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    Greylock 4 Polar

    At the spring MAHHA I won a Greylock 4 POLAR that was donated by JRB for the raffle.

    Anybody have an idea on the temperature range of this underquilt? It is a special model with greater loft than the Greylock 4.

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    Do you know- or have you measured- the loft?

    The standar GL4 has 3.5" loft and rated zero to +5F( or is that zero to minus 5F? I think probably the later)
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Do you know- or have you measured- the loft?

    The standar GL4 has 3.5" loft and rated zero to +5F( or is that zero to minus 5F? I think probably the later)
    I believe the package (not handy right now) states 5" of loft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VATriker View Post
    I believe the package (not handy right now) states 5" of loft.

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    Well that's a whole bunch of loft! All I can say is that this is probably rated to well below zero.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Yeah, my not get that many chances to use it. I am hoping the NOVA hang at the end of December gets cold enough to use it.

    I also have a 3-season set of a JRB Mount Washington 3 underquilt and a JRB Sierra Sniveler top quilt. That set is supposed to get down to 20 degrees. If it goes low enough to use the Greylock 4 Polar, I might have to use both the SS TQ and the MW3 as top quilts. Boy, that would be a whole lot of quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VATriker View Post
    Yeah, my not get that many chances to use it. I am hoping the NOVA hang at the end of December gets cold enough to use it.

    I also have a 3-season set of a JRB Mount Washington 3 underquilt and a JRB Sierra Sniveler top quilt. That set is supposed to get down to 20 degrees. If it goes low enough to use the Greylock 4 Polar, I might have to use both the SS TQ and the MW3 as top quilts. Boy, that would be a whole lot of quilts!

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    Well, if you decide that you have too many, or won't have temps to merit that 5" loft of down, let me know! It was 24F this morning here in parts of western Ma. & we'll be seeing many colder nights before April rolls around!! I can guarantee it would be put to some serious, good use! Especially under the Weight Weenie hammock that I recently obtained........
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    Quote Originally Posted by tri-pod bob View Post
    Well, if you decide that you have too many, or won't have temps to merit that 5" loft of down, let me know! It was 24F this morning here in parts of western Ma. & we'll be seeing many colder nights before April rolls around!! I can guarantee it would be put to some serious, good use! Especially under the Weight Weenie hammock that I recently obtained........
    Searched forum and it appears that the greylock 4 polar is 4.5 inches of loft. So I was a little off.

    Anyway, I could be convinced to part with it if somebody wanted to make a swap with a Mt. Washington 4 or a Old Rag Mountain quilt. Pretty happy with what I have thou, because it rounds out my quits / gives me flexibility to hammock through the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VATriker View Post
    Yeah, my not get that many chances to use it. I am hoping the NOVA hang at the end of December gets cold enough to use it.

    I also have a 3-season set of a JRB Mount Washington 3 underquilt and a JRB Sierra Sniveler top quilt. That set is supposed to get down to 20 degrees. If it goes low enough to use the Greylock 4 Polar, I might have to use both the SS TQ and the MW3 as top quilts. Boy, that would be a whole lot of quilts!

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    Well, it got pretty darn cold at the NOVA hang. 21 degrees (F)! I layered the GL4 Polar with the Mt. Washington 3 and it was nice! Now my only question is how the heck does one properly suspend a Greylock UQ on a Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock (BMBH). It does not work the same way as the MW3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VATriker View Post
    Well, it got pretty darn cold at the NOVA hang. 21 degrees (F)! I layered the GL4 Polar with the Mt. Washington 3 and it was nice! Now my only question is how the heck does one properly suspend a Greylock UQ on a Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock (BMBH). It does not work the same way as the MW3.
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    I just responded to that thread. I had suggested buying a JRB UQ suspension set or some shock cord from elsewhere, but now that I see you have an MW3, you can use the MW3 suspension on the Greylock if you don't want(or it won't work) to use the the loop suspension that came on the Greylock.

    So you layered an MW3 with a GL4 Polar? Top or bottom? That is a lot of loft for 21F! But better too warm than too cold as you can always vent.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post

    . . . . has 3.5" loft and rated zero to +5F( or is that zero to minus 5F? I think probably the later)
    I also find this confusing when quilt shopping, is that a 0 hyphen 5 degrees. or a 0 minus 5 degrees?
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