I bought 14 yds of 1 oz ripstop from walmart for about $20 so I am thinking about building a top quilt for hammocking. Probably a bottom quilt too sometime later.
I have already built a test quilt out of cheap material so I know the size and design I want.
My pattern is roughly 3 square yds, so 6 oz for the cloth and insul is added to that.
I am figuring 2.5 oz or 3.7 climashield is probably best.
I want somthing that will work for late spring, summer and early fall without being too hot, but will also add 15dF to my sleeping bag without a bivy.
A 2.5 quilt should weigh about 14 oz and good to about 50dF.
A 3.7 quilt about 17oz. Maybe good to 40-45dF. I am thinking this might be the best option, but not sure if it will be too hot in summer.
I could also build a 5oz XP quilt for more warmth. That should be good to 35dF, but is probably too heavy for summer just guessing. That would weigh about 21 oz.
I have a montbell #1 spiral long.
Also will always carry johns for sleeping, a thermawrap parka heavy socks and insul pants in colder seasons.
If I used a 2.5 XP quilt as an extender total weight would be about 3#.
3.7 XP as an extender 3# 3oz
5 as an extender 3# 7oz
Thanks in advance for the advise.