I have an old Kathmandu down bag that I bought in NZ about 10 years ago. It has 500g (15oz ish) of goose down filling and is 86" x 60" in size. Mummy shaped so the 60" is only true at the head end.
I need a TQ to complete my hammock set up and this bag has never really had the use it deserves, so I'm going to mod it into a TQ.
I've searched the forum and it seems a relatively easy modification, but I have a few questions for all you experienced DIYers on HF
1. For those of you that have modified your bag, are you still happy with the result or do you wish you had saved the bag and bought a bespoke TQ?
2. Should I trim the bag down to standard TQ dimensions (80" x 48"), is there any benefit in keeping the extra length & width or is it just excessive?
3. If I do reduce the size, I was planning on shaking all the down into the retained sections which will effectively increase the over-stuffing. I think it has the capacity for this. With the hood removed and all the down stuffed into the reduced sized quilt, I will have an 80" x 48" TQ with approx 14oz of down. I want a warm 3 season quilt, but is this over-kill?