Insanely Lightweight and Very Warm, this really is the Best of Both Worlds….
This is a sleep system which can be used in both ways; a sleeping bag for colder conditions and a quilt for warmer nights.
In this review of the UGQ Outlaw Hybrid Quilt, Luke is going over the pros and cons of this Ultralight product.
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Insanely Lightweight and Warm – UGQ Outlaw Hybrid Quilt Review
Weight : 1lb 9.5oz includes silpoly Stuff Sack
Because it is custom made, you can order these any way that you like – decide on the length, width, fill and so on.
Inner Shell is an M10T and comes in a ton of colors
Outer Shell has a ton of choices including MRS20, M10T, OD INK and so on. You can get all sorts of colors, patterns, Camos and more.
The options that I went with :
Fill Power: 850
Temp Rating: 40 F
Overstuff Footbox: YES
Inner Shell Color: M10T Black
Outer Shell Fabric: MRS20 Fabric
Outer Shell Color: MRS20 Khaki
Draft Collars: Both Locations
Taper Style: NO Taper
Pad Attachment: NONE
Spare Strap: NO
Storage Sack: No
Cost : $400 ($393.95)
Yes the price is high but compared to other handmade ultralight quilts, this is one of the least expensive options out there.
Review Pros :
Excellent handmade quality
Price is very fair considering this is a handmade, high quality price of kit. When compared to other cottage companies and their offerings, the prices are lower than many.
Excellent warmth to weight ratio! – My bag is rated for 40F but I have pushed it to around 30F and I was very comfortable. I run hot though…everyone is different.
Ability to use it is as sleeping bag, blanket and quilt is awesome.
Versatile – because it can be used in so many ways means you can use this product in a wider range of temp ranges.
Customization means that you can have a product made for you that you specifically need to your specs.
Full length zipper – Easy to get into and out of.
Foot box can be opened or closed
Can be cinched to your sleeping pad when using it as a quilt
Draft collars work very well and do a great job of hold heat in at the top and bottom
Review Cons :
Because this is a hybrid bag, it isn’t the best sleeping bag due to the fact that there isn’t a hood and also, it is a bit roomer than a sleeping bag which can allow for more air inside of the bag that your body needs to warm. A mummy bag would fit closer and be a slight bit warmer.
At 40F for me, this isn’t that big of a deal but if you were to go with a lower rated bag it might be.
Warmer than a quilt, not as warm as a sleeping bag. With that being said, this hybrid is warmer than some other hybrid bags that I have as the baffles run vertically and the insulation allows for very little gaps between your body and the materials.
No draft collar for the zipper – you do have a wind block but not a draft collar; again, it really depends on what temp rating that you go with as to how big of a deal this is.
Pricey : No matter how you swing it, this is pricey. For some people this piece of gear is going to make sense. For others, it won’t. That’s how it goes.
Throughout the spring, summer and going into the fall, this bag has proven itself to be an excellent sleeping bag. I love the versatility, the low weight and the overall warmth. I have used this inside of tents, under tarps, inside of Bivy in a wide range of conditions and it has excelled everywhere. I have ever used this in a hammock and it simply rocks.
The quality is top notch, it’s American made, can be used in many different ways including in a hammock and I easily can recommend it for those who want a hybrid bag that they can use in a variety of conditions and seasons and for those who have the money.
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