I am thinking about making a TQ. I have no intention of sleeping on the ground again, but I would like my quilt wide enuf that I could if i had to.
I have seen several comments on HF that hammock TQs can be more narrow than ground TQs because the UQ covers some of your sides from underneath. I also slept under a 50" wide towel (we are such geeks on this forum). It was fine on my back, but took a lot of fiddling to cover me when I laid on my side.
I tried to google non-hammock, backpacking top quilts. The two I found were 51" wide. This seems to be about the same size as a hammock TQ.
I think my TQ will taper to 40" at the foot. How wide do you sugggest a TQ be at the top to be functional on the ground?