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    Yeah I agree, more is better than not enough. So should I go with say....76"? That way I've got plenty of room. But at that point I might as well get a non-custom quilt because most quilts are around 78". Hmmm......

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    is humidity or rain going to be an issue with your UQ?

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    Isn't humidity and rain the same thing? Lol but humidity not really, rain....most definitely. It rains about 8 months out of the year, maybe more. But the temps don't get warm. The Summers might get into 60a during the day, the other 3 seasons it's like the 40s-50s. Will that make that much of a difference on what size quilt I get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkautzman89 View Post
    Isn't humidity and rain the same thing? Lol but humidity not really, rain....most definitely. It rains about 8 months out of the year, maybe more. But the temps don't get warm. The Summers might get into 60a during the day, the other 3 seasons it's like the 40s-50s. Will that make that much of a difference on what size quilt I get?
    i guess my real question is, would your preference be goose down or synthetic?

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    makes some real nice synthetic UQs.
    when it comes to goose down, all 3 of my UQs are all from Wilderness Logics.
    as for length, IMHO a full length would be a good choice. and i wouldn't worry with a custom length, you're "normal size"
    either way, try to dodge the precipitating humidity.

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    I'll probably go with wilderness logics. I have a lite owl, a tadpole, and their bugnet. I was thinking custom because 78" seemed like a lot of extra room. As for precipitation, I'll probably make a poncho liner thing to help keep moisture away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkautzman89 View Post
    I'll probably go with wilderness logics. I have a lite owl, a tadpole, and their bugnet. I was thinking custom because 78" seemed like a lot of extra room. As for precipitation, I'll probably make a poncho liner thing to help keep moisture away.
    that sounds cool. just call Marty or email him and i'm sure he'll make you one any length you would like. Marty is great to work with.
    actually 78" is not overly huge for you and maybe 3 ounces.

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    Yeah i've decided to just get the standard full length wilderness logics UQ. I don't think I'll add anymore down, since I won't be taking it under 15*f very often. I'm also thinking a wilderness logics TQ.

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    good call.

    their TQs are the coolest i have 3 WL TQs also. on their reg, King size and XXL quilts WL adds a removable fleece condensation catcher.
    it works wonders on cold nights, when exhaled condensation can be a problem.
    the fleece feels great under your chin.
    their Summer Series has no fleece, as it is not needed in warmer weather.
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    Another option is to contact Paul at UGQ he will also answer questions and modify his quilts. He added 5" to my 3/4 along with resist down. When in WA backpacking during summer it's the mist and rain I tend to be careful using down which is useless when wet also taking longer to dry. What I use is a dry bag, protector and a full length lightweight tarp. The trick is to get all this tucked away in the damp, mist or rainy enviroment of the NW. Synthetic works but more bulk and added weight most folks on the trail leaned this way I went with goose. You have options available.
    Enjoy your your search many options out there with plenty of information on the forum I would say all vendors supporting this hobby provides an excellent product.

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    So with your experience of the NW arczeneb, should I go with synthetic since I live here full time? Also, right now I don't do much hiking, and don't really have a place to store my quilt in the lofted position. So maybe synthetic would be better? I can store it, and not worry about it getting wet. And I assume that synthetic works as good as down?

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