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    UQ Colorado Trail--Bikepacking

    I am going to bikepack the Colorado Trail (500mi) during a 10 day ride this summer. I am looking for the lightest, smallest packing, best quality underquilt for these conditions to pair with my WBBB/MacCat Std. I really expect the lows to be around 40 but anything at altitude can happen. My first leaning was the Summer Phoenix--looks well made, pretty darn light. But the Warbonnet 3-S Yeti isn't much heavier and looks quite a bit warmer. From reading the posts on this awesome forum, it sounds like I could vent it just fine and it may be more versatile. But if it is overkill, then the Summer Phoenix may be the ticket. Money is less important--I don't get to do trips like this that often so I splurge when I do. Pretty please, love some advice.

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    Well, I use my 3-season Yeti all summer long out here in your neighborhood and I'd say be prepared for colder temps. I think I've only used a "summer" underquilt out here a couple of times and only because my other quilts were all loaned out. I don't trust them out here; it gets cold from out of nowhere and I'd rather stay warm. Not knocking any vendors, just saying IMO you should go with a 3-season UQ.

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    Hi Chris,
    I would recommend the the 3 season as well.

    Just a note on your trip. Section 1 is closed for all of 2011.
    They are dredging Strontia Springs dam.

    I have Mtn Bikes section 1 thru 5 Waterton to Kenosha.
    Its a great trail lots of climbing.

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    Thanks guys--I just ordered up a WB Yeti. I think the Hammock Gear products look incredibly awesome as well, but Brandon is a CO guy and I support local when ever I can. Bought my WBBB just recently so I know his work is awesome as well. Thanks for the advice! I also just ordered the Golite Ultralite Quilt with that 40% off code--that should do me for my sleeping system for now--I'll start testing it all out and get things dialed in.

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    I was very pleasantly surprised today to get an e-mail from Brandon saying my Yeti is shipping today--I was expecting the 2-3 week back order lead time that is on his site. That ROCKS! To friggin cold right now in Colorado to use it (chipped 1/8" of ice off my windscreen to be able to drive this morning) but my kit is definitely getting developed! My hammock/tarp/suspension/UQ/TQ comes in just shy of 5lbs. Not in the ultralite group, but **** fine for me given the quality of sleep one can get! Now to just get out and use it all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish View Post
    To friggin cold right now in Colorado to use it (chipped 1/8" of ice off my windscreen to be able to drive this morning) but my kit is definitely getting developed!
    Nah, this is the sweet season for temps out here; we just have to get you started.
    Next year, you'll be chompin at the bit when you hear an Arctic mass is coming at us.
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    I'm in, for sure. I'll bring my A-game, which will probably include Ska Modis Hoperandi and Macallan. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish View Post
    I'm in, for sure. I'll bring my A-game, which will probably include Ska Modis Hoperandi and Macallan. :-)

    I'm a Bullet Bourbon kinda guys this time of year.
    But love the cold brewskis when the weather turns hot...

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    mcallan 25 I suppose?

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