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  1. #31
    Senior Member yooz85's Avatar
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    This is the link to my DIY CS top quilt i have been using all summer so far. It is a bare bones quilt with a sewn footbox. It was actually real easy to make!

    DIY Climashield Apex TQ

    I also use my HG 50* burrow with 1oz overstuff.
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    Wally World ozark trails down bag. Easy on the wallet and packs down small.
    Hangin' in the Great Lakes State

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Woobie if cool-ish.

    For normal summer temps, I use WM polyester microfleece sheets. A twin set is <$10, and I made 2 "top quilts" from that. I really like this solution...it is not clammy like cotton sheets. Easy to launder, and weighs nothing.
    Dave

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    I have a Wilderness Logic's Summer Series - It is a great quilt and plenty warm for me in the summer.

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    The areas closest to home this time of year are generally in the 90's during the day, and only dip into the upper 70's for a low. Much of the night is still in the 80's. Many would think that nothing would be the best choice, but the body stays cool by sweating, so a silk or even cotton bed sheet or bag liner will actually keep you cooler. The sweat from your body will be wicked away and spread out over a large surface.

    I use this one from Sea to Summit. The sides are made of an elasticized, breathable material. I'm 6' 1" and fit into the long size. It's a pain in the *** to fold it up and fit it in the tiny "stuff sack" it comes with.
    http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___83151

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    For cost-effectiveness, a poncho liner is hard to beat. Good to 40-ish for most folks, it'll cover nearly year-round here in FL and into the beginning of shoulder season for folks elsewhere. It's made of fairly heavy materials, though, and comes in at nearly a pound and an half.

    My next major sewing project is a 50* sewn-through down top quilt. Just need to get the materials...
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
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    Here in the Deep South, I use a Snug Pak silk liner which I also use in very cold weather as another layer for top quilt.

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    I have options depending on temp/humidity

    If temps are not going below 70F with typical VA humidity then I have a silk liner I use. If I am going to be in the mountains where there is a chance for temps to go lower I have a DIY down TQ that is good to about 50F which I will toss in my bag as it packs up super small. But, many night I will just use a woobie that I turned into a TQ and it usually stays tossed over my ridge line until the middle of the night.

    If I want to go light and small but cover the most temp ranges in the summer it is the silk liner and DIY down TQ.

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    This is a great topic. Being fairly new to hanging still and living in Houston Tx, these light examples are great ideas and I fully intend to test them out til I find one that works for me. I am more like a giant space heater when I sleep, so I may just be better off with light shirt pajama and pajama pants while laying on top of my sleeping bag if even that. I will have to wait and see.
    Thanks for all the great ideas so far.

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    I love my Marmot NanoWave 45 degree bag. It's small, light, and inexpensive.
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