Thanks to this wonderful site, I've really started to drop weight in my pack.
In an effort to try and combine insulation layers and drop weight, I was wondering if anyone has tried an Elephant's foot style quilt paired with a UL feather coat/sweater?
I've got one of those EB down coats that works great, and has quickly become my favorite insulation layer. My sleeping bag (45deg syn mummy) weighs in over 1.5#'s, and while it's not too heavy, honestly the my coat is much warmer and lighter.
My plan is to try out a down EF style quilt for the bottom, and my EB up top.
Thinking about giving this a try with an inexpensive down throw, and if it works, move into something with hopefully better down fill/lighter shell.
Anyone know of any light, nylon shelled down throws on the market? Thinking nylon shell as it will hopefully be a bit more element resistant than the cotton/whatever you find them in at the store. Cheaper is always better. :)
Or better yet, am I off base, and should I redirect?