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Rob Hubbard
(robwa10) - F

Locale: England
Down Hood/Balaclava on 10/17/2010 14:35:58 MDT Print View

After making the quilt I made a hood. It's got 2inch if loft and baffled construction. It was my favourite piece of kit I had with me last night. My head was cosy whilst I was cooking, sleeping, packing. I put it on when we got to where we decided to kip and wore until we took of the next morn. Just gonna add some cord to go under my arms just to help it stay put and order some mini cord locks.

My mate liked it enough that he's got me making him one and I reckon it'll be a steal as I'm only charging him round £40 and Nuntakas are over $100. Oh and it weighs around 110 grams.

I may post a tutorial on my blog with step by step pics if people would be interested.
HoodHood 2Hood 3

Martin Rye
(rye1966) - F

Locale: UK
"Down Hood/Balaclava" on 10/17/2010 14:45:27 MDT Print View

Looks great and do that tutorial on your blog. Which leads to the question what is the web site URL?

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Down Hood/Balaclava on 10/17/2010 15:28:58 MDT Print View

Rob,

Ok! Time to come clean - where did you buy this???!!!!

Just kidding, of course. It looks too nice! You did a professional job.

Todd

Matt Jones
(mjones) - F
RE on 10/17/2010 15:43:32 MDT Print View

Nice job! What's your blog URL???

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Down Hood/Balaclava on 10/17/2010 17:26:21 MDT Print View

Very nice!

Also very smart to make it separating at the neck ... that makes it much more versatile, especially when wearing when not sleeping.

Pls do post some instructions.

Chris Peichel
(momo)

Locale: Eureka
Down hood on 10/17/2010 18:45:33 MDT Print View

That looks fantastic.
Please give a link when you have the directions up, I will have to make one.
Great job

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Down hood on 10/18/2010 12:53:37 MDT Print View

Definitely blog it (and put your blog url on your profile!)

Looks great.

Rob Hubbard
(robwa10) - F

Locale: England
Blog Article For Balaclava on 10/18/2010 15:35:07 MDT Print View

Here's the link to the blog article. Sorry for the way some of it looks, I can never get it to do exactly what I want. Let me know what you think of the article and any questions about what I did.
http://rob-thegreatoutdoors.blogspot.com/2010/10/make-your-own-down-balaclava.html

Andrew Schriner
(lettheguydance) - F

Locale: Midwest
Good stuff on 10/19/2010 12:52:52 MDT Print View

Great idea and great execution! What an excellent, super-functional piece of gear for the quilt sleeper. I'll be making one of those, probably in synthetic. Great job.

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Re: "Down Hood/Balaclava" on 10/26/2010 20:16:39 MDT Print View

Very nice work, Martin! I think I will try one of these :)