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    Newbie UQ Questions.

    I am new to hanging and have fallen in love with it. I have been fine in my hammock at 50* with just a thermarest LE and mild weather bag. I do more camping/hiking in fall/winter. I will be in the need for a cold weather 10*-30* UQ. I am a little at the prices of these things. With so many choices I am overwhelmed. I would like full length, and maximum of $200. Help me narrow it down. Thanks

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    New Member BigDogDVJ's Avatar
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    Check out Underground Quilts The quilt is top notch and one of the less expensive vendors. The 20 degree full length Zeppelin is the one I have and runs $209.

    Not quite under $200 but I think worth a look

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    I am also experiencing sticker shock at the price of underquilts. Is there nothing in the sub-$100 price range??

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    Quote Originally Posted by brilang View Post
    I am also experiencing sticker shock at the price of underquilts. Is there nothing in the sub-$100 price range??
    I found one from dd hammocks for 93 dollars that claims to be rated down to 10 degrees that i'm thinking about buying if I can find a review somewhere

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by brilang View Post
    I am also experiencing sticker shock at the price of underquilts. Is there nothing in the sub-$100 price range??
    Depends on the weight you want to carry, your DIY skill level, and what temperatures you want the quilt to be good for. A PLUQ is on the heavy side (22 oz+), but it's under $50 for all of the materials and will keep most folks warm down into the high 40s or low 50s.

    The no-sew version doesn't require sewing skills, just shock cord, an heat source, a pin, a fid, and some patience. I've successfully used one of these down to 41 F with no supplemental insulation (note: I'm a warm sleeper; most folks would probably be good to about 45-50 F).

    The sewn up version requires a little more gear-making skill (though still not much) and can be warmer--especially if you add another layer of insulation to it. I've successfully used one of these down to 25 F with no additional bottom insulation (aside from the layer of InsulBright I added to the PLUQ) and 24 F with the addition of a torso-sized piece of CCF.

    Anyway, the total price on my PLUQ (not counting the sewing machine I bought for gear making; if you already have one, this'll be an easy project) came in at about $40. Not bad, considering...

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    A partial underquilt will save some money and weight when combined with a short CCF pad under your feet & knees.

    To really save money, synthetic quilts are the solution.
    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/kickassquilts.htm

    http://stores.tttrailgear.com/-strse...Categories.bok
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    A partial underquilt will save some money and weight when combined with a short CCF pad under your feet & knees.

    To really save money, synthetic quilts are the solution.
    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/kickassquilts.htm

    http://stores.tttrailgear.com/-strse...Categories.bok
    Are those pretty good quilts? Was considering due to price.
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    I have a Lost River UQ from KAQ...

    excellent quilt!

    Not quite as light or compressable as more expensive down UQs, but it's plenty small for me. I can squeeze it down smaller than my pad. I think it is 1lb or maybe 17oz.

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    I really like the look of the KAQ Patomic. It says specifically designed for Hennessey Hammock, whitch is what I have. Does this quilt have bottom entry? I have had 2QZQ zipper mod and no longer use bottom.

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    Does anyone here use Enlightened EQ Revelation X underquilt. I really like the look. Am I right in saying it does not come with any suspension?

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