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UltraLight vest - 5.1oz
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Ludo P.
(Fils) - F

Locale: France
UltraLight vest - 5.1oz on 04/23/2012 15:27:42 MDT Print View

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Here's my last MYOG : an ultraLight vest.

Made with Momentum M50 inner, M90 outer shell and Climashield Apex 2.5oz
Weight : 5.1oz (145g)

More photos and instructions on lightAddict.net

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
Fantastic on 04/23/2012 16:39:25 MDT Print View

Looks great and will have many uses.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: UltraLight vest - 5.1oz on 04/23/2012 16:50:01 MDT Print View

Nice job - that will keep you really warm for the weight

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: UltraLight vest - 5.1oz on 04/23/2012 20:32:39 MDT Print View

The extra length - you're gonna love it.

I really like your vest.

David Drake
(DavidDrake) - F - M

Locale: North Idaho
Re: UltraLight vest - 5.1oz on 04/23/2012 21:07:02 MDT Print View

Very nice--like the pullover and short zip.

Jeremy Osburn
(earn_my_turns)

Locale: New England
I like the weight on 04/24/2012 10:32:27 MDT Print View

I am about the make the exact same thing with my last bit of the kelty green group buy on TiGoat's website. I am excited about the 5.1 oz weight. I am debating between a more athletic cut and a full zip or a little more lose fit and a 1/3 to 1/2 zip.

Are you happy with the lenght of your zipper?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: I like the weight on 04/24/2012 10:45:06 MDT Print View

I use a similar vest although heavier.

I think a full length zipper is much better because it allows you to better regulate warmth so you don't overheat and sweat.

Full length zipper might add 1/2 ounce?

Jeremy Osburn
(earn_my_turns)

Locale: New England
Re: Re: I like the weight on 04/24/2012 13:06:33 MDT Print View

Good point Jerry, thanks. Versatility was my original reason for the full length zip, but I do like the simplicity of my 1/2 zip winter down pull over. Full zip it is. Now I just have to make it, the insulation came in yesterday so any day now I will start putting it together.

Did you only need to sew Apex to the fabric around the edges to get it to stay in its place all the time?

Ludo P.
(Fils) - F

Locale: France
Re: Re: Re: I like the weight on 04/24/2012 15:06:28 MDT Print View

@Jeremy Osburn - Are you happy with the lenght of your zipper?
Yes I like half zipper (got half zipper on merino hoody / BPL cocoon / wind shell...)

half zipper pros:
warmer
lighter

half zipper cons:
harder to make
no athletic cut


@Jeremy Osburn - Did you only need to sew Apex to the fabric around the edges to get it to stay in its place all the time?

Ohh yes ! Apex don't need any quilting.
I got a MLD Spirit quilt made with Climashield Apex for 2 years : not any quilting & Apex hasn't moved.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Climashield on 04/27/2012 01:40:08 MDT Print View

Climashield is the very best choice of synthetic insulation.

Congrats on a good design that is well executed.

Edited by Danepacker on 04/27/2012 01:40:44 MDT.