I'm looking at two insulation options for sleeping and rest stops down to 28*F. I would like to maximize versatility and weight, so something I can wear and use for sleeping:
1. Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket (7.4oz, fill wt?, approx 3/4" loft) and Pants (7.0oz, fill wt?, approx 3/4" loft) and my Nunatak Arc Specialist Quilt (17oz, 9oz fill wt, approx 2" loft).
-- Total weight 31.5oz.
-- Total top loft 2.75"
-- Total cost: $130 jacket, $140 pants, $360 quilt = $630
-- Some extra warmth/insulation on ground side from down jacket and pants.
-- More complete coverage during rest stops/camp chores from jacket pants
-- Less cumbersome when wearing
-- More difficult to put on at rest stops.
2. Two Jacks R Better Stealth Quilts (15oz each, fill wt?, approx 1.5" loft)
-- Total weight 30oz.
-- Total top loft 3"
-- Total cost: $200 first, $175 second with discount = $375
-- Quilt1 worn in serape mode for upper body, Quilt2 wrapped around lower body like kilt 'er skirt.
-- More versatility, more top loft, less money, less overall weight.
-- More chance for damage to quilts during camp chores because of extra bulk.
-- Easily and quickly put on at rest stops.
What are your thoughts?
PS. Let's be general about whether I am a cold sleeper or not and the temperature requirements, no need for clo stuff. I'm more interested in the system components and practical usage, i.e., what do you like or not like about separate jacket pants vs. two quilts. An increase or decrease in needed insulation can easily be achieved by adding more or less fill to either system during manufacture or myog.