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Skurka's Mtn West Quilt
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Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Skurka's Mtn West Quilt on 05/27/2012 23:14:43 MDT Print View

He mentions it a few times in his book. On Page 200 for example. He says it is an 800-fill power with 5" of loft. Elsewhere in the book he mentions that it is 25 oz. Anyone know what he is referring to? I know that it is fairly heavy by some standards, but with 5" of loft, cold shouldn't be a problem anymore.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Anybody? on 05/28/2012 23:30:58 MDT Print View

I'm wondering if the 5" of loft is actually 2.5" of single-sided loft times two. Anyway, it is supposed to be quite warm. Would be interesting to hear more about it.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Anybody? on 05/29/2012 06:28:33 MDT Print View

Educated guess

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
guess on 05/29/2012 07:25:48 MDT Print View

^ I think that is a good guess :)

Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
5" loft on 05/29/2012 16:48:46 MDT Print View

I got my twins the GoLite UltraLite 20 quilts. (I had the 1st gen Ultra 20 and while I liked the size and comfort a lot I was not impressed with the rating or loft.) Here are the notes I took when I got them.

The down seems to be all there now. After only ten minutes out of the tight packaging it was lofted up to 5 inches when doubled over itself. I like the new color, my son is going to love it. The Pertex Eco Arid Zone seems to be a little more crinkly feeling (and sounding) than the 1st gen Pertex Endurance fabric.

Here are some numbers

Manufacturer: GoLite
Web site:
Product: UltraLite 3-Season Quilt
Size: Short
Year manufactured: 2010
MSRP: US$ 255.00
Temperature rating: 20 F (-7 C)
Weight listed: 1 lb 5 oz (620 g)
Actual weight: 1 lb 6.7 oz (6 g)
Length measured from inside footbox to edge at head: 62 in (157 cm)
Color: Baltic/Grease
Fill weight listed: 10.65 oz (302 g)
Loft listed: 5 in (13 cm)
Actual loft observed after being shaken and 10 minutes sitting out: 5 in (13 cm)

And of course the proof is in the pics I always say. ;-)
GoLite quilts

Nathan Lare
(cirque) - MLife
Skurka Quilt on 05/29/2012 20:13:48 MDT Print View

I know when I saw Andrew give a gear clinic before he went on the last Alaska trek he had the GoLite quilt that Chris referenced above (or some variation of it).

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Thanks all on 05/29/2012 20:59:28 MDT Print View

Looking at the GoLite website, the current regular is 23 oz. and the current long is 26 oz. And they are on sale for $150.

Seems I've read in the past that the temp rating is a bit optimistic though. Anybody out there using this current model find it to be reasonably rated at 20*?

Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
Rating on 05/30/2012 05:53:38 MDT Print View

Hi Warren,

I am out the door in a few minutes to try the ankle out with a real (short, light) hike again. Yay!

The old model had the issues with rating being too optimistic. These ones should be good with the actual 2-1/2" of one-sided loft going off my other quilts. (I have not had the kids out at 20F in them.)

Have a great rest of the week all,

John Vance
(Servingko) - F

Locale: Intermountain West
Golite Quilt on 05/30/2012 09:27:50 MDT Print View

I picked one up for my son in reg length and it came in at 24.5oz with a listed fill weight of a bit over 14 oz. Very nice bag for the money and should be good to 20f for most folks. We were out this past weekend and he complained of being too warm at around freezing.

Anthony Analetto
(Fubar2us) - F

Locale: MidWest USA
GoLite on 05/30/2012 09:35:29 MDT Print View

I have an older large GoLite 20 that I got on a basement sale at a local outfiter. It comes in at 13oz and 2 1/2 inches of loft. I have taken it down to 30 with no extra insulation and was still hot in the morning when wraped up in it. my only complaint is that I am a side sleeper and have a hard time keeping it wrapped fully around me. the new ones look to have that problem fixed with extra padding but with extra weight.

Andy Chasse'

Locale: The Front Range
Good to 20 on 05/30/2012 09:59:34 MDT Print View


I've had mine for a little over a month now and have taken it down to near 20 with no issue. Very warm at 30, have to sort of drape it over me or I overheat. Great quilt for the price.