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    Question Down TQ with legs?

    I have very restless legs when I sleep I'm thinking of converting a sleeping bag into some sort of pants top quilt hybrid.

    Has this been done anyone have any pictures or ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Hey I have one of those. It's great from 35-50F, even wet and windy, but a little hard to vent the legs enough if it gets any warmer. A great choice if you want to be able to bail fast or shuffle around camp in toasty jammies. Pretty goofy lookin and I couldn't fit into it if I was any taller than 5'5".

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    Thanks Shug, Steve and Pat, I am looking for something thats ultra light to fit my needs the plan is to wear my jacket and get some sort of half bag with legs or a TQ with a MOD, I think it would be easy to sew some legs into an UL sleeping bag then cut the legs apart and remove the hood and zipper (standard sleeping bag to TQ convertion after legs are done)

    Some one has to have tried this, I can't be the first one to think of it

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    I am thinking of testing the idea on a cheaper sleeping bag first to see how it fits.

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    I had a look at the down pants online and found most are used as outer layers which are heavy and bulky, they have a thicker shell than sleeping bags, to hold up to the use as outer wear, making them weigh far more than a standard sleeping beg which defeats the purpose, monte bell makes a pair but they are base layers and I'm not sure they would be as warm as the foot box of a TQ or sleeping bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrider View Post
    I had a look at the down pants online and found most are used as outer layers which are heavy and bulky, they have a thicker shell than sleeping bags, to hold up to the use as outer wear, making them weigh far more than a standard sleeping beg which defeats the purpose, monte bell makes a pair but they are base layers and I'm not sure they would be as warm as the foot box of a TQ or sleeping bag
    I'm am also looking at a down jack and down pants combo along with the escape bivy (the breathable one) or just a light sheet of some kind. The foot box thing is also a concern. but wool sock may fix it.Also REI sells some Duck down camp booties for $40, no weight listed.http://www.bentgate.com/western-moun...dID=334--FHBOT Let us know what you do I'm curious if it will work out. The easy in and out and staying warm for a midnight run to the nearest bush would make this a nice upgrade.
    Last edited by packdaddy; 11-10-2012 at 19:35.

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    JRB has down sleeves, how about down pantlegs???
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    maybe Down pants with a good hefty pair of taller down booties. I use a lighter pair of booties to extend my quilt a bit. I can relate a bit I am a roller. I destroy my bed on the worst nights. when in the hammock I am like a bump on a log. this does sound like a great DIY adventure, good luck look forward to some good brainstorming.
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