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    Underquilt temp rating

    I am picking up a WL uq full length for the GF. On the site the temp rating says 10 degrees, would you say this is accurate? I want to make sure my lady is warm since she is a cold sleeper though I bet I will never get her to camp when the temps are that low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy138 View Post
    I am picking up a WL uq full length for the GF. On the site the temp rating says 10 degrees, would you say this is accurate? I want to make sure my lady is warm since she is a cold sleeper though I bet I will never get her to camp when the temps are that low.
    I have 2 of these, one with 2 oz overstuffed that was rated at +15 3 years ago and one with 7 oz overstuffed as my deep winter UQ.
    I have taken the +2 oz'er down to +5F with a 2QZQ breathable UQP.



    I would say the rating is pretty accurate.
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    I own a WL 10 underquilt with 3oz overstuff. It is a huge underquilt - actually I found that it is too big for me - and it is plenty warm if you can keep it from sagging. If I were to continue using it, I would think about adding a secondary suspension similar to the Hammock Gear underquilts. I got an Incubator with the upgraded design (my previous Incubator was 3 years old and didn't have the secondary suspension), and it has made the biggest difference. No matter how warm the (full-length) underquilts were I used, I frequently had cold spots.

    The biggest problem with the WL uq, though, is down leakage. I don't know why, but mine has been losing a lot of down. I'm glad that I added down to start with If I were to buy the same uq again, I would ask Marty if he could use a more down proof fabric, and cut the uq a bit shorter (not sure if this is easily done, though). To me it seems like it was designed with much larger (height and width) people in mind than my 5'4".

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    I have found WL's temp. ratings to be accurate if not conservative.

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    I have a 20 * top quilt by WL. I think its accurate. I slept down to 28 and didn't have much more than tee shirt and shorts.

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