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ERIC PAYNE
(vaporjourney)

Locale: Greater Gila
Help me choose a sleeping insulation system on 01/12/2008 21:27:58 MST Print View

This will be for the PCT, starting in socal.

Clothing worn to bed in either situation:

-TiGoat Bivy
-GG Torso length 3/4" sleeping pad
-L/S Capilene 1 shirt also worn while hiking
-Capilene 1 bottoms
-Golite windshirt
-fleece beanie
-Buff around neck
-Coolibar gloves

Insulation options:

A) Arc Alpinist quilt
B) JRB Shenandoah (~45*) quilt with WM Flight jacket

I'm thinking that the amount of insulation in both systems will be about the same. I like the second setup a bit more because it gives me insulation to wear around camp. The only downside is that I worry I will lose insulation fairly quickly when putting on the jacket while my only shirt is sweaty and dirty. i suppose frequent washings may be necessary. Then again, I could always wrap the Arc Alpinist around my torso for warmth, but that's no fun when doing chores around camp...

john Tier
(Peter_pan) - M

Locale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
Quilt question on 01/13/2008 07:23:36 MST Print View

Eric,

Since you talk of wearing the quilt in option two.... Do you mean the JRB Stealth vs the listed JRB Shenandoah? Virtually the same weight.

Pan

ERIC PAYNE
(vaporjourney)

Locale: Greater Gila
JRB Shenandoah on 01/13/2008 10:35:49 MST Print View

No, the quilt I have is definitely the Shenandoah, not the Stealth. The Shenandoah isn't exactly wearable. In that setup, I'd be wearing the WM jacket. My idea of 'wearing' a quilt (ie wrapping it around me) would just be with the Arc Alpinist, since I wouldn't have another insulating layer to wear around camp.