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    MMG is losing weight!

    Just made a Shamu, a Baby Orca and a Top Blanket using 0.66 Momentum10 nylon taffeta.
    All were made with Climashield APEX (TM) 2.2 which is good to freezing or below, depending on how hot you sleep.

    The Shamu had a finished weight of 10.4 oz.
    The Baby Orca had a finished weight of 7 oz.
    The Top Blanket had a finished weight of 12 oz.
    A 3' wide Torso Length Top Blanket had a finished weight of 6 oz.
    A pillow made from scraps weighed 3.5 oz.
    Stuff sacks for each of the items above came in at 0.3 oz each.

    I decided to make all insulation products in future using 0.66 Momentum10 nylon taffeta on the inside, and 1.0 Robic on the outside, so that they will not be ruined when you encounter thorns, etc. I'll also make them, by request, with 0.66 Momentum10 throughout.

    Hammock socks will be made using 1.0 Robic. Insulated Hammock Socks will use 0.66 Momentum10 on the inside.

    For now, prices will not be affected by these changes. (The Permanent Father's Day Sale continues!)
    I hope to get the web site updated real soon!
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    A good friend is bringing some of these fine products over to the workshop for a quick show & tell. I'm really looking forward to seeing the latest Molly Mac Gear.

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    MacEntyre I thought the lower the number of Climashield the less the insulation value? I don't have much experience with it though. Could you provide a little education for me on your material?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Climashield Apex 2.2 means it's nominally 2.2 oz per yard.
    It's about 3/8" to 1/2" loft.
    I don't like to use higher loft Climashield insulation because then it becomes hard to pack.
    We find that it works very well above freezing. Folks that sleep warm can use it just below freezing.
    Folks that need more insulation can request that we double it.
    It works very well when you supplement... put a Top Blanket inside a Shamu, for instance.
    Then you can get well below freezing.

    P.S. For deep cold, I use vintage down (Speer Snugfit & PeaPod) with MMG canvas hammock sock.
    Last edited by MacEntyre; 04-03-2016 at 05:50.
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    never mind...you just answered me question
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    I'm also going to use 1.1 SilPoly for Gear Boxes.
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    Are the weights you listed for all momentum 10 or is it with the robic 1.0 outer?
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    Haven't made any using 1.0 Robic outer layer yet...
    figure it will add about an ounce to each of the weights in the OP (which are Momentum10 only).
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    Nice, Looking forward to seeing the latest offerings.

    How about some pictures to satisfy my interest in the short term?

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    Pictures really don't convey the gossamer feel to the Momentum10 fabric.

    Momentum10 Baby Orca



    Momentum10 Torso Length 3' wide Top Blanket

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