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Scott Littlefield
(sclittlefield) - F

Locale: Northern Woods of Maine
Sleeping Bag Liner on 02/05/2009 15:11:12 MST Print View

I finally got a new sleeping bag (very light, 28 oz) and want to keep it in nice shape - so I want a bag liner. I sleep in a hammock almost exclusively, but do go to ground occasionally.

I really like the sound of a nice silk liner, but you also need to know that I'm extremely cheap. There's no way I'm paying that much for a piece of cloth.

So - I'd like to make my own and would love some help on a good design.

Being a hanger, I tend to use my sleeping bag as an over quilt, so I would like the liner to be able open up enough where it will only leave a couple feet closed for a foot box. I'd also like to stay away from zippers, but I'm not completely against them.

Here are a couple sites for silk that I've found.
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1634599-AA.shtml
http://www.thaisilks.com/index.php?cPath=1_2

Please comment on design, materials to use (doesn't have to be silk), what thickness I need if I do use silk, and anything else that fits.

Thanks in advance.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Sleeping Bag Liner on 02/05/2009 15:48:09 MST Print View

Hi Scott

I have used:
http://www.thaisilks.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_2&products_id=15
to make simple rectangular silk liners and silk pyjamas as well. It lasts well.
A 'quilt' liner? I have reservations myself. I think a bag would be better.

Cheers

David Wills
(willspower3) - F
Re: Sleeping Bag Liner on 02/05/2009 18:51:43 MST Print View

If you are willing to be careful with your liner, the lighter silks (4.5-5mm) are cheap enough to make one quilt liner and one bag liner. What is the weight limit for your liner? Dave at Oware once stated tricot fabric is lighter per warmth than silk or fleece IIRC, but its been a long time. His liners weigh 8.5 oz