The perfect couples bag, solving the age old quandary of individual temperature regulation. Dozens of custom options available in the configuration section at the bottom of the page.
This product is no longer in stock
Custom item. Multi week lead time.
The light and compact Arc Concept is here expanded to create the perfect ultralight two person sleeping quilt.
A common problem with having two bodies in one bag is the different sleeping temperatures often desired, resulting in one person either overheating (most common) or being too cool. Traditional converted mummy bags are notorious for this dilemma because of their inability to vent properly without affecting the other person. Often they get no more than one or two uses before it is decided to return to separate bags.
The Dual Arc UL elegantly solves this problem. The quilt is inherently easy to vent and in the Dual you reap the full benefits of this when sharing the cover with your partner. Simply open or close your side using the adjustable straps, without affecting your neighbor. In addition it is very simple to redistribute part of the down fill over on top of the colder sleeper and so fully customizing the comfort zones.
The loft is 2.5" of baffled construction, generously filled with the highest quality 900FP down.
Besides the length, there's a choice of two widths. The standard 78" is the backpacker's version: good coverage, nothing excessive, and geared towards function and low weight/bulk.
Increasing the width to 88", especially in combination with an additional upgrade to the massive 30" wide footbox, makes for a truly sprawling cover, perhaps best suited for RV use or basecamp style backpacking.
We offer a variety of shell and liner fabrics enabling you to customize the quilt. This is an overview of the choices.
A popular custom option is to substitute the lower third of the shell with Epic, a durable weatherproof membrane.
The Dual Arc can also be sewn with a 2" transverse differential cut. This option creates a liner slightly smaller than the shell, aiding in maintaining loft.
To fill the cavity at the top between the two occupants, the Dual can be outfitted with an optional removable Anti-Draft Pillow, as shown on the images below.
Additional down (overfill) is also available. Why this? The way campers respond to cold varies from person to person. Our 20° rating will feel adequate to most, too warm to some and not warm enough for a few. If you know you sleep cold, or are concerned about environmental influx specific to your use, consider adding down.
The Dual Arc UL is outfitted with a quilt strap system like all our other quilts, but adjusted to work with the 2 person conundrum.
The length of the pad attachment strap allows you to use two fair sized pads, each of maximum width of 28". A special buckle holds the strap in place in the middle between the two pads.
The top edge of the Dual has an additional retainer strap to facilitate easy exit and temperature control, individually side to side.
For more on the straps and their use, please see this page
What's in the box?
The quilt, a set of quilt straps, a silnylon stuffsack and a large breathable storage sack.
In the images below the green Dual is a size medium made 0.8 oz/yd Quantum and features the draft pillow. The black Dual is out of Epic shell material, a size large with differential cut liner and the huge 30" footbox, essentially creating two individual, semi-shared sleeping spaces! Both are in the standard 78" shoulder width.
|Temperature Rating||20°F / -7°C|
|Inside length||63" - 68" - 73" - 78" - 83"|
|Shoulder width options||78" - 88"|
|Foot Area Width||20" - 30"|
|Differentially cut liner/shell||Optional, see selections below|
|Fill Weight, size Medium||22.4 oz|
|Total weight, Size 73", 78" wide, 20" foot, lightest fabrics||32.8 0z|