This is my first attempt at an underquilt. I know Fleece isn't the ideal material, but it was cheap and I figured it was worth a shot. So I am going to try it. Not much to loose, only some pack weight.

My idea is to line the fleece with grommets that I can pass shock chord through. For the sides this will probably be OK, but my concern is the head and foot ends. I see some designs have V notches cut in the material to allow the foot and head ends to come together more.


Will the material "scrunch" up enough with the shock chord to not need to worry about it? Or is it really necessary for the V notches?

My under quilt will be 2 layers and I am hoping that will get me down to near freezing. I will be in a 0deg down bag inside.