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    My UQP just shipped. My setup is coming together nicely.

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    My status has been changed to shipped also. Holy Cow that was fast and now I am overly excited!!!

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    I got one last month after seeing one in action. I've noticed a boost in temp and overall comfort. I just got in from backyard hang in 40 degree, 100 percent humidity and rain for most of the night. Started out with 16" of snow and now it's half that. Needless to say, it is very damp out. The results with the UQP and my KAQ New River UQ? It worked perfect as the first level of protection and kept my UQ bone dry. A must have for any kit
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    Picked up a 2QZQ UQP from the for sale section (thx RadicalHoope) and have been using it for a couple days.

    Definitely noticed the increased warm from the blocked airflow.

    Temps went from 34-53 last night with rain, i.e. heavy humidity. The UQP is damp, unfortunately the New River is a bit damp as well. This is the breathable UQP but it is not magic and condensation happens.

    Still, there is no doubt, this is part of my full time kit short of very warm temps and clear weather. Very happy to have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratdog View Post
    Picked up a 2QZQ UQP from the for sale section (thx RadicalHoope) and have been using it for a couple days.

    Definitely noticed the increased warm from the blocked airflow.

    Temps went from 34-53 last night with rain, i.e. heavy humidity. The UQP is damp, unfortunately the New River is a bit damp as well. This is the breathable UQP but it is not magic and condensation happens.

    Still, there is no doubt, this is part of my full time kit short of very warm temps and clear weather. Very happy to have it.
    +1 on the condensation can happen with breathable stuff. Probably why I am a VB fan. But I imagine the biggest advantage of the UQP- as with the UC and even over cover of the HHSS, would be blocking of wind, and to a lessor degree blocking of splash up and wind driven sideways rain that manages to get past the tarp. IOW, the OP wanted to know if it would maybe by him a few more degrees. Some have said maybe 10F additional. But I think the real benefit would be: if wind is getting to your UQ for whatever reason, it could rob 20 or 30 degrees from it's rating, even compressing loft. Assuming the quilt itself is not windproof, the UQP should protect from all of that as well or better than a well pitched tarp. And maybe even allow the use of a smaller tarp if desired without giving up much protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    +1 on the condensation can happen with breathable stuff. Probably why I am a VB fan. But I imagine the biggest advantage of the UQP- as with the UC and even over cover of the HHSS, would be blocking of wind, and to a lessor degree blocking of splash up and wind driven sideways rain that manages to get past the tarp. IOW, the OP wanted to know if it would maybe by him a few more degrees. Some have said maybe 10F additional. But I think the real benefit would be: if wind is getting to your UQ for whatever reason, it could rob 20 or 30 degrees from it's rating, even compressing loft. Assuming the quilt itself is not windproof, the UQP should protect from all of that as well or better than a well pitched tarp. And maybe even allow the use of a smaller tarp if desired without giving up much protection.
    Yup. I wanted something to get me comfortably down to the rare occasions in the teens and single digits in Maryland with my 20*incubator. It is a plus for the protection and water resistance

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    I don't use an UQP, but instead use my WB Traveler Sock as a UQP.

    I carry it almost always. I will always hang it if it is at all cool out or I expect weather, but leave it unzipped and rolled up on my ridgeline.

    I can then unroll it to cover my underquilt like an underquilt protector. If I want more warmth and/or weather protection, I can zip the ends in as far as required.

    I now carry a lighter top and bottom quilt because of the sock and I would expect the same results with an UQP.

    UQPs and socks are the future. They add a lot more protection and warmth for their weight than other options.
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    I'll have to give mine another try. I purchased the breathable version but ended up with ~2oz of water in mine in the middle of the night! Luckily my Incubator didn't absorb any. It also held in a lot of condensation that formed on the UQ.

    Maybe I should just save it for warmer trips to block any rain blowing in from t-storms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    I'll have to give mine another try. I purchased the breathable version but ended up with ~2oz of water in mine in the middle of the night! Luckily my Incubator didn't absorb any. It also held in a lot of condensation that formed on the UQ.

    Maybe I should just save it for warmer trips to block any rain blowing in from t-storms?
    I'd be very curious for you to try it again and post your results. Most of what you hear is very positive, but some have warned to hang it low, just off you UQ - just in case...

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