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    HammockGear uses less down...?

    One thing I can't quite figure out as I'm comparison shopping for UQs. I really like HammockGear's Incubator design, but it seems they use a lot less down than everyone else. How do they do that? It seems everyone is satisfied with their warmth, so what's the difference?

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    Don't know for sure, but better down perhaps?
    100g of 400fill power down holds less warmth than 50g of 900fp down.

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    No, I'm comparing apples to apples. 800-900 range, with proper adjustments made for who's using exactly what.

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    They use unique quilt designs (ie foot shelf) and tapering in certain places. That might have something to do with it.

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    That's true. And I've wondered about that.

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    The design makes a difference.
    Plenty of winter campers love their HG under quilts.
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    Yes, you can't beat these quilts and I've never seen a negative review on one of the quilts either. I have two of these and two Locolibre and love them both.

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    I have some HG quilts and no complaints.

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    It's thicker from the top down to about your butt, then it gets narrower. I'm guessing that design reduces some down. I always add 1oz overfill just for peace of mind. For $8, I don't think twice about it.

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    Just for the sake of comparison, I have a new 3-season (20 degree) Wookie XL, with 10 oz. of 800 Active-Dry down and 20.5 total weight.

    The 20 degree incubator has 13 ozs. of 850 and weighs 23.5.

    I cant say whether this is an apples-to-apples comparison but its' probably close. I think it illustrates that design ahs a whole lot to do with it and so far have nothing but praise for the WB Wookie.
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