A place to share systematic reviews of bushwalking equipment, services and idea.
This is a place to share fair and systematic reviews of gear. Share the good, bad and ugly as well as including how you tested it and reviewed the gear. This is not the place to carry on about a bit of gear that failed, sometimes good gear has a lemon - this is more about systematic reviews. Although this can be a way to help gear manufactures with feedback, this is not the place to hassle them or ask for money back.
Start each thread with
[tag]Brand, product, RRP in AUD. The tags have two parts the type of gear and type of testing/review. eg
[Sleeping bag | Unboxing] Kmart Summit Hooded $29
[Stove | Field test]Jetboil, flash $150
Suggested review types. Unboxing, field test, 1 year on, stress test, teardown.
If someone else has already reviewed the same product in a similar method then please use the initial thread to include your review. Please note if the gear was provide to you for free, loan, discount or if you paid full RRP.
Sat 02 Apr, 2022 1:47 pm
I have never really been into quilts instead of full sleeping bags, but may just be now converted!
Just had a Neve Gear 950 Goose down quilt in the high Australian Alps and wow!
I had the 5*c rated one, (based on Women’s ratings so about 1* for men), but Ryan does others and various size differences. I had a regular wide.
First off - it is light, very light! Weighing in at a fraction over 400g. It is very soft and luxurious to sleep in with 10D fabric, has a zipper for lower legs and a drawcord pull foot box which all opens out like a blanket and works great.
With a neck baffle and boxed baffles to hold the down where you need it and elastic straps and clips to trap warmth in around your torso against your bed/pad, it is very cosy, warm, comfortable to move about in and very versatile for various conditions.
It was very windy and cooling down at the end of March high in the Victorian Alps, but with a decent insulated bed and mid weight base layers the 5*c seems a fair rating with Ryan doing other light down quilts down to -10*.
It feels well made, durable and Ryan at Neve Gear has researched, refined, tested and manufacturers these all in Australia.
Top quilt and the price and customer service is second to none.
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