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Christopher Chiappini
(Juggles) - F - M

Locale: NJ/NYC
Which RW quilt do I need? on 04/12/2011 20:11:22 MDT Print View

I'm looking to make a Ray-Way quilt for Spring, Summer, Fall use in the Adirondacks, NY and Colorado during Summer (camping low @ or near trail heads of 14er's). I've got a 2,200 RW pack. I don't know which road to go down...

*please note I'm a sewer & familiar with thru-hiker.com


2 layers of Woodland - .75" for 40 degrees

or

1 layer of Woodland - .75" for 70 degrees + a thru-hiker.com vest? or jacket?

or

1 layer of Alpine - .90" for 60 degrees + a thru-hiker.com vest? or jacket?

Right now I've got a RW 2-Layer Alpine for 28 degrees and it's huge when compressed, IMO.


Thanks!


*I've tried searching this question on BPL & I'm assuming YOU will say I should email the Jardine's with it. I value the BPL community and I think your thoughts and opinions will help me. And I thank you.

Chris Peichel
(momo)

Locale: Eureka
Which quilt on 04/13/2011 07:45:41 MDT Print View

I don't know much about the RW quilts. Have you considered using climashield from thruhiker. Seems like you can avoid the quilting loops (easier construction), is more compressible, and pretty lightweight for the warmth. Seems like a general guideline is the 2.5oz climashield should be good to 45-50deg.

MLD makes their spirit quilts with climashield, and I think Paul at arrowheadequipment uses climashield as well.

It seems a lot of people prefer climashield. I have no direct experience with climashield...yet.

Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Climashield on 04/13/2011 08:19:48 MDT Print View

+1 for the climashield thought. I actually am in the process of planning a JRD Stealth type quilt out of it for a hike in NC and VA on the AT this summer. I'm not sure what weather you have up there, but I enjoy having something rated to 40's even here in Georgia. I am fairly certain thru-hiker claims it to be .6". I have the insulation here, but I haven't checked the height of it or the weight yet.

Christopher Chiappini
(Juggles) - F - M

Locale: NJ/NYC
re: on 04/13/2011 15:23:45 MDT Print View

OK, thanks a bunch Chris & Chris! Wow!... you can read for hours on BPL if you search "climashield." Looks like I'll be doing business with AYCE soon.

Chris Peichel
(momo)

Locale: Eureka
quilt on 04/14/2011 07:52:21 MDT Print View

Let us know what you decide on, and pictures please when you are done.