Thank you Todd and Kevin,
Baffle height is a shade over 1.5. I was aiming for a little over two inches of loft, but then went with an overfill to push it a little further. From everything I had read here, I gathered that the 8d would not be optimal for a shell. After using the material, I'd have to agree. It does not seem very wind (and I'd assume water) resistant. I believe that 8d will have fantastic breathability, and I know the feel is outstanding. 8d would work well with a bivy, but overall, m50 seems like the better shell material.
I made it for my brother, who is around 5'9".