Contents
  Pg 1: How does the quilt work?
     Why not use a sleeping bag?
     History
     Background
     Uses
  Pg 2: Quilt Features
     Foot Pocket
     Gorget
     Draft Stopper
     SplitZip
  Pg 3: Adjustable Warmth
  Pg 4: Contents of our Quilt Kit
     Clear instructions
     Fabrics
     Fabric Colors
     Insulation
  Pg 5: History
  Pg 6: Sewing the Quilt Kit
     How long does the sewing take?
     What type of sewing machine?
     Thread Pro
  Pg 7: Kit Advantages
  Pg 8: Custom Sizing
  Pg 9: Weights
  Pg 10: Handling
     Unpacking
     Washing
     Durability
  Pg 11: Quilt Stuffed Size
     Ray-Way Quilt Stowbag Kit
  Pg 12: Quilt and Tarp Work Together
  Pg 13: More Than One
  Pg 14: Questions and Answers
  Pg 15: Feedback
  Pg 16: Weight vs Warmth
  Pg 17: Goose Down
  Pg 18: Xtra-Layer
  Pg 19: Sewing the foot pocket
  Pg 20: A Ray-Way Hand-Sewn Quilt
  Pg 20: The 1P Extra-Wide Option

The Ray-Way Quilt Kit

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Ray & Jenny Jardine

Quilt Stowbag Kit & Quilt Stuffed Size page 11 of 21


Pg 11: Quilt Stuffed Size

What is the stuffed size of our quilts in whatever configuration? Our answer is that we cannot quote a specific stuffed size, because it depends on how densely one crams the quilt into its stowbag. Nor is there any such thing as an optimum tightness or looseness because that depends on the size of one's backpack and the duration of the trip.

If the trip will be short, something like a weekend, you may stuff the quilt a little more tightly - as long as you give it a few hours of relaxing out of the stowbag prior to bedtime, and once you have returned home, that you leave it out of the stowbag for a few weeks to allow it to loft back up. On a long thru-hike, one has very little time for lofting, so the stowbag should be larger.

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This is why we designed our stowbag to be adjustable in volume, so that it will accommodate any of our quilts, excepting the Xtra Layer, and also fit into most backpacks.

Note, however, that the tighter the stuff, the more loft degradation, temporarily. Use a stowbag with, say, a 6" diameter by however long, and the quilt - or any sleeping bag made of synthetic insulation - would come back out flat as a pancake and require several months to recover. Clearly that would be a case of misuse.

Ray-Way Quilt Stowbag Kit

Please see: Ray-Way Quilt Stowbag Kit.

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