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    Over stuffing

    Looking at underquilts and I'd like to keep it nice and light. I'm looking at getting a summer quilt which seem to be rated, on average, around 40*. My question is how many degrees would I gain for each extra ounce of overstuff?
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    IIRC Paul at UGQ's told me each ounce would add few degrees anyways but its hard to quantify. It depends on the person as well.
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    Typically, with a partial underquilt, one ounce will give about a 5 degree boost. With a full under quilt, that would be about 3 degrees. But, as Bubba said, there are a lot of variable including exact size of the quilt, it's differential cut and the fill power of the down.
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    I'm not saying over stuffing does not help in temp but I will say my reasoning is that it helps to keep the original rating in adverse conditions. The thickness of a properly made quilt is set by the construction method as well as fill. A proper fill will set the baffles to full loft. An over fill will keep them there if a bit damp.
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    I bought a Te-Wa and had an ounce of overstuff. Normally rated for 40 degrees he did explain to me that with the extra ounce of down I could most likely get to 32.

    Well I had the opportunity to test that the other weekend when it got down to 35. When I got it dialed in I was perfect! (I am still an UQ newb)
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    Thanks everyone...I was hoping that an extra ounce would allow me to get down to the mid 30's. This has helped a lot.
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