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Travis Brown
(jukebox) - F

Locale: Austin
Just Ordered My New Rev X Quild on 07/23/2012 11:58:42 MDT Print View

I'm pretty stoked about this. I've been waiting for Go-Lite to restock their quilts, but recently found the Enlightened Equipment thread on here. They got such rave reviews and they were so affordable I pulled the trigger. I ordered a 6' Rev X 30 degree wide 30% overfill. Now let the waiting begin! Oh yeah, its Olive Green outside and Olive brown inside.

Jeffrey McConnell
(Catalyst) - F
nice! on 07/23/2012 17:46:24 MDT Print View

Congrats! I have one the same colors only its a winter weight quilt. You can see pictures of it here. (scroll to the middle of the page) You'll love it.

Edited by Catalyst on 07/23/2012 17:47:23 MDT.

ROB WHELAN
(THREEPOINT)
Re: Just Ordered My New Rev X Quild on 07/23/2012 22:25:08 MDT Print View

I am in love with my Rev X......

I ordered the same specs except went with the 20 degree. Given the overfill as well, it's probably good to lower than I will ever likely need.

Without knowing where you are located, I think the 30 degree with overfill will offer tremendous flexibility - enjoy!

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Just Ordered My New Rev X Quild on 07/24/2012 10:34:43 MDT Print View

very glad you guys are enjoying your gear!

-Tim

Kenneth Houseal
(Homewardbound)
Rev x on 07/25/2012 01:43:06 MDT Print View

I have at least 85 nights under my rev x and couldn't be happier. It's one of my favorite and most versatile pieces of gear...I can use it in the house, in a hostel, on the trail and so on. Not even a hint of wear n tear so far.

Troy Hawkins
(ollyisk) - F - MLife

Locale: Germany
re: on 07/25/2012 02:07:36 MDT Print View

Just wanted to echo everyone else's sentiments...great quilt. Mine has seen most of Europe :)

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Rev x on 07/25/2012 08:25:42 MDT Print View

What about the bad stuff? Anybody have complaints or concerns? Anything not working the way you wish it would? Ideas for improvement?

I'm glad you guys love them but I really like the negative feedback, it helps me dial it in even tighter.

Changes due to customer feedback:

Half taper. I designed the first half taper quilts after an out cry for quilts made for side sleepers. Straight taper and arc quilts are lighter so many companies still choose them but half taper offers much better coverage and you can see some other companies have followed with this cut as well


Footbox extension, I used to have a 26" footbox zipper. It was to long when it was hot and too short when it was cold. A customer suggested a 20" and a snap at 6" and 12" above, it gave us the best of both worlds and I have been doing it since.

Side webbing tabs. We recently changed the layout of our side webbing tabs from loop to funnel. This was in response to complaints about cords slipping and being hard to insert. Attached cords will always be better for this but less flexible. Now we use a funnel shape that inserts easier and resist slippage better

Who has the next improvement?

-Tim

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Quilt on 07/25/2012 08:44:47 MDT Print View

1st let me say, you do fantastic work and I love my quilt, getting ready to order another one. This is not a complaint so much as a suggestion. I would like to see if it is possible to move the draw string at the top around your shoulder ie.. instead of in the middle, can it be put to one side, left or right. I find when I cinch it up tight that there is so much cord left over that it tends to get in the way of my face, caught on an ear, caught on my beanie, stuff like that.

Thanks Tim, and keep up the good work.

Jack

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Quilt on 07/25/2012 08:59:32 MDT Print View

I hear ya jack,

What do others think? I tend to pull any extra cord inside the quilt because I don't want it in my face. I'll have to build one with it offset and see how it works

Keep um coming

-Tim

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Re: Quilt on 07/25/2012 09:03:33 MDT Print View

My Golite Ultra20 drawcord is offset and I much prefer it to one in the center for the reasons mentioned above. The cord sometimes finds its way to an inconvenient place anyway, but less of a nuisance than a center cord.

Tim it says a great deal about your character that you seek ANY AND ALL feedback, but especially in a public forum. Many props to you Brother!

Todd

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Re: Quilt on 07/25/2012 09:11:31 MDT Print View

Thanks Todd,

I really will have to test the offset cord. Jack, if you do order another ask for offset and even if I don't change it across the board you can have it on yours.

I try hard to be transparent, that means with my successes and my failures. We've sold almost 500 quilts since Oct2011 and this has put us in front of so many more people than the few a month I was making before. I want to take advantage of that knowledge and use it to make our gear better wherever I can. I've never really seen myself as an inventor with new ideas but as an innovator combining all the best ideas Into one product. It gets better with every tweak

-Tim

Edited by MarshLaw303 on 07/25/2012 09:12:55 MDT.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Quilt offset drawcord on 07/25/2012 09:44:22 MDT Print View

Here's a contrary opinion ... I use one or both of two MYOG quilts depending on expected low temperatures, first one made has the drawcord hole centered and the later is offset.

I'm a restless sleeper who switches from back sleeping to side sleeping (both sides) about every 90 minutes. I find it best to loosen the cord somewhat before shifting and tighten it afterwards.

While I agree that the center cord can bother my face when on my back, that can be mitigated by keeping the excess cord inside the quilt. The offset cord is difficult to reach when laying on my side opposite the drawcord (it's behind my neck)

Kenneth Houseal
(Homewardbound)
Draw cord on 07/25/2012 09:50:29 MDT Print View

You know, come to think of it the draw cord bugs me ever so slightly......almost not at all. The only problem is that I'm a stomach sleeper, so it's a little awkward, but I really don't care.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Quilt offset drawcord on 07/25/2012 10:02:38 MDT Print View

Maybe I could just make it users choice, doesn't change much for my sewers as we build everything to order anyway. Must think

-Tim

Jeffrey McConnell
(Catalyst) - F
offset chord on 07/25/2012 11:31:26 MDT Print View

I think it could be a good option to offer if it doesn't complicate the construction for you too much.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: offset chord on 07/25/2012 11:44:02 MDT Print View

How does it work with one cord and lock since the two ends aren't the same. I'm assuming it pulls hard to the short side

-Tim

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F

Locale: NW Montana
Re: Re: offset chord on 07/25/2012 14:04:46 MDT Print View

Another question----how is the feedback on the 10D (formerly known as EightD) for downproofness? Paul at Thru-hiker commented on another thread that he didn't think it would handle well. What have you seen so far?

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Re: offset chord on 07/25/2012 18:43:16 MDT Print View

He was talking about the laundering cycle test which was never meant for fabrics this light. I don't think anyone treats fabrics this light that rough. I expect it to last well when treated like what if us, extremely lightweight nylon. Spines will poke through at some point but just snip the spine and push the rest back in. Rub the hole and it will close. Our down has very few spines so I don't expect much leakage.

My buddy ripped his but it was on a jaged piece of metal poking in his pack, it would've tore anything. He's not the most careful.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F

Locale: NW Montana
Re: 10D on 07/25/2012 19:17:35 MDT Print View

Thanks for the clarification.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Re: offset chord on 07/25/2012 20:16:40 MDT Print View

"How does it work with one cord and lock since the two ends aren't the same. I'm assuming it pulls hard to the short side"

It's actually two cords: a short cord on the side where the cord "comes out" and a longer one attached to the opposite side. Both come out of the same cordlock. Does that make sense? (I hope it does:) )