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Does anyone know of a good Cheap ultralight (1lb) quilt that would work well for summer backpacking? My current bag is down 15F at 3lbs; way overkill for summer.

I think as long as it's comfortable to 50F, that would work, but I would like 40F as a safety. I guess for $50ish. Not really sure on prices. I could maybe get one sewed as well.

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Not gonna happen, not at that price point.  Cheap, light, down.  Pick 2.  Cheap down is mostly feathers, and not light.  To my way of thinking, a cheap, light, nice, quilt would cost about $300, maybe a bit less but I doubt it.  

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Not under 1 lb but at 1 lbs 3 oz this :
GoLite UltraLite 800 Fill 1-Season Quilt (Regular)
could be worth a look at $125
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Not under 1 lb but at 1 lbs 3 oz this :
GoLite UltraLite 800 Fill 1-Season Quilt (Regular)
could be worth a look at $125
Franco

I forgot I got an email about this. Thanks for reminding me! I ended up getting the 1 season sleeping bag.

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You can pick up a few yards of M90 and some Climashield Apex 2.5 from Thru Hiker for about $70 and DIY one. áThese are high quality materials, and other than sewing around the perimeter, quilting is not needed when using Climashield Apex, so it should be an easy project.

I actually plan to do this same thing, hopefully in the next few weeks. This way I can cut the shape to the way that fits me best, and of course their is the coolness factor of doing it yourself. As long as I don't mess it up, I will replace my Hammock Gear 50F Top Quilt with my DIY one...


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You can pick up a few yards of M90 and some Climashield Apex 2.5 from Thru Hiker for about $70 and DIY one. áThese are high quality materials, and other than sewing around the perimeter, quilting is not needed when using Climashield Apex, so it should be an easy project.

I actually plan to do this same thing, hopefully in the next few weeks. This way I can cut the shape to the way that fits me best, and of course their is the coolness factor of doing it yourself. As long as I don't mess it up, I will replace my Hammock Gear 50F Top Quilt with my DIY one...

Thanks for the links. My friends also wanted a lighter summer sleeping bag, but didn't have as much to spend. This should be a good place to get insulation.

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