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Climashield actual weight ??
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Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F - MLife
Climashield actual weight ?? on 02/06/2012 15:16:56 MST Print View

Built a quilt a while back with climashield XP 2.5 oz.
The insulation weight was very close to correct.

Jump to now and I order some 5oz apex from thru hiker and the actual weight is 4.56 oz per SY. Wondering how that will affect its warmth since I was counting on a full 5 oz ??

Bought some 3.3 oz apex from OWF and it came in at almost 3.6 oz per yard.
Is it possible I am getting something other than Apex or is this just the nature of climashield ??

Thanks

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Climashield actual weight ?? on 02/06/2012 16:32:27 MST Print View

I've got Apex, One, and Sport and they have similar variability from nominal.

owfinc.com specs it, for example, 1/2 to 1 inch loft. They said it varies from place to place on the batt, and from batch to batch.

I think if you got 4.45 oz instead of the nominal 5 oz, it will be proportionally less warm.

On the other hand, it would be difficult for you to tell the difference between two garments - 4.45 and 5 oz.