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    I want to fit all my gear in a MLD newt. The only items in my pack that wouldn't fit are my top quilt and underquilt. So I need something that will pack very small. The Leighlo 40's specs are nice but how does it compress? I was also thinking of the Tewa Breeze. BTW Otter is right I will take the weight penalty if it will pack small and be somewhat inexpensive.
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    Packs small and is cheap usually aren't used in the same sentance. The cheaper the UQ the bigger that thing seems to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mancat View Post
    I want to fit all my gear in a MLD newt. The only items in my pack that wouldn't fit are my top quilt and underquilt. So I need something that will pack very small. The Leighlo 40's specs are nice but how does it compress? I was also thinking of the Tewa Breeze. BTW Otter is right I will take the weight penalty if it will pack small and be somewhat inexpensive.
    The poncho liner uq packs down pretty tiny, about the size of a nalgene bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R00K View Post
    The poncho liner uq packs down pretty tiny, about the size of a nalgene bottle.
    Thanks R00K, I have yet to try and compress it or even slap that puppy on. Its a gift to my little brother.
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    [QUOTE=Jazilla;465833]Packs small and is cheap usually aren't used in the same sentance.

    Ain't that the truth! The smaller and lighter part is where the price goes up!
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    That is a pretty small lil' backpack!
    Hope you get it all in there.....
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    I own Leighlo's summer UQ and i agree that it is your winner. I was comfy in mine down to 36 and it packs down very small. A little larger than a softball. maybe cantelope size... the poncho liner is very bulky for the actual warmth it provides...

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    if your going to use a Newt you really need to go with down

    no way your getting a Synth in there i have a newt and packed it 20 different ways you really need to compress your quilts to make room in that pack

    for all the qualities you are looking for in a UQ you need to spend money

    look at the Yeti,Hammock gear summer quilt,Leighlo's summer UQ or a DIY if your a diy kinda guy .. no matter what look to spend money
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    +3 on the LeighLo 3/4. It packs down pretty small.I had mine down to 30*, no issues, and compressability was fine. Its about the size of a grapefruit. One thing you may want to do is simply stuff it into a pack, without the stuffsack. I am almost stuffsack free-I have one for my quilts, and one for food. Everything else is just stuffed into nooks & crannies in my pack. I only keep the UQ/TQ in a stuff sack in the event of rain. And, well, food should be separated from everything else anyway...

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    I would consider $120$-130(leighlo 2/3's or tewa breeze) quite reasonable. So it looks like I am going with either a leighlo, a tewa, or diy insultex underquilt. Any top quilt suggestions? I can either go insultex on top or bottom but not both.
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