May 31, 2007 at 3:57 pm #1223481
Here is my first quilt made out of Momentum90 0.9 oz and Climashield XP. Quality continuous filament insulation. This is the first in a line of super ultralight quilts I will be making. They will be the absolute lightest on synthetic quilts. Momentum90 0.9 oz / 1.1 oz Nylon Ripstop . Climashield XP. 40*May 31, 2007 at 4:16 pm #1390874
They look really nice and the weight it quite impressive. At that weight I would assume that you are using just one layer of Climashield, correct? You aren't doing the sew-thru baffles. How are you getting the insulation to stay put??May 31, 2007 at 4:45 pm #1390877
I am using one sheet and it seems to work well. I have been testing it in the deserts and high altitudes. I have a fanatic fringe quilt 30* which weighs 19 oz. and I always liked their simple design of just a basic quilt sewn together at the sides. The only issue people bring up is the durability of the insulation to the shell when stuffing. I don't use a stuff sack in my set up just place it at the bottom of my pack and let the rest of the gear compress it down. This way it stays a little more lofted I guess. Since most SUL backpackers already expand their sleep system by adding clothing while they sleep I think one sheet is the way to go for 40*-50* weather. I will make one with two sheets for much colder weather and I don't think it will add too much weight. Mine differs from the Fanatic Fringe by using lighter insulation and adding a drawstring for the neck.
I will also be making a hammock/bivy quilt with no neck closure drawstring since the nature of a hammock and bivy already keep the quilt tucked in and cuts drafts and bugs to some degree.May 31, 2007 at 7:39 pm #1390889
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
That looks great.
How does the drawstring stay together behind your neck?
ToddMay 31, 2007 at 9:11 pm #1390899
I used velcro for the back of the neck and drawstrings on the front. In the picture of me holding up you can see the shock cord in the front.Jun 1, 2007 at 5:53 am #1390915
Looks really great. Let me know when they are up for sale, I may be interested!
SvenJun 1, 2007 at 6:51 am #1390919
I gotta ditto the comments about making sure to post when you're ready to sell them.Jun 1, 2007 at 6:59 am #1390920
What are the dimensions on your quilt (length, width@foot and width@top)Also, how tall/big are you and how does the bag fit in comparison?
Just curiousJun 1, 2007 at 6:43 pm #1390983
I made mine around the nunatak dimensions of the Arc Ghost. Length was 70" Shoulder 46" Hip 44" Foot 34". Foot pocket goes up around 15".
I think these things work better offering two different sizes. Long would be closer to 76"Jun 7, 2007 at 10:39 am #1391509
@bjamesdLocale: South Coast of BC
If you make a warmer version, count me in!
A warmer one would of course have two layers of insulation, but it would also have to be cut wider in the torso to accommodate wearing thicker layers to bed.
I'll be watching these forums keenly!
BrianJun 7, 2007 at 3:22 pm #1391557
I just ordered more material and will be making some wider to test the weight. I may do a two layer quilt but not till it gets closer to fall.Sep 27, 2007 at 7:58 am #1403845
Any Updates?Sep 27, 2007 at 3:00 pm #1403886
Shahrin Bin ShariffBPL Member
@zzmelayuLocale: In the shadow of Table Mountain
Any update? Have you considered making a double quilt (for 2 people)? I'd be interested.
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