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    Weight of TQ vs. UQ

    Can someone tell me how the UQ should compare to the TQ when it comes to fill weight/warmth? Should the UQ be the heaviest/warmest item or should they be about equal?

    Thanks.

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    I try and keep mine about equal except in the hot humid summertime. I use a 50 degree jarbridge vented quite a bit, and maybe nothing if its above 80 at nite. I also sometimes might use a sheet, or a poncho liner and also have a 50 degree top quilt. But in the heat, using little battery operated fans, and maybe a sheet, still hot as all get out in the hot dead summer time. I also have a couple of times, attached a poncho liner for a UQ in the dead of summer as its fairly lightweight, you still have to vent it tho.

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    I'm definitely new to all this, but the quilts I have been looking at have been within an ounce or two of each other when comparing TQ and UQ of the same temp rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADVWannabe View Post
    Can someone tell me how the UQ should compare to the TQ when it comes to fill weight/warmth? Should the UQ be the heaviest/warmest item or should they be about equal?

    Thanks.
    My understanding, for cold weather, is you want the UQ and TQ to be the same, or UQ to be warmer/heavier. Mine are the same rating....RR
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    I generally get ones at the same temp rating. If you're looking to get one warmer, the UQ is usually it. Staying warm underneath and on the sides can make a big difference in comfort. And it's hard to go too hot and easy to vent if you do.
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