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VaprLoft Quilts - M50/Apex/SevenDS
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Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
VaprLoft Quilts on 03/04/2012 10:59:21 MST Print View

My goal: To offer the best vapor barrier synthetic quilts on the market.

Specification
Shell: 10D high water/wind resistant fabric, black
Insulation: 5oz Climashield Apex
Inner: SevenD-S, grey
SevenD-S is a 7 denier by 7 denier,  .65oz/sq/yd, micro rip-stop fabric that is silicone coated and water proof. Compared to Cuben, it is much more softer, drapes better and packs down smaller.

My quilt design features:
1) Hood, offering exceptional warmth.
2) Wide width keeps the drafts out.
3) Some of the lightest shell fabrics in the world.
4) Integrated Vapor Barrier inner, keeps sweat out of the insulation.

Interested in learning more?
You can find out more details including pricing by just sending me a email at huzefasid@gmaildotcom

I recently posted some pics of my quilt in myog forum. See.

Edited by huzefa on 06/23/2012 20:11:33 MDT.

Michael Richey
(beaverboymike) - M

Locale: Southern Utah
Quilt photos on 03/04/2012 11:54:14 MST Print View

Post some pics and lets see your quilt making mojo.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Re: Quilt photos on 03/04/2012 18:34:23 MST Print View

I will post them later today.

Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
Weights on 03/04/2012 19:03:00 MST Print View

Offering mathematical weights could help give an idea of finished weights. For instance, an 85x54" quilt (pretty big) works out to 18.8oz before fasteners, which is pretty darn light.

Not personally into the vapor barrier thing, but the price point on these seems good.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Re: Weights on 03/05/2012 09:00:09 MST Print View

Good idea.
I have made a formula for estimating weight. L*(T+B)/480
L :length
T: top width
B: bottom width

Ozzy, I am also offering a breathable inner option.

James Connolly
(jamespjc) - MLife

Locale: TX
Non-vapor barrier option also available... on 03/06/2012 09:02:53 MST Print View

These sound great. I contacted Huzefa about the possibility of one of these quilts using SevenD/apex/SevenD, i.e. without the vapor barrier, and he said no problem. He also estimated the weight of the quilt to be under 16 ounces, which is pretty impressive as I'm 6'3", albeit a slim build. To put this into perspective this is about 4 ounces lighter than similarly spec’d quilts I’ve seen using 4oz Climashield Apex. The price point is also competitive, especially when considering that he's using the lightest (or at least one of the lightest) shell material around. Hoping that he gets 15 orders so that this can happen.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
protoype quilt photos on 03/06/2012 11:08:15 MST Print View

This one weighs 13.4 oz. The lenght is 70inch. Top width is 43inch, then increases to 52" after 6inches, continues straigth 24inches, then tapers to 39 inch at the bottom. I havent got the omnitape and snaps yet, so no pics of that.


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Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Vapor Barrier quilts - SevenD/Apex/SevenDs on 03/09/2012 06:53:29 MST Print View

Any suggestions for a name?

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
1345 on 03/09/2012 08:31:58 MST Print View

14DD (double D)


to signify each layer of 7d.

James Connolly
(jamespjc) - MLife

Locale: TX
Siamwala (Super) SevenD quilt? on 03/09/2012 09:34:25 MST Print View

What do you think?

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Business name on 03/09/2012 10:19:07 MST Print View

I am not sure I want to use my surname.
This is the business name I came up with in 2010.

Let me know what you think.

Edited by huzefa on 03/09/2012 10:47:41 MST.

James Connolly
(jamespjc) - MLife

Locale: TX
Ultralite (or Ultralight) Gear Works? on 03/09/2012 12:31:30 MST Print View

I'm clearly not a company name guru ;o), but I wonder if the above might work better? However, your proposed name is self explanatory!

Edited by jamespjc on 03/09/2012 12:36:53 MST.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Vapor Barrier Quilts on 03/09/2012 13:33:37 MST Print View

Will these be any lighter than Enlightened's .33 cuben quilts? If so, how are you making it ligher with (presumably) the same weight of insulation and a heavier outside fabric?

In short, what do you offer that Tim doesn't?

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Re: Vapor Barrier Quilts on 03/09/2012 13:52:12 MST Print View

The shell and liner fabric weigh 0.65oz. So it won't be lighter then using 0.33 cuben. But it is much more softer then cuben, or any other 20d nylon fabric available in the market. You need to try it to believe how soft and luxurious it is.

It also drapes better and packs down smaller then cuben.

Edited by huzefa on 03/09/2012 13:59:00 MST.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Vapor Barrier Quilts on 03/09/2012 14:02:44 MST Print View

Fair enough. That sounds quite nice.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Re: Siamwala (Super) SevenD quilt? on 03/09/2012 21:47:14 MST Print View

Thanks for ideas. Keep them coming.

I am looking for a name that projects "my goal" ie. to be the highest performing insulation available.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Custom SevenD/ 900 fill down quilts on 03/11/2012 00:34:59 MST Print View

I am surprised that there isn't much interest in synthetic quilts.

How many would be interested in custom down quilts? Contact me for more info.

Philip Delvoie
(PhilipD) - MLife

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Vapor Barrier quilts - SevenD/Apex/SevenDs on 03/11/2012 06:41:38 MDT Print View

"I am surprised that there isn't much interest in synthetic quilts."

Huzefa,

This may be more because your quilts are a bit of an unknown at this point. Perhaps getting one into the hands of 1 or 2 people for a review that would be posted up here on BPL would go a long way to generating some interest and comfort level. That process may generate some great feedback that may/may not want to be incorporated into the final product.

That...and need more pictures. Get in the thing and show how the footbox is formed and closes off, how it fits/drapes, stuff it into something and put it beside the old standby nalgene for volume comparison, etc. Not enough detail from the photos you have posted.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Custom SevenD/ 900 fill down quilts on 03/14/2012 14:51:03 MDT Print View

I don't the problem, Huzefa, is the insulation of the quilts, but the details.

You list a clo, but we don't know what that means. I think it's 40-45ish?

I don't know how I would close the quilt under me. Just a tuck method?

What's this omnitape footbox?


Both you and your quilts are, to a large extent, unknowns. Waiting for an order of 15 could take awhile before production starts. There is no reputation to go on here, so we need as many details as possible and a great price (you've more than nailed that). If you could start production sooner, I think that might give people more incentive as well.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
All in on 03/14/2012 21:25:59 MDT Print View

Thank you Philip and Stephan. I have considered you comments. I am going in all in. I will place an order for a roll of Apex this week so that production starts sooner.

I didn't think that I am unknown on this forum, but if you say so. Sorry I can't provide a pics of the footbox as for some reoson I still haven't got the omnitape. But its pretty standard. You can take a look at it here.

I personally like a wide quilt so that I don't have to bother with straps in the middle of the night. Straps are restrictive and then you lose the main feature of the quilt ie the freedom. I find that 52" girth wide enough to avoid drafts. I am 5'10 inch and ~60 kgs. But there is scope for customization. You can let me know if you prefer a different method and I will try to accommodate it.

I have got one order (thanks James!). I will post more detailed pics when that's ready. You can look forward to James' review.

I thought listing clo is the standard thing to do. Even BPL quoted only the clo value on their quilts. But 40-45 is right for sevenD inner. May be 35F for sevenDs (VB) but I have not tested it.