Why I am working on an Underquilt when it's 100*+ outside? Well, because it's too hot to actually be outside.
So I sat down Sunday evening and started measuring, cutting, and injecting some thread. A few lightning strikes, some cold beer, and a few episodes of maniacal laughter, it lives!
Rolled up and strapped. I have to find a decent stuff sack which may compress it a bit more. Next to it is a 10" bowie knife in a 12" sheath. It was handy for reference.
Unfurled in all it's hideous glory. I may cut out some of the excess insulating material, but hey this ain't no fashion show.
Close up of my less than epic fail stitching.
It measures 54" x 44". Weights 2lbs. Heavier than I wanted, but it covers from my head down to my thighs. Faux hung the kit, but forgot to take pictures. It fits well, and I could feel a difference with the UQ. Only way to know for sure is to take it out when the temperature starts to drop.
I was able to sell some gear, but not as much as I wanted too. I opted for the Wilderness Logics Big Daddy
with side pullouts.
I would have liked the doors, but honestly I was afraid of the sheer size and cost of a $140 tarp. $100 was somehow more palatable.
Alright, ridicule of my UQ may now begin!