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James Sogi
(zephyr1) - F
custom bivy/quilt combo on 04/24/2011 12:17:06 MDT Print View

I am making a new quilt, but would like to combine bivy like aspects to it. I am thinking of putting a sil nylon bottom (rather than open with ties) with ties for a neo air pad or Med exped. The pad would become part of the quilt, kind of a hybrid top bag/bivy combo. I am trying to combine function of bivy for under tarp with the quilt avoiding carrying both and to keep it together at night. Any problems with this idea?

James Sogi
(zephyr1) - F
bivy/quilt combo on 04/24/2011 12:20:43 MDT Print View

One more question. I am thinking of using some 1/8 closed cell foam for the bottom as a combo pad/groundcloth instead of just silnylon. Is that hard to sew/waterproof seams?

Jim Colten
(jcolten)

Locale: MN
Re: custom bivy/quilt combo on 04/24/2011 12:21:40 MDT Print View

From my experience I've concluded that quilts are warmer when they are held close to my body. I used to want to attach the quit to the pad thinking that there'd be less heat loss due to drafts when I roll over but I seem warmer when using a quilt that is not attached to the pad and is free to be close to me.