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Currently I use a 35 degree bag with a thermarest neoaire pad (not a soft cloth top either) and I have been looking at quilts.  

Does anyone have any advice to offer for a BIG guy that is a side/restless sleeper?

I like big over sized items so that I don't feel confined.  I have looked at Jacks r Better and Enlightened Equipment. So far the Enlightened Equipment quilts look like they meet most of my criteria, big, light, inexpensive for a zero degree quilt.

Thoughts? Comments? Personal experience?
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Not sure what the definition of a big guy is. I'm 6'3" about 230 Probably classified as a big guy.

I use Neoair large and Nunatak Arc Specialist. I love it and it covers me fine as I roll from one side to the other. I'm a toss and turn kinda sleeper and have no issue with a quilt


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I'm a big guy at 6'2" and 290. I'm soon making the switch to an Enlightened Equipment quilt. Seems to make the most sense. Bags at my size are definitely confining or huge and HEAVY.
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What is BIG? I'm a toss-and-turn side-sleeper and have gone to almost all quilt use just for the comfort and weight savings. I wrote an article explaining the concept that you can check out here:

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella

Any of the custom manufacturers can make you a quilt that is extra-wide should you need something between a standard width and a double-quilt.

You are looking for a 0 F? I have a review of a 5 F there at BGT, the Nunatak Arc Expedition.

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella

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I'm a big guy at 6'2" and 290. I'm soon making the switch to an Enlightened Equipment quilt. Seems to make the most sense. Bags at my size are definitely confining or huge and HEAVY.

I am about 5'10" and about 280... The Enlightened equipment does look like good lightweight gear...
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What is BIG? I'm a toss-and-turn side-sleeper and have gone to almost all quilt use just for the comfort and weight savings. I wrote an article explaining the concept that you can check out here:

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella

Any of the custom manufacturers can make you a quilt that is extra-wide should you need something between a standard width and a double-quilt.

You are looking for a 0 F? I have a review of a 5 F there at BGT, the Nunatak Arc Expedition.

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella

Good luck with the search,

Thank you very much, I read everything at both links...  Looks like a custom quilt ay berth way to go....
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I'm 6' 1" and 240 lbs and am kinda a restless sleeper and sleep on my side. I use my down bag as a quilt and have it open down to where the foot box is. That way I get the best of both worlds I can use it either as a bag or a quilt.
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I'm 6' 1" and 240 lbs and am kinda a restless sleeper and sleep on my side. I use my down bag as a quilt and have it open down to where the foot box is. That way I get the best of both worlds I can use it either as a bag or a quilt.

I like that idea..  However I like the idea of something lighter than my current bag.  Enlightened Equipment has a 0 degree quilt that is around 31oz.., not bad in my opinion...
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I went with 20F and 50F quilts. After few months, sold them and got the sleeping bags rated for 15F and 30F. Quilts aren't for everyone.
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