View Poll Results: Bag vs Quilt. What-cha got?

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  • I mainly use a sleeping bag

    26 27.66%
  • I mainly use a quilt

    35 37.23%
  • I use my bag as a quilt

    20 21.28%
  • I use a bag but would rather have a quilt

    15 15.96%
  • I have a quilt but would rather have a bag

    2 2.13%
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    Cool Bag or Quilt. What-cha got? Like it or leave it

    I'm in the market for a new sleeping bag. I have been heavily thinking about the Big Agnes Summit Park http://www.bigagnes.com/str_bags.php?bid=18 I was just wondering what you use as your primary gear in terms of bag or quilt. Which type of seeping bag. Do you use it as a bag or drape it over you like a quilt? Do you only use a quilt. I'm not only wondering what type you use but if you like it and would recommend your setup to another

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    I use either a Monte Bell 20* or The North Face 0* depending on how far I'm hiking (big diff. in the weight of the two) and the temps for that area. I have a fleece bag that I use only in the summer. I usually keep the footbox zipped and maybe a little more and then use it as a quilt.

    Hope that answers your question.
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    That BigAgnes is heavy. For a few more bucks and free shipping, I'd go with one of these. www.jacksrbetter.com/index_files/RMS.htm
    The JRB No Sniveller might be a better option. http://www.jacksrbetter.com/index_fi...ng%20Quilt.htm
    Being able to wear these quilts around camp is a tremendous option. I use my Driduck
    rain jacket over it to help protect it. I look like a green Michelin man.

    What temp range are you looking at using it?
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    I love using quilts. When I have used a sleeping bag, I use it like a quilt. I would say if your primary use is going to be in a hammock, then JRB quilts are the way to go. If your primary use is on the ground, then JRB quilts are still the way to go.
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    I use a moonstone bag for 3 seasons with a CCF and a 0 bag in the winter with a Big Agnes Insulated Aircore pad. I intend to change to a quilt set in the near future.

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    I have been using a custom full zip Feathered Friends rock wren bag.
    It is a full mummy bag, or a quilt, or an underquilt all in one.
    also had it overstuffed for a bit lower rating.
    Been my most versatile piece of insulating gear for last few years.
    I have two other wearable bags, but nothing comes close to FF gear in terms of quality, warmth for low weight/bulk.

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    I have a few good sleeping bags, but I take my Jacks R Better quilts every time and leave the bags at home. Mule
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    Can't vote 'cause I'm stuck between a Rock Wren bag and a No Sniveler I just aquired from Trogobil, what a dillemma! I'm thinking that unless it is really cold the quilt will win out. It there was a chance of having to sleep in a shelter or on the ground the Wren would be best. If anyone is thinking about getting a Rock Wren, order it with a 3/4 or full zip so it can be used as a quilt. It is simply TOO WARM on summer nights and that half zip can't be opened far enough.

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    I use a Nunatak Arc Alpinist top quilt with a JRB nest for an underquilt. The only thing I might change is to get a overstuff Arc Ghost because it is not as wide and weighs less.
    The solid footbox is easy to slip into rather then getting into a bag.
    For summer I would like to make a light fleece quilt similar in design used with the Nest. It would be perfect for cool summer nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    That BigAgnes is heavy. For a few more bucks and free shipping, I'd go with one of these. www.jacksrbetter.com/index_files/RMS.htm
    The JRB No Sniveller might be a better option. http://www.jacksrbetter.com/index_fi...ng%20Quilt.htm
    Being able to wear these quilts around camp is a tremendous option. I use my Driduck
    rain jacket over it to help protect it. I look like a green Michelin man.

    What temp range are you looking at using it?
    Mostly winter use which would range in temperature from +20 to -10 Degrees. I am a warm sleeper so I was thinking about a +15 bag would be fine and I could use a liner incase of very cold nights.

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