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    20 Degree Top Quilt with UP Insulation

    I was commissioned to make a top quilt for my dad. I took advantage of Dutchware's DIY sale and ordered enough to make myself one as well. The price difference between climashield and the new UP insulation wasn't much so I decided to give the latter a try.

    I finished the first one and it turned out great and Packs up ~30% smaller than my shorter 6oz Climashield

    Specs:
    20 degree rated
    55" wide with bottom 1/3 tapered to 40" X 78" long
    D-Rings for pad attachment
    Dark olive Argon 90 outer, Black Ion inside
    12 baffles with 2.5" loft about +10% over stuffed (18.5 oz of UP insulation. Approx ~625 FP down equivalent)
    Fully insulated sewn footbox
    Finished Weight 26oz

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    Be proud of that one!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabraso View Post
    I was commissioned to make a top quilt for my dad. I took advantage of Dutchware's DIY sale and ordered enough to make myself one as well. The price difference between climashield and the new UP insulation wasn't much so I decided to give the latter a try.

    I finished the first one and it turned out great and Packs up ~30% smaller than my shorter 6oz Climashield

    Specs:
    20 degree rated
    55" wide with bottom 1/3 tapered to 40" X 78" long
    D-Rings for pad attachment
    Dark olive Argon 90 outer, Black Ion inside
    12 baffles with 2.5" loft about +10% over stuffed (18.5 oz of UP insulation. Approx ~625 FP down equivalent)
    Fully insulated sewn footbox
    Finished Weight 26oz

    IMG_20191126_165213.jpg IMG_20191126_165203.jpg IMG_20191126_165155.jpg IMG_20191126_165331.jpg
    Looks great! Very respectable weight for a 20deg synthetic.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

    Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. Leo Babauta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter1 View Post
    Be proud of that one!!!!!
    I am, crooked stitches and all

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    Looks good, looks warm!

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    Always feels good when you make something yourself!
    Its a good day to be out in the woods no matter the weather.Mist One..

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    Nice work. How many hours did that take you?
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Nice work. How many hours did that take you?
    So it was around 16hrs maybe, but at least 5hrs of that was scratching my head and tweaking the design as I went. The next one will go much faster.

    Didn't take as long as I thought. I worked on Half day Saturday, a few hours Sunday morning, then Monday evening I stayed up till midnight to finish the shell and stuff it because I got excited. Tuesday all I had left was the snap and installing the shock cord for the neck.

    I didn't mind the time it took, mostly it was just less time in front of the TV

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Looks good, looks warm!
    It is very warm, I tried using it while watching a movie on the couch last night and promptly fell asleep only to wake up an hour later with a sudden desire to go outside and check on the coming snow storm.

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    Beautiful job!

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