Here is my first quilt made out of Momentum90 0.9 oz and Climashield XP. Quality continuous filament insulation. This is the first in a line of super ultralight quilts I will be making. They will be the absolute lightest on synthetic quilts. Momentum90 0.9 oz / 1.1 oz Nylon Ripstop . Climashield XP. 40*
Edited by bearthedog76 on 02/26/2008 03:28:25 MST.
They look really nice and the weight it quite impressive. At that weight I would assume that you are using just one layer of Climashield, correct? You aren't doing the sew-thru baffles. How are you getting the insulation to stay put??
Edited by cameronjreed on 06/01/2007 07:33:04 MDT.
I am using one sheet and it seems to work well. I have been testing it in the deserts and high altitudes. I have a fanatic fringe quilt 30* which weighs 19 oz. and I always liked their simple design of just a basic quilt sewn together at the sides. The only issue people bring up is the durability of the insulation to the shell when stuffing. I don't use a stuff sack in my set up just place it at the bottom of my pack and let the rest of the gear compress it down. This way it stays a little more lofted I guess. Since most SUL backpackers already expand their sleep system by adding clothing while they sleep I think one sheet is the way to go for 40*-50* weather. I will make one with two sheets for much colder weather and I don't think it will add too much weight. Mine differs from the Fanatic Fringe by using lighter insulation and adding a drawstring for the neck. I will also be making a hammock/bivy quilt with no neck closure drawstring since the nature of a hammock and bivy already keep the quilt tucked in and cuts drafts and bugs to some degree.
Edited by bearthedog76 on 05/31/2007 22:14:56 MDT.
That looks great.How does the drawstring stay together behind your neck?Thanks,Todd
I used velcro for the back of the neck and drawstrings on the front. In the picture of me holding up you can see the shock cord in the front.
Looks really great. Let me know when they are up for sale, I may be interested!Cheers,Sven
Nicely done...I gotta ditto the comments about making sure to post when you're ready to sell them.
What are the dimensions on your quilt (length, width@foot and width@top)Also, how tall/big are you and how does the bag fit in comparison?Just curious
I made mine around the nunatak dimensions of the Arc Ghost. Length was 70" Shoulder 46" Hip 44" Foot 34". Foot pocket goes up around 15". I think these things work better offering two different sizes. Long would be closer to 76"
If you make a warmer version, count me in!A warmer one would of course have two layers of insulation, but it would also have to be cut wider in the torso to accommodate wearing thicker layers to bed. I'll be watching these forums keenly!Brian
I just ordered more material and will be making some wider to test the weight. I may do a two layer quilt but not till it gets closer to fall.
Any update? Have you considered making a double quilt (for 2 people)? I'd be interested.
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