OK guys, this is my first DIY project, so take it easy on me.
The good thing about my project, is that it actually worked!:scared:
So, without further due, here it is.
I used 1.1 ripstop, 2 layers of IX, and fleece.
I left channels for shock cord, however I don't really need it.
Total dimensions are 72"L x 48"W(Top) x 20"W(Bottom)
DIY Stuff Sack.
In the stuff sack measuring 19"x 6"
Over all, Very warm!
I used it on the Uwharrie hang, and stayed quite warm at temperatures in the high 20s to low 30's.
I don't have a scale, but it is very light weight and doesn't take much space in my pack.
I am very happy with this project, and will soon be working on a UQ made with IX, however, I haven't decided what other materials to use with it.
It was very cost efficient, at about $40.00, and the fact that I made it myself kinda gives it a special feel to it.
I know its not down, compressible, or feather light, but the fact of the matter is, It didn't even cost me a fraction of a down quilt either.(types with his chin up high)
Thanks for looking at my project, and happy hangin'!
It looks great! What's the weight for it?
I unfortunately don't have a scale, sorry.
Originally Posted by Hangin'Yankee
I'd say between 14 and 18oz.
Well done TG!
Looks nice, functional and sturdy...Everything I want in a piece.
Good job! I am completely unfamiliar with fleece, have always avoided it because of static cling... but it seems to be a great 'conforming material' for use with IX. The price is right!
Can't wait to see the UQ.
Nice quilt tru,
I would add the string, just so its there if you needed it. I would hate to be feeling a draft and have no way of sealing the quilt. Might make the difference in an okay night and a miserable night.
Nice color combo, too.
Very ambitious for your first DIY. Looks cool. I like the black with orange.
The low temp performance you got out of it is pretty amazing.
Agreed! Really nice quilt and seems to perform like a champ!
Originally Posted by Knotty
Mind sharing what else you used to be comfortable in those temps so we can better understand how to rate it's temp? I've got a pile of IX that will be used at some point in various projects - this seems like a pretty good one.
The addition of a wind blocking membrane to fleece lowers its comfort zone dramatically. I would imagine that the quasi-vapor barrier qualities of IX account for much of the remarkable performance. The wicking properties of fleece probably help with controlling the buildup of condensate on the IX. This may be a very good combination of materials.
The insulation value of the IX, while important, may very well be a secondary benefit.
Tru that is awesome. You're giving me ideas......