Nov 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm #1281421
900 fill down
Thank you Jamie Short for the inspiration.Nov 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm #1797627
12.4 oz! How much of that is down? I'm a little jealous…Nov 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm #1797629
Ken T.BPL Member
Nice. What dimensions did you settle on?Nov 2, 2011 at 1:18 am #1797682
Jesse H.BPL Member
@tacedeousLocale: East Bay, CA
yes please give more details, that's sweet!Nov 2, 2011 at 5:35 am #1797699
Thank you for all of the nice comments.
I am only 5'5-5'6, so I didn't need alot of material which allowed for a very low weight.
My starting dimensions were; 71.5" x 52". The width tapered at the 24" mark ( Going north to south) to 40".
I ordered and used 6oz. of down (thru-hiker).
Velcro and drawstring were used for the foot box.Nov 2, 2011 at 6:34 am #1797716
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
How cold is comfortable down to?Nov 2, 2011 at 6:52 am #1797725
I haven't tried it out yet,finished yesterday. According to Jamie Shortt, whose instructions I followed. He figured his would go down to 40 degrees and like wise, so am I. I will be going out this weekend to enjoy the fruits of my labor!Nov 2, 2011 at 10:07 am #1797788
Ryan SmithBPL Member
Looks great Patrick! I'm diggin' the brown color.
RyanNov 2, 2011 at 10:54 am #1797810
@keith_bassettLocale: Pacific NW
That looks great. Did you sew through, or use baffles?
I am getting ready to salvage all the down from an old bed comforter that had the down migrate through seams, to the outer edges. Love the design you made.
Edit: Did you use this design? http://www.lytw8.com/uploads/LytW8_Summer_Quilt_Instructions.pdfNov 2, 2011 at 11:09 am #1797816
Keith, you are correct about the instructions and I did sew through.Also, I did omit the top draw string from mine… something about a thin rope around my neck just doesn't sit right with me!
Ryan; that's Coyote brown from thru-hiker. It is easier on the eyes than the m50 orange but thinking about it now,the m50 Orange would be great with hunting season on and it would've saved 1- 2 ounces possibly…. hmmmNov 2, 2011 at 11:18 am #1797820
@keith_bassettLocale: Pacific NW
Yes, but now you avoid the need to buy a green hat to complete the carrot look that is inevitable with the bright orange fabric.Nov 5, 2011 at 6:01 am #1798752
Jamie ShorttBPL Member
@jshorttLocale: North Carolina
Patrick, Your quilt turned out extremely well. I like how you thought through the modifications to make it unique for you. Eliminating the top cord should work just fine for a 40 degree quilt and the custom length also reduced some weight. This allowed you to go up to M90 (a great material) with very little added weight. Though I am partial to the carrot look, I must say the brown is earthingly pleasing.
On the temp rating, you should be able to measure a solid 1.5" of loft. This is generally accepted as enough to get you to 40 degrees YMMV. A bivy will also help at the edge of the range. This quilt really shines in the 50's – 70's because it is so versatile…drawn close, open, under you, flat, etc. It also makes a nice blanket to wrap around you while sitting in camp. Though I have not done this in the field it does layer nicely under a 3 season quilt to extend a 3 season quilt's range.
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