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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Golite Ultra 20 Hack Job on 01/05/2009 12:02:02 MST Print View

Opinions Wanted -

I'm 5'9" 175#, and really like using a quilt, but I want one that is Wide. I'm a fetal postion sleeper, and a roller. I have a Cocoon Hoody and Pants for camp and backup, am planning for 30° weather but know 20° is always possible.

I'm looking at the Long Ultra 20 with the intent of removing one baffle at the bottom to get the length to 72" and then, "sewing back" the edges IF the width is to great. A Regular is 3" narrower than a Long, about like a Nunatak Arc Alpinist, which from experience is to narrow for me at 20°.

Or I could turn the top baffle into a collar and narrow the top a bit.

Thoughts? Admonitions? Experience?

Edited by greg23 on 01/06/2009 08:55:17 MST.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Golite Ultra 20 Hack Job on 01/06/2009 08:55:54 MST Print View

...bump...

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Hack Job on 01/06/2009 09:13:47 MST Print View

With Nunatak you can specify the desired width and length, you can also request overfill to maintain temp rating when increasing coverage. This will add slightly to the cost but you get a custom sleep system. Email Tom outlining your desired specifications and he will guide you from there.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Hack Job on 01/06/2009 09:20:44 MST Print View

Thom,
It would take the price from $180 to $400+.
It would take the time to weeks, if not months.

I'm cheap and impatient.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Hack Job on 01/06/2009 09:42:17 MST Print View

I'm not sure where your $180.00 comes from, a standard Nunatak ARC Alpinist lists at $387.00 which I agree is not cheap. Good luck with getting/making a system that works well for you.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Article on bag-to-quilt conversion on 01/06/2009 10:25:22 MST Print View

Seek ye, and ye shall find..

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Golite Ultra 20 Hack Job on 01/06/2009 14:05:43 MST Print View

I make my own bags and quilts. What I now use all the time as a quilt started life as a sleeping bag with a longish 3/4 zip. I haven't made any changes to it: I just leave the zip completely undone. The footbox is an excellent idea for a quilt anyhow: it keeps the bottom end under control.

Cheers

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Golite Ultra 20 Hack Job on 01/06/2009 14:34:10 MST Print View

Thanks All --

---and especially Paul for knowing there was an article here somewhere.

I should be hacking and hewing in a couple of weeks.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Golite Ultra 20 Hack Job on 01/06/2009 14:55:03 MST Print View

Thanks All --

-- and especially Paul for knowing that there was an article here somewhere.

I'll be hacking and hewing within a week or two.