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    HOT weather top quilts

    Here in South Carolina, now that we're staring down the loaded barrel of February we're getting geared up for summer...which starts in March.

    Summers here get up into the hundreds, which I'm sure is par for the course for lots of different parts of the world. That said, most of my hangs have taken place in late fall and winter and thus, I'm ill prepared for what awaits me in the hot, steamy months ahead.

    What do you use (if anything) as a cover in the summertime? I'm one of those people that can't just sleep under NOTHING...I have to have some kind of sheet, at least.

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    For the true summer temps - a simple sleeping bag liner. They're relatively inexpensive, pack small and light, and have just about the right amount of material to have ~something~ on you.

    They're often available in both silk or fleece. And you can find them on sale if you follow the gear prices from the larger distributors.
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    If you have to have something, I'd go with the liner like Mr. Sparrow suggested. I myself camped last year in Sept. in the 90's and the only thing between me and my buginator was a t-shirt and boxers. I hate to be covered if I don't need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    For the true summer temps - a simple sleeping bag liner. They're relatively inexpensive, pack small and light, and have just about the right amount of material to have ~something~ on you.

    They're often available in both silk or fleece. And you can find them on sale if you follow the gear prices from the larger distributors.
    I've got a silk mummy bag liner that I was intending to use just as you've described, but not having done so yet I wasn't sure if just that alone would be sufficient, overkill, or otherwise...not to mention other possibilities.

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    I use this Diy TQ I made I wanted something light weight because I rarely need it. I carry it as one of those just in case things..lol Sometimes mother nature throws you a curve ball
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    What'd you make it out of?

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    1.1 ripstop stuffed it with 3oz 800fp down I had leftover from another project Down was harvested from a jacket I found in goodwill think I have like $25 bucks in the TQ

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    I bet it's nice and fluffy! Making a down UQ for winter use was enough of a hassle for me, though! lol

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    I know what you mean that stuff goes everywhere when getting it out of the jacket..

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    I used a pillow, and it still looked like a goose exploded in my workshop.

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