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Joe S
(ThreeRidges)
Fill Weight on 02/26/2013 06:25:25 MST Print View

If that's correct, the Z30 has the same amount of fill as an EE Rev 20 regular wide. Both use 850 power down, I believe.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
fill weights on 02/26/2013 09:50:50 MST Print View

Joe,
I initially made the same mistake. Those specs are for the golite "sleeping bags" and not the golite "quilts." It doesn't help that they are both named "z30." So not a true apples to apples comparison against EE quilts.

Joe S
(ThreeRidges)
oops on 02/26/2013 12:09:52 MST Print View

OK, here's the apples to apples, from Golite CS:
Fill weight of z30 long quilt, what I'd be interested in: 370 grams / 13.051 oz
Fill weight of EE Rev 30 long reg: 12 oz, wide is 12.8

Tough for me to judge width. The only measurements Golite had on hand for the z30 long were footbox (39" girth) and "shoulder width" 28.5. The CS rep thought that shoulder width was the finished width of the shoulder position, which would seem narrow to me.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
the ultra20 is back! on 02/26/2013 13:18:59 MST Print View

Nice! Good find Joe. So they've pretty much revamped the old ultra 20. Given that the long has 13oz of fill as you stated, I'd guess that the regular has ~11oz of 850 fill.

If it truly weighs 20oz, then it's even better than the old ultra20 which was 19oz total, 9.5oz of 800fp down fill in size regular. That would be nice to see golite offering some competitive options as a fair price point.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: the ultra20 is back! on 02/26/2013 13:32:20 MST Print View

I just spoke to CS. The Regular is 12.3 oz of down (did not ask about the long). But the gentleman was reading specs and told me the shoulder width was 28", which is obviously incorrect. My three season Golite quilt is 58" (measured) and from my recollection about 12 oz of down fill in Long.

Edit: Golite got back to me and it is 54" for the Regular.

So it appears that they are the same size as before, with more (and higher quality fill), and lighter shell materials.

Sounds really great. Now about that price....

Edited by FamilyGuy on 02/26/2013 13:34:26 MST.

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: Re: the ultra20 is back! on 02/26/2013 14:21:32 MST Print View

That is better than the Ultra 20 which has 9.5oz of fill. I have one and love it but always said it would be perfect with 3 more ounces of down. With 12.5oz of fill, it should be good to 20* this time. And while $250 may not be cheap, it is a STEAL for a high end quilt.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: the ultra20 is back! on 02/26/2013 15:04:53 MST Print View

I'm w/ Bradford. At $250, this is a quality quilt at a very competitive price point. If you compare it to Katabatic, this quilt is in between a Palisade and an Alsek, which run $390 and $420 respectively. This is a great deal given the quality down and use of great fabrics. And knowing Golite's history, I'm sure there will be a clearance on these at one point. But yeah, MSRP for $500? Hardly...time to drop the schtick, and just let the products speak for themselves, like the way the company used to be.

Edited by Konrad1013 on 02/26/2013 15:14:33 MST.