Greetings to the list:
I would like to buy a 40-45 F rated quilt for 3 main uses:
1. On the ground in the summer when hiking with my wife
2. In my Hennessy Hammock (bottom entry) in the summer, as a top quilt while using a 3/4 CCF pad as bottom insulation, and
3. As an underquilt in cooler weather, combined with the CCF pad.
Right now I am using my Megalite sleeping bag for uses #1 and #2, and not using my hammock in cooler weather.
I'm trying to choose between the Shenandoah Quilt and the Sierra Stealth. Both are 40-45 F rated. Both can be used as an underquilt if I buy the kit. The Sierra has a head hole and is slightly wider, at a cost of $20 and an additional ounce.
I'm leaning toward the Sierra for the extra 4 inches of shoulder width for ground sleeping. I'm over 6 feet and 210 pounds with broad shoulders, and I generally sleep on my side. I also like the idea of using it as camp insulation in the summer and just not bringing a fleece or a down vest.
Comments? Will the Sierra work well as an underquilt if I decide to go that route in the future?
Thanks in advance!
Ken B (Big Cranky)