote Originally Posted by erric View Post
    for those with a 0, 20, and a 40, what made you go for a zero instead of layering your 40 and 20?
    For backpacking, it is the extra weight and bulk of the shell material.

    As an example, using the weight calculator (which I have found to be pretty darn reliable) on Enlightened Equipment's website, a Revelation made with a 10D shell and 950fp down—which are both very light materials—will weigh 14.83oz for a 40deg, 20.88 for a 20deg and 26.96 for a 0deg. So the weight difference is 8.75oz and the bulk... who knows? Comparing with 20D shells the difference is going to be even more, of course.

    In some situations such as car camping, pulking or hiking in short distances, this doesn't matter much. And even for backpacking there are still folks who label you a wimp if you're not carrying a godawful heavy pack, so you also have to decide if your ego can withstand the ridicule.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    It is simply about bulk as others have said. A zero packs down smaller than a 20 and 40 do together. If you only hang in colder temps a couple of times a year, by all means stack away! It works really well.
    Hammock Tourist / Hammock Fiend / Hammock Therapist

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    That makes a lot of sense! Thanks for the answers.

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