Pg 3: Adjustable Warmth
In this series of photos we are showing a progression of "snuggling" from a mild night to a progressively colder night. Here Jenny is modeling a large size One-Person Ray-Way Quilt.
We start with the quilt draped loosely over us. This is how Jenny and I use the quilt 95 percent of the time.
This particular quilt and its gorget are white, and the seam line is visible between them. The draft stopper is blue, same as the quilt's underside (not shown).
|Note: I used this particular quilt on my two-month trek in the Himalayas, where I lived at Everest Base Camp at 17,300 feet, on an off for a few weeks.|
Normally, the person would also sleep in an insulated hat, not shown.
For more warmth on a colder night, Jenny has tucked the draft stopper under her. As with the photo above, the gorget is covering her shoulders but not her head. The gorget and draft stopper are sealing any gaps around the neck.
At this point, if more warmth is needed, she would put on her insulated hat.
Now let's say that the night is turning positively frigid. Jenny has pulled the gorget partially over her head, and is using the draft stopper also. Still, she has left her face exposed to permit the escape of her moisture-laden breath.
This photo shows one of the big advantages of our quilt and gorget over a sleeping bag. Remember that heat rises. In a sleeping bag, when you draw the opening closed, the head or mouth opening normally faces straight up, allowing much of your warmth to escape. The gorget covers your head, so as the heat rises, the gorget captures it and holds it next to your body.
And finally Jenny has pulled the gorget completely over her head. Very cosy!
For even greater warmth she could pull the draft stopper over her forehead and eyes.
To achieve this configuration, you simply cover the head with the gorget, then with one hand you pull the gorget under the chin. When you want to roll over, you simply repeat the process on the other side.
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