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  1. #11
    Senior Member
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    My experience with the partial UQ (a Yeti in my Blackbird) is that it's worth the weight, money, and space savings. I always carry 1/2 a z-rest (6-8 sections) anyhow, so I have leg & foot insulation if needed. The combination of 20 degree TQ, 20 degree partial UQ, and the z-rest under my legs & feet has been nice & toasty into the high teens (as low as I've tried it)

  2. #12
    SilvrSurfr's Avatar
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    Jul 2011
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    Jersey Shore, NJ
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    I have the HG Phoenix 40* and 20* 3/4 quilts. After trying temps as low as 13* F with the Phoenix 20*, I decided that it didn't really work for temps below 30* F. A CCF pad in the footbox didn't do anything to keep my feet warm, so I dumped that.

    So that's worked out well for me, and follows the philosophy of "always carry quilts rated at least 10 degrees warmer than the expected lows."
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

  3. #13
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    Hammocktent 90*, Sparrow, WBBB XLC
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    Confessedly, at this time of life I am more a fair weather hammock dweller. Albeit, I spend at least part of each night in a hammock at home. Consequently, my Phoenix 20 does a fine job especially for backpacking. Plus, it works with my 90 degree hammocks, as does the AHD Ridgecreek 3/4. Right now my Sparrow is set up behind me with the AHD 3/4 as a nightly sleeper. I'll swap to another hammock bye and bye. I also have a 20 Cedar Ridge full length that is very nice and toasty. If you could only have one UQ, it would probably be a full length. I'm fortunate enough that I can choose between when to use a 3/4 or a full length.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by xMagnolia View Post
    I'm 5' 4" and have the 3/4 length quilt. It works fine for me. any longer and it's wasted.

    Charlotte
    Now that's just cheating!!!

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  5. #15
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    Dec 2014
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    I am 6'0", and have a 20 degree Phoenix and a 0 degree Incubator. I sleep rather cold, and live a wee bit north (Fargo, ND), so for me the 20 degree is really a summer quilt, and the 0 degree a shoulder season quilt. My experience is that if the overnight low is in in the 40's, and I wear socks, the partial length is fine without a foot pad. in the 30's, the foot pad is needed, and here's the issue: it works, but it's a minor hassle to get it positioned right every time I get in the hammock. I am a restless sleeper, and have a seriously active bladder at night, so the minor hassles add up. As a result, I often bring the 0 degree Incubator for 30-degree nights. If I were starting over, I would probably buy the 20 degree Incubator instead.

    Therefore, my suggestion: if you are buying a 40-degree quilt, partial length is fine. 20-degree quilt, partial is fine if you are not a restless sleeper and don't need to get up more than once or twice at night. 0-degree quilt, I would absolutely get full length.

  6. #16
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    Everyone will argue in their favor of course, but I think mathematically the weight difference is ridiculous. Now then bulk, sure. Especially depending on your pack size. If you are continually packing to the brim, cutting out a chunk of quilt will help. Just don't go fill it with other stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    Just don't go fill it with other stuff!
    But...but...look at that empty space???!?!

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