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mark henley
(flash582) - F
Quilt users - headgear? on 10/15/2007 12:29:49 MDT Print View

What type of hat do you Quilt users wear to bed?

Thomas Knighton
(Tomcat1066) - F

Locale: Southwest GA
Re: Quilt users - headgear? on 10/15/2007 12:34:37 MDT Print View

I use a fleece cap, but I haven't really needed to go down to low with my set up either.


P. P.
(toesnorth) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: Quilt users - headgear? on 10/15/2007 12:37:31 MDT Print View

Cool weather, a fleece hat that covers my ears.
A littler cooler to cold, a fleece balaclava.
A little colder to downright brrrr, a down hat or combination with fleece balaclava. (My nose gets cold easily)

Edited by toesnorth on 10/15/2007 12:38:24 MDT.

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Quilt Headgear on 10/15/2007 12:58:33 MDT Print View

Possum Down Hat for cold weather

Nunatak Down Balaclava for really cold weather

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Quilt users - headgear? on 10/15/2007 13:55:18 MDT Print View

I've used my quilt to about the freezing point and used a fleece hat when I did. All my other trips have just been cool weather and I've worn a wool beanie then.


Jason Shaffer
(PA_Jay) - F

Locale: on the move....
Re: Re: Quilt users - headgear? on 10/15/2007 14:16:37 MDT Print View

Temps above freezing: possumdown hat and/or a powerstretch balaclava (3 oz for both).

Below freezing: I swap my cocoon pullover for the cocoon hoody, usually bringing the hat and balaclava along too.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Quilt users - headgear? on 10/15/2007 14:39:38 MDT Print View

fleece helmet liner and balaclava worked fine down to about 10F.

Mark Verber
(verber) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Quilt users - headgear? on 10/15/2007 15:04:54 MDT Print View

down to near freezing I normally use a polarbuff made into a watch cap though I have used a fleece cap as well. In colder conditions either an old GoLite Snow Cap or a down Balaclava made by Down Works of Santa Cruz.

Robert Merrick
(Flyfisherman) - F
Headgear on 10/15/2007 15:48:06 MDT Print View

cocoon balaclava.

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: Re: Quilt users - headgear? on 10/15/2007 20:02:28 MDT Print View

Above 45 I use the hood of my Cocoon hoody and sometimes layer with a light fleece cap.

Below that, I use a Cocoon balaclava with my hoody.

REALLY cold and I'm usually using a hooded bag.

Jeremy Cleaveland
(jeremy11) - F

Locale: Exploring San Juan talus
quilt headgear on 10/15/2007 21:09:16 MDT Print View

primaloft hood

but only if its cold out. And I wear a hat too.

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: quilt headgear on 11/14/2007 21:46:28 MST Print View

Headgear, who needs it.
That's why you make your own quilt that already has a head enclosure.

Edited by awsorensen on 11/14/2007 21:51:58 MST.

Greyson Howard

Locale: Sierra Nevada
Hooded jacket on 11/14/2007 21:52:10 MST Print View

On the colder nights of my trips I had the hood of my synthetic jacket (REI Gossamer), a synthetic beanie, and a buff over my face.
I'm a big fan of hooded jackets with quilts, great combo.

Inaki Diaz de Etura
(inaki) - MLife

Locale: Iberia highlands
Re: Quilt users - headgear? on 11/15/2007 06:35:42 MST Print View

two relevant things about night-time headwear for quilt users:

- try to re-use what you already have anyway.

- be able to create a non-interrupted layer of insulation around head and neck, like a balaclava does, with the option of covering mouth and nose too.

A balaclava is perfect but no so versatile during the day. For not too cold temps, I usually take a fleece cap and a buff. For colder weather, I add a powerstretch balaclava or, colder yet, a polarguard or down one.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Quilt Users: Headgear on 11/15/2007 06:42:44 MST Print View

I just received my JRB down hood - all their acccessories are on sale!!!