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    Highly compressible synthetic? TQ?

    What is the most compressible synthetic insulation for a top quilt? Realistically the temperature rating will be around 40 degrees, and for sizing I am 5'8".

    I have a slight allergy to down which makes down somewhat out of the question. What options do I have that wont ad too much more bulk?

    Thanks.

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    Check out Underground Quilts waterproof down that is also anti allergenic to those that are allergic. MedicineMan has used their quilts extensively and loves it and he is allergic to down. Send Paul of UQ's a email and chat with him and he will answer all your questions about it, and its not really that much more expensive than the cost of normal down. Hope this helps you out a bit.

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    I would say go with a syn. mummy sleeping bag? I have a eurika silver city 30f that i used for a while till i got my HG top quilt. the mummy bags you will find alot cheaper than TQ's and mine has a nice stuff sack with compression straps. I still am looking to sell it so if ya want a fairly cheap bag pm me.......

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    One of our 1 season Apex Upgraded Owyhee TQ's would get you to 40 and pack to the size of little less than a basketball.
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    Thank you for the replies. I have 2 mummy bags (Marmot Rackaway 35 and a Mountainsmith that I can never remember the name), and wanted to try a TQ.

    This is a DIY project, and more for fun than out of necessity. How compressible would a single layer of Apex 2.5 be?

    Thanks for the tip on the down.

    In the end a Benedryl and down quilt may not be too bad, but i am new to DIY's and want to hone my skills.

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    duh to me, this is in the diy section. my bad

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    Check out www.rayjardine.com for a pretty easy Quilt kit . Have one and love it !!!

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    Plus 1 on the Jardine quilt. I bought one used and I love it. Its designed as a ground quilt, but works like champ in a hammock.

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    Tis true, down is becoming a problem....Claritin is a good thing
    Several synthetic options are out there. AHE, JRB, and Underground Quilts.
    Lately I've been beta testing a synthetic quilt from Underground. It is highly compressible, moreso than a lot of synthetics I've used over the years; though I've not used the one from AHE. At this point in the beta I don't know what insulation Underground Quilts is using but if I had to guess I'd say Primaloft II, but honestly don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    One of our 1 season Apex Upgraded Owyhee TQ's would get you to 40 and pack to the size of little less than a basketball.
    BASKETBALL! For a 2.5 Apex quilt?
    will it compress any smaller? I have been thinking about doing a synthetic summer quilt set but not if they are going to be that big.
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