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    KAQ rated to 30*?

    What's the lowest you've gone with a KAQ? Plan on going to 30's in the Canyon Maybe lower, will a Couple layers of IX keep me good to 0*? Anyone with experience?
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    Just walked in from a few days in the Adirondacks. My wife used a KAQ Potomac down to 32* but this is an older model - I don't think it is the one being made now.

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    I've done 27 with no wind and a hammock sock.

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    I have used my down to the upper 20's with a baselayer and fleece jacket. I have two of them complete and two of the DIY AHE kits to build. Used one as an UQ and one as a TQ. With the IX insert you should be able to get to 30 easy.
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    I used the BB-O and lost river the last 2 nights. Rain, wind and morning temps 36-38*. One night with a pad and one night without. I was warmer and slept better without the pad, go figure. This was the first trip with them so I don't know what 0* is going to feel like but it's coming...
    I'm not sure what the IX will do for you but it can't hurt.

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    I've taken one down to 25 F. It was an extra thick one (extra layer of insulation) but I'm as certain as I can be without actually doing it that I could have taken it down to 15 F comfortably.

    How warm/cold you sleep makes a huge difference. I seem to be able to sleep in the cold without as much as most most people. It's different for everybody.

    Where are you going that's going to get down to 0 F

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    Doing a group hang next weekend in Az high country and it's beginning to look like we may be seeing temps down to the 30's or lower. Using a 0* mummy bag for TQ, guess I'll try the KAUQ with a PL and have the O'l Wool blanket as back up. Thought about down products, but want to stick to synthetics, because I use same gear in Kayak.
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    Any update on this. i am looking at how to get lower with my older KAQ. Seems I get CBS just below 39*.
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    I will be testing might in the high 20's tomorrow night, I will post an update.
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    Recently (Nov) took mine to ~24F

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