Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member Beckyinma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Mass
    Hammock
    DIY 10x5 w/srl
    Tarp
    DIY 10'x12' cat pu
    Insulation
    DIY A90 Karo-Step
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    232
    Images
    8

    Smile Argon and Costco Down UQ

    50"x70" (full length for me @ 5'4")

    Dutch Argon90 shell
    Costco pillow fill, using the entire kingsize pillow.
    2 1/2" baffle material from Dutch
    3" loft approximately.
    8 hours work including filling.
    heat cut the A90 with my soldering iron.
    Used the shopvac/mesh method to fill.

    It's big, and weighs about 2# but, I'm using it for boy scouts and rarely will be carrying it more than a couple miles, so I'm not too concerned with the weight.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the argon90 from dutch, it feels so nice, and it's great to work with.

    SAM_2444 copy.JPG
    SAM_2445 copy.JPG
    SAM_2446 copy.JPG
    SAM_2325 copy.JPG
    SAM_2327 copy.JPG
    SAM_2328 copy.JPG




    I cannot wait to try it out!
    Beckyinma~

    -----------------------------------
    We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin

  2. #2
    Member MatthewMeredith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Comox, BC
    Hammock
    DIY HyperD 1.6oz
    Tarp
    DIY Hex-Cat
    Insulation
    DIY Integrated
    Suspension
    Kevlar and Amsteel
    Posts
    84
    Looks pretty nice to me! Any idea on the FP of the down? How much was the pillow?

  3. #3
    Senior Member CooOkieCOOon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Kingwood, TX
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole;DIY
    Insulation
    HGIncubator
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    660
    Great job. Love the karo step quilts. 🏻

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    iowa city, iowa
    Hammock
    diy double layer
    Tarp
    diy winter tarp
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    202
    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewMeredith View Post
    Looks pretty nice to me! Any idea on the FP of the down? How much was the pillow?

    I used a costco down pillow and after some research it seems to be 650FP. The pillow I picked up had 32oz of it for 40.00. It was good clean down too, very few feathers. A pretty fair deal at a little over a dollar an ounce.

    Susie

  5. #5
    That is a very pretty quilt!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Indiana
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 Dble
    Tarp
    WBSF
    Insulation
    PLUC
    Suspension
    Straps n Dutchware
    Posts
    119
    Their premium firm pillow online, King or Queen,size K=20x36", Q=20x28", states 550 fp. Cost is $99 plus shipping. No specs on weight. So how muchdown do you get or how do you approximate oz of down per pillow? Nice looking quilt by the way!!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    iowa city, iowa
    Hammock
    diy double layer
    Tarp
    diy winter tarp
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    202
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter55 View Post
    Their premium firm pillow online, King or Queen,size K=20x36", Q=20x28", states 550 fp. Cost is $99 plus shipping. No specs on weight. So how muchdown do you get or how do you approximate oz of down per pillow? Nice looking quilt by the way!!!
    Im not sure if they were on sale here or if they offer a different variety in the stores but i got mine for 40.00 with 32oz fill. After contacting the manufacturer they stated it was 650 down. It was a great deal!

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    NW, USA
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    DYI/ ORIGAMI
    Insulation
    Varies
    Suspension
    Depends
    Posts
    1,038
    I have to agree, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the argon90 from dutch, it feels so nice, and it's great to work with. I keep buying chunks of the Argon, for projects, I should have bought a bolt way back when Dutch started selling it.

    Great job on the UQ.

  9. #9
    boulderv7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    DIY
    Insulation
    DIY Down UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    882
    Pretty looking quilt! It looks like it'll keep you warm!!!
    My head is an animal

  10. #10
    Senior Member Beckyinma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Mass
    Hammock
    DIY 10x5 w/srl
    Tarp
    DIY 10'x12' cat pu
    Insulation
    DIY A90 Karo-Step
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    232
    Images
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewMeredith View Post
    Looks pretty nice to me! Any idea on the FP of the down? How much was the pillow?

    Thanks all!


    Pillow was $40 at the store, and states 600fp on the packaging. Not spectacular, but I'm not going for top-of-the-line either. There are a few campouts/camporees that the scouts do from late fall into early spring and I was cold with my other diy altered uq, an old rei mummy that I altered. This will definitely keep me warmer and even better in my double hammock supplemented with a pad.
    Beckyinma~

    -----------------------------------
    We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin

Similar Threads

  1. Costco Down vest UQ
    By sashasrd in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 07-18-2015, 23:21
  2. Costco Hammocks
    By speyguy in forum Grand Trunk
    Replies: 92
    Last Post: 05-28-2008, 17:49

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •