So, getting married soon! To an amazing girl--loves backpacking! We want to buy something sleep system-wise that would be good for two for, eh, obvious reasons.
For a while we've been talking about the sleeping bags that zip together, which I think may be a great idea. But I was wondering about quilts and if they would be better for two people...a little more freedom, etc. I noticed the BPL UL 240 Quilt...looks like a good one, but is it made to be comfortable enough to keep two warm and well-covered? Would I have to order the largest size, or would that just increase the length more than the width? I did see that the chart gave circumference sizes, but I'm not the greatest with estimating that kind of thing, especially since i'd have someone else to think about...She's not big, but, you know. we're obviously bigger than just myself. Any suggestions? should we stick with the zipping-together bags, or are there better quilts for this sort of thing? She is worried about being too cold, and I've never used a quilt myself to know how well they keep you covered. We'll be doing most of our camping in the mid-appalachians, although I've always wanted to go out to the pacific northwest eventually. I'm thinking about moving out there within the next 5 years, but nothing's for certain besides we'll be here in the appalachians for at least a little while.
Also got an MLD TrailStar on the way---can't wait for it to come! Too bad he's so backed up with stuff...website said it'll take at least 8 weeks to arrive. I already ordered it, so if someont thinks i shouldn't have, not much i can do. Has anyone used it, and are there significant strengths and weaknesses? I did a little research on it, and i read the review they did on BPL when it came out a while back...but I'd love other's perspectives on it.
Thanks guys. Peace.