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MacEntyre
12-29-2009, 07:59
Folks,

I will order another roll of Insultex during January. Having reviewed what it cost me to cut, package and distribute the previous roll, I will offer it at $5 per yard. A couple of people have already told me what they want to buy, so I thought I would begin taking orders. There are about 175 yards available in this roll. You should expect delivery by the end of January.

Let's do it the same way as before. Feel free to post here, but the formal order will be placed when I receive a PayPal message with payment and shipping address. My PayPal address is "MacEntyre (at) Yahoo (dot) com"

Please pay only the $5 X your yardage. I will ask for a second payment when I know the actual insured shipping costs.

This time, I am going to package them a little tighter, to avoid the USPS "ballon" charges!

- MacEntyre

Tedinski
12-29-2009, 08:19
Put me in for 10... Paypal will be to you shortly!

Tedinski

EDIT-------------

After checking the account, make it 15 instead of 10. ;)


Have you used this as an UQ yet?

oldgringo
12-29-2009, 08:29
The check is in the mail.

MacEntyre
12-29-2009, 10:17
Have you used this as an UQ yet?
Yes, but not by itself. Thing1 and Thing2 used UQs made from IX and Wiggy's Window Insulation at 21*F.

DuctTape has an IX insert that I made to fit his UQ. I don't think he has reported on it's performance yet.

I have a DIY hammock with IX-only UQ and TQ in the works. I plan to make the UQ and TQ in layers, so it will be convertible for the season.

- MacEntyre

Tedinski
12-29-2009, 10:31
Good show... I look forward to the gear report.

Right now, I'm working on a bulk buy of white goose down. The supplier I've found can get me 100% down for as little as $X / ounce (replace "X" with really good price, but not a done deal yet!), but I'm still waiting to get the specs on its "fill power". They said its guaranteed "at least 650+, but usually closer to 750". :)

I was thinking of a down UQ & TQ, with a secondary quilt for colder temps made of 2 layers of Insultex (or more, depending on YOUR reports. ;) )

I am SO EXCITED to start this project!!

Terry_Dodson
12-29-2009, 10:51
How wide is the roll?

MacEntyre
12-29-2009, 10:53
How wide is the roll?
It's 60 inches wide.

- MacEntyre

Knotty
12-29-2009, 11:18
Just sent you a Paypal for 8yds.

Thanks Mac.

PKT
12-29-2009, 11:54
I'd like 10 yds.
Thanks this will be just in time for my
"learn to sew" projects....just finished a tarp sock, next
I think Ill try a BB cover.... PP on the way

MacEntyre
01-01-2010, 15:54
In response to a query, there are about 120 yards of IX left on this roll.

- MacEntyre

oldgringo
01-01-2010, 17:17
If it becomes necessary, I can double my order.

bonsaihiker
01-04-2010, 21:55
Hmmm....thinking, thinking....

cooldays
01-04-2010, 22:00
pm sent for my order thanks!

Highstrung
01-05-2010, 03:25
I've never seen insultex in person, but have read about it. What applications are you using it for? Pads?

oldgringo
01-05-2010, 03:57
I've never seen insultex in person, but have read about it. What applications are you using it for? Pads?

http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12643

Rockdawg69
01-05-2010, 07:27
PM sent for 5 yds.

KerMegan
01-05-2010, 08:50
It's 60 inches wide.

- MacEntyre

I'm in for 5 yds!
PM sent..
KM

chezrad
01-05-2010, 17:05
I'm in for 5 yds as well.
Paypal and PM sent.

Poppabear
01-05-2010, 18:28
I just sent you a PM for 10 yards. I really appreciate you doing this. For us DIY'ers it greatly helps to simply the process of gathering the materials.

MacEntyre
01-05-2010, 20:08
Only 50 yards left on this roll.

- MacEntyre

KerMegan
01-05-2010, 20:11
Paypal accomplished. all good, KM

TZBrown
01-05-2010, 20:14
I am in for 10 yards
PayPal sent. PM to send

MacEntyre
01-05-2010, 20:48
Can we finish it this evening? :D:confused::cool::)

- MacEntyre

tomsawyer222
01-05-2010, 21:10
any one see this site yet?

http://idigear.com/allinone.php

this stuff is crazy thin

G...Hawk
01-05-2010, 21:14
Insultex.
I will take 5yds.

pm sent.

paypal will be sent later.

3D+G

tbone
01-05-2010, 21:15
I`ll take 5 yards. i have to set up a paypal account. I will do that tomorrow after work as long as that is cool.

MacEntyre
01-05-2010, 21:48
I`ll take 5 yards. i have to set up a paypal account. I will do that tomorrow after work as long as that is cool.
That's cool! :cool:

- MacEntyre

MacEntyre
01-05-2010, 21:52
any one see this site yet?

Here is the spec page (http://idigear.com/insultex.php).


* 1 layer of Insultex™ protects a person to –25 C (-13 F)
* 1 square yard of insultex™ is 0.021 inches thick and weighs 0.42 oz.
* 8.8 oz. of insultex™ can float approx. 287 lbs. of body weight
* Insultex™ has a melting point of 194F
* Insultex™ material can be sewn and/or laminated
* Multiple layers of Insultex™ can be used to provide practically unlimited levels of insulation


:mellow:

bonsaihiker
01-05-2010, 22:01
OK, put me in for 5 yards. :)

I'm weak, I tell ya... :lol:

sir_n0thing
01-05-2010, 22:02
Ack... must....resist... at least until payday!

cbdeajr
01-05-2010, 22:06
I assume the price is $5. per sq. yd.
Cecil

cbdeajr
01-05-2010, 22:09
I will take what ever you have left. Let me know and I will send paypal tonight.
Cecil

cbdeajr
01-05-2010, 22:33
Sent Paypal for 75.00 for remaining 15 yds.
Creative Metal Design LLC
Cecil Dean

Tedinski
01-05-2010, 23:09
Thank YOU very much, sir!

Let us know how the sock turns out. :)

Knotty
01-05-2010, 23:19
Can't wait to get this stuff to play with.

Sounds like the holy grail of insulation. The spec says 1 layer protects a person to -25, then why would you ever need more than that?

This doubting Thomas needs to see it to believe it. :D

Tedinski
01-05-2010, 23:36
Heya Knotty... I'm with you!

Unless it's got a core of Aerogel, in which case WOW what an awesome price. ;)

MacEntyre
01-05-2010, 23:41
This doubting Thomas needs to see it to believe it. :D
Don't believe it!

Tonight it is 28, and supposed to get down to 19. I have two layers of IX for my UQ, plus another small IX pad at each end, inside the hammock, plus a hammock sock with one layer of IX on the bottom. Finally, I added a layer of raw IX under the hammock. I think it might work.

My other tests have been with UQs that included a layer of Wiggy's window insulation, and with a vest with sleeves.

Good night!

Tedinski
01-05-2010, 23:46
G'night, McEntyre! and good luck!

oldgringo
01-05-2010, 23:49
Don't believe it!

Tonight it is 28, and supposed to get down to 19. I have two layers of IX for my UQ, plus another small IX pad at each end, inside the hammock, plus a hammock sock with one layer of IX on the bottom. Finally, I added a layer of raw IX under the hammock. I think it might work.

My other tests have been with UQs that included a layer of Wiggy's window insulation, and with a vest with sleeves.

Good night!

What does the Wiggy's do that the IX doesn't, and vice versa?

MacEntyre
01-06-2010, 06:01
What does the Wiggy's do that the IX doesn't, and vice versa?
When IX falls away from you at all, it doesn't insulate you at all.

The fit is important, particularly at the ends of an UQ. Last night, everything below my chest was toasty. I had two problems with the IX only UQ at the head end, where the sock was open.

One was that I did not cinch or gather the ends enough. They fell away from the hammock (see the other problem) and let cold air into the UQ.

The other problem was that I did not have the suspension tight enough. The UQ sagged down, and my shoulders got cold.

What made the 24*F night workable was the Speer Top Blanket! I just pulled it down over my shoulders and all was good!

:sleep:

IX Hammock Sock thread (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13387&highlight=sock)...

Insultex will ship today or tomorrow, and likely will arrive Mon or Tues.

sclittlefield
01-08-2010, 11:43
I assume the price is $5. per sq. yd.
Cecil

$5.00 per linear yard. It's approx. 60" wide. I got a bunch from the last group buy - very interesting stuff. If I ever catch up on tarps I hope to actually get a chance to try some of it out. :) Thanks again Mac.

MacEntyre
01-08-2010, 15:40
You are all entyrely welcome!

A truck arrived today and unloaded a roll of Insultex! :cool:

I'll see if I can get a good portion of it parceled out this weekend. :)

- MacEntyre

Rockdawg69
01-08-2010, 19:49
You are all entyrely welcome!

A truck arrived today and unloaded a roll of Insultex! :cool:

I'll see if I can get a good portion of it parceled out this weekend. :)

- MacEntyre

Guess I better send you a mailing address. Sending PM with info.

MacEntyre
01-08-2010, 19:53
Guess I better send you a mailing address. Sending PM with info.
It was with your PayPal transaction...

Rockdawg69
01-08-2010, 22:18
It was with your PayPal transaction...

So it was.
Dang!! Now I know I'm getting old.

BlackGoat
01-09-2010, 11:18
Any more left?

If so I would be in for 3 yards.

Let me know.

Thanks,

DG

JohnSawyer
01-11-2010, 18:06
Darn, I go on vacation only to find out I missed my opportunity again! :-)

Let us know when you're ready to order again... I need a mere 3 yards (ok, really just 2: need to insulate my legs past my 2/3rds underquilt.) Unless it's warm enough for a full top quilt... Hmmm.....

MacEntyre
01-11-2010, 18:32
Damngoat and JohnSawyer, just place your order anyway. I'll provide yours out of mine.

- MacEntyre

MacEntyre
01-13-2010, 08:16
Looks like I will get the IX orders cut, packaged and shipped next Tuesday and Wednesday.

If you have an urgent need, let me know and I'll send yours first.

- MacEntyre

oldgringo
01-13-2010, 08:23
Woot!!!!!!!!!!!

LostCause
01-16-2010, 23:11
Darn. I missed it. Next time I guess.

MacEntyre
01-20-2010, 06:44
Folks, I'll be making the rest of the Tyvek bags and shipping the IX orders today!

- MacEntyre

Rockdawg69
01-20-2010, 09:33
Thank you!!!! Next week looks like a gear making operation. Glad the wife is still working - I'll be using "her" machine.

bfulton
01-20-2010, 12:59
Any orphaned yards? I'd love to pickup 1-2.

MacEntyre
01-20-2010, 16:51
Any orphaned yards? I'd love to pickup 1-2.
Bfulton, Lost Cause, Damngoat and JohnSawyer... if you still want a small quantity (5 yards or less) then PM me.

- MacEntyre

Rockdawg69
01-22-2010, 12:23
IX arrived today. Thanks Mac for great service.

Now what to do with the neat tyvek bag you made for shipping - maybe a pillow for clothes under the knees in the hammock or maybe with some hook and loop closure pieces it can hang from the whoopie slings for storage , or maybe........ so many ideas, so little time to play.

Tedinski
01-22-2010, 13:39
My Insultex arrived this morning in a WONDERFUL envelope... took some time to rip the top seam, cuz I didn't want to ruin the envelope! Thank goodness for my SOG multiplier, with built-in seam ripper tool. ;)

I'm looking forward to more ideas of what to do with the "packaging"... pillow, gear bag, ??? Everybody chime in!

Ted

Knotty
01-22-2010, 17:38
Package arrived today. Gotta admit the insultex was not what I was expecting. I had imagined it more of a finished material, something like outer layers of ripstop with a mystery insulation bonded in between. My fault for not doing my homework.

Will probably use it along with the 1.1 ripstop from Scott to make a two layer backyard hammock with built in insulation for lazying around the yard in spring and summer. Not for overnighting.

MacEntyre
01-22-2010, 17:45
Not for overnighting.
...unless you use multiple layers.

Try it as a supplement to an existing UQ.

Or send it back!

Knotty
01-22-2010, 19:36
Just because it's different than I was expecting doesn't mean I'm not willing to give it a go. I'm up for the challenge.

But thanks for the offer Mac.

G...Hawk
01-22-2010, 20:13
MacEntyre,

The package arrived. Getting ready for Insultex experiments.

Thank you for your efforts.

tbone
01-22-2010, 20:15
Just recieved mine as well. Very interesting , very light , you could carry 5 yds of it in your pack and not know it was there weight wise. You could plus up on the layers with hardly any weight penalty. Now we just need another cold snap.
Thanks MacEntyre

boyd32450
01-26-2010, 06:26
I wonder what a double layer would do in a HH Deep Jungle?

MacEntyre
01-26-2010, 06:44
I wonder what a double layer would do in a ...
Folks have found that putting it inside a hammock, or between the layers of a double layer hammock, does not do well. Apparently, it compresses the IX and forfeits the insulating qualities.

boyd32450
01-26-2010, 11:08
Folks have found that putting it inside a hammock, or between the layers of a double layer hammock, does not do well. Apparently, it compresses the IX and forfeits the insulating qualities.

Ah well I must have misunderstood...I thought someone said it did not compress.

MacEntyre
01-26-2010, 11:19
Ah well I must have misunderstood...I thought someone said it did not compress.
Someone did... that was me!

But I was basing that on packing it. Turns out that low density polyethylene, if that's what this is, does compress.

PKT
01-26-2010, 14:43
How are the Insultex experiments going?
Has anyone tried to sandwich it with an outer of Ripstop and an inner piece of Fleece
to provide a bit of airspace....thought I'd seen a thread where someone was going at
that to use as an underquilt.

boyd32450
01-26-2010, 14:52
Well not having seen a HH Deep Jungle I am not sure how much pressure would be on the pad but it was a thought......it would be alot more convenient and tons lighter than an UQ.

hangnout
01-26-2010, 19:40
How are the Insultex experiments going?

I am about done with a 2/3 UQ. I am using the following layers in order from the hammock outward.

Ripstop, Climashield Combat, IX, Ripstop. I think it will end up around 10 oz.

I am going to test Thursday if work does not get in the way. I figured worse case I have a nice synthetic quilt for warmer weather. Really should not have to worry much about moisture either.

PKT
01-26-2010, 19:46
I am about done with a 2/3 UQ. I am using the following layers in order from the hammock outward.

Ripstop, Climashield Combat, IX, Ripstop. I think it will end up around 10 oz.

I am going to test Thursday if work does not get in the way. I figured worse case I have a nice synthetic quilt for warmer weather. Really should not have to worry much about moisture either.

I think you may be set combined with the Climashield. I look forward to hearing how it works out

hangnout
01-27-2010, 08:39
I am about done with a 2/3 UQ. I am using the following layers in order from the hammock outward.

Ripstop, Climashield Combat, IX, Ripstop. I think it will end up around 10 oz.


So, I finished this thing up about 11 pm and who is going to wait a couple days to test:D

The quilt is a 2/3 UQ cut into a trapezoid shape to fit a bridge or non-asym hammock. It came out to 10.7 oz after adding end shock cords and cord locks.

I sewed the IX to the outcover and quilted one layer of Climashield Combat to the layer of ripstop against the hammock. The Climashield Combat insulation is 3.7oz square yard and claims .9" loft (more like .5 to .75) Good thing about using for an UQ is that that the climashield is hanging and will eventually loft to its full potential. CLO value, who cares, I keep putting more in until I am warm.

I have never used a fully synthetic UQ before but have used the climashield on the sides of my UQ's to keep insulation all the way to the edge. I figured that one layer of the climashield combat might get me into the upper 30's based on my experience


I slept for about 4 hours at 22* and never got cold. I fully expected this temp to be past the capability of the UQ. The quilt builds heat the longer you are in it. Down feels warmer faster but does not continue to build heat. The quilt has the IX sewn in all the way to the edge so when it is sealed against the hammock air does not escape.

I do feel that the quilt I made is "matched" to my bridge hammock to help reduce weight and use minimal adjustments on the ends with the shockcords. I probably could use on my Clark (non-asym) with good results but probably not as good as the bridge. Sealing an UQ to a bridge hammock is so easy even a ....... could do it. I think that this type quilt will have to be shaped to the hammock intended for use. A standard rectangular quilt would have problems with bunching up and cold spots with the IX material.

Down is still king of the insulations IMO. It can do it lighter, adapt over a larger temp range , and conform easier to multiple hammocks. With that said this quilt really exceeded my expectations. I think the approx .75" gap that the climashield provided from the hammock to the IX is close to right distance needed for the IX to perform. It is going to get into the low teens later in the week so I will test some more. At least I now have a fully synthetic lightweight quilt for 3 season use. The IX helped reduce weight and increased the performance of the climashield. How much is still up for debate but I know that I could not have just used the one layer of climashield at 22*.

Don't sell your down because this material will require a near perfect match to your hammock but I think it does work. I reserve the right to change my mind after a full night of use:D The neighbor's dog would not stop barking is the reason I bailed last night after 4 hours. I have used these short UQ's enough to know I was not getting cold anytime soon anyways.

MacEntyre
01-27-2010, 09:07
Great job, Hangnout!

I like the idea of quilting the Climashield to one side only.

Fit is the key!

- MacEntyre

TZBrown
01-27-2010, 20:02
Has anyone tried using IX for pot cozys for FBC?

I would like to hear of others attempts before I spend time on it if the results are not good.

I know insulbrite, used in potholders, will work but IX may be lighter.

hangnout
01-31-2010, 11:30
Link to thread where I used this IX/Climashield quilt down to about 16* before it started getting cold
http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13326