Pg 1: How does the quilt work?
     Why not use a sleeping bag?
  Pg 2: Quilt Features
     Foot Pocket
     Draft Stopper
  Pg 3: Adjustable Warmth
  Pg 4: Contents of our Quilt Kit
     Clear instructions
     Fabric Colors
  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
  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

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Adjustable Warmth page 3 of 21

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.

More Warm

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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