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    UQ or Pad for Southeast trips

    Planning to debut my singletrack bike camping out on the pinhoti or something similar in GA. From Feb out I dont expect the temps to gt much lower than 40 at night so I am wondering what hyperlight setup I should go with given the neo aair x-lite and newer,lighter UQs available. Any experienced guys please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredtastic5 View Post
    Planning to debut my singletrack bike camping out on the pinhoti or something similar in GA. From Feb out I dont expect the temps to gt much lower than 40 at night so I am wondering what hyperlight setup I should go with given the neo aair x-lite and newer,lighter UQs available. Any experienced guys please help
    On the bike, I'd worry about volume more'n weight. Even on gnarly singletrack with big climbs, the weight distribution is going to be more important than an ounce or two either way. So...down quilt. It's more flexible on how you pack it, and it'll require less volume than an equivalent pad.

    On the other hand, it'll also be more moisture-sensitive. If you're going somewhere where there's going to be a lot of humidity (the Smokies come to mind), it might be worth bringing along an underquilt protector or figuring out how to attach the pad to the bike.

    Hope it helps!
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    UQ question

    Would a WB yeti be suitable? That is what I am currently about to buy. I will be in Florida, Georgia and the likes so humidity will be prevalent. It is becoming one piece of gear after another to hang overnight. Im bikepacking so it is starting to add up..

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    I don't have much personal experience with the Yeti. However, I can say that Warbonnet makes quality gear on the whole.

    For use in most conditions down here, especially bikepacking where you'll have time to air it out if needed after a damp night, it shouldn't be too much of a problem. I would be leery of hanging next to water (streams/lakes/beach) for more than a couple of days in a row without taking the time to let the quilt sit in the sunlight and dry, but otherwise you should be okay.

    Just make sure to wrap it up well in either a trash bag liner or a roll top dry bag while you're on the bike.

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    I have iked the Pinhoti and a pad is all you need . Never have used a under quilt for that temp.

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    CCF or something nicer like a NeoAir xlite or Xtherm?

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