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Nedh84
03-03-2018, 18:16
A long time ago I promised some pictures of my Saver Series 20 degree underquilt and I never paid up. Today I just received a 40 degree Saver Series Top quilt and Custom Sub Zero top quilt from Loco Libre. It is time I pay up with some photos!

Now I have to say... I am so thoroughly impressed with George's quilts. Especially the work he put into my Custom Top quilt. It is a work of art and there's no good way for me to convey that. The pictures don't even capture just how beautiful it is in person. Without further delay... here are the quilts!

P.S. Keep in mind that my camera is doing an abysmal job of capturing the colors and beauty of these. They are all lofty as heck and the stitching is immaculate. As a guy who does several of his own DIY projects and works on them very carefully... I have no idea how they do such a perfect job with their stitching. And as a last note: I don't think the overfill was necessary at all. I'm just a bit of a freak who likes the extra fill.

20 Degree SS UQ with 1-2 ounce overfill
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40 Degree SS TP with 1 ounce overfill. Ordered wide and very long.
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Custom 0 Degree with all the minus series features and heavily overfilled. Wide and Extra long.
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I sincerely want to thank George and his team for putting these together for me. As someone who DIYs these type of things, I genuinely can say I will never be able to make these at your caliber and I feel very thankful that I can purchase these beautiful/functional pieces from you.

kitsapcowboy
03-03-2018, 18:28
You have fantastic taste in quilts; I think I got my wife exactly the same 40-degree top quilt as yours for our anniversary last year -- and I ordered it extra long and wide like yours just so I could steal it from her!

George is a master of calendared nylon and down, and I feel the same gratitude as you do being one of his loyal customers and the recipient of such great handmade outdoor gear products.

Viva Loco Libre!

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TrailSlug
03-03-2018, 18:45
I too love me some LocoLibre but your wide quilts look narrower than my 0 wide but it must be I get no taper and yours have what appears to be a lot of taper. Congrats on the new gear.

Nedh84
03-03-2018, 19:05
I too love me some LocoLibre but your wide quilts look narrower than my 0 wide but it must be I get no taper and yours have what appears to be a lot of taper. Congrats on the new gear.

I noticed that the extra long length, my crummy camera and shot taking skills makes my wides look quite narrow. It isn't the case in real life. I can measure but I already know through some testing that they are wide enough for me to be comfortable :) .

IcyThunder
03-03-2018, 19:28
Beautiful.

Peppy
03-03-2018, 20:11
Love mine! I have a SS set (Black with grey) and a Ghost Pepper Custom Habanero set!

TrailSlug
03-03-2018, 20:22
I noticed that the extra long length, my crummy camera and shot taking skills makes my wides look quite narrow. It isn't the case in real life. I can measure but I already know through some testing that they are wide enough for me to be comfortable :) .

No, no need to measure. Thanks.

georgecarr
03-04-2018, 00:16
I sincerely want to thank George and his team for putting these together for me. As someone who DIYs these type of things, I genuinely can say I will never be able to make these at your caliber and I feel very thankful that I can purchase these beautiful/functional pieces from you.

I am grateful for all of my customers, and it is a genuine pleasure to have the privilege to make your gear.

Make close to a few thousand quilts and you'll caliber will go up too :lol:


Viva Loco Libre!

Mucho gracias, o cowboy of Kitsap!


I too love me some LocoLibre but your wide quilts look narrower than my 0 wide but it must be I get no taper and yours have what appears to be a lot of taper. Congrats on the new gear.

55" at the top, 10" taper. I will tell you that quilt swallowed a 5x8 cutting table. Love the LLG love!


Love mine!

Feeling the love! :laugh:

biggcarl
03-04-2018, 07:47
Have 2. The wife has commandeered one. Love ya George

georgecarr
03-04-2018, 09:44
Have 2. The wife has commandeered one. Love ya George

Ha, look who showed up! Love ya too brother!

rweb82
03-05-2018, 00:45
Loco Libre is the best! Such good work and attention to detail.

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ObdewlaX
03-05-2018, 23:05
I'm very pleased with my Cayenne Pepper under quilt & Jalapeno Pepper top quilt. Great craftsmanship

onlysmallexplosions
03-06-2018, 14:41
Thanks for the pics! if you don't mind me asking, how long ago did you order your SS top quilt? I'm trying and failing at being patient with my order haha.

Nedh84
03-06-2018, 17:54
Thanks for the pics! if you don't mind me asking, how long ago did you order your SS top quilt? I'm trying and failing at being patient with my order haha.

So I'm not sure if I'm a good person to ask. I mentioned a few times to George not to worry about my deadline, and I know his team was hit by the flu. As far as the actual dates, I think I ordered that quilt Nov 28th at night and it was done around the week of Feb 19th. George knew my quilt was late and made it up to me of his own accord which I found to be a very generous gesture.

If you have any specific outing you are trying to attend then maybe send him an email and see if he can meet that date for you. I have found him to be very flexible.

P.S. - It is completely worth the wait

Nedh84
03-06-2018, 17:59
You have fantastic taste in quilts; I think I got my wife exactly the same 40-degree top quilt as yours for our anniversary last year -- and I ordered it extra long and wide like yours just so I could steal it from her!

George is a master of calendared nylon and down, and I feel the same gratitude as you do being one of his loyal customers and the recipient of such great handmade outdoor gear products.

Viva Loco Libre!


Thank you for the kind words Kitsap! As they say, great minds ;). Just so you know, your tarps are beautiful too. You were an inspiration to me and the resources you provided were a great help when I made my first Hex Tarp. Thanks for sharing those!

I just finished a karo step top quilt with a fully insulated anatomical footbox that is going to fill the gap between my 40 degree and 0 degree from LL. Hopefully I'll post something in the DIY section soon that shows pictures and the various guides I used as resources.

onlysmallexplosions
03-06-2018, 21:00
Thanks for the pics! if you don't mind me asking, how long ago did you order your SS top quilt? I'm trying and failing at being patient with my order haha.

So I'm not sure if I'm a good person to ask. I mentioned a few times to George not to worry about my deadline, and I know his team was hit by the flu. As far as the actual dates, I think I ordered that quilt Nov 28th at night and it was done around the week of Feb 19th. George knew my quilt was late and made it up to me of his own accord which I found to be a very generous gesture.

If you have any specific outing you are trying to attend then maybe send him an email and see if he can meet that date for you. I have found him to be very flexible.

P.S. - It is completely worth the wait

I'm not planning for a specific trip and my order is in now way late, I'm just impatient. I'll go back to living vicariously through these posts till it arrives.

durunner
03-06-2018, 23:03
About to hang out back with a foot of snow coming. Ghost Pepper 0 degree and Ridge Reaper 0 degree.

sloanie
03-16-2018, 22:33
Custom 0 Degree with all the minus series features and heavily overfilled. Wide and Extra long.
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I sincerely want to thank George and his team for putting these together for me. As someone who DIYs these type of things, I genuinely can say I will never be able to make these at your caliber and I feel very thankful that I can purchase these beautiful/functional pieces from you.

Ah, so did you do more than the 2 oz the order form normally allows then? Do you mind me asking how much? Iíve been playing with different configurations today but felt like the wide extra long would need more than a couple ounces to really push the limits based on the size.

Nedh84
03-17-2018, 01:33
Ah, so did you do more than the 2 oz the order form normally allows then? Do you mind me asking how much? Iíve been playing with different configurations today but felt like the wide extra long would need more than a couple ounces to really push the limits based on the size.

Hey sloanie. I actually ordered the -10 degree from George and asked if he would sew up 3.5 inch baffles instead of 4 inch to make it a 0 degree with all the bells and whistles of the minus series. George overfilled it for me with the extra down the -10 would have used at my request.

I honestly don't recommend doing what I did purely for the extra overfill. George fills his quilts right. I'm very happy with all my quilts but if I was going to order another quilt I would just do the 10 or maybe a 20(cold sleeper) degree buffer and not worry about overfill besides MAYBE an ounce or two - (even with mega baffle sizes of a 0 degree). Don't overthink it like I did. I got a little too preoccupied with overfill when I was making my first quilt orders but I no longer think it is necessary from what I have seen at Loco Libre (UGQ as well, based on my friends' quilts). Save your money and just order the right temperature for your situation in my opinion.

The pictures don't convey just how well made and great these quilts are. They look much better in person. Every little push in the fabric in the pictures above isn't because it is under filled, they look that way because I was handling the quilts and squeezing them in and out of stuff sacks.

kitsapcowboy
03-17-2018, 01:44
Thank you for the kind words Kitsap! As they say, great minds ;). Just so you know, your tarps are beautiful too. You were an inspiration to me and the resources you provided were a great help when I made my first Hex Tarp. Thanks for sharing those!You are most welcome; I appreciate that and hope you and others continue to find the DIY reports useful.


I just finished a karo step top quilt with a fully insulated anatomical footbox that is going to fill the gap between my 40 degree and 0 degree from LL. Hopefully I'll post something in the DIY section soon that shows pictures and the various guides I used as resources.I look forward to reading your post and learning more about your footbox construction.

sloanie
03-17-2018, 02:52
Hey sloanie. I actually ordered the -10 degree from George and asked if he would sew up 3.5 inch baffles instead of 4 inch to make it a 0 degree with all the bells and whistles of the minus series. George overfilled it for me with the extra down the -10 would have used at my request.

I honestly don't recommend doing what I did purely for the extra overfill. George fills his quilts right. I'm very happy with all my quilts but if I was going to order another quilt I would just do the 10 or maybe a 20(cold sleeper) degree buffer and not worry about overfill besides MAYBE an ounce or two - (even with mega baffle sizes of a 0 degree). Don't overthink it like I did. I got a little too preoccupied with overfill when I was making my first quilt orders but I no longer think it is necessary from what I have seen at Loco Libre (UGQ as well, based on my friends' quilts). Save your money and just order the right temperature for your situation in my opinion.

The pictures don't convey just how well made and great these quilts are. They look much better in person. Every little push in the fabric in the pictures above isn't because it is under filled, they look that way because I was handling the quilts and squeezing them in and out of stuff sacks.

Thanks for sharing what you did, and for the advice along with it. You make a good point— George is the only quilt maker I know who has ratings in the sub-zero range, so there’s no reason to really obsess over overfill with the 0 degree model... (though there are subtle differences between the 0 degree Ghost Pepper and the sub-zero ones, like sewn/insulated footbox and draft collar standard, 900 fp standard, no “no taper” option, etc.— which all make sense for the intended use) — just step to the next rating to get more down. While I don’t have plans for sub-zero hanging, I am a cold sleeper and like the idea of plenty of buffer for any colder winter camping.

I don’t doubt George and Loco Libre gear — much of what I’ve been reading suggests these quilts are among the most conservatively rated / warmest for their ratings. (I think I’m gonna blame kitsapcowboy for pushing me over the edge and finally ordering a Loco Libre quilt ;) No doubt I’ll thank you! ).

How many quilts is too many? :P

kitsapcowboy
03-17-2018, 04:35
(I think I’m gonna blame kitsapcowboy for pushing me over the edge and finally ordering a Loco Libre quilt ;) No doubt I’ll thank you! ).Mea culpa :thumbup1:


How many quilts is too many? :PObviously, two more than you have... :lol: