Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

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Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby JesterJosev » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:11 am

Today I ordered a golite sleeping quilt. At the beginning of my purchase the idea looked genius, since I'm a side sleeper and I sleep warm I liked the idea of just sort of draping it over me while I sleep. I then got to thinking what if it gets cold? From what I gather there are straps on the bottom that you can use to tie yourself to the sleeping pad. My questions are, does the sleeping pad go in the food box? Is it easy to get in the sleeping quilt once it has been strapped to the pad? How do you get out, do you just pee yourself during the night and wait for someone to save you the next morning? I’m a little confused but I have a spirit of adventure, and I’m looking forwards to the sleeping quilt challenge.

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Re: Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby cadyak » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:37 pm

Jester,
Typically you wouldnt put your pad inside the footbox.I havent used the golite quilts but I have used a number of other ( JRB, nunatak, MLD) quilts with straps and If I use the straps I have them just around me and not the pad. I like it a lot better without them.

I changed to quilts a couple of years ago because I am am a side sleeper and roll over a lot during the night. I found that because of my width, most quilts are not wide enogh to cover my backside when I laying on my side.
It took me a while to find the best quilt for me which is a WIDE (60") quilt. I use it like the covers at home and just tuck it under me.
Quilts are great when you find the right one, no zipper to jam, no hood in your face when you roll over, which makes it pretty easy to jump up for whatever reason.

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Re: Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby zelph » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:36 pm

do you just pee yourself during the night and wait for someone to save you the next morning?


Yes, sorry, cancel your order quickly :mrgreen: Not good to have a pee rash :o :P

What material is it made of?
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Re: Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby JesterJosev » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:47 pm

Cadyak: Thank you for the responce, I finally got my golite quilt and I'm very pleased. I have it teamed up with a Thermarest Prolite Plus with an R-value of 3.8, so in later summer alpine regon of BC Canada when it gets down to 3 degrees C, I'm feeling warm and happy. So far I have not used the straps, I lay down on the pad, stick my feet in the foot box, and wrap the quilt around me so I'm warm & cozy. I'm sure that towards the fall the straps will come into usage, but right now with my fleece on I see no reason for them. I too am a side sleeper, and often like to roll about and a mummy bag isn't very conducive to mobility. with the quilt on I just wrap it around me until I'm happy and the feet are always toasty.

Zelph: The good news is without the zipper, and the straps, getting in and out of the quilt is much easier than with a sleeping bag; this makes those midnight trips to the outshouse that much more convenient. :DB:
This is the quilt that I chose *edit: They don't like links from other pages, and content* The bottom of the quilt where the foot box is, is made of gortex! What a great idea. :o This way when my feet brush the side of my tent I don't wake up with soggy toes. It comes with two straps, a stuff sack, a storage sack.I had to wait for quite a while for them to get back in stock with the whole 50% sales that they have (traps I tell you). :lol:
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Re: Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby cadyak » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:03 pm

Thats good news. Glad its working for you. I like the prolite plus. I had a buddy rip his in half trying to roll it up too tight with a piece of webbing, but mine has held up just fine.
I still want one of their 1 season quilts for warm weather. The quilts I have are made by jacks r better. the Katahdin, and the Mt rogers, ....dont laugh at how big they are. they call them two person quilts, but they work great for my big a**.
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Re: Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby zelph » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:30 pm

Big question here:

"•800 Fill Power Goose Down Insulation
•20 Denier Nylon Ripstop Shell
•20 Denier Nylon Waterproof-Breathable Head and Foot Arid Zones •30 Denier Polyester Ripstop Lining"


Does breathable mean moisture will penetrate through as you sleep? We give off 1 quart of water during a good nights sleep is what I have read somewhere. I don't imagine that much moisture will pass through a quilt/bag etc. during the course of a night.

The other day I was wearing tyvek fore-arm protective sleeves while removing some poison ivy vines. Small drops of sweat/moisture accumilated on my arms in a short lenght of time. It's suppose to be breathable also.

What good does "breathable fabric" really do for us during the course of 1 night?
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Re: Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby sudden » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:52 pm

zelph wrote:Big question here:

"•800 Fill Power Goose Down Insulation
•20 Denier Nylon Ripstop Shell
•20 Denier Nylon Waterproof-Breathable Head and Foot Arid Zones •30 Denier Polyester Ripstop Lining"


Does breathable mean moisture will penetrate through as you sleep? We give off 1 quart of water during a good nights sleep is what I have read somewhere. I don't imagine that much moisture will pass through a quilt/bag etc. during the course of a night.

The other day I was wearing tyvek fore-arm protective sleeves while removing some poison ivy vines. Small drops of sweat/moisture accumilated on my arms in a short lenght of time. It's suppose to be breathable also.

What good does "breathable fabric" really do for us during the course of 1 night?


I don't think it does very much when you exert yourself. If it breathed fast enough for that it would no longer be waterproof.
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Re: Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby zelph » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:57 pm

So when do we benefit from the "breathable" aspect?
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Re: Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby sudden » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:03 pm

zelph wrote:So when do we benefit from the "breathable" aspect?


There is a difference between a gore tex coat vs. vinyl or other rain coat when you are standing still in the rain. The gore tex does feel drier.
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Re: Sleeping Quilt OR Sleeping Trap

Postby zelph » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:38 pm

I agree.

Put on a long sleeve shirt and then the vinyl raincoat and it will feel much drier
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