Cumulus Quilt 350

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Dave V, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Maxplosive

    Maxplosive Backpacker

    The quilt is more versatile since as you said it's possible to create a footbox. The comforter weighs a little less but you wouldn't ever notice that in the pack. For those temps and with the possibility of using a silk liner I would get the 150 but I'm a warm sleeper so YMMV.
  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    The 150 works well for me this time of year, especially if i pack a ghost whisperer as a just in case layer.
  3. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Trail Blazer

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  4. andreostergard

    andreostergard Trail Blazer

    I made something a while back and it’s on YouTube and probably found via a easy search... But just to fill this thread with some more of my thoughts on the quilt as I like it very much :)
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  5. Bob-W

    Bob-W Hiker

    Does anyone have both the old and new designs of the Cumulus quilts? I've a significant birthday on the horizon so thought I'd treat myself, well, why not?

    With the older design (I've a 150 for summer use) the quoted width was right at the neck where there were a couple of small beaks of material that suddenly widened out so a stated width of 140cm was actually about 120cm if you measured it one baffle further down. The edges of the quilt are curved because of these beaks which can be seen in the photo below:


    From photos on Cumulus' site it looks like the new design is more trapezoidal with straight edges, it seems that it's very similar to the Enlightened Equipment Revelate:


    With the old design I'm just on the limit of the girth, I'm a side sleeper and do move around a bit in my sleep, so if the new model is the same width then I'd possibly need to go custom and get an extra 10cm added. Looking at the Enlightened Equipment site I'm just under the border between their regular (137cm) and wide (147cm) widths which suggests the new design is probably OK.
  6. Daniel

    Daniel Backpacker

    i have a old style 350 and new style 200 (150) and both work great as im also i side wriggler. i do prefer the closed footbox on the old for cold camps.
  7. Bob-W

    Bob-W Hiker

    I contacted Cumulus. Their response was:

    Looking at another shot of the newer design it seems that the taper only begins at the top of the zip. With another 7cm or so at either side I think I should be fine with the standard width, a further 5cm would just drape on the ground.
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  8. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Do you have a sleeping bag with similar dimensions, if so zip down to the height of the advertised diemension and try it out for size before you commit.
  9. Bob-W

    Bob-W Hiker

    Unfortunately none of our sleeping bags have zips.

    Given that the older design is narrower and just on the limit of being OK I think the new design will be fine,
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  10. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Mmm mine are 50cm at the bottom, where are you based ? I am in Essex so happy for you to try mine.
  11. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    I had the same problem with the old quilts (just a tad too narrow around the hips). I ended up with a 140 wide Katabatic because Cumulus was tardy bringing out their new quilts and it is fine.
  12. Bob-W

    Bob-W Hiker

    Unfortunately I'm almost at the opposite end of the country - North Yorkshire :rolleyeses:

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