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    Lightweight blanket for TQ?

    I've decided to let my brother use my 2lb Marmot Aspen Minimalist sleeping bag for a long-weekend hike in the allegheny NF. Temps shouldn't dip below 60 and was hoping to use something that weighs less than 2lbs. The tech blanket weighs 3 and was thinking fleece... No way in hell I can afford a down TQ, yet.

    Suggestions?

    Thx!

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    I've used one of those fleece mummy liners in 65-70 degrees and fared just fine. It really depends on how cold or hot a sleeper you are. I'm on the cold side.
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    PU a fleece bag at Wally World, about $10, and 18 oz. Cut down one side to make a quilt w/foot box. Works for me to 60. You can go cooler by wearing more clothes, or LJ's.
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    I'm a hot sleeper, so 60 degrees doesn't even register as cold to me. I've been using a lightweight blanket I "borrowed" from United Airlines and it works great.

    In the 50s I just use a light wool or fleece blanket.

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    hikerman, have him pack some lightweight long underwear to slip into in case he gets chilled by whatever during the night. I pack a set of long underwear year round here in the White Mountains. Just in case.

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    army surplus poncho liners work great as top blankets in the warmer months. cheap too.

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    +1 on the Poncho Liner. Way cheap and effective.

    It's bulky if you don't trim it though. May or may not be an issue.
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    Swiss Army fleece mummy bag liner

    Still 2 for $20 on ebay:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SWISS-FLEECE...item564ad23423

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    Ditto on the military poncho liner. A true military one will weight in at about 16oz and you can pick them up on ebay for about $20 with shipping
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Woodland-Cam...04%26rk%3D1%26

    12.00 poncho liner,,used but like new on ebay.

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