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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboyd View Post
    I would love the light weight of down, but feel a full length would be best for me, and could not swing the price on the full length down quilt just yet.
    That's one of the main benefits of making your own. You only pay for materials needed, and your labor is free (and fun). That was my reasoning, anyway. Congrats on finding one you like!


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    aboyd:
    You will love the KAQ New River. I have several of them, use as a TQ and UQ, and they work great in the Sothern "winter" weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    aboyd:
    You will love the KAQ New River. I have several of them, use as a TQ and UQ, and they work great in the Sothern "winter" weather.
    I was on the fence and really thought I would like the light weight down, but I was afraid it would not give me the coverage I wanted to stay warm. Now to start saving for a TQ to replace my heavy and bulky sleeping bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboyd View Post
    I was on the fence and really thought I would like the light weight down, but I was afraid it would not give me the coverage I wanted to stay warm. Now to start saving for a TQ to replace my heavy and bulky sleeping bag.
    I have have the New River and a Winter Incubator. I just sold the Phoenix to get the Incubator. I tried the 3/4 UQ thing and hated it. I have to have a full length! I am also 6'3.

    I haven't taken the Winter Incubator out yet, but let me just say one thing. I know people probably think Paul from AHE pays me, but let me tell you he doesn't, and I will still vouch the KAQ New River. I have used it at least 30 nights on the trail and it has never let me down. I have had it at 24 degrees and was perfectly warm (when used with a sock). I haven't had any issue with it, no probs with bungee cord, fasteners, etc.

    I am so scared of being cold I wouldnt dare camp lower than 35 before I got the KAQ. Now i'm routinely in the 20's.

    Paul is very responsive to emails, the price is very fair, and it ships very quickly.

    I bought the incubator simply because I wanted down to match my bag/TQ. Don't get me wrong, hammockgear.com is great also, I just haven't dealt with them as much.

    Good purchase. You wont be sorry.

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    Down is the only way to go, IMO. I really like the quilts by Stormcrow. I have no problems with the stormcrow slipping out from underneath me in my Traveler. I have a 3/4 for summer and a full length for winter.

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    Maybe Paul and Storm should have an arm wrestling match or a chili cook off. I think your only consideration is do you want down or synthetic because they are both great quilts. I own both the Phoenix and a KAQ and both work great. I only have room for down in my pack though.
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