MYOG sleeping bag to insulated pants conversion.
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And E
(LunchANDYnner)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Sleeping bag to MYOG insulated pants conversion. on 02/22/2013 23:23:58 MST Print View

(Title correction: Sleeping bag to MYOG insulated pants conversion)

I had a 45* Lafuma X600 sitting around that I got from REI awhile back, just collecting dust. I decided to convert them into insulated pants for sitting around camp in the cold. Read through Roger and Jerry's articles, and cheated on the pattern by tracing a pair of pants that fit me well :o)

Also, big cheat: Went over to my parent's house to sew it up, and my mom ended up doing all the sewing for me, since the machine is super old and finicky. Velcro closure, no elastic (might add them sometime, but don't really need them) and only 180 grams (6.35 oz). Should keep me nice and toasty with my Smartwool Midweight tights underneath and hiking pants over. Anyways, pictures!
Tracing
Best mom ever!
Good fit!
weigh in

Thanks to Jerry and Roger for all their advice on this one!

Edited by LunchANDYnner on 02/23/2013 18:37:52 MST.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: MYOG sleeping bag to insulated pants conversion. on 02/22/2013 23:50:45 MST Print View

That looks good. Clever to get your mom to do the sewing : )

I also originally started with a pair of jeans.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: MYOG sleeping bag to insulated pants conversion. on 02/22/2013 23:52:30 MST Print View

So, what happens when you bend over? Is there enough room for your rear end?

And E
(LunchANDYnner)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
ehh, crack spackle maybe? on 02/23/2013 00:01:27 MST Print View

I didn't leave quite enough material in the back, so it does give me some plumbers crack, but the pants stay on, and I'll most likely have my wool bottoms on too, and hiking pants on the outside.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: MYOG sleeping bag to insulated pants conversion. on 02/23/2013 05:33:42 MST Print View

That is a great idea!

How would you have made them differently regarding the crack issue? :) Would you have just cut the rear "taller" or added a gusset in the crotch, or what?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: MYOG sleeping bag to insulated pants conversion. on 02/23/2013 07:34:32 MST Print View

The first pair of pants I did were tight around rear. So I moved "the point" out and the rear up and they fit better - about 1/3rd of the way down in http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/supplex_pants.html

And E
(LunchANDYnner)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
waist band on 02/23/2013 16:03:07 MST Print View

After I try it out in the field in a couple weeks, I might add an inch or two of extra fabric around the waist and elastic since I have a lot of fabric left over.