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    Name the warmest top quilt

    I've got stimulus money to spend and if I'm going to the death camp on Mt. Rogers end of January I want to die warm!
    Is it the JRB Old Rag?
    the Nunatak Arc Expedition?
    Others?
    I looked at the Old Rag's spec's, 10-15F if I'm reading right...so for me that means 25F and above...anyone use it lower? Not that I'm fearful of single F's in the Highlands but you never know.

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    I cannot comment on the non-JRB quilts but let me tell you about my JRB gear.

    Last week I slept outside in my back yard. Weatherman said "Low 30's" I saw frost in the morning so I am guessing around 32F. I was HOT but comfortable. My shirt was covered in sweat, my hair was damp from sweat. When i woke-up for a nature-call, I shed all my layers and opened the UQ 'vents'. I climbed back in and fell back to sleep without any problem (and stayed asleep).

    My gear only consists of the following:
    JrB Old Rag Mountain - TQ
    JrB Winter Nest - UQ

    I can't wait till we get some snow, so I can really test this combo out. Although the thought of a Nature call at 3am in 2 feet of snow scares me a little. =)
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    That's good news. I've always been with Nunatak for TQs but the Jacks are here and supportive of our hangs; just want to hear someone/anyone say they've used a Rag in the 5F range.

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    Out of curiosity, why not consider buying two? It may be a little extra money, but if you're considering nuntak I'm assuming money is no issue You could get a medium thickness quilt and a lighter quilt which when combined would probably take you to 0 with no problems. Then when Summer comes you've already got your light top quilt. Just a thought.

    edit: Just saw in another thread that you own 5 nunataks. You may be carrying more weight, but I'm pretty sure those 5 will take you down to 0 and beyond
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    For winter I bought a Nunatak Expedition temperature rated (5F), but with 3" baffles and overfilled, quilt. Because the Expedition is so very wide, I had it made in Arc Alpinist/Specialist width. Another, mainly hammock related thing, was to have completely detachable straps.
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    LyttleBryan-you're right I could double up on what I've got...will think about that one.
    Quoddy-I've got several Nunataks but never thought to have removable straps, good ideal because in the 5 or 6 years I've used the Arc Alpinist and Ghost I've never used them, in fact they sometimes get in my way.
    Honestly I'm just using the Mt.Rogers hang as an excuse to get one TQ that is seriously cold rated.
    I did go to the Speer site but didn't see anything rated from 0-5F......kinda hoping for an excuse to go with the Jacks again

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    warmest TQ?...the one I made for myself!
    That being said, JRB lists the Mt Washington 4 as a "0-10*F"
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    animalcontrol, i use the MW4 as an underquilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    animalcontrol, i use the MW4 as an underquilt
    would another one not work as a TQ?
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    Honestly was thinking Rocky No Sniveller with overstuffing...what do you think?

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