I have been searching for an underquilt but have a few questions first. I live in West Virginia. It can get quite cold here, it is below 0*F as I type but this kind of weather passes quickly. I want to get a 20* Zeppelin, it seems to be the most balanced choice for the weather here. I know it says 20* but I have seen ratings vary a lot on bags. Many that are rated at 20* will keep you alive but not comfortable at that temperature. On the other hand some 20* ratings are the actual temperature that the bag was designed for. Would a Zeppelin with 1 or 2 oz. overfill keep me warm into the teens?
My second question has to do with duck verses goose down. I am not concerned about a couple of ounces difference in weight but is there a difference in how much they compress?
Third approximately what is the highest temperature that a 20* Zeppelin can be used at comfortably? I am trying to figure out the temperature range of the quilt.
Lastly we get a lot of damp weather here and I am concerned about the down getting wet. Does the water treatment make a big difference? The quilt will not be directly exposed to water but dampness in the air. I was looking at synthetics first because of this but I would much rather have down. My trips are limited to only a couple nights for now because the kids are too young for more. I suspect that it will not be an issue as I am using a Kelty 20* duck down sleeping bag now without issue, but that is in a tent not on the bottom of a hammock. I can partially unzip the Kelty to create a foot box and use it as a top quilt for now. Later on I can get a Flight Jacket to compliment the Zeppelin.
In my searching I have been impressed by the quality of your work and the design/features of your quilts. I also would much rather spend my hard earned money with a hard working US company rather than on a product from China. I look forward to doing business with you.