[at-l] Quilts for the summertime AT

Amy Forinash amy at forinash.net
Sat Dec 4 22:04:11 CST 2010

Most important:  Are you a warm sleeper?

On Dec 4, 2010, at 7:30 PM, hetchhetchyman at aol.com wrote:

> Hello Everybody!
> I am starting a thru hike of the AT NoBo around march 15th. I have a 20 degree sleeping bag
> to start with(I even have a zero degree bag but it seems unlikely I will want that) but it seems
> I might want to switch to a lighter sleep system for the height of summer on the AT. I am
> thinking Damascus would be the place to swap out my bag.
> Well I have never been back east. I have heard it is much warmer and more humid than
> either the PCT or CDT.
> My question for the list is: If you had a choice between a system rated at 45 degrees or one at 30 degrees,
> which one would be more appropriate for the summertime AT?
> I have a multitude of options and I have been making everyone crazy on Whiteblaze etc
> so I though I would bring my madness here as well.
> In particular I am now looking at the Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilts.
> They come at a subjective rating of 30 or 45 degrees.
> I don't have a synthetic sleep system in my "arsenal" so the AT seems like a
> good candidate to try it out on.
> I am not spamming.. but here is the link to those quilts: http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=42&products_id=133
> I realize a lot has been written everywhere on the topic but
> I find it so much more interesting to get live, up to date, responses from people.
> Thank you in advance for your thoughts on this subject.
> -Iceaxe
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