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    Senior Member dukedante's Avatar
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    VIDEO: LeighLo 20 degree FL UQ

    I recently field tested my new 20 degree full length UQ from LeighLo. I'm 5'9" and this quilt is 66", which is perfect from shoulder to toes. I am a cold sleeper, so I was planning on treating this as a 30 degree quilt, but we got to 29 on this trip and I was toasty. I did sleep with capilene pants, a longsleeve shirt with a fleece vest and a puffy jacket, but I unzipped the vest and jacket because I was hot. Slept nice and toasty, even with the wind. Not shown in the video is the tarp that I had set up, it is tyvek and the same dimensions as the Warbonnet Edge, so it isn't a winter tarp by any means. It was just enough to know down the wind a little bit, but I still felt the breeze a bit inside the hammock.
    http://youtu.be/MQQhFIbJXlo



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    Thanks for the review, well done. Nice looking UQ

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    I got the exact same color and length. I'm excited cant wait to get my quilt

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    Nice review!

    Shug (if memory serves) has a video w/a tip to help with your "shoulder slippage". Basically overtighten the cord at the footbox and the head, while loosening the opposing sides. This raises the UQ where you need it.
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    Nice review, beautiful quilt, nice colors of the quilt and the sleeping bag.
    That trapezoidal shape is the shape of cutting edge UQs. Thanks for sharing.

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    Senior Member dukedante's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funny Money View Post
    Nice review!

    Shug (if memory serves) has a video w/a tip to help with your "shoulder slippage". Basically overtighten the cord at the footbox and the head, while loosening the opposing sides. This raises the UQ where you need it.
    I think this will work. The other thought I have is to loosen the cordlock that cinches the quilt horizontal at the shoulders. Since this cordlock is in the middle of the quilt instead of one side, I should be able to loosen the left side a bit and see if that keeps it from slipping down. If it lets cold air in, then I know that it doesn't work that way. Anyhow, I'm super happy with the quilt- it is top notch in my book.

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    Nice UQ. Wait until you see her TQ---YUM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukedante View Post
    Since this cordlock is in the middle of the quilt instead of one side, I should be able to loosen the left side a bit and see if that keeps it from slipping down.
    I have two of Leighlo's quilts and do just what you said, tighten the end channels off center with extra material to the head corner and the foot corner. I find by doing this that it makes the quilt follow a more diagonal lay and gives me more material at my shoulder and my toes and also tightening those two corners just a little more than the other two will help keep it on your shoulder. I also added small shock cord in the side channel(There is a sewn channel already in the top edge) with a mini linelock at the head end, I found that the top edges were a little floppy on there own and wanted to get them to snug into me a little more. By appying just a little pressure to the sides I found that the quilt stayed hooked over my shoulder and over my toes and with less gapping.

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    Thanks for the review! I've been looking over her quilt lately and considering a 0* UQ for next year. I use the same bag as you for a 20* TQ. The cosmic is a good inexpensive alternative, you can pick em up for around 75 bucks on sale.
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    Senior Member dukedante's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by myles to go View Post
    I also added small shock cord in the side channel(There is a sewn channel already in the top edge) with a mini linelock at the head end, I found that the top edges were a little floppy on there own and wanted to get them to snug into me a little more. By appying just a little pressure to the sides I found that the quilt stayed hooked over my shoulder and over my toes and with less gapping.
    Did you rip a hole in the channel or did you use one of the little grosgain loops she placed along the side? There are 3 on each side of my quilt spaced evenly along the side. I could probably just use these if I need to add the shockcord. I think I'll try the option you agreed with me on first.

    Quote Originally Posted by L.D. Cakes View Post
    I use the same bag as you for a 20* TQ. The cosmic is a good inexpensive alternative, you can pick em up for around 75 bucks on sale.
    I was talking with my hiking partner about the bag and I think that since it is a cheaper bag the down is actually spread evenly across the top and bottom of it, so it works great as a TQ. Some of the more expensive ones don't fill the bottom of the bag as much, which would make a lopsided TQ. Works fantastically for me. Have you considered cutting off the hood and zipper?

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