So I was hoping a search would turn something up on this here, but I searched a myriad of ways and it looks like this must not have been discussed here before.
In the latest gear edition of Backpacker, they had an article on this product. It's called a Cloak, by Brooks-Range, and they offer them in several different temp ratings. The one I'm looking at is the 15 degree variant for the winters here in Wisconsin...
Here are the specs...
850 Fill with DownTec Treatment
20oz total weight
15oz fill weight
5" x 15" stuff sack size
Pertex Quantum 20d fabric
Full draft collar
Pad / foot pocket
Full baffle construction
74" long x 40" wide at the top; 28" wide at the foot
This is basically a blanket. No footbox or zippers or snaps, just a sleeve for your feet or a pad. This seems like it could potentially be a good fit for a hammock camper with a good underquilt. I find that if my bottom insulation is more than adequate for the temps I am experiencing, my top insulation can be well above the temps I'm experiencing and I'll still be toasty warm. Anyone have any experience with these? The specs look great, I'm considering pulling the trigger on one soon.