When I started my thru-hike of the PCT back in 2018, I used a quilt for 11 days until I changed it back to a mummy bag. I simply could not stand the draft every fracking time I moved around during the night.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.
In 2 days I am off on my first hike of 2019 (which you can read about here), and I am bringing a quilt again 🙂 I know I know! it is probably insane to think that it will be any better this time around, but I wanted to get as light as I could for this hike, and my sleeping system was one of the only places I could really cut weight.
I opted for the Western Mountaineering Astralite quilt this time around, as I really love their sleeping bags, and this quilt is only 17.5 oz (496 g) which is insane 🙂
I am not totally confident that it will be any different this time around, but I am willing to give it another go, and now, at least I know what I am getting myself into 🙂
I am hiking the Swedish Coast to Coast (Kustleden) together with Thomas, who is planning on doing the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2020, so this will be his shakedown hike to see how his gear is performing and what/if he needs to change.
I plan on making videos for this trip of cause, but I will upload them when I get back from the hike so I really can enjoy the trip, but I will put up pictures on my Instagram, so you won’t miss out completely 😉