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MB Spiral Down Hugger vs. Quilt
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Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
MB Spiral Down Hugger vs. Quilt on 01/28/2010 14:23:25 MST Print View

My dilemma: I want a quilt but the new spiral bag from Montbell looks like a really good compramise. At only $250 for a 1lb 4oz, 30deg, in size Long. I cant find a quilt that compares for under $300. Am I missing something. I keep seeing recommendations for a BPL Quilt, but I cant find such an animal and I suspect they have gone extinct. I really want a quilt, so if you can recommend a product in my price range or close to it, I would love to hear from you!

Adan

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: MB Spiral Down Hugger vs. Quilt on 01/28/2010 14:27:32 MST Print View

Adan check out Enlightened Equipment Tim has a great reputation for making quilts.

Edited by Bender on 01/28/2010 14:29:15 MST.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
re: "MB Spiral Down Hugger vs. Quilt" on 01/28/2010 14:36:29 MST Print View

I left out why I like the Spiral bag.

I'm 6'4", so the long fits me perfect. Quilts dont restrict arm movement which is key for me, but the spiral design of this bag seems to address that. Though I have not tested this concept, it receives mostly positive reviews. BPL's review shows great water repellancy. At 30deg I can stretch it to 20deg with my down sweater which is as cold as I usually encounter in the Sierras. It seems just as light as any quilt I've seen at this rating and I can still unzip it and use as a quilt.

Is there a quilt that will do all this for around the same price but for a lighter weight?

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Enlightened Equip on 01/28/2010 14:37:08 MST Print View

Thanks Bender, I will definitely check them out.

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: MB Spiral Down Hugger vs. Quilt on 01/28/2010 15:02:57 MST Print View

Tim Marshal is the owner of "Enlightened Equipment". He's also a long time member of BPL. Really nice guy. You can usually find his postings in the MYOG forum. He's very generous with his advice. Send him a pm with any questions you might have. He's been making his own gear for a really long time... Especially quilts.

Edited by socalpacker on 01/28/2010 15:04:18 MST.

john Tier
(Peter_pan) - M

Locale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
Sierra Sniveller long on 01/28/2010 18:44:09 MST Print View

You might want to look at the JRB Sierra Sniveller long for your size...It is a relatively new offering specifically in the design request by several folk on this forum for improvements to the BPL top rated Alternative Sleep System in their State of the Market Review a couple years back, the original No Sniveller...52 inchs width head and shoulder to the hips , then tapering to 42 in foot... Under your $300 target.

Pan

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Perfect timing on 02/04/2010 15:39:45 MST Print View

Just hours after posting this question to the forum, a No Sniveller went up for sale in the Gear Swap. According to reviews on this site, this thing is good to 20f and for under $200 I couldnt pass it up. I'll be testing the quilt (and my skills) this weekend in 25-30f temps. Thanks to everyone here for your feedback!