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    I got a cheap homemade double layered Climashield underquilt and I would take it down to 30. It is heavy. It might weigh over two pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbo_c View Post
    OK. Captn. So with the 5oz xp you would expect to get down to just below 30? Can you confirm that from experience?

    Also, does that include UQ or is that for a TQ only?

    Thanks for the formula. That will help.

    Jbo
    This fall I built a single layer Climashield XP using the 5oz version. It is a 2/3 underquilt that is actually long enough that I am planning on using it as a summer top quilt since it will cover from my toes to the top of my shoulders. It will compress down to the size of a football, I am not sure of the weight since I don't have a decent scale.

    I have not used it a lot this fall, due to work. However I have used it in the 25-30 range as an underquilt and was warm. I did have to put my sitpad under my butt one night when it got really cold, to keep the CBS at bay. In the morning I realized that I didn't have the end cinched properly and was getting a draft, so I may have not needed the pad if I had set it up correctly in the first place.

    I think a synthetic quilt is perfect for a beginner DIYer to attempt first. They are really simple to construct and are a little more forgiving than down.

    I have a small write up about it here and some pictures.

    http://blackgoatgear.blogspot.com/20...der-quilt.html

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    Here is more clo information:


    This is from verber

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    I want to make a Climashield XP hammock.

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    Thanks DG. That's good real world experience. What are the actual measurements of your UQ?

    Jbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbo_c View Post
    Thanks DG. That's good real world experience. What are the actual measurements of your UQ?

    Jbo

    Well not including the channels on each side, its finished dimensions are 44'' w 60'' L. Then end channels add about another two inches to those dimensions.

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    Darn close to the measures I'm thinking.

    Thanks, again.

    Jbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnieD View Post
    Tim Marshall over at a BPL thread said he thought I would have 15-20 F quilt using 2 layers Climashield Combat and cuben on both sides of the quilt with 1/4 width triangle breathable fabric in one corner for inflation and packing back in the bottom of my pack.

    I am experienced, and, I want a quilt so I do not compress insulation under me and I can use it on the ground or with a hammock, either way.

    Do you think this is realistic?

    Should I, instead, mock up a quilt and make a temperature rating? Then, sew?
    Cuben would be a vapor barrier ... should add 10 to 20 degrees ... so, yes, probably.
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    Aha. Found my reference on drapability. It was the Thru-hiker site and was comparing XL to others(saying XL is less drapable). Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbo_c View Post
    Thanks DG. That's good real world experience. What are the actual measurements of your UQ?

    Jbo
    I too have made mulitple Climashield TQ/UQs and I like them very much. Because I made them to fit MY needs, they are lighter and just as compressible as any down items I own (which is many).
    - 40*F and up Summer UQ - 2.5oz/yd Climashield XP 36x51 ~ 7oz. I don't need a huge full size UQ for 3 season use. I supplement with a 3/8 ccf sit pad (3oz)that I carry...the 2 together have taken me to mid-30s
    - 30*F and up TQ/UQ - 3.7oz/yd Climashield Combat 45x63 ~ 15oz. 30*F is pushing this weight for me, but weight/temp ratio on this quilt is very good.
    - 20*F TQ/UQ - 5.0oz/yd Climashield XP 50x68 ~ 20oz. Very warm, but starts getting too bulky.

    These temps are what works for me...
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