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.
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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 modern backcountry 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.
The quilt is box baffled and generously filled with the highest quality 900FP down.
The Dual Arc is sewn with a transverse differential cut. This feature helps boost the loft and insulation value of the 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, plus the top collar, with a weatherproof membrane. This aids in moisture control, especially inside modern single wall shelters where condensation can be rampant. Leaving the middle torso section with the traditional breathable ripstop fabric maintains a comfortable environment inside the quilt.
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 ratings 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 a 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.
The images below show a size 74"L by 78" wide Dual with the 20" wide foot. Also seen are the Anti-draft pillow and details of the straps .