Synthetic filled two person quilt offered in 35°, 42°, 50° options.
Use as an over-quilt on top of down bags or as a mild weather stand alone quilt.
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Basic features of the Dual Gamut synthetic quilt
The Gamut is built like an oversized classic backcountry quilt, with a sprawling blanket style top section and a mummy type permanently closed foot end.
3 temperature ratings based on pre-cut and stabilized Climashield APEX sheets: 35°, 42°, 50°.
Two shell fabric catagories:
#1. Either 20d Pertex Quantum for long lasting durability; or 10d ultralight and compact ripstop nylon. These are fabrics with very effective vapor transfer and a soft, pleasant feel. Super light, breathable, fast drying. Sage Green, Silvery Black, Moroccan Blue or Brick Red.
#2: Equally capable is the techy waterproof/breathable 7d Robic ripstop. At 0.74 oz/yd this weather resistant shell is an outstanding companion to the Apex insulation for really wet conditions, providing bivy-bag like performance with no weight penalty. Black, grey, light blue and olive.
Liner material is 10d or 20d, chosen with either light weight or durability in mind.
When to choose Synthetic Insulation
As a stand alone moisture resistant, down-shifting immune quilt the Dual Gamut surprised us. It felt warm and cozy, and sound sleep was ensured knowing that damp tent walls, or heavy dew, did little to diminish the loft. Quite comforting, in fact.
The secondary use of the Gamut is as a booster over-quilt on top of down mummies and quilts. This solution is equally effective and can save the substantial investment in dedicated winter bags. With the continuous sheet style APEX insulation there's always a cover over bald spots from shifting down in the main bag. Again, dampness from external sources is typically only affecting the synthetic, while below the down remains protected. And condensing body moisture that settles in the steep temperature gradient of the outer layers are also away from the down. This quality is especially valuable in winter conditions.
Refills and zipper replacement!
Climashield APEX, being a synthetic insulation, will likely not last as long as a quality down fill. After extended use, involving several laundry cycles, it could become 'flat' with significant loss of loft. If this happens, the Gamut design enables us to easily replace the fill at the Nunatak shop.
Built for the long haul!
|Temperature Rating||35° - 42° - 50°|
|Inside length||65" - 70" - 75" - 80" - 85"|
|Length, open blanket style||Plus 7" to above|