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    Senior Member earplug94's Avatar
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    Bag as a quilt vs a sleeping bag.

    Is it safe to assume that you gain more top loft when using your bag as a quilt than as a sleeping bag in a hammock? It seems the down would bunch up around the sides and provide more lift? (lol) on the top?

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    For me, it is definitely warmer.

    The hood is a bit annoying, but it makes a good dribble catcher.

    Using it as a quilt stops the down getting slightly damp, when using a pad.

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    dribble catcher! LOL
    It would also make a good sneeze guard.



    earplug

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    Quote Originally Posted by earplug94 View Post
    Is it safe to assume that you gain more top loft when using your bag as a quilt than as a sleeping bag in a hammock?
    You are correct!
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    Many (Most?) of us started out that way, using your sleeping bag before committing to a quilt. Some start using the sleeping bag "as intended" & quickly find getting in a bag in a hammock can be, , , , , challenging. Rather quickly the bag becomes a quilt. My experience with that: I had a VERY OLD 35 degree synthetic that when new the 35 degree rating was very optimistic. I survived the 1st Mt Rogers hang using it as a quilt, temps got to around 14 both nights. I did "Cheat" & use a chemical warmer each night, but as a quilt the bag sufficed, as a sleeping bag, I would have had to head to the car the 1st night just to warm up to freezing. My theory, as a quilt, the bag had more loft because spread out it is at least 2x as wide as me, but I had it mostly bunched up on top-o-me, so nearly 2x the loft.
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