Hello all. I'm flirting with a DIY down UQ. I have quite a bit if black rip stop nylon that is actually parachute material that I have made my double layer gathered end hammock from. It is pretty resilient and is VERY light weight. I was thinking about using it as the material for my UQ.

My main concern is that it is not down proof. It is strong enough to work but not down proof. I''m worried that it may "molt" if I use it. I plan on carrying an UQ protector for an ugly weather that I may encounter while out and about. I'll pack it in its own compression sack that will be substantially thinker so any stray down shouldn't make it out of that while in transit.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Thanks as always,