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Combining Quilts to boost warmth
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Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Combining Quilts to boost warmth on 01/14/2013 22:06:04 MST Print View

I have seen a post or two from people that have combined quilts to boost warmth. I am thinking of doing something similar with a 40 degree and a 20 degree quilt that combined inside a Bivy would give me zero degree coverage. Interested to hear from a few more people that have done something similar and how effective it was.

The alternative would be to go with a zero degree quilt but for me I think I would get a lot of use in shoulder seasons from a 20 degree quilt by itself and would have relatively few occasions to need zero degree coverage. Therefore the idea of a combination approach would seem to be smart unless there is something I am not thinking about.

Thomas Conly
(conly) - F - M

Locale: Lots of canoeing and snow
works well on 01/15/2013 08:23:57 MST Print View

I combined two quilts when I was Thru-Hiking the AT. It was a little heavier than a dedicated quilt but it was nice being able to adjust the temp during my trip. I added buttons to the outer perimeter of the quilts. If I were doing it again I'd use velcro because a couple buttons pulled out when I thrashed in the night.