Toaster Outdoor Classic UnderQuilt Series
The Toaster series of quilts are a premium quality piece of outdoor gear.
From the ground up their are designed to hold down in place and keep you warm in the outdoors. Warmth ratings are actual ratings, not ‘EN or survival’ ratings. The top quilts are designed to replace traditional style sleeping bags in your hammock and also for use on the ground on pads.
Underquilts are designed to provide great warmth attached to the underside of your hammock. This allows you to ditch your pad and sleep in your hammock with ease. The UQ simply clips onto your ends of the hammock (loops) with S biners (included). Line Loc 3’s allow you to adjust the quilt to your hammock simply by cinching up the shock cord in the corners. End channel shock cord allows you to close up the ends keeping the air movement out. Also included is a draft tube on the foot end of the UQ to help you keep the cold out. See the video for setup instructions.
These premium quilts implement a closed baffle design. There are no gaps on the ends that let down move chamber to chamber. Other vendors choose to leave openings between the chambers since it takes more time to do. Not here. Each is closed up with no loss of down.
All of the quilts are overstuffed by 20% more down. This helps in maintaining loft over time.
Sizing of the UQ’s is post sewn dimensions. This means that the measurements are taken with the item filled with down. When comparing to other quilt vendors please note that their measurements are taken before filling so there is shrinkage. Get what is advertised and what you paid for!
4 Temperature ratings to choose from (Please note that wind can play a factor in the warmth of your gear. Tarps and UnderQuilt Protectors work wonders to maintain the ratings)
- 0C / 30*F Summer Quilt ( 22.5oz -2.10″ loft)
- -6C / 20*F 3 Season Quilt includes: Down Draft Collar (26.8oz – 2.75″ loft)
- -10C/10*F 4 Season Quilt includes Down draft collar (28.8 oz)
- -16C / 0*F 4 Season Quilt includes: Down Draft Collar
- 800+ Grey Goose Down Fill
9 baffles lengthwise to keep the down where it should be.
- Includes a draft collar at the foot end to aid in controlling air movement.
- Dual Differential cut to prevent compression of the down / Closed Box Baffle design
- 4 corner suspension with Line Loc 3’s and a foot end center adjustment to help eliminate that dreaded draft & peripheral shock cord
- 3 grosgrain loops along the edge to attach to your hammock / tieouts. (total of 6)
- Regular 44″x76″ is for hangers up to 6’2″
- Long (coming soon & by email request) 44″ x 82″ is for hangers up to 6’7″ (+20$)
- Comes with a silnylon stuff sack.
Question: What is the difference between the Classic and the Standard Toaster Under Quilts?
- The difference between the Premium Toaster and the Classic UQ is fabric. The Classic’s uses a slightly heavier, more robust fabric (1.1 oz/yd). Also, the down is 800 FP vs 850fp.
Care of your quilt : Treat your quilt with care and you will get many years use out of it. Always air them out after use. If you are on a multi-day hike spread them out on your tent or over the hammock (TQ’s) UQ’s get more air flow hanging under the hammock but still need airing. So if your taking a lunch break and it’s sunny spread them out.
- Your quilts are made with some of the lightest weight fabrics available so special care is required to prevent any damage to them. If you fail to follow these instructions you can damage your quilts severely.
- No washing machines
- Use proper down detergent only (Use less rather than more. It doesn’t take much detergent to do the job)
- Hand wash in a large basin or tub with warm water. Gently push the air out of the quilt in the water and knead the quilt allowing the water to saturate the down. Then a minimal amount of kneading, pushing the water through the material. Drain the tub and knead out the water. Do no wring or whip the quilt around. This can damage the quilt. Fill the tub with fresh water and repeat to flush the detergent out. Repeat until the water is clear and not cloudy.
- Do not move the quilt around while saturated with water. It’s too heavy and the internal baffles can be easily damaged this way. You can use towels to aid in the moisture removal.
- Never hang a wet/soaked down item on a line. Lay it on a drying rack so it’s supported while heavy. Drying outside in dry air with air movement works great.
- Once the quilt is fairly dry you can move it to the dryer with tennis balls. Only use Fluff / No Heat setting. Minimal heat can cause hot spots in your dryer and melt the fabric. NO HEAT. The tennis balls will help break up the clumps of down. It may take 3-4 hours to dry a quilt.
- Once the quilt is dry you will need to shift down around with gentle hand pushes.
- Do not Dry Clean.
- Store loose in a large breathable bag. Do not store in the stuff sack. You can pick up a cheap effective storage bag at the dollar store.