Dec 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm #1266209
It weighs 14.05 ounces and is made out of .9 ounce DWR coated ripstop from OWFInc.
I used 3.7 ounce Climashield Combat synthetic insulation from Thru hiker.
It is a tapered flat quilt with a drawstring footbox.
I used plastic/resin snaps to form the footbox and close the "collar" at the shoulders.
I used 1/2" grosgrain ribbon loops and shockcord with a mini cord lock to help close up the back.
The footbox and "collar" cinch up with 3/32" yellow and purple drawcord from Quest Outfitters.
Felled seams were used wherever the two colors are "barber poled" together.
The insulation is secured only around the edges.
FWIW I "barber poled" this quilt for the fun of it and the look that resulted. It ceased being "fun" after the third long diagonal felled seam in the .9 ounce rip stop. ;-(
The good news is that I now have a much lighter and warm top quilt to use on the AT this coming season. ;-)
NewtonDec 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm #1670603
Tim MarshallBPL Member
-TimDec 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm #1670605
Many thanks for all of the advice and input on my "fun" project. ;-)
NewtonDec 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm #1670611
Steven EvansBPL Member
FWIW I "barber poled" this quilt for the fun of it and the look that resulted
Good for you, I do things all the time for fun! It looks great, and the weight is very impressive. Keep up the good work!Dec 3, 2010 at 5:46 pm #1670614
Very nice, I really like the diagonal lines.
What is your expected temp range?Dec 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm #1670650
scott NelsonBPL Member
You were so kind to site the sources for all your materials. Where did you get the plastic snaps? Do you need an expensive tool to set them? Thanks, ScottDec 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm #1670653
I took its predecessor out on the AT last June and was very comfortable down to the upper forties. It was made from ripstop nylon and generic "quilting" insulation from a local fabric store.
Naturally I plan on sleeping wearing my base layer, sleeping socks, polypro knit hat and whatever other clothes the weather demands.
My wife tried it out INDOORS on an air mattress wearing light clothing and had to climb out of it after only 12 to 15 minutes or so. :-)
Her comment was something like, that thing is warm!
NewtonDec 3, 2010 at 7:39 pm #1670667
So sorry that I forgot to mention that the snaps came from Kamsnaps.com and that they are size #24.
They really have good holding power.
A snap setting press can cost up to $87.00 but I chose to go with the snap setting pliers that sell for $27.00 and $1.00 more additional charge for the #24 dies.
You have to pay attention to the thickness of the material where you install the snaps. You have to have enough plastic "post" sticking through to "peen" over with the snap setting pliers to form a secure installation.
NewtonDec 3, 2010 at 9:38 pm #1670702
Steven EvansBPL Member
Kamsnaps – great place. I grabbed a bunch of them and used them on the doors of the shelter you see in my avatar. Like Newton, I also went with the pliers over the press. Takes a few to get the hang of it, but works great once you do.Dec 7, 2010 at 5:37 pm #1671989
Patrick MatteBPL Member
@jpmatteLocale: N. Georgia
How many layers?Dec 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm #1672636
@socal-nomadLocale: North San Diego county
I have question is the OWF .90 oz./ 20 denier ripstop nylon calendar like momentum? Good looking quilt.Dec 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm #1672646
I assume that you're reffering to layers of insulation. One layer of 3.7 ounce Climashield Combat. Its CLO value is 3.7* 0.78= 2.9 according to Thru Hiker's website.
Thanks for the good words.
This is what OWFInc's website says about this fabric.
>>This lightweight fabric is a down proof, safe and tear resistant with DWR.<<
>>Excellent for breathable sections of tents, sleeping bags, clothing, etc.<<
It says nothing about calendering. They have an email address set up for questions.
For Questions: email@example.com
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.