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Nunatak Arc Edge

in Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags

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5.00 / 5 (2 reviews)


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Klas Eklof
( klaseklof )

Locale:
Northern California
Nunatak Arc Edge on 12/02/2008 22:59:08 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I hike and climb in the High Sierra and around Tahoe. In 2007 I bought my first quilt, a Specialist, and I was hooked. After some cold early-winter nights in the teens, I realized I could survive with an even lighter bag. I ordered an Edge for 2008, with 1oz. (20%!) overfill. The Edge is VERY narrow and the footbox is VERY tight. Its shape is truly minimalist. Luckily I'm a thin guy. The tighter and more compressed fit took some getting used to. I cannot get full coverage when I lay on my side with bends in my hips and knees. However, most nights this isn't an issue, as I really only need full coverage when it's really cold. In which case I can lay straight, tighten the whole rig down, and I'm fine. I usually wear BPL Cocoon pants and hoody while sleeping, and this year I again found some nights in the teens, and while I would hesitate to say I was warm, I would also not call it suffering. I love my Edge, as much as I love the idea that I'm caring a 12oz bag that is smaller than my lunch. If you are looking for luxury, get a Specialist or Alpinist, if you are looking for tolerable and super-ultra-light, it's the Edge.

- Klas

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Evan McCarthy
( evanrussia )

Locale:
Northern Europe
Perfect Summer Quilt on 04/17/2011 18:48:16 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunatak's unbelievable quilt strap and snap system to be perfect. I look forward to using this quilt in the mid-Atlantic for the summer!

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