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    Senior Member emcee's Avatar
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    This is a Baby Orca with 1 insert. I had a multi-use 1/8" CCF pad for my feet. Took me to 65* with no problem. Never got a chance to test it lower (yet). Not a bad package. Weighs about 13 oz in sack.

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    Love my Summer Phoenix from Hammockgear. I found it to be the best value out there. Under 12 oz, 3/4 length, 900fp down, good down to 40 degrees, great price, and premium craftsmanship. I spent a while researching quilts while saving up the money, decided on the summer phoenix a while before I had the money saved up. Hope that helps. If I was good at sewing I would make my own... however I have neither the sewing equipment nor the knowhow.


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    P.S. They have an overstuff option as well. I know they do custom work as well. You can get an UQ made from CF!
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    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    This is a Baby Orca with 1 insert. I had a multi-use 1/8" CCF pad for my feet. Took me to 65* with no problem. Never got a chance to test it lower (yet). Not a bad package. Weighs about 13 oz in sack.

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    That is nice!
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    all the 3 season UQ out there pack down about the same...
    and there all very good .... it all comes down to what one fits your needs
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    GLP is right all the cottage vendors make quality gear so it is very much a matter of preference. My personal preference is Adam over at hammockgear.com. I have several of his quilts and a custom order on the way. I really like the 3/4 length and the suspensions system that Adam use's. I have his summer, and winter phoenix and a 3 season incubator. The summer easily takes me down to 32 weights apx. 12 oz (over stuffed a bit). With hammock gear you can also custom order so if you looking for something special I'd shoot him a PM or email.
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    Your lightest most compressible option would be a 900+ fill down UQ with a M55 or cuben shell.

    Personally for a summer UQ, I prefer climasheild.
    Climasheild is roughly equivalent to 550-600 down, wt per warmth.

    A small 2.5xp UQ in M55 should weigh about 9 oz. Wont compress as small as down, but then again you should not be over compressing either to the extreme.
    Just put them in the bottom of your pack in a dry bag.

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