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    Golite TQ Pack size

    Could someone post the pack size of the golite TQ's? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwheels View Post
    Could someone post the pack size of the golite TQ's? Thanks!
    I just bought the 1 season (40 degree) TQ and it looks like it has a stuff sack that will pack to the size of a couple of softballs but I think the quilt will squish down smaller than that. I will be packing it up tomorrow to get ready for our hang this weekend.

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    The 1 season down quilt comes with a 6" X 12" stuff sack, it fits it pretty good and can be made smaller. I actually use a larger dry bag style sack, a 10 liter OR dry sack. It is larger than the Golite stuff sack, but by burping air out, I can make it tiny or leave larger to fill pack space.
    The factory stuff sack, and storage bag from golite are good quality, and sized right. I once had a Western Mountaineering bag that had a stuff sack the size of a cantaloupe, but it would not be good for the bag, plus it took all morning to stuff it, so I did not use the factory stuff sack.
    Anyway at 6" X 12", the Golite is not packed all that tight, so you could make it smaller if needed.

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    20 degree go-lite quilt in JRB compression stuff sack cinched down to 8"x 8"x 6"
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    That's pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    20 degree go-lite quilt in JRB compression stuff sack cinched down to 8"x 8"x 6"
    That's about right for me, too. I can fit my 3-season GoLite top quilt in a small Sea to Summit eVent waterproof compression sack.

    Quick home pic for comparison.
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    THANKS Ya'll, I appreciate the help, seems odd Golite's site is so short on marketing pics. I hate buying Chinese if I can help it, but they're about 1/2 price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwheels View Post
    THANKS Ya'll, I appreciate the help, seems odd Golite's site is so short on marketing pics. I hate buying Chinese if I can help it, but they're about 1/2 price...
    Yah, their site is low on info - even on some basic specs - like fill weight - that I would really expect to see. I'm also not a huge fan of buying Chinese (and typically buy from the cottage vendors where I can) but the price and size (it's a bit wider than most) pushed me over to get it. The quality really is great - it's a very nice quilt.
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    I'm looking forward to the small pack size of my new 1 season GoLite TQ (it's really a 3 season down here in FL). After winning a down UQ at the FL hang raffle in January (I needed it that night ) I have been bitten by the down bug... the problem has always been the price for down. My old sleeping bag that I've been using as a top quilt is heavy and very bulky and takes up a huge amount of space in my pack. When I saw this TQ sale I had to think about it for about 2 seconds and then I ordered it. I'm really glad I got this thing because it is toasty warm, well made, and MUCH smaller than my sleeping bag!

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    A nice side benefit of the Golite factory stuff sack is my JRB fleece bag fits in it perfectly.

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