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    Last TQ question from me....temp help please

    ok, so with the new job i am lucky enough to get my quilts squared away, and im already pretty sure on a 20* UQ for "year round" use (never below freezing) but im worried the 20* TQ may be overkill. yes, in the summer heat i can use a poncho liner or something, and I might go to freezing or below on occasion, but im not a fan of camping in the cold unless its "destination" camping (ie: show up and setup, no hiking.)

    anywho, would a 20* TQ with like, 16oz of down.(keep in mind its a BIG quilt to cover my big ***) and i DO NOT layer, i usually sleep nekid.....please keep that in mind (but not the mental image....)


    I have an idea that ill just go with the 20 anyway, but still, put my mind at ease. i can only have one set of quilts ya know?

    oh, if it makes a difference i think the outer shell of the TQ will be DWR, inner shell would be breathable.
    Last edited by REV; 03-24-2012 at 02:45.
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    If I could only have one set it would be 20* (I also live in central Ohio.) You can always do other things to extend your cold weather range if needed.

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    Conventional wisdom (whatever that is) says go lighter on the TQ than the UQ and supplement the TQ by wearing your jacket and other clothes to sleep in. However, with your sleeping style, I think the 20 degree quilt is best. If you have only one set of quilts, they need to handle the coldest weather that you would chose to camp in.
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    i will hardly ever get down to 20 (maybe once a year, if that) so im worried that a 20* may be overkill for the times i do use it.
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    I'd say go with a 40* and supplement with a fleece blanket or poncho liner for the winter time cold hangs. Or perhaps better a winter sock since the breeze is usually worse near the coast. I'd be worried that a 20* would be overkill even during early spring and late fall in SC and you'd end up with a fitful night of uncovering/recovering throughout the night as you get hot/cold.
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