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    Dark colors for quilts?

    Does it do any good to have black on the interior of UQ or TQ

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    Generally at least one side is black to assist with drying out in the sunlight on multiday trips.
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    Also usually companies will order bigger batches of black and grey, so it cuts cost... And plus what the other guys say... I will say this, I have the Moroccan blue and the black inside on my UGQ, and it is REALLY hard to see the difference with a red head lamp on when trying to get in the top quilt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    I will say this, I have the Moroccan blue and the black inside on my UGQ, and it is REALLY hard to see the difference with a red head lamp on when trying to get in the top quilt...
    Excellent point... will have to remember that when I order a TQ. I often use a red headlamp, which is no problem now with my sleeping bag as it has a yellow top.
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    I like black on black, it makes me THINK it doesn't get as dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratdog View Post
    Generally at least one side is black to assist with drying out in the sunlight on multiday trips.
    That make a good point that I never thought of. Thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratdog View Post
    Generally at least one side is black to assist with drying out in the sunlight on multiday trips.
    Bingo!

    Really does help too. Even when the quilt is "dry", there is still condensed moisture within. This is especially true as the temp drops. Condensation in the outside layers will not be noticeable to the casual user but it can build up over time. Thus when many talk about no condensation, they usually mean not noticeable because it was actually within their insulation. No big deal on a 1 or 2 night trip, but when you start getting into a week or more, this can become a significant issue.

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    Does it help for warmth? Something like black absorbs energy so it would be warmer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougalcorn View Post
    Does it help for warmth? Something like black absorbs energy so it would be warmer?
    Only when the sun is up.
    In temps where it matters, that heat will be sucked up uber quickly by the dark of night...or twilight, or late afternoon. Well, you get the idea.

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