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    Therma-rest Blankets?

    My sleeping pad is a Thermarest NeoAir XLite:

    NeoAir XLite®

    I'd like to get a down quilt/blanket to use with it so I can put the insulation where it matters most and save myself some weight/size. For this to work I need a blanket that will attach to the pad somehow so it doesn't get thrown off at night or vent all my warm air.

    Thermarest offers such a beast:

    Therm-a-Rest® Alpine™ Blanket: Light, Packable Down Blanket.

    Does anyone know of other options that would connect to the pad?

    Anyone actually used the Thermarest blanket?
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    Following up on my question:

    - reviews I've found of the Therm-a-rest blanket have been good
    - REI sells the Alpine blanket and there is a 20% sale on
    - another good option is enLIGHTened EquipmentenLIGHTened equipment
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    I use a Big Agnes bag (Horse Thief SL). It's got no insulation on the bottom of the bag and a sleeve on the bottom for the pad.

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    I have been considering a zpacks sleeping bag, it lacks the attach to the pad feature, but it looks like a contender.
    I also considered the nunatak quilts. They look pretty cool and they are light, but not cheap.
    Nunatak Quilts and Superlight Backcountry Blankets, Frequently Asked Questions

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    At the moment the TR Alpine Blanket long is $208 US at REI with free shipping in US. Considering the TR lifetime warranty and REI's customer service it's the most attractive option to me paired with a set of $10 adhesive snaps that fasten to the pad.
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    Since it's somewhat related:
    I have a Thermarest Tech Blanket. It's a synthetic for very warm nights/liner/traveling. The large comes in at 1.8 pounds. It compresses really small. I use it predominately as a travel blanket but also a liner to make my main bag warmer. I have used it alone with a thin 1/2 pad, and lots of clothes comfortably at around 45 degrees. I wouldn't go lower than that.

    I have a similar one from Kelty (discontinued) that is the same weight but much warmer and way cheaper.

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    +1^. I have the tech blanket also and rally like it down to about 45-50 degrees F.
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    I'm revamping my bike-packing gear list, trying to shed some weight & bulkiness...


    Anyways, I found these two sites seem to have high quality "top quilts", I went with the Hammockgear 20 degree with 2 more oz of insulation for about $230...

    enLIGHTened EquipmentenLIGHTened equipment
    Hammock Gear

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    Just following up on my post. I bought a TR Alpine Blanket in May and used it this summer for bikepacking trips a link to my full review is below.

    http://vikapproved.wordpress.com/201...lanket-review/

    Coles Notes Version:

    - great concept
    - poor execution [amount of down & baffle design]
    - was not warm enough for BC summer camping use
    - returned to REI
    - will buy another quilt of a better design and warmth
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