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    thermarest blanket

    www.rei.com/product/788054has anyone heard of these? I am wondering what the temp rating is.
    Last edited by plowhorse; 03-26-2009 at 20:43. Reason: wrong product #
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    i guess since noone is repling, they haven't used them. That is hard for me to belive with this group of people Looks like I'm going to have to get one just to make a report
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    Nope...never used one, never even seen one. Looks like a blanket w/drawstrings at the feet?? Why?? Maybe I just don't understand the usefulness of it, but for $50 bucks I'll pass...

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    it would appear to be a cheapo poor quality synthetic sleeping bag
    slapped with thermarest branding in some last ditch marketing to
    some unknown niche apparently fueled by brand power alone.

    i would guess it will be heavy for its temp rating and equally
    bulky.
    too bad. would expect more from cascade designs.
    like maybe a legit bag people that backpack would actually use,
    and some nifty gimmick to mate the bags with thermarest pads.
    or just top quilts that mate to thermarest pads like several
    other companies are doing.
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    upon further reading it appears to be marketed at car campers.
    literally

    http://www.thermarest.com/product_de...?pID=124&cID=4


    however it looks like cascade designs IS on board with lightweight
    top quilt technology. better late than never
    these look interesting
    http://www.thermarest.com/product_de...?pID=135&cID=4
    check out the specs though.
    something seems fishy. awfully heavy for such a low temp rating
    but priced comparable to high end down quilts we know and love
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    thanks turk. I'm kinda on the fence about this quilt thing, and looking to find a cheap way to try them out. I was thinking of pairing it with a heavy duty survival blanket like this onehttp://www.rei.com/product/407106. I think this would work for a lite summer setup Any suggestions would help, I don't think down would work. I am pretty hard on my gear
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    Ya 2 and 2 1/2 pounds seems like alot for down period. If only they could have told us how much loft it has ><

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