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    Best loose synthetic for UQ?

    I'm almost ready to start a DIY UQ. I've read a ton on here and feel confident in my ability to construct, but I'm not sure what I want to use for (non-down) insulation. I was thinking about primaloft but I read that it requires downproof material. The 1.1 that I bought ordered from diygear is not downproof apparently.

    So what should I consider for synthetic baffle insulation?

    Thanks guys!

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    Western NC
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    HG Pheonix/Burrow
    I've made a few with climashield. No need for baffles or quilting. Very easy to work with. I'm about to start one with insultex, I have read that it's very easy to work with too.

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    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
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    Tupelo, MS
    +1 on the Climashield. One layer of the 2.5 oz per sq.yd CS has proven good for me down into the mid to high 40s in an UQ, wearing nothing but cotton t shirt and jeans plus a fleece hat and a summer bag on top as quilt. That is actually pretty light for the warmth.
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