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    sleeping bag as top quilt

    I picked up one of these down sleeping bags at Sierra Trading Post:

    Wenger 45F Visp Down Sleeping Bag - 800 Fill Power, Mummy
    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/wen...colorFamily=01

    List price: $225
    Sierra's price: $167.95
    with 35% off coupon: $109.17

    Description says has a full zip and no hood. I plan to use it as is for a top quilt. Later I may remove the zipper. Also might remove some extra material on the sides (description says it's 60" at the shoulders). That should take a couple of ounces off. (description says 25 ounces)

    Marti
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    That is an awesome deal. If you are a warm sleeper you can take that down to the 30's. When you get it, let us know how the construction looks. Enjoy.

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    Uh awesome find - no need to modify it - I occasionally still use a zipper if it gets below 40 degrees.
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    That's a great find!. I love my UQ but all my TQ's are sleeping bags due to cost of replacing what I already have.
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    Yeah, that's a screaming deal on down! 25 ounces is pretty great too. That's better than most synthetics. WAY better than my Cat's Meow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ply View Post
    That's a great find!. I love my UQ but all my TQ's are sleeping bags due to cost of replacing what I already have.
    Same here. Is like to have a nice TQ, but can't justify the cost. Maybe with Moe sewing experience ill try making one.

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    TQs are great and all, but all the ones I have looked at are just sleeping bags without the zippers. Great steal.
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    Good deal! I know they say "never say never" but I don't think I'll ever get a TQ. (see, I didn't say "never")

    There's just something about getting into a fresh change of clothes, jumping in the mummy sleeping bag and zipping it up tight around your head. If you've ever had a Marmot sleeping bag, you know exactly what I mean. And you can kick, roll, move all you want and there will be no drafts

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    I think i will probably end up just using it as is.
    I do like the idea of having the option to zip it up.

    I currently use a Eureka Casper women's tall bag - usually opened up like a quilt. It's about 3 pounds and rated to 15 degrees.
    I like it, but the hood can get in the way.
    I was happy to have that bag when I had to bring my dog into the hammock a couple of months ago due to the wind - it was plenty wide enough to cover us both (she's about 70 pounds).

    It will be nice to have this lighter bag for warmer weather outings.

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    I purchased a Wegner 30 Averstal from Seirra trading post for the same price. Excellent bags. The pertex is super nice fabric. It compresses pretty small.

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