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    Potomac First Hang!

    My Potomac arrived today. I am very pleased to say the least. First I was amazed at how light the package was when the mailman dropped it in my hands.
    Then I opened the box and out pops this huge quilt!





    Needless to say the afternoon plan of putting the snow tires on the car was history.
    Instead it was out into the backyard for a trial run.



    I am in the hammock in this picture. The quilt fits like a glove on the Hennessey. Setup was very easy and fast. The complete coverage is fantastic.
    It was a bit of a cold day here in Ontario, about 40 degrees. Layed around for an hour with just a light shirt and jeans, and was very warm.

    The quilt weighs in at 863 grams on my digital scale, with full suspension.
    Fit and finish of the quilt is perfect. Not a stitch out of place. Great job Paul, your quilts do indeed......Kick ***.
    Last edited by bcaron; 11-03-2010 at 19:22.
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    Senior Member bcaron's Avatar
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    Paul, a couple questions.

    Is there a top side to the quilt? It appears to be identical either way.
    What is your take on compressing the climashield over time? Would repeated packing in a compression stuff sack affect the quilt? It will be stored uncompressed.

    Thanks for a great product.

    Blair
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    Looks very good on the Exped No official top or bottom per say, just have to flip and twist if it does not line up. Long term compression is hard on climasheild. I would avoid going down to the max in a compression sack if you can avoid it. It will cause the CS to break down over time, though it will take a good long bit of time before you have a problem.

    I prefer to not compress the quilt a lot and pack it loose and let other gear squish around the quilt as it will better conform to the shape of a pack or bag.
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