temp ratings are essential useless.
Agreed - I just use them as a measuring stick
If the loft remains the same or increases (due to less width but same amount of down) then the quilt will have the same (or better if loft increases) temp capabilities as the bag as long as the fit keeps out drafts.
That's exactly what I was wondering. Thanks!
If you plan to buy the bag new i am wondering why you wouldn't just get the thru-hiker quilt kit and make your own quilt from scratch from higher quality down and fabric?
I'm 99% sure I'd completely screw up a down-quilt-from-scratch kit. Plus, I tend to waaaay overanalyze projects, so if I buy the kit, it'll sit in the closet for 6 months till I finally have it figured enough to start. At least if I buy a bag then I can use it till I've got my head around it. Another advantage of buying a sleeping bag is that the hardest part is done for me already (baffles and down stuffing). Also, many times there are bags on clearance that are higher quality than the campmor, but similar in price (after discount).
Thanks for the article link - I hadn't seen that before. I used to have a premium membership till just recently but let it lapse. I'll be renewing soon.