Most compressible quality quilts

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    activecampers Read Only Funster

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    Time to buy some new quilts.
    Looking for a summer and winter one to alternate top/bottom depending where we are.
    Warmth of winter is important as we like snug.
    But more importantly is the ability to fold them and squash them both up into the overcab cupboard.
    Any particular ones recommended?
    Cheers!
     
  2. Jim

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    We bought one a couple of years ago that comprised a very thin quilt, and a medium quilt that popped together. The idea that you could use it all year. When its warm you use the ultra thin, cooler, the medium on its own and when its cold you use the two together and its superb. Don't know where we got it, but its a great idea, so I am sure you'll find one like it.
     
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    We found the really basic ASDA or Tesco ones just fine - purely man-made fibre, can squash down really well - in fact most recent one came in its own zipped bag about the size of a large pillow - and cheap enough to replace regularly.
    Steve
     
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    i tried sleeping bags but couldnt get on with them. Bought a goose down one which is really light, folds up really small, warm in winter and cool in summer as it natural fibre. S.
     
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    Thanks so far

    We had a dual one we can put together, but we want to take BOTH light and thick as we'll be going from snowboarding to morocco, so will have one top and one bottom and swap. Joining together isn't necessary.

    We've tried the man-made ones, but not sure they compress well enough. I know they come in a pillow sized pack, but is it possible to ever put it back in lol! If so, I'd like to know exactly which one as it sounds ideal.

    A real down quilt also sounds nice, but do the feathers mind being scrunched every day?
     
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    you may get a surprise, it can get mighty cold during the night in Morocco, especially in the desert.

    Duvets are great for a fixed bed but a pain if you have to pack away each morning ..
    I'm surprised you don't use sleeping bags, good quality ones such as made by Vango pack away into small stuffing sacks..
     
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    We make the van home from home, and despite packing the bed up every day quilts are fine - just looking for better ones. Put it this way, I kick the wife out of bed to put the kettle on, and by the time its boiled and my breakfast is ready the bed is away and I'm waiting for it :Cool:

    (Actually, sometimes I refuse to get out of bed till I get by breakfast, but you get the idea):thumb:

    Sleeping bags are too "campie" for us, and for a 2 month trip they'll stink - unless you use liners, but then getting good double bags, with liners is just, to us, more hassle, not as big, not as flexible etc. The cupboard can take 2 quilts - just want better ones to give us more space for toys.
     
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    The senior partner and I agree with almost everything that's been posted, and that's a rarity.

    One warning is that we don't use our king-sized duvet in the van because it covers up part of the heating, so watch tihs point.

    On a personal note, I've used my ex-forces sleeping bag for years, and no-one ever complains, but perhaps because I'm either alone, or my companions know where the staff sleep if they step out of line...
     
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    Hi,
    Down is different from feathers. Its the real soft stuff and dosent break like feathers. Normally the description will show the percentage of down/feather.

    Goose down is warmer than duck down, and hungarian /canadian goose down is even bettter.

    I do like to be warm in bed:Rofl1:

    S
     
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    CHeers - sounds like its time to look for down ones.
    Let me guess - they aren't the cheapest! lol!
     
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    If you use a compression sac to store your duvets, you can make the pack size really small
     
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    We have used a kingsize sythetic duvet from ASDA which was £10 with 2 pillows. The covers cost £7. But last year we were in China and treated ourselves to a silk duvet,we had seen and used these on a previous trip.
    The silk is in the form of the wadding in the synthetic duvets,but it is a lot thinner and very light and suitable for all year round use.
    They are available here just Google 'Silk duvets' and treat yourselves:thumb:
     
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    Something worth taking on board ( so to speak :Wink: ) ..

    Never roll up a duvet or sleeping bag neatly.

    It makes all the fibres ( or whatever is in them ) run in nice neat lines after a couple of times and they lose large amounts of tog value.

    Use stuffa bags and literally stuff the bag/duvet in to them willy nilly .

    Got this info from a group of Arctic explorer types a few years ago, and must say I have found it excellent advice
     
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