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    Speer top quilt
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    The WM Bison GWS I converted into a quilt keeps me pretty warm.

    Get a Nunatak made in hammock size, and I promise you it will be warmer per oz. than a JRB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    Speer top quilt
    sorry, gotta disagree with ya....
    Speer estimates temp of 25*F on his site and with less than 3" of loft, I believe he is pretty close
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    sorry, gotta disagree with ya....
    Speer estimates temp of 25*F on his site and with less than 3" of loft, I believe he is pretty close
    Agreed. I've used mine to 20F, but that was the lower limit IMO.

    While the Speer TopBlanket is a fine piece of kit, it was originally designed for supplementing a PeaPod.

    The OP asked for warmest, and there are definitely warmer and roomier options available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    sorry, gotta disagree with ya....
    Speer estimates temp of 25*F on his site and with less than 3" of loft, I believe he is pretty close
    I know what it says but also notice he says this at the bottom

    "My Temperature Ratings are very conservative & many folks find they are still comfortable at 5-10 degrees lower.
    I'm a cold sleeper & these are my temperature ratings--you may very well find you are warm at even lower temperatures"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    I know what it says but also notice he says this at the bottom

    "My Temperature Ratings are very conservative & many folks find they are still comfortable at 5-10 degrees lower.
    I'm a cold sleeper & these are my temperature ratings--you may very well find you are warm at even lower temperatures"
    fair enough but no matter...all things being equal (and they should be here) a 2.8" thick quilt (Speer) will not outperform a 4" thick one (Mt Wash 4) and even Ed would admit that
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    fair enough but no matter...all things being equal (and they should be here) a 2.8" thick quilt (Speer) will not outperform a 4" thick one (Mt Wash 4) and even Ed would admit that
    how much difference (temp wise) will a quilt made with 900 fill vs one with 800 fill make? Just asking.
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    I have an Old Rag Mountain that I take for cold nights and a Speer Snugfit for an underquilt suplemented with a JRB Shenandoah for cold nights. And a Weather cover too, top and bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    how much difference (temp wise) will a quilt made with 900 fill vs one with 800 fill make? Just asking.
    nothing.
    higher fill power gives the opportunity to fill more space with less down, thus saving weight. It does nothing to increase temp rating when discussing thickness of a quilt.
    3" thick quilt of 550, 650, 800 or 900 fill down should be equally warm, just different weights

    BTW, my "even Ed..." comment was for Ed Speer, not you! oops, forgot your name Eddy
    Last edited by animalcontrol; 11-18-2009 at 11:12. Reason: clarification
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    ok thanks .........
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