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    help finding a synthetic fill quilt?

    I love down in my home comfurter, but I live and camp in the pacific NW.

    Does anyone have a recomendation for a synthetic under and over quilt?
    So far the only company I've found is arrow head eq.

    I'd realy like something like the peapod in synthetic.

    Thanks,

    p.s. I'm currently using a Eno Double and a byer traveler.
    Last edited by curious425; 06-10-2012 at 01:17.

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    Poncho liners are synthetic.
    DIY a set of quilts from a couple of repurposed synthetic bags.
    Or pick up some supplies for a diy set of quilts.

    Regardless if you use down or synthetic, you will be under a tarp and keeping your gear dry as you can. Fog and mist are, IMO, uncontrollable. It drifts in a sticks where it wants to.

    Plenty of folks in the NW are using down successfully. Todays fabrics are better than ever, giving the quilt a fighting chance in wet climes.

    A peapod done in synthetic would be HUGE!! It would take up a whole pack.
    I've done essentially the same thing using a sleeping bag and customizing a foot hole in the end for the suspension to go thru. It works. The smaller dimensions of the s.b. do effect the lay of the hammock, but it does work.

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    tttrailgear.com sells IX (insultex) TQ and UQ's.

    Arrowhead Equip. makes excellent Climashield quilts.

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    Tim @ enlightenedequipment.com sells Climashield TQ's.
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    DYI convert sleeping bad to quilt.

    "DIY a set of quilts from a couple of repurposed synthetic bags."

    I have a realy nice synthetic bag that's a bit too small for me.
    Got it at the REI garradge sale.

    any suggestions on how to convert it to a bottom and top quite.

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    eno makes an underquilt that's synthetic. i don't have it so i can't personally recommend whether its good or not, but i wanted to let you know they are out there.

    i personally use a poncho liner for both top and bottom, but its only good down to about 45 without other protection and being fully dressed. i am now in guam and will not have to worry about too much protection from the temps for a while. good luck on your ventures.

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