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Brady Fulton
(bfulton) - F

Locale: Phoenix Arizona
DIY Quilt? on 11/09/2009 23:12:27 MST Print View

I have an REI Sub Kilo +20 Sleeping bag that I am contemplating cannibalizing to make two under quilts for my wife and I. The bag has 14oz of 750 fill down. Good idea or bad idea? I could also try to sell the bag and put the money towards UQs. I was looking at the down under quilt at thru-hiker as a reference to go by.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
DIY Quilt on 11/09/2009 23:14:28 MST Print View

I'd sell it, and buy down. 800 fill down is only $8 oz.

Edited by skinewmexico on 01/03/2010 16:37:32 MST.

Michael Crosby
(djjmikie) - MLife

Locale: Ky
RE: "DIY Quilt?" on 11/10/2009 06:35:25 MST Print View

You can buy 750 down here for $16.00 for 3 oz shipped.

Edited by djjmikie on 11/10/2009 06:39:07 MST.

Brady Fulton
(bfulton) - F

Locale: Phoenix Arizona
Re: RE: "DIY Quilt?" on 11/16/2009 08:25:41 MST Print View

Has anyone ordered down from this place?

http://www.kookabay.com/

good/bad/indifferent?

John Brochu
(JohnnyBgood4) - F

Locale: New Hampshire
Re: Re: RE: "DIY Quilt?" on 11/16/2009 08:30:40 MST Print View

Kookabay is forum member Bender Newbie's site. You can follow the development of the lightweight pads in the thread below.

I ordered a custom pad and received it in something like 3 days, so I'm guessing he would deliver down very quickly and reliably.


http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=24850

Jeff K
(jeff.k) - F

Locale: New York
Re: Re: RE: "DIY Quilt?" on 11/16/2009 08:41:06 MST Print View

I ordered the pillow from Kookabay and the delivery was very fast. He even offered to modify it free of charge if I sent it back to him.

I don't know anything on the quality of the down, but the quality of the pillow was top notch.

I wouldn't have a second though about buying from him again.

Cesar Garcia
(crgowo) - F

Locale: Desert SW
I have... on 11/17/2009 16:26:42 MST Print View

Ive ordered some down from him and got it withing 4 days of payment. Wouldn't hesitate to order some more from him.