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    Cheap Alternative for a Top/Bottom quilt

    Found this link selling New Czech Police sleeping bags that can be used as quilts--top or bottom. Price is really good at $21.00. These were originally advertised in Sportsmansguide for $17.97, but are currently sold out.

    http://www.shop.survivalkitsusa.com/...JB91416600.htm

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    Not much info there. Any idea of the temp. rating... and I know, I know, temp. ratings, warm/cold sleeper, relative humidity, position of the planets, blah, blah, blah... and the weight? I guess at $21 you should neither expect much or be disappointed.
    "A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company." Gian Vincenzo Gravina (1664 - 1718)

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    Yep Cranky, your suspicions about this bag were right, according to what I've been able to find on forums, the insulation is standard poly-fil, polyester body, weighs 3.5lbs, good for around 50 degrees. Not exactly a great buy.

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    I've been using a Swiss Army mummy liner even before I got my hammock. Inside a bivy I can get down to high 40's. Been using it as a top quilt for the last two weeks (inside the house with the windows open) in the low to high 50s.

    You can get two of them for $20.00 on Ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SWISS-FLEECE...item35ba66a380

    or one for $12.00 at CTD:

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CAMP145-1.html

    I've used it with a DIY top quilt in colder weather. I use the draw string at the top and tie it to a prusik on the ridgeline to hold it in place making it easer to keep in place while I get into it. It makes for a double foot box, and a bit more insulation underneath.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=47649

    If you like the Czech bag, there's a better deal here that includes the fleece liner:

    http://www.shop.hassayampasurplus.co...1&categoryId=6

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    I got one of the swiss liners several years ago, also thinking to use it as a top quilt. My down TQ is SOOOOO much lighter and packs so much smaller, that I carry it in all conditions. If it's too warm, I just push it to the side.
    "A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company." Gian Vincenzo Gravina (1664 - 1718)

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