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Sleeping Quilt and Cascade Designs attachment system

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:52 pm
by ConnieD
I have decided to "go for it" and purchase a sleeping quilt.

I like the Hammock Gear, Burrow 20 top quilt, with integrated attachment points.

I will use it with a Neo Air with the Cascade Designs Fast N Light mattress strap kit.
http://www.cascadedesigns.com/therm-a-r ... it/product

I am thinking I like the small NeoAir XTherm mattress for added warmth, rather than the small Women's NeoAir Xlite.

The Hammock Gear Argon fabric is, reportedly, soft, lightweight, and, strong. It is a downproof fabric, so no "leakers".

I think it will have all the snag resistance, puncture resistance and abrasion resistance I need.

I take care of my gear, clearing rocks, twigs and like that.

I always use both a bivy and a groundsheet. In this instance a BorahGear side-zip bivy made of Argon fabric and the Gossamer Gear polycryo ground sheet.

I was hoping for finding 900-fill down, because it became so available for awhile, but 850-fill down is so close to 900-fill down. I will see if I can notice the difference.

I no longer want to accept 550-fill down. It will not pack to the small volume I like, now, without overcompressing it. Besides, compression is really is too much. Down lasts, if not over-compressed. It also feels like carrying a football, when stuffed into a football-size compression sack.

This 16 oz. 850-down quilt should feel just right in the bottom of my 40-liter backpack, and, be cozy warm at the campsite. It has snaps for the footbox, so I can open it up for warmer weather in the mountains, but a reliable 20 degree sleep system is better for a safety margin in the mountains around here.

I will give a report.

Re: Sleeping Quilt and Cascade Designs attachment system

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:24 pm
by zelph
Waiting for report :D

How is it that you are still on the ground floor....not hanging in the trees? :D

Re: Sleeping Quilt and Cascade Designs attachment system

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:16 pm
by ConnieD
I reserve the UL hammock for the shoreline trees with not enough beach to pitch the ShangriLa3.

How's that for an answer?

I admit I have been looking over streamside locations with uneven ground and trees, or, at least big strong shrubs likely for a hammock.

It has to be good weather. I an not going to spring for an underquilt to protect my southern exposure, and, I no longer care for carrying sleeping pads, except like the NeoAir.

The fact is, in warm weather, my southern exposure felt the slightest breezes right thru the hammock material.

Re: Sleeping Quilt and Cascade Designs attachment system

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:06 am
by zelph
I'm a side sleeper so hammocks don't work too well for me. I toss and turn in them too much :(

Re: Sleeping Quilt and Cascade Designs attachment system

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:43 am
by Koniec12
Neo Air is really good. My friend is using it.

Re: Sleeping Quilt and Cascade Designs attachment system

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:12 pm
by zelph
Koniec12 wrote:Neo Air is really good. My friend is using it.


Thank you for your input, glad to have you here at bplite :D

Re: Sleeping Quilt and Cascade Designs attachment system

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:55 am
by krazo
I am looking for quilt, new air where I can get this and compare the prices? I am from Melbourne, Australia.

Re: Sleeping Quilt and Cascade Designs attachment system

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:03 am
by zelph
krazo wrote:I am looking for quilt, new air where I can get this and compare the prices? I am from Melbourne, Australia.



"Koniec12" or ConnieD might know where to get one, send him/her a message. Welcome to bplite :D