Getting materials ready to make my first full length long tube down UQ. I have used the UQ Calculator (extremely helpful) and played with the numbers a bit. My question is: when does overstuff reach diminishing returns? Also if I make a 20* UQ with 20% overstuff, is it better than a 0* with little or no overstuff?
I do understand down quality and fill weight and will probably go with 800 fill, but thats not carved in stone yet.
I've seen recent posts about which is better - O degree or 20 degree UQ's, but my question is to overstuff or not to overstuff. I live in Indiana and the winter temps get to single digit to low 20's. I am a very cold sleeper.
My first impulse is to make a 20* with 20% overstuff, but don't understand the real world down mechanics enough.
Any guidance is greatly appreciated.
Please keep the math to a minimum. MAD777 made me think too hard last night.