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    TopQuilt - Over My Head

    I have a Go Lite 3 season Top Quilt made for people 6'. I am 5'7" and wish I had gotten the longer version. It is not quite long enough to pull over my head. I like that better than wearing a separate hood as it is easier for me to adjust heat comfort during the night.

    I was about to get another quilt for the summer and was curious how others deal with this.

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    Probably not a good idea to pull a down top quilt over your head. The down will soak up all the moisture in your breath. I usually wear a balaclava if it's really cold, though I was thinking of making a fleece or synthetic loose-fitting "face bag," for lack of a better term, to keep the chill off my face.

    My face doesn't like being exposed to cold temps all night so I always put something over my face. Cold weather just wrecks my skin.

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    TopQuilt - Over My Head

    Personally, I like the separate hood. As SS pointed out above, condensation could be an issue. But I just don't like breathing my own exhaust. Plus, if I've been hiking all day, it doesn't smell so good under my quilt.
    Unlike SS, I like my face, at least my nose & mouth, to be uncovered even in the cold.
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    +1 on the moisture issue...... If you primarily hike 2 or 3 days, every now and then, you might not see a huge difference, but longer hikes, especially in colder weather, will make you change your patterns/habits.

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    My last camp out, it was chilly out. About 28. Had a fleece hat on, and a buff around my neck, and then pulled up over my face. When I got hot, or uncomfortable with my face covered, I just pulled the buff down.,,,,,,,RR
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    A face mask of some sort works pretty well. This one scares away the bears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    ...I was thinking of making a fleece or synthetic loose-fitting "face bag," for lack of a better term, to keep the chill off my face.

    My face doesn't like being exposed to cold temps all night...
    That's me, too.

    I bought this item on ebay:
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    me too!

    Quote Originally Posted by scbron View Post
    I have a Go Lite 3 season Top Quilt made for people 6'. I am 5'7" and wish I had gotten the longer version...
    I'm right there with you. Not sure its so much about pulling over my head as much as just having a little extra snuggle material work with. I'm 5'10 and it fits right to my shoulders so that I really have to cinch it around me some to get it to stay during the night. I suppose it technically fits perfectly, but I'd get the long if I did it again.

    I find in summer I don't care about that and it works great. Its plenty warm, but vents so well it doesn't matter. I have a fleece TQ that works good for summer, but its the same weight and won't account for those chilly mountain mornings in the summer that I so enjoy.

    For colder, I've got an Exped Dreamwalker with a mondo hood. In general, I don't care for hoods either, but it is a lot better than pulling a quilt over you and this one moves with me so that I never find my face in the hood like I used to with bags.
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